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Easy Editing, Scheduling, Distribution, and Display Management— SHARP Digital Signage Software Provides Total Support for Expanding the Potential Uses of Digital Signage

SHARP Digital Signage Software (SDSS) is versatile management software that provides total support for the creation, scheduling, distribution, and display of a wide range of content for Sharp LCD monitors installed in offices, commercial establishments, and public spaces. Whether distributing scheduled programs over a large network or via a USB flash drive, users can select the software version that matches their needs, their business environment, and their existing systems. SDSS allows users not only to create programs and display them according to a designated schedule, but also to monitor the system’s operational status*1—all without any hassle.

STEP 1

Easy Program Creation and Scheduling

Creating Programs:
To facilitate program creation, users can determine screen layout and playback order for the content with straightforward mouse operation.
Creating and Editing Schedules:
Through drag-and-drop operation, users can easily specify the time and date at which programs are to be displayed.

STEP 2

Easy Delivery

Once STEP 1 is complete, the scheduled program can be sent to the target PC for display.

STEP 3

Easy Management*1

The operational status and the programs being displayed can be remotely monitored from a controller/operation PC(s), so that any problems that arise can be dealt with swiftly.

STEP 1
Easy Program Creation and Scheduling

Creating Programs

To facilitate program creation, users can determine screen layout and playback order for the content with straightforward mouse operation.

Free Layout Frame

Up to four frames of diverse content such as still images, video, and HTML can be positioned freely—along with two message bars—via drag-and-drop operation. Users can easily adjust the size and position of content, which can be laid out for both vertical and horizontal display.

Special Effects

17 types of effects—such as wiping, blow-up, slide-in, slide-out, and rotary wiping—can be used to liven up still-image programs.

Displayable Contents

Content File Format Required Software
Video .avi .mpeg .mpg .wmv .asf Microsoft® Windows Media® Player
.mov QuickTime Player
Flash .swf Adobe® Flash® Player
PowerPoint .ppt .pps Microsoft® PowerPoint®Viewer 2003/2007/2010
HTML .htm .html Microsoft® Internet Explorer®
Message bar .tlp
Audio .wav .mp3 .au .aif .aiff .wma .mid .midi Microsoft® Windows Media® Player
.mov
QuickTime Player
Still image .jpeg .jpg .gif .png .bmp
Execution file .exe

Creating and Editing Schedules

Through drag-and-drop operation, users can easily specify the time and date at which programs are to be displayed.

Editing the Timetable

Users can specify the time of day at which each program is to be displayed.

Editing the Schedule

Users can specify the dates on which a timetable will be applied. Schedules can be easily created and managed on a monthly calendar-like table.

Advanced Functions on PN-SS05 and PN-SW05
Multiple programs, timetables, and schedules can be managed through a user-friendly interface. Suitable for large-scale signage systems involving several hundred monitors.

STEP 2
Easy Delivery

Once STEP 1 is complete, the scheduled program can be sent to the target PC (where PN-SV01 is installed) for display.

Advanced Functions on PN-SS02, PN-SS05, and PN-SW05
In the event of an emergency, it is possible to distribute and display emergency news flashes and scrolling messages.*2

STEP 3
Easy Management*1

The operational status and the programs being displayed can be remotely monitored from a controller/operation PC(s), so that any problems that arise can be dealt with swiftly.

Advanced Functions on PN-SS05 and PN-SW05
Instant input selection and LCD monitor(s) power on/off are possible from a controller/operation PC(s). Retrieval of finished schedules is also possible.
  • Notes: Before creating a program, all content—including videos, photos, HTML data, title characters, and image data—should be prepared in advance.
  • *1: Available on PN-SS02/SS05/SW05.
  • *2: Emergency scrolling message distribution available on PN-SS05/SW05.

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