Digital Signage How-To - Install ScreenHub Player

This How-To document is to be used to set up an Intel Stick for use as digital signage. The software being used has a web-based interface that can remotely control the Intel Stick. The software is free for one device and paid for more than one. ScreenHub can play videos and images. Full compatibility can be seen in ScreenHub's online interface.

Intended Audience

The intended audience is anyone who needs to set up an Intel Stick for digital signage. The current solution is a software called ScreenHub. ScreenHub is free for one device but paid for more than one device.

Prerequisites

To get started with the Intel Sticks and ScreenHub, you will need the following:

  • Windows 10 32-Bit Image

  • SA-Signage-S User account password
  • Intel Stick
  • Email address to be used with ScreenHub 

How-To Steps

  1. Be sure that the Intel Stick you are using is imaged with the 32-Bit image as the 64-Bit version will not work with the architecture of the Intel Stick.
  2. On the machine that is being used for signage, log into the SA-Signage-S user account and download the ScreenHub app from here.
  3. On the target machine, run the ScreenHub Setup file you just downloaded.
  4. This should walk you through the setup of the app. Feel free to run the app once it's finished installing.
  5. Since ScreenHub takes over the entire screen and sets itself to run at startup, it is recommended to disable it in the startup menu until it is ready for finalization. 
  6. Open Task Manager. If you do not see a tab for Startup, click on "More Details." Go to the Startup tab and right-click ScreenHub Player. Select "Disable" for now.
  7. In the open app, you will see a text box labeled "Enter Display ID." We will need to get this from the ScreenHub account being used for this device.
  8. Log into the ScreenHub web-client and choose the Displays tab. Click the plus sign to add a new display.
  9. The recommended settings for a display are as follows:
    1. Name: Usually the department and location.
    2. Height: 1080 (if it's a lower resolution display, use 720)
    3. Width: 1920 (if it's a lower resolution display, use 1280)
    4. Time Zone: GMT-0:600 Central Time (US & Canada)
    5. Type: Indoor
    6. Location: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
    7. Color: Full Color - RGB
  10. Once you have the display created, make sure you have it selected and the information pane shows up to the right.
  11. In the information pane, copy the ID. We will need this to link the display to the account.
  12. In the ScreenHub Player screen we had opened originally, paste the ID. It should check the ID. Once the ID is verified, hit Save and it will launch the full player.
  13. From here, you can manage everything in the web-portal.
  14. Be sure to set ScreenHub to run at Startup. This way it will automatically start after updates are pushed out.
Special notes:
  1. In order to get out of ScreenHub after it starts running, you will need to Windows + Tab at the same time. Once you see the Desktop and ScreenHub Player, hit the X in the upper-right corner of ScreenHub.
  2. If you ever need to change the ID of the device, close out of ScreenHub. Open C:\Users\USERNAME\.ScreenHub\Player\storage\. Delete the display.data document from this folder. The next time you open the ScreenHub Player, it will ask you for the ID again.




Keywords:guide, instructions, Saits, sa its, Student Affairs IT Services, digital signage, screenhub, setup, intel stick, 32-bit   Doc ID:80268
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2018-02-19 15:49 CSTUpdated:2019-01-02 14:33 CST
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk, UW-Milwaukee Student Affairs IT
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