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Inactivity timeout



Is it possible to set up a general timeout in Brightauthor? I've set up an interactive station with a HD1010 which is controlled from a touch screen for a public kiosk, I would like it to return to the startup screen after 30 seconds of inactivity.

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    RokuLyndon


    Yes, there's a timeout icon on the left side of the event bar, right next to the media end event. You can use it to set a timeout.
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    Ash

    Does the timer reset if a user interacts with a HTML5 Page transition?

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    Alex

    We need more details to answer this question. Please send your presentation file (.bpf file). What do you want to achieve?

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    Allen H. Porter

    Was a solution to this found?  I have the same need.

     

    User Touch event sends the display to an HTML object (web site).  As long as customer is interacting with the touch screen the display will stay on the HTML object (web site).  After 60 seconds of no user interacting with the touch screen the display should switch back to the attract loop.

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    Brandon

    Try this example, it uses a transparent image to "notice" the touches, and if there are no touches after 30 seconds it reloads the page. You could just change the destination to have it do something else.

    http://www.brightsignnetwork.com/download/bhiga/TouchInactivityTimeout.zip

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    Cineliminal

    Hi, I have downloaded the project and after inspecting it, I don't understand how "reload" is being called.. I see your user variable as a countdown but I don't see anything calling the "reload" zone message -- I see the zone message in zone 1 but how is it being called/ where is the call coming from?

    I am a bit fuzzy on the use of Variables, but when I preview this project thru BrightAuthor the inactivity timeout doesn't reload the web page.

    (I don't have a BS unit on me to test with at the moment)

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    Cineliminal

    also, the text zone says 32 in BA but in preview it displays 30 and doesn't countdown (not sure if it's supposed to) -- so this also confuses me that in BA it shows as 32 but in preview displays 30...

    Myself and others would benefit from this techinique enormously for projects that need dozens and hundreds of "return to home" inactivity timeouts.

    maybe there's a script to add to the published files that could handle all this?  Would be great under the Presentation Properties where Media List has this option already (but I have not gotten it this to work either).

    Much appreciate your expertise!!

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    Cineliminal

    just submitted a support ticket too :)

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    4word Systems, Inc.

    Should this example work in the preview window?  As a test, I set the countdown to 3.  The random quote never refreshes.

    Does it require this plugin https://github.com/brightsign/BrightAuthor-Plugins/tree/master/Variable-Countdown

    Like others, I'm looking to build a screen saver that activates after 2 minutes of inactivity.  The first state is a website.  An image rotator is the second state.

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    Bright Scripters

    Could you describe what is it that you are trying to do?

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    4word Systems, Inc.

    We have a HD1023 in the store that currently shows our Web site.  Shoppers can interact with the Web site.  Fill out forms. 

    We'd like to have a Windows-style screen saver activate when no one is looking at the Web site.  The "screen saver" would show images of merchandise. The Marketing department might customize some banners to rotate among the images.  When a customer clicks on an image in the image-list, it would return to the home page of the Web site.

    I need to be able to transition between an html5 (showing our Website) and an image-list when there's no activity in the html5.

    I tried a timer, but the timer just fires at the specified interval.

    The sample in this thread appears to be correct (except that it doesn't function in the preview window).

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    Bright Scripters

    Shouldn't be to hard to do.

    Ingredients:

    New zone

    Timer

    Touch Event

    1 Zone message command

    1 Zone messages event

     

    Create a new zone, that only handles touch events, and that is not going to be visible on the screen.

    Size the zone so it covers the entire screen.

     

    The Live Text is empty, so it doesn't show anything.

    The timer is set for your timeout, and it will keep reseting, every time the user touches the screen.

    Once the display is left idle, the timer gets an opportunity to send a zone message "images".

     

    Add zone message events that transition from the HTML5 back to the Image List. The zone message event will wait for the message "images".

     

    Hopefully I didn't miss anything.

    Let us know how that went.

     

     

     

     


     

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    DEEJAY BLACKROSE

    Hi there, i am using xt3 player and i already have the lbar presentation on my screens and i would like to use it in a way that it disappears after afew minutes and the screens go back to full resolution and then the lbar comes back on the screen for afew minutes and the sequence continues in that order. Any help will be appreciated.

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    Bright Scripters

    What is the lbar?
    Can you provide a download link to the BrightAuthor file?

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    DEEJAY BLACKROSE

    That is the lbar am currently using after editing 

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    DEEJAY BLACKROSE

    Hello again, in short am trying to make a presentation that includes images, videos and text ticker whereby each image and its text ticker will run for 10 seconds then the display goes back full resolution tv (since am using it in a sports bar) for ten minutes followed by the next presentation.https://vimeo.com/240653171 

    below is the link to the bright author file

    KIZA L BAR PROJECT
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tq3ya1ki8qilxv7/AABTYBYN0-LAARIdE_mss48ca?dl=0

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    Bright Scripters

    We'd be happy to assist.

    info@brightscripters.com

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    Florian John
     
    Hi Bright Scripter, how do I create a zone that only handles touch events and isn´t visible? I think the new Zone has to be in the front of the other zones (front on z position). but than it covers my other zones. Wich type of zone are you using?
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    Brandon

    Create an Image zone of the necessary size and add a transparent PNG to it.  The layer order doesn't matter and you can't control that between image content anyway.

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    Bright Scripters

    Easier with a Live Text state that left blank :)

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