Set the establishment's opening hours


#1

Introduction

Some establishments are closed for a few days of the week, or specific times.
What about adding a feature to set the operating hours of each player.
This way, it could not send OFFLINE warnings at these times.

User Story

Receipt of many emails stating that the player was offline, when it was actually turned off simply because the store was closed.


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#2

Great idea!

How do you see the setting of these times configured? Would these just be times of the day or would the times be date specific (to account for public holidays etc)?
Would times need to account for different timezones, geographical locations?


#3
  • It could be set the period the player would be off.

  • In this setting would enter Start and end time, and the days of the Week or Month that this would apply.

  • “Multiple” settings could be made, and each could be assigned to “one or more” players or group of players.

  • In each definition there could be the option of repeating itself indefinitely, for x times or until a specific date.

  • I believe that