Station Mapping

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(Updated 2016.02.19)

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Userful Network Video Wall™ provides the ability to "map" stations to "roles" -- such as video playback, URL kiosk -- via an intuitive drag-and-drop interface.

This document provides a brief overview of Userful's Station Mapping functionality. For more details on a given session container type, please refer to the specific session guide (see below).

Station Mapping VW.png

In the example shown to the right:

  • Station 1 (the onboard station) is mapped to a Linux log-in role type to allow for system administration
  • Stations 2-5 are configured as a video wall setup playing 1080p media content
  • Stations 6-9 are mapped to Web Browser session container
  • Stations 10-13 are mapped to Signage Player as a video wall setup

Access this functionality by opening the Control Center > Station Mapping.

Configuring Session Containers

Create Session Container.png

By default, all stations including host PC/server are mapped to session container group (i.e. "Welcome Screen"). User can launch any session container from the available list by simply clicking the session container name. However, to create a new session container:

  • Click on New Session Container button
  • Give the new session a name, and then use the drop-down menu to select amongst the various session container types available (click the link for the specific session container guide):

Drag & Drop Stations

Map Stations.png

Once session containers are created, stations can be "mapped" or assigned by simply dragging-and-dropping the station icons to the desired session container. All mapped stations will have yellow background, until changes are applied.
In other words, changes will not take effect until the "Apply" button is clicked.

Station Settings

Station Settings

Control Center > Station Mapping provides an easy way to access station-level settings. This feature allows users to view/change station id, display resolution and other options. To edit or access Station Settings, single-click an assigned station. "Edit Station" dialog will open (as shown in the image to the right). Edit settings and click "OK".

Station Status

Besides different roles, Station Mapping page also provides status of each and every station, as described below:

Offline station.png Unassigned Station.
  • Unassigned stations (status offline) have black station icon with an option to remove.
Online station.png Online Station.
  • Assigned stations have blue station icon with station id.
Unmapped Station.png Unmapped Station.
  • Assigned Stations that have not been mapped to the any session container have black station icon with station id.