What you can do with...
The page designer
Traditionally, digital signage content management systems did nothing more than sequence images and videos and had them play continuously. However, Bizplay is much more than that. With our fully-featured page designer, you have the freedom to layout your pages the way you want.
Texts and tables
Add the text you like to your page using our advanced text editor. You have a wealth of fonts to choose from, even emojis 😎. Our Pro users can upload their corporate identity fonts and decide to create a limited custom font set. The editor also enables you to add tables, which is very convenient for creating structured lists.
Your images and videos PLUS thousands of stock footage
Of course, you can upload an unlimited number of your images and videos to Bizplay to display them on your pages. These are stored in your image and video catalogs. But best of all: both catalogs let you directly search for thousands of beautiful stock photos and videos on Unsplash and Pexels. Find and select the photo or video you love, and it will automatically be uploaded to your catalog and added to your page. Additionally, there is a Slideshow app that enables you to create a slideshow of your images and/or videos.
Unlimited video and audio from YouTube, Vimeo, and web radio stations
Finding great video footage online to complement your digital signage content has never been easier. Just search for that perfect video on YouTube or Vimeo and copy its web address into our YouTube and Vimeo app, after which you can display it in any size on your page. You can do the same with web radio stations, which you can add to your page with our Streaming Audio app or which you can add as background music to your playlist. You can even display hours of YouTube videos by embedding an entire YouTube playlist. Including a YouTube playlist is excellent for showing educational videos, (extreme) sports videos, funny videos, and much more.
Bring all popular social media channels to your Bizplay pages by featuring individual posts or creating an entire “social wall” with a collection of recent social media posts. You can choose any style you like to show your posts or a selection of others from all the popular social channels, like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yammer.
So many other apps...
There are even more apps to add dynamic content to your page. Let us highlight most of them...
Show the latest news in the style you like: a sequence of articles, a horizontal ticker, a vertical ticker, or a large image with just a title. Whatever you prefer: there’s a style for you.
Show any RSS feed in the style you like: as a sequence of articles, a horizontal ticker, a vertical ticker, or a large image with just a title. Just like the News app.
Do you want to show your own data as a ticker or sequence of single articles on your screen? Then you can use the My Data app. You can even have it pull data from files on Dropbox.
What will the weather be like in the upcoming hours or days? Show reliable forecasts for the location of your choice, provided by top weather forecast service Foreca.
Show upcoming events planned in your Google or Microsoft calendar. Or show occupancy of rooms planned in your Microsoft room calendars.
Keep a list of birthdays and have the name of the birthday boy or girl displayed on all of your TV screens automatically.
Display the current date in the desired format and time zone.
Display the current time in the desired format and time zone. Or create a countdown timer to a specific time.
Gives your audience a quick and easy way to navigate to more information about a specific topic by including a QR code on your page.
Embed external websites in your Bizplay page, for instance to show your company’s intranet page or some other online information that is otherwise unavailable.
Visualize how long the current page will remain visible during playback with a page progress bar or pie chart.
Design for any target resolution
You can make your Bizplay page fit any screen: the regular landscape 16:9 screen in full HD, 4K or even 8K, or any portrait 9:16 screen in these resolutions. In fact, you can choose any custom resolution, since Bizplay scales all your content to the final screen format. Do you want to create a multi-screen video wall solution? Set your page to the full resolution of the entire setup, and you can design content to cover the whole video wall. Or go the opposite direction and design pages for low-resolution mobile LED panels.
Start with a common design base
You can achieve a consistent design by harnessing the power of background pages. To do this, create a page that contains the common elements you want to display across all your pages, such as a top and bottom bar with a date, time, and company logo. Then when you design a new page, set that standard page as the background of this new page. The new page then immediately contains all the common elements. Now you only need to add the elements unique to this new page.
Work from a sample page collection
Of course, you don’t have to start from scratch. On the dashboard, you can pick a new page from our sample page collections. If you start with that, maintaining visual consistency between all that collections' pages is easy. Since you can change the color scheme for all pages, you selected from the same sample page collection, thereby updating the color scheme for all those pages from one central place.
Animated content naturally draws more attention than static content. Within Bizplay, you can animate all the elements you put on a page. As with all things in Bizplay, we’ve focussed on making animations as easy to create as possible by narrowing them down to animations that happen when a page shows, animations that occur while the page is showing, and animations that happen when the page is about to disappear. This way, you can animate elements “in and out” of the page and emphasize them while showing the page.