Setup Control Cloud (OS 8.0.15 and higher + Partner CMS of your choice)

1. Setup a Control Cloud account

  1. Open in a Chrome web browser
  2. Sign up for as a New User
  3. Validate email by clocking on the link sent to your email address
  4. Click on the orange LOG IN button
  5. Sign in, name your network, and click Create

2. Create a Default Setup package

  1. Go to the Admin Tab & choose Device Setup
  2. Type in the Package Name of 'Default Setup' exactly as shown (it is case & spacing sensitive)
  3. Fill out the device settings you want & select your choice of CMS under the PARTNER APPLICATION
  4. Choose ADD SETUP FILE TO LIBRARY to save your Device Setup

3. Provision Players

  1. Connect your players to a live internet connection via Ethernet
  2. Connect player to screen via HDMI
  3. Power on your players with a blank SD card
  4. When the Activation Code appears on the purple screen of your connected display, select ACTIVATE DEVICE from the Dashboard or Admin Tab and enter the code
  5. Your player will now go through setup and reboot several times during this process & when it is finished, a secondary Partner CMS activation process will begin

4. Next steps

  1. View our Training Resources for more information on how to view real time player health and controls using your Control Cloud account
  2. Create & publish presentations to your players using the application of CMS you have selected
  3. Check out our extensive documentation
  4. Visit our knowledge base, FAQs, and community from our Support page

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