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Screen Monitoring

We want to monitor the TVs/Screens/Displays which remotely connected with Brightsign. 

Questions:

1) How can we monitor whether the TVs/Screens/Displays work or not?

We try the Snapshot function, and turn off of the display. The Snapshot is working normally. 

However, we do want to know how the system can detect whether the output on screen is working or not.

Do you have the better advise "to install an IP based webcam pointing at the screen."

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    Lyndon

    DO you want to know if the dispaly are off? Or not on the correct input?  Do you have displays that support rs232 so you can get the display status over serial? 

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    Phanuphong

    Hello Sir,

    As the BS new model don't have RS232 or Serial port, How can we monitor the Display?

     

    Best regards,

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    Lyndon

    There are HD, XD, and XT models with serial ports. And, you can also use usb to serial as well. So, you can monitor display over serial.   What monitoring are you looking to do?

    Because, if your display supports some cec commands over HDMI, you can possibly query the display over hdmi. are you looking to see if the display is connected or on? You can do this via a plugin over hdmi. You can tell if the display is powered on. 

     

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    Phanuphong

    Hello Sir,

    My display that supported CEC and I need to monitor the display status ON or OFF.

    Can I monitor the display status via BSNEE?

    Could you please advice me about plugin over hdmi or the method.

     

    Thank you.

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    Phanuphong

    Hello Lyndon,

    Could you please provide me a plugin over HDMI.

    Thank you.

     

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    Lyndon

     

    what display is this, and do you know what cec commands it accepts for querying status? What do you want to do with the status information from the display? I have a plugin that checks the HDMI status, and can tell if the display is on or off. It doesn't actually use cec, but works using current state of the HDMI connection. 

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    Phanuphong

    Hello Lyndon,

    The display is LG LC420DUN and Monitor Control Board is model : NT-11112749.

    I don't know the CEC commands for querying status. Could you please recommend me.

    I need to know the display status it's ON or OFF.

     

    Thank you.

     

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    Phanuphong

    Can you provide me a plugin that checks the HDMI status which you have?.

    Thank you.

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    D4M

    Hello Lyndon!

    Can u please send the plugin that you have.

    Best regards

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    Romeo

    Hi Serhat,

    I can get you a plugin that can detect that a screen is ON/OFF but once that's detected in the plugin how do you want to be alerted about this status?

    Regards,

    Romeo

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    D4M

    Hi!

    Can i send it with a HTTP request to an URL(my server) that updates a database status?

     

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    Romeo

    a POST, a GET? in which format?

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    D4M

    POST, format i am not sure of doesnt matter, maybe just a flag of 0 (not active) or 1 (active) maybe?

     

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    Romeo

    Hi Serhat,

    I've just ran a few test with a plugin which contains the screen status in both the FORM POST parameters and in the Headers (as per the below print screen)

    Would that work for you?

    Regards,

    Romeo

     

     

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    D4M

    Sure perfect.

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    Romeo

    Here you go.

    http://brightsignnetwork.com/download/Romeo/HTTP_POST_Monitor_Status.zip

    you can change the POST URL in the plugin at line 28 (s.PostURL = "https://requestb.in/1nb4yyq1")

     

    Regards,

    Romeo

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    D4M

    Great thank you :)

     

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    Tigran

    Lyndon,

     

    We need to implement the same scenario as above for our screens. We are using SkyVue OBX DS2000 47inch screens with HD 223, FW

      7.1.65

    . BrighAuthor 4.7

    .  How can I implement this plugin into our presentation, to monitor status of screens On or Off., and get Status alerts and reports

     

    Thanks,

     

    Tigran

     

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