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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
Control Room source provides users with drag and drop GUI to iteratively move/resize/add/remove sources in real time within the video wall canvas, while the main source continues to play in the background.  
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Command And Control Module provides you with a drag and drop GUI to iteratively resize and arrange sources in real time within the video wall canvas.
  
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==Mapping: Creating a Control Room Source==
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==Mapping: Creating a Command And Control Source==
[[File:Control_Room.png|right|400px|thumb|Creating Control Room Source]]
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[[File:Command_and_Control_Source.png|right|400px|thumb|Creating Command And Control Source]]
Mapping allows you to bind a specific video wall(s) to Control Room source. To create this source:
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Mapping allows you to bind a specific video wall(s) to Command And Control source. To create this source:
 
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<li>Click on '''<tt>Mapping > New Source</tt>''' [[Image:New_Source_Icon.png|20px]] button. From the drop-down menu select "Control Room" as the preferred source type and give it a name</li><br>
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<li>Click on '''<tt>Mapping > New Source</tt>''' [[Image:New_Source_Icon.png|20px]] button. From the drop-down menu select "Command and Control" as the preferred source type and give it a name.</li><br>
  
<li>Select the source that will play in ''background''</li><br>
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<li>Select the source that will play in ''Background''</li><br>
  
<li> Click OK to complete the process </li><br>
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<li> Click "OK" to complete the process </li>
  
 
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'''Note: Control Room source works only with video walls and not with stand-alone displays. Please create a video wall of size 1x1 out of the stand-alone display before mapping it to the Control Room source'''
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'''Note: Command And Control source works only with video walls and not with stand-alone displays. Please create a video wall of size 1x1 out of the stand-alone display before mapping it to the source'''<br>
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==Map video wall to Control Room Source==
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==Map video wall to Command And Control source==
Once the source is created, the video wall can be "mapped" or assigned by simply dragging-and-dropping the video wall icon to the Control Room source. To change the existing source configuration (e.g., to change the background), click on the source name to open the "Edit Source" window and make the changes.<br>
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Once the source is created, the video wall can be "mapped" or assigned by simply dragging-and-dropping the video wall icon to the Command And Control source. To change the existing source configuration (e.g., to change the background), click on the source name to open the "Edit Source" window and make the changes.<br>
 
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'''Note: Changes will not take effect until the "Apply" button is clicked.'''
 
'''Note: Changes will not take effect until the "Apply" button is clicked.'''
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==Configure Control Room Video Wall ==
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==Configure Command And Control Video Wall ==
Drag and Drop GUI enables users to iteratively move/resize/add/remove sources in real time within the video wall canvas. Follow the below mentioned steps to configure Control Room video wall canvas:
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Drag and Drop user interface enables users to iteratively resize and arrange sources in real time within the video wall canvas. Follow the below mentioned steps to configure Command And Control video wall canvas:
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[[File:Command_and_Control_Video_Wall.png|right|600px|thumb|Command And Control Video Wall]]
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===Step 1: Configure Operator Password===
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* Go to Settings > User Management
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* Click "Change operator Password Password"
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* Enter the New Password and Repeat password in the respective fields
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* Click "OK" to complete the process
  
[[File:Control_Room_VW.png|right|650px|thumb|Control Room Video Wall]]
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===Step 2: Create Sources===
===Create Source===
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* Click on <tt> Sources > + Create New Source </tt> button to add a new source  
* Open the browser window and type the following URL
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: The newly created source will appear in the Source Window
: <b><div style="width:500px"><pre>http://IP_Address/controlroom</pre></div>
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* Click on the source name to move the source in the bottom window panel
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* Click on the Source Menu icon [[Image:Source_Menu_Icon.png|20px]] beside the source name to access various options like Show, Deactivate and Viewer
* Click on <tt> Sources > + Create New Source </tt> to create new source  
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* Click on the "Show" button [[Image:Show_source_icon.png|20px]] to show the source on the video wall
: The newly created source will appear in the source panel
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: By default, the source will appear at the center of the video wall and double-clicking on the source will span the entire video wall display or the canvas. The user can also move/resize or drag the source to a particular location on the video wall
* Click on the play button icon to activate the source before it can be played on the video wall
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* Click on the "Deactivate" button [[Image:Deactivate_Icon.png|20px]] to deactivate the source  
: The activated source will now appear on the bottom panel of the window
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: The deactivated source will move back to the source window
* Click on the Show source icon [[Image:Show_source_icon.png|20px]] to show this source on the video wall
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* Click on the "Viewer" button [[Image:Viewer_Icon.png|20px]] to launch Interactive Viewer for the corresponding source
* Move/resize or drag the source to a particular location on the canvas where you want to play it
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: Please note that Interactive Viewer will only work for the Interactive sources (e.g., Cloud Desktop, Linux Desktop, Web Browser etc.)
* Click on the cross icon to deactivate the source and to move it back to the source panel
 
  
  
: Image to the right shows the Control Room video wall where Display 1 is playing Signage Player source in the middle of the display, Display 2 is playing Linux Desktop covering the entire display and Display 3, 4 are playing Web Browser source spanning over both the displays.
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: Image to the right shows the Command And Control video wall where Display 1 is playing Signage Player source in the middle of the display, Display 2 is playing Linux Desktop covering the entire display and Display 3, 4 are playing Web Browser source spanning over both the displays.
 
