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Single Use TakeOver Channel

The following page showcases a use case that emphasizes on setting up a project on how to create a Single TakeOver channel that plays just once for a specific time.

Use Case Description

This Use Case explains how to create a channel that takes over from the normally playing channel for a display or group of displays. The takeover will only occur once and for a specific time. For example, there is a Single TakeOver channel that plays on Friday from 9AM to 10AM. During this time, no other channel should play. Before and after this time, the Single Use Takeover channel will not play. The following example showcases creation of a single takeover channel that plays allows the content to play for 2 minutes before 12:00 am on Dec 31 until 12:01 am.

Preconditions

Before you start this use case, make sure you understand how to:

Primary Actors

Content Authors

Setting up the Project

Follow the steps below to set up a project:
Setting up the Channels and Display
  1. Create an AEM Screens Project titled as SingleUseTakeOver , as shown below.
  2. Create a MainAdChannel in the Channels folder.
  3. Select the MainAdChannel and click Edit from the action bar. Drag and drop some assets (images, videos, embedded sequences) to your channel.
    The MainAdChannel in this example demonstrates a sequence channel that plays content continuously.
  4. Create a TakeOver channel that takes over the content in MainAdChannel and will play only for a specific day and time.
  5. Select the the TakeOver and click Edit from the action bar. Drag and drop some assets to your channel. The following example showcases a single zone image added to this channel.
  6. Set up a location and display for your channels. For instance, the following location Lobby and display MainLobbyDisplay is set up for this project.
Assigning Channels to a Display
  1. Select the display MainLobbyDisplay from the Locations folder. Click Assign Channel from the action bar.
    To learn how to assign a channel to a display, refer to Channel Assignment .
  2. Populate the fields ( Channel Path , Priority , and Supported Events ) from the Channel Assignment dialog box and click Save . You have now assigned the MainAdChannel to your display.
  3. Select the display TakeOver from the Locations folder. Click Assign Channel from the action bar to assign the single use takeover chanel.
  4. To assign the TakeOver channel to your display at a scheduled time and populate the following fields from the Channel Assignment dialog box and click Save :
    • Channel Path : Select the path to the TakeOver channel
    • Priority : Set the priority of this channel greater than the MainAdChannel . For instance, the priority set in this example is 8.
      Priority can be any value that is higher than the priority value of the normally playing channel.
    • Supported Events : Select the Idle Screen and Timer .
    • Schedule : Enter the text for the schedule that you want this channel to run the display. For example, the text here allows the content to play 2 minutes before 12:00 am on Dec 31 until 12:01 am. The text in the Schedule mentioned in this example is on the 31 day of December after 23:58 and also on the 1 day of January before 00.01 .
      Navigate to the display from SingleUseTakeOver --> Locations --> Lobby --> MainLobbyDisplay and click Dashboard from the action bar to view the assigned channels with their priorities, as shown below.
      It is mandatory to set the priority of the takeover channel as the highest.