Installation Guide

CampaignManager is a software system designed to operate a set of digital displays or audio devices often referred to as a Digital Signage or Digital Audio. On a day-to-day basis, most users will only ever use, or interact with CampaignManager. The system comprises three core elements:

The CampaignManager System

Another way of thinking about these elements is to consider TV. TV can be thought to consist of the same three elements; the studio, where content is prepared for broadcast, the broadcast tower, which distributes the content and the TV in your home, which plays back whatever is broadcast to it.

The TV analogy must quickly be left behind however, because although CampaignManager essentially provides those same three elements, in reality, the challenges and requirements for operating any size network are far greater.

You may notice that the arrows connecting the three elements above are indicating information flow in both directions. Unlike broadcast, where information flows outward only, Digital Networks require information from the remote sites to be accessible. Examples include monitoring and reporting as well as routine maintenance. A TV network has no way of knowing when a TV set is turned off. In Digital Signage, knowing this kind of information becomes critical. In fact, without such information running even very small networks can become difficult.

Ways the system works together

  • The system operates by means of synchronising data between the three elements. Create, read, update and delete actions all occur on CampaignManager before being synchronized to the CM Service.
  • CampaignManager publishes content to the CM Service and the CM Player receives these changes by synchronizing with the CM Service.
  • Changes made on CampaignManager are synchronized to the CM Service. Other users in your domain receive these changes as synchronization occurs
  • The CM Service is the repository for all the information, media, history and business rules for your domain.
  • CampaignManager and the CM Player retain local databases so that they can work, even when offline.

To check out pre-requisites and installation of all individual components please click on the appropriate links from the navigation menu.