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===Create Preset===
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* Click on <tt> Presets > Save as new preset </tt> to save the current video wall configuration
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* Enter the Preset Name and click OK to complete the process
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'''Notes:'''
* Click on Save changes link across the preset name
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Custom, transparent overlays can be created using an image with a transparent background (a PNG file for-instance) in a “Signage Player” source. This is especially helpful for adding custom branding on top of a background image or video.
* Click on Save as new preset button
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* Enter the Preset Name and click OK to complete the process
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Simply create a “Signage Player” source and add in an image file with a transparent background. After that, the source can be freely resized and moved to the desired location.
* Click on the play button beside the corresponding preset name to launch a particular preset on the control room video wall
 
: You can also click on the trash icon to delete the saved preset
 
  
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===Step 3: Launch Command and Control Module===
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* Go to Mapping
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* Click the '''Control GUI''' in the left panel menu
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: This will launch the Command and Control Module
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* Enter the Operator password configured in Step 1
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The top window panel will show the video wall zones mapped to various Command and Control source(s) created under Mapping
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==Shortcuts to configure Command And Control source==
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* Click on the source name in the source window to bring the source at the bottom window panel
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* Click on the Edit icon to edit the corresponding source
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* Click on the Trash icon to delete the corresponding source
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* Click on the "Show" button [[Image:Show_source_icon.png|20px]] to show the source on the video wall
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* Double click on the source to cover the entire video wall canvas with the corresponding source
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* Click on the cross button to deactivate the source and move it back to the Source Window
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* Click on the Viewer button to launch the Interactive Viewer for the corresponding source
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: Please note that Interactive Viewer will only work for the Interactive sources (e.g., Cloud Desktop, Linux Desktop, Web Browser, etc.)
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* Click on the Play button across the Available Layouts to load the corresponding layout on the video wall
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* Click on the Trash icon to delete the Available Layout
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* Click on the Camera icon to view the content playing on the Command And Control video wall
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===Source Name Overlays===
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This feature is especially useful when displaying a large number of sources like live camera feeds in a control room and viewers want to be able to identify which camera is where.
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Sources are given names when they are being created to be placed in a Command & Control zone. With source name overlays, a user can toggle those names to be shown as labels on the source inset in the Command & Control GUI, as well as the video wall itself.
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To enable source name overlays, click on the “Source Names” button at the top of the Command & Control GUI. The button is a global control to show and hide all source names in the current control room.
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==Layouts==
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The layouts allow you to save a certain configuration of your sources on the video wall canvas and restore it when required. To save a layout:
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* Click on <tt> Layouts > Save as new layout </tt> button to save the current video wall configuration
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* Enter the Layout Name and click "OK" to complete the process
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* Click on ''Save changes'' link across the new layout if there are some changes to the current layout
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: The newly created layout will appear under Current layout and the previously created sources will appear under Available layouts
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To load a saved layout:
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* Click on the play button beside the corresponding layout name to load the layout on the video wall
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: You can also click on the trash icon to delete the saved layout
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===Layout Switcher===
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The Command & Control layout switcher gives users the ability to access all available control room layouts on a simple web page at a dedicated <code>URL: http(s)://[System URL]/layouts</code>
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The specific URL of your system can be found in the UCC settings → General → Remote Control Settings and can be viewed via browsers across all platforms, including mobile devices.
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The layout switcher can be enabled for users via Role-based Access Control (RBAC). In the Control Center, select “Users” in the left-hand menu. System administrators simply turn on the “Control Room Layout Switcher” permission under “Other Applications” when editing an existing group or creating a new one.
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* Only users with permission through Role-based Access Control will be able to log into the layout switcher at <code>http(s)://[System URL]/layouts</code>.
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* A logged-in user is only able to switch layouts for Control Rooms they have been given access to (see [https://support.userful.com/Docs/Role-based_Access_Control Resource-based Access Control])
  
 
==Related Links==
 
==Related Links==
 
* [[Docs/Mapping |Mapping Guide]]
 
* [[Docs/Mapping |Mapping Guide]]
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* [[Docs/Role-based_Access_Control | Role-based Access Control ]]
 
* [[Docs/FAQs#Mapping |Frequently Asked Questions]]
 
* [[Docs/FAQs#Mapping |Frequently Asked Questions]]
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Latest revision as of 01:35, 7 February 2020


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(Updated 2020.02.07)


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Introduction

Command And Control Module provides you with a drag and drop GUI to iteratively resize and arrange sources in real time within the video wall canvas.



Mapping: Creating a Command And Control Source

Creating Command And Control Source

Mapping allows you to bind a specific video wall(s) to Command And Control source. To create this source:


  1. Click on Mapping > New Source New Source Icon.png button. From the drop-down menu select "Command and Control" as the preferred source type and give it a name.

