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power1080

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2 things necessary for managing a larger network...
« on: April 24, 2012, 06:15:57 PM »
1. A way to fill advertising space with randomized filler content that gets removed as your ad inventory decreases. Right now you can set a resource to run when there is no advertising but what is needed is the ability to load a number of resources and randomize the play of them in the ad player space. When the ad player is 100% utilized there won't be any more filler content.

2. Ability to put players in 'folders' that will treat the players as 1. so all of the players in that folder are booked and show exactly the same content. For us this would be really handy. We sell screen advertising in blocks of 10. I wouldn't want to have gto add 100 screens for a customer 1 by 1.

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Re: 2 things necessary for managing a larger network...
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 05:38:58 PM »
Come to think of it, suggestion 1 would be a great idea for a component, not just for the ad play. You schedule a component for however long in your timeline and that component draws on a 'bucket' of clips and content that you can set the playorder of or randomize it. And it plays only for the length this component is scheduled on the timeline.

IS there anything like this on the horizon anywhere? As I mentioned above in 1. this is my biggest request and what I need to switch to MS.

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Re: 2 things necessary for managing a larger network...
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 09:17:50 AM »
I have referred to a component like this on previous posts. I call it the "Playlist" Component. In my view, you would open up a playlist component (the system needs to be able to manage more than one playlist component) and add resources to it using an easy to manage list view. You should be able to schedule parameters for the resources such as start day, start time and end day. end time time, days of week and day-parting information. Also need the ability to schedule play length for each resource. After you create your playlist component, you drag this single component to the timeline and not have to worry about playing resources whose expiration date has passed as they would automatically drop out of the playlist.
This would really add to the flexibility of the MS system.
I can see some programming challenges as the length if the playlist component would be very dynamic and constantly changing but an interface such as this would be a tremendous advance in programing stations.
HOPE this component request gets some ATTENTION. Thanks

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Re: 2 things necessary for managing a larger network...
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2012, 03:10:31 PM »
Yes, it's needed desperately!! 

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Re: 2 things necessary for managing a larger network...
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012, 03:26:56 PM »
We have substantial plans for the Ad engine after 3.2 is in final release...

 

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