Legato have added a great new feature to help you make the most of your inSight media player. We have added the ability to activate trigger presentations at a fixed time point. This feature has been added to inSight classic media player version 2:63:000 and above.
Trigger presentations have been available for quite a while in the media player. A trigger presentation allows you to create a media loop which will interrupt the currently playing media loop. The trigger presentation is activated by an event. This event could be as simple as a keyboard press or an external event like a fire alarm activating.
This new feature uses time as an event mechanism. So if something must be shown on your screen at a fixed time then this is the feature to use.
So how does it work? It is actually really simple. You just have to create a trigger presentation with a name that follows some simple rules. For example if you where to create a trigger presentation named “Alert-every-10m”. Then this presentation would be activated every 10 minutes. So if your media player was scheduled to play each day from 8am to 8pm then this trigger presentation would be activated at 8am and every 10 minutes thereafter.
The naming rules for the trigger presentation are quite simple. There are four fixed names you can use “Alert-every-5m”, “Alert-every-10m”, “Alert-every-15m” and “Alert-every-20m”. These do exactly what they say, run the trigger presentation at 5, 10, 15 and 20 minute intervals. Typically you will only use one of these as they will overlap.
You can also activate the trigger once at a fixed time. There are three formats for the activate once naming convention. The first allows you to choose a day, hour and minute. It has the following format “Alert-once-DAY–HOUR.MIN“. The day is one of Monday, Tuesday etc. The hour using 24 hour format, so 8am is 08 and 2pm is 14. Finally the minute is in 5 minute intervals starting on the hour, so 00, 05, 10, … 50, 55. For example to activate a presentation on Monday at 2 pm your would name the trigger presentation “Alert-once-Monday-14.0”. This presentation will run once each Monday at 2pm until you remove it from the associated screen.
The second formats allows you to activate the trigger presentation once each week day (Monday to Friday) at a particular time. It has this format “Alert-once-Weekday-HOUR.MIN“. So for example to activate a presentation once each weekday at five past nine in the morning, your trigger presentation would be named “Alert-once-Weekday-09.05”.
The third and last format allows you to activate the trigger presentation once each day of the weekend (Saturday and Sunday) at a particular time. It has this format “Alert-once-Weekend-HOUR.MIN“. So for example to activate a presentation once each Saturday and Sunday at 5pm, your trigger presentation would be named “Alert-once-Weekend-17.00”.
In summary the naming convention for the trigger presentations are as follows.
Alert-every-5m Alert-every-10m Alert-every-15m Alert-every-20m Alert-once-DAY-HOUR.MIN Alert-once-Weekday-HOUR.MIN Alert-once-Weekend-HOUR.MIN Where: DAY = Monday|Tuesday|Wednesday|Thursday|Friday|Saturday|Sunday HOUR = the hour in 24 hour format, 9am = 09 1pm = 13 MIN = 00|05|10|15|20|25|30|35|40|45|50|55
The names of the trigger presentations are case sensitive so you must follow the naming conventions above exactly.