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How Do I Use My Emergency Alerts Feature?

Last Updated: May 05, 2017 12:45PM EDT

When using your Emergency Alerts Feature you can send a multitude of different alerts over your digital signage. Those alerts can be anything from A fire, to Tornadoes, to even Terror alerts. It is easy to use since it can be updated and issued from any standard web-browser.

What You'll Need

  • An Xhibit signage device
  • XhibitSignage.com CMS Application with supported feature package
  • Internet Connectivity

If you meet the requirements listed above, simply follow the steps below to learn how to use the Emergency Alerts Feature.
 

Adding your Emergency Alert Media

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  • The first step to adding your customized emergency alert media is going to the add media page under the media tab..
  • Once you are in the add media page you will want to look for the Premium tab.
  • After you are inside the Premium tab you will want to make sure you click the Alert System Icon that has a Exclamation point inside a Triangle.
  • Once you have clicked the Alert System Icon you will want to select your alert type as explained in the next section..
Choosing the profiles widget
 
Selecting the Theme
 
  • Once you are inside of the Emergency Alert section of the add media section you will want to either customize existing alerts or add your own personal alert.
  • To create your own custom alert simply click on the smiling face icon.
  • Once you have clicked the custom icon then you will want to click the Select theme button in order to add a custom theme.
  • Once you have clicked the add theme button you will then browse your media library for the image you wish to show as the emergency alert.
  • After you have selected your new alert image you will click okay to begin the final step of adding your custom emergency alert media.
Selecting the Data Source
 
Selecting your Current Items
 
  • The final step to adding your own custom emergency alert is to click the preview button to see how your alert looks.
  • Once you have previewed your custom emergency alert you will want to give it a name or title.
  • After you have named your custom emergency alert you will want to save your alert.

Associating Emergency Alert Media with your devices.

  • After you have made your personalized alerts or have changed one of the pre-made alerts you will want to go to the device library to assign your media.
Choosing the profiles widget
 
Selecting the Theme
 
  • Once inside the device library you will want to decide which media you wish to assign with which device.
  • You have the option to assign the same media to all devices, or to individual devices.
  • Once you have decided which device to work with first you will want to click the Square Icon that looks like the letter i.
  • Clicking this Icon will help you to associate the desired alerts to the specified device.
  • Once you have clicked the icon to associate your alerts you will want to click on the Tab Emergency Alert.
Selecting the Data Source
 
Selecting your Current Items
 
  • Now that you are inside the Emergency Alert Tab you will decide on your Alert Media.
  • To assign your alert media simply click one of the pencil icons to begin.
  • You will have to assign all your media to the alert types individually.
  • Once you have decided on which Alert Type to assign Media to it will populate with the different alerts you have published.
  • Once you click the edit button a list of media files that you have published for the various alert types will populate under that specific sub category.
  • After you have decided on your desired Alert Media you will want to click the OK button.
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Adding to your media library
 
  • Once you have successfully added media to all your alerts then you will want to proceed to the final step.
  • After you have hit the OK button you will begin the final step of testing your Emergency Alerts.

Using your Emergency Alert Feature

  • After you have added your own custom emergency alerts or modified pre-existing alerts you will then want to go to the alert system.
  • This step shows you how to trigger the emergency alerts in time of need so please before activating these alerts make sure there is a need for these alerts or if you wish to test them let everyone know so as to not induce panic.
  • To trigger the alerts you will want to go to the controls tab, and click the tab Alert System.
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Adding to your media library
 
  • Once inside the Alert system it will give you several different options to trigger the emergency alerts.
  • Once you have decided on using a pre-existing alert or your own custom alert you will click the desired alert.
  • Once you have chosen the desired alert it will open a box for you to choose specific devices that have had emergency alerts activated.
  • Once you have chosen the desired devices to activate the alerts on it will then ask you for the admin password to activate.
  • Once you have selected the devices, and entered your password in order to enable the emergency alert on your devices.
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