How to set up OptiSigns Player on ChromeOS with Chrome Device Management

Chrome boxes are common for large-scale digital signage deployment as there are industrial-grade chrome boxes such as AOpen Commercial Chromebox or ASUS Chromebit

Chrome devices are very stable, and provide excellent performance, they can also be managed by Google Chrome Device Management which will simplify your large-scale deployment, ensure enterprise security, and reduce device management overhead. You can learn more about Google's Chrome Device Management here.

Set up OptiSigns Player on your device with Chrome Device Management

1) Setting Up ChromeOS Digital Signage Players for Automatic Provisioning with OptisSgns.

2) Using OptiSigns' Web portal to assign content and manage your screens.

Note: For large deployments, you can also use auto-provisioning templates to skip step 2. For more information, please check here.

So let's dive in!

1) Setting Up Optisigns on ChromeOS Device as a Digital Signage Players

First, you need to use Chrome Enterprise and Single App Kiosk Mode. This allows you to manage Chrome devices to boot directly into the OptiSigns application. You can remotely manage the devices, update security patches, update OptiSigns application, set up in the Kiosk …etc.

1.1 Chrome Enrollment and Setup

  • You need to have Google Enterprise Single App Kiosk Licenses

Chrome Enterprise is Google's management system, and it lets you manage multiple Chrome devices through a single interface. You check here for purchasing Chrome Enterprise licenses.

  • Enroll your ChromeOS Digital Signage Players

Click here for Google Enterprise instructions to enroll your devices.

2) Add Optisigns app to your devices

Once your Chrome Device is enrolled in Chrome Device Management, you can add OptiSigns to your Google Device via Device Management Portal

  • Go to Google Admin and login to your Google account
  • Click “Devices

  • Click “Chrome devices

  • Click on the "Chrome" at the top left of the page

  • Go to“Apps & Extensions

  • Select your "Organizational Unit", "Kiosks" and then "Add Chrome app or extension by ID"

  • Enter Optisigns ID: ankpffnbahhgegojammhgdnbmdbfnnfe in “Add chrome app or extension by ID"

  • Once the Optisign has been added, set the app to Auto-launch, and SAVE it

  • Go back to the Chrome Management page, and select Device Settings:

  • In the Device settings, go to the Sign-in settings section, and set the following:
    • Guest mode to “Disable guest mode
    • Sign-in restriction to “Do not allow any user to sign in
    • User data to “Do not erase local user data

  • Go to Kiosk settings section, and set the Managed guest session to “Do not allow managed guest sessions

2) Pair the app with OptiSigns portal and assign content.

If you set up Kiosk mode correctly in the previous step, OptiSign App will be launched automatically when the device is started, and it will generate a pairing code like below.

You now can go to our portal at: https://app.optisigns.com/ to pair the screen.

Once you log in Click the "Add screen" button

In this pop-up, type in the Pair Code showing up on the OptiSigns App. Then Click Pair.

The OptiSigns App will change to:

Now you are ready to upload and assign content.

1. Upload video/ image to your account:

Log on to your account. Click Files/ Assets

Click Upload Files

In this pop-up, click to browse the file or drag and drop your files here.

2. Create a Playlist:

Go to the Playlist Tab: Click Create Playlist A "New Playlist" will appear at the bottom on the screen. Click on it.

Click on the pencil button to change Playlist name.

Change it to something meaningful for you. In this case, we will name it "Lobby TV Playlist"

Drag and drop Video/Images that you uploaded to the playlist.

When you are done, it should look something like below.

You can click on the pencil button next to the item duration loke below to change the duration of the item on the playlist.

3. Assign the playlist to your screen: 

Go to the Screen tab.

Click the "Edit" button on the screen you want to change.

Click the Type drop-down list and select Playlist.

Click the Selected Playlist drop-down and select the playlist you've created. In this case we select "Lobby TV Playlist"

Click Save.

The Screen will be updated.

If you want to change the playlist, add, remove Video/Image, change duration, etc

You can go back to the Playlist tab and make the change to the playlist.

The device will update automatically.

You can also start using Apps like Google Slides or set up a Schedule for your content.

 

If you have any additional questions, concerns, or any feedback about OptiSigns, feel free to reach out to our support team at  support@optisigns.com