How do I schedule a Countdown/Countup in Venus Control Suite?

Question

  • How do I schedule a Countdown/Countup in Venus Control Suite?
  • I need to know how to make a countdown message in Venus Control Suite.
  • Can Venus Control Suite do Countdowns?
  • Is there a countdown feature in Venus Control Suite?
  • How can I do a countdown for New Year's Eve?

Environment

  • Venus Prime
  • Venus Pro
  • Venus Elite

Answer/Steps

  • Venus Control Suite does not have a countdown wizard or feature.
  • There is no automatic way to create a countdown.

Work Around

  • You can create a message for each unit of time (day, hour, minute, etc...) of the countdown/countup and schedule them within the software to start and stop on specific dates/times.

    1. Create a message for each day in the countdown.
    2. Go to Playlists in the Main Menu.
    3. Click on Add New.
    4. Click Edit under Playlist Details.
    5. Choose your Start and End Dates and Times accordingly.  The Date range should be from the beginning to the end of the countdown/countup.
    6. Click Save.
    7. Click Edit under Playlist Files.
    8. Add all the countdown/countup messages from your Media Library to your Playlist Files and put them in order accordingly.
    9. Click Save.
    10. Click on each thumbnail in your Playlist Files and add Custom Constraints accordingly.  For example, if you are counting days, then click on Set Custom Date Range and choose the same start and end date for the day you want each message to play.  By applying Custom Constraints to each individual file you can ensure that they only play for the day you have chosen.
    11. Click Save.
    12. Click Edit under Displays.
    13. Put a checkmark next to the display(s) you want to publish to.
    14. Click Save.

KB ID: DD3493830


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