This article will guide you on your first steps with sklera.
To access the sklera backend you can go to https://my.sklera.tv and use your email address and password chosen during demo sign up. To get your own content shown on your displays there are just three steps to do:
- upload your content to your library
- create a playlist for your content, assign your playlist to a display group and last but not least
- pair your screens with sklera
In the following we will get into details of the three steps, if you are in a hurry just go to our backend system and play around a bit. It’s mostly self-explanatory: “digital signage made easy” is not just a good marketing claim – for us it is and always will be our main principle during development.
1. Library – upload your content
After first login you see your content library. You can upload new media files like pictures, videos or documents using our File-Uploader available at the top right “Add file” button. In order to get you started quickly we have already included some files for you in your library.
2. Playlists – manage your content
Next, arrange your files in a new playlist. Go to the Playlist Manager and create a new playlist (or edit the present playlist). By clicking on the playlist title you can see it’s current content and can add or edit spots in it. If you want to rearrange the position of your spots you can do so easily by drag & drop.
To add playlists to specific screen groups, go to the Screens, click on the gear icon and click on Manage Playlists. Now you can add and arrange your playlists for the screens in this group.
3. Screens – pair them with sklera
Once you have your playlists ready you need to pair your displays with our system. Go to the Screens section and click on “add screen”. You now need the pairing code and choose an name to identify your screen.
Connecting our display or device depends on the hardware available. sklera supports a wide range of devices, nearly every screen available can be used including:
– Samsung SSSP Signage displays more
– LG webOS Signage displays more
– Android based tablets or smartphones (search for “sklera” in Google’s Play Store)
– Amazon FireOS based devices like the popular Fire TV or Fire TV Stick (search for “sklera” in Amazon’s Appstore)
Don’t worry if you don’t have a suitable hardware yet: To test sklera you can use your browser, navigate to http://start.sklera.tv and launch the fullscreen mode (F11). You will see the pairing code of the new “display” and can connect it to sklera. It will then immediatly start to play your playlists.
That’s all to get you started! If you have any problems or questions, don’t hesitate to reply to use our helpdesk by mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.