InfoBoard display settings and the general message are managed through Display Groups. All InfoBoards can display the same information, from their digit brightness to color and time format, general message, and more.
The benefit of Display Groups is to provide a method to easily manage display settings for all InfoBoards or for those InfoBoards located in specific areas. A Display Groups also sets timer features, including when a scheduled countdown begins for each period set in the InfoBoard's assigned Zone, and if a ring tone is emitted at the end of an elapsed timer stop event.
A new Display Group is created by copying an existing Display Group.
Go to Devices > InfoBoards.
From the bottom menu, select Edit Display Groups.
From the list of Display Groups, identify the group that most represents the settings for the new group and select Copy. A new group is created.
Updates its Name and settings.
Brightness Level: sets the LED brightness level. The higher the level the brighter the digits.
Time Color: sets the color of the time displayed.
Timer Color: sets the digit color during a timer event. Timer events include a code blue, scheduled countdown, or elapsed timer event.
Time Format: sets if time is displayed in a 12 or 24-hour format.
Date Color: sets the color of the date displayed.
Message: sets the message displayed on the InfoBoards. Allows up to a maximum of 64 characters.
For message displayed on MiniBoard only: due to its smaller display width, an _ (underscore) character is required between every 10 characters, which creates a line break for proper scrolling. For example, to display "Early Release Today at 1:00 PM". Set to: Early_Release Today_at 1:00 PM.
Color: sets the color of the message. Options include White, Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Yellow, and Magenta.
Scroll Speed: sets the scroll speed of the message, the higher the number the faster the scroll. 3 or 4 are recommended. When set to 0 (zero) the message does not scroll, which should be used when there are less than 10 characters.
Display Interval settings
Display Format: sets how time and date is displayed, Options include Time with Date (default) or Time and Date Separately. When set to Time and Date Separately, the date is displayed below the time.
Display Time/Date for (Time with Date selected): sets the number of seconds the current time and date are displayed.
Display Time for (when Time and Date Separately is selected): sets the number of seconds the current Time is displayed.
Display Date for (when Time and Date Separately is selected): sets the number of seconds the current Date is displayed.
Display Message For: sets if the message is displayed or not displayed. The number represents how many seconds the message is displayed as the InfoBoard rotates displaying its time, date, and message.
When set to 0 (zero), the message is not displayed and only time and date are displayed.
When greater than 0 (zero), the message is displayed for selected the number of seconds.
For example, Display Message For is set to 30 seconds, and Display Time/Date is set to 60 seconds. The InfoBoards display their time/date for 60 consecutive seconds and then rotate to display the message for 30 consecutive seconds. This rotation continues until the message is set to 0 (zero).
Schedule Countdown setting
InfoBoards can also operate as a Scheduled Countdown Timer as an additional feature to the Notify Bell Scheduling solution. A countdown event is scheduled to begin before the start of a school period that is managed through the Zone assigned to an InfoBoard. Zones are configured from OneVue and consist of period schedules.
Begin Countdown [seconds] before each period start time: sets the number of seconds the countdown begins before a period.
Elapsed Timer settings
InfoBoards can operate as an Elapsed Timer with both count up and count down options. The three-button Timer Control Switch allows a user to start, pause, stop, and reset the count events, and set an event to begin at a specific time increment. When not in an active count event, an InfoBoard displays synchronized time and general messaging.
Play ring type for elapsed timer stop: when selected, InfoBoard emits a ring tone at the stop of a count event.
Ring Type: sets the ring type. Ring types can also be customized, see View bell ring types and create custom ring types.
To save the new group, select Copy.
The Display Group can now be assigned to InfoBoards, see topic Change the Display Group assigned to InfoBoards.