What is the PowerPlayer hardware specification?
PowerPlayer is a pocket-sized Windows 10 min-PC stick. PowerPlayer is equipped with a quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB flash, Intel HD graphics controller, HDMI output, 2 USB ports and WiFi.
How do I connect PowerPlayer to my TV?
You plug the PowerPlayer mini-PC stick directly into your TV’s HDMI input port and select that TV input.
If I lose power will PowerPlayer automatically run and display signage once power is restored?
PowerPlayer should automatically resume its last known power state. So if it was running at the time power is lost it will automatically turn on when power i restored. PowerPlayer will boot Windows 10 and automatically play any assigned digital signage presentation.
How do I display PowerPoint digital signage presentations using PowerPlayer?
You upload your PowerPoint signage presentation to our PowerSignage CMS. You assign the signage presentation to one or more PowerPlayer/TV points. When PowerPlayer is plugged into the TV’s HDMI it automatically downloads any assigned PowerPoint signage presentation and display it on the TV screen.
PowerSignage CMS also supports assignment to TV point groups. You can assign one or more PowerPlayer/TV points to a TV point group. This feature makes it easy to push digital signage presentations to a logical collection of PowerPlayer/TV points.
Do I have to convert or export my PowerPoint presentation files to another format for digital signage usage?
No. PowerPlayer supports native PowerPoint file formats. There is no need to perform any conversions.
When I normally use PowerPoint for presentations I have to use my mouse to advance each slide. How do I make the digital signage presentation self-running?
PowerPoint has a feature that makes this very easy. With a single click you can specify the display duration for all your slides. You can also specify the display duration for each slide independently. Now each slide will display for a specified time before advancing to the next slide. And with PowerPoint’s kiosk feature you can make your presentation loop continuously. Please view our “Using PowerPoint for Digital Signage” guide for detailed instructions. We also have Youtube videos to provide you with an easy step-by-step guide.
What versions of PowerPoint are supported?
PowerPlayer supports PowerPoint 97 and later versions.
Is a Microsoft PowerPoint software license required to display PowerPoint signage presentations on the TV?
No. PowerPlayer uses the free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer to display PowerPoint digital signage presentation files on the TV screen.
The PowerPoint Viewer does have some limitations. It cannot display any PowerPoint presentation that contain macros, external program references, linked or embedded objects (ActiveX) or Information Rights Management (IRM).
With PowerPoint I can design a presentation designed for a portrait (vertical) display orientation? Does PowerPlayer support portrait signage display orientation?
Yes. PowerPlayer’s integrated graphics adapter allows you to rotate the video display by 0 (landscape), 90 (portrait), 180 (landscape flipped) and 270 (portrait flipped) degrees. So matter how you physically mount the TV your signage presentation will look proper. PowerPoint also allows you to specify the presentation’s display orientation.
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