Flex (Chrome OS) Setup Guide

1. Before you begin - Xhibit Flex requirements
  • Purchase a supported Chrome OS device
    • Highly recommended: ASUS Chromebox
    • Also supported: ASUS Chromebit
  • USB keyboard and mouse
  • Wired ethernet network connection (highly recommended) or available wifi network
  • Purchase an Mvix Xhibit Flex software license (contact your Mvix Solutions Consultant for more information)
2. Set up your Chrome OS device
  • Connect the following components to your Chrome OS device:
    • USB keyboard and mouse
    • Ethernet network cable (highly recommended)
    • Power supply
  • On first boot, you will be greeted with a welcome screen and various additional steps (these may vary):
    • Wifi setup
    • Device updates
    • Accepting the Google terms and conditions
  • Proceed until you reach the Google Sign In page, then STOP on this page
  • On the sign in page, press CTRL+ALT+K on your keyboard to enable Automatic Kiosk Mode:
  • Autmoatic Kiosk Mode
     
    • If the automatic kiosk option does not appear, you may need to restore your device to factory defaults - see this page for additional information and instructions: https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/1360642?hl=en
    • After enabling automatic kiosk mode, sign in with your Google account to complete initial setup - your device will boot to the desktop
    • Wifi setup(optional):
      • At the bottom right corner of the desktop, click on your user icon to open the settings pane
      • Click on the wifi icon (which may say “No network”) to begin the wifi setup
      • Follow the wifi setup prompts until you are connected to your wifi network
      3. Install the Mvix Xhibit Flex Chrome app
    • On the Chrome OS desktop, click the Launcher button at the lower left corner of the screen
    • In the Launcher window, click on the “All Apps” button
    • In the All Apps window, click on “Chrome” to open the Google Chrome browser
    • In the Chrome browser, click the 3 dots icon at the top right of the window to open the Chrome menu
    • In the Chrome menu, navigate to More Tools > Extensions
    • On the Extensions screen, click the “Developer Mode” checkbox so that it is selected
    • Below that checkbox, click on the “Manage kiosk applications…” button
    • In the popup window, there is a “Add kiosk application” field - enter or copy and paste the following URL into that field and click the “Add” button: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/xhibit-flex-digital-signa/joimamoahlekaihilgjjaipfilenojdi?hl=en-US
    • The app installation will begin, and you will see a spinning loading icon next to the name “Xhibit Flex Digital Signage”
    • Once the loading icon is gone and the app is installed, click the “Set to auto-launch” button:
    Managing Kiosk Applications
     
    • Click "Done" to close the popup window
    • You can now close the Chrome browser and shut down or power off the Chrome OS device
    4. Activate your device
    • Power on your Chrome OS device, keeping the USB keyboard and mouse attached
    • During boot, the device will ask for approval to auto-launch the Xhibit Flex Digital Signage app - click “Confirm” to continue:
    Activate Auto-launch for Xhibit Flex
     
    • The app will continue loading, and then you will be presented with the activation screen:
    Activation Screen
     
    • At this point, use another PC/Mac or mobile device and go to https://www.xhibitsignage.com/activate to complete the device activation form
    • The Mvix Technical Support team will review your activation details and set up your client account along with your device registration - this process is usually completed within 1 business day
    • The Mvix Technical Support team will review your activation details and set up your client account along with your device registration - this process is usually completed within 1 business day
    5. Schedule Your Content
    • Your device setup is now complete, and you can access https://www.xhibitsignage.com using your account login credentials
    • Moving forward, you will use XhibitSignage to schedule and manage your devices and their playback content
    • Enjoy!

     

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