How to stream a Databoard

Every office should be equipped with a set of metrics that are of the utmost value to the people working there. However, there are a few things that you'll need to take care of before this is possible.

In this article:

Streaming Guidelines

Make sure your big screen is at least 50” with full HD support, and that it’s in a good location where everyone can see it. In larger office spaces, you may want to consider using several screens.

Databoards are built to run on browsers. Among the most popular options are Google Chrome and Firefox. You must be connected to the internet in order to stream databoards. Unfortunately, the built-in browsers that come with some of the latest smart TV models won’t be powerful enough.

For that reason, we recommend using a separate device to power your databoard. You can hook it up to any desktop or mini desktop (like Mac Mini, HP Pavilion Mini, etc.), but the best solution is to use a PC-on-a-stick device, such as Asus Chromebit.

Alternatively, an old PC that can run Google Chrome will get the job done.

How to Stream a Databoard

When you create a new databoard in the Designer, you will need to get the URL. It will look something like this:  https://app.databox.com/datawall/bf4337ce4133c18b8714a37b

The streaming URL for a databoard can be found in the "Preview" popup:

1
  Log in to the Databox web application
2
 Make sure that "Databoard" is selected in the top menu bar
3
 Select a databoard that you want to share and click "Preview."

4
 In the popup, click "Streaming URL". The Streaming URL will then be copied to yourclipboard.

5

  Paste URL into browser's address field and press enter.

You can also do that in the layout designer, either when you edit a databoard or when you create a new one. Just look for the preview icon on the top bar, next to the color picker. This will open up a databoard preview in a new window with a unique URL address. Make sure to save this address, as it will give you access to your databoard from any other device.

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