  2. Select the source that will play in Background

  3. Click "OK" to complete the process


Note: Command And Control source works only with video walls and not with stand-alone displays. Please create a video wall of size 1x1 out of the stand-alone display before mapping it to the source



Map video wall to Command And Control source

Once the source is created, the video wall can be "mapped" or assigned by simply dragging-and-dropping the video wall icon to the Command And Control source. To change the existing source configuration (e.g., to change the background), click on the source name to open the "Edit Source" window and make the changes.

Note: Changes will not take effect until the "Apply" button is clicked.

Configure Command And Control Video Wall

Drag and Drop user interface enables users to iteratively resize and arrange sources in real time within the video wall canvas. Follow the below mentioned steps to configure Command And Control video wall canvas:

Command And Control Video Wall

Step 1: Configure Operator Password

  • Go to Settings > User Management
  • Click "Change operator Password Password"
  • Enter the New Password and Repeat password in the respective fields
  • Click "OK" to complete the process

Step 2: Create Sources

  • Click on Sources > + Create New Source button to add a new source
The newly created source will appear in the Source Window
  • Click on the source name to move the source in the bottom window panel
  • Click on the Source Menu icon Source Menu Icon.png beside the source name to access various options like Show, Deactivate and Viewer
  • Click on the "Show" button Show source icon.png to show the source on the video wall
By default, the source will appear at the center of the video wall and double-clicking on the source will span the entire video wall display or the canvas. The user can also move/resize or drag the source to a particular location on the video wall
  • Click on the "Deactivate" button Deactivate Icon.png to deactivate the source
The deactivated source will move back to the source window
  • Click on the "Viewer" button Viewer Icon.png to launch Interactive Viewer for the corresponding source
Please note that Interactive Viewer will only work for the Interactive sources (e.g., Cloud Desktop, Linux Desktop, Web Browser etc.)


Image to the right shows the Command And Control video wall where Display 1 is playing Signage Player source in the middle of the display, Display 2 is playing Linux Desktop covering the entire display and Display 3, 4 are playing Web Browser source spanning over both the displays.


Notes: Custom, transparent overlays can be created using an image with a transparent background (a PNG file for-instance) in a “Signage Player” source. This is especially helpful for adding custom branding on top of a background image or video.

Simply create a “Signage Player” source and add in an image file with a transparent background. After that, the source can be freely resized and moved to the desired location.


Step 3: Launch Command and Control Module

  • Go to Mapping
  • Click the Control GUI in the left panel menu
This will launch the Command and Control Module
  • Enter the Operator password configured in Step 1


The top window panel will show the video wall zones mapped to various Command and Control source(s) created under Mapping

Shortcuts to configure Command And Control source

  • Click on the source name in the source window to bring the source at the bottom window panel
  • Click on the Edit icon to edit the corresponding source
  • Click on the Trash icon to delete the corresponding source
  • Click on the "Show" button Show source icon.png to show the source on the video wall
  • Double click on the source to cover the entire video wall canvas with the corresponding source
  • Click on the cross button to deactivate the source and move it back to the Source Window
  • Click on the Viewer button to launch the Interactive Viewer for the corresponding source
Please note that Interactive Viewer will only work for the Interactive sources (e.g., Cloud Desktop, Linux Desktop, Web Browser, etc.)
  • Click on the Play button across the Available Layouts to load the corresponding layout on the video wall
  • Click on the Trash icon to delete the Available Layout
  • Click on the Camera icon to view the content playing on the Command And Control video wall

Source Name Overlays

This feature is especially useful when displaying a large number of sources like live camera feeds in a control room and viewers want to be able to identify which camera is where.

Sources are given names when they are being created to be placed in a Command & Control zone. With source name overlays, a user can toggle those names to be shown as labels on the source inset in the Command & Control GUI, as well as the video wall itself.

To enable source name overlays, click on the “Source Names” button at the top of the Command & Control GUI. The button is a global control to show and hide all source names in the current control room.

Layouts

The layouts allow you to save a certain configuration of your sources on the video wall canvas and restore it when required. To save a layout:

  • Click on Layouts > Save as new layout button to save the current video wall configuration
  • Enter the Layout Name and click "OK" to complete the process
  • Click on Save changes link across the new layout if there are some changes to the current layout
The newly created layout will appear under Current layout and the previously created sources will appear under Available layouts

To load a saved layout:

  • Click on the play button beside the corresponding layout name to load the layout on the video wall
You can also click on the trash icon to delete the saved layout

Layout Switcher

The Command & Control layout switcher gives users the ability to access all available control room layouts on a simple web page at a dedicated URL: http(s)://[System URL]/layouts The specific URL of your system can be found in the UCC settings → General → Remote Control Settings and can be viewed via browsers across all platforms, including mobile devices.

The layout switcher can be enabled for users via Role-based Access Control (RBAC). In the Control Center, select “Users” in the left-hand menu. System administrators simply turn on the “Control Room Layout Switcher” permission under “Other Applications” when editing an existing group or creating a new one.

Note:

  • Only users with permission through Role-based Access Control will be able to log into the layout switcher at http(s)://[System URL]/layouts.
  • A logged-in user is only able to switch layouts for Control Rooms they have been given access to (see Resource-based Access Control)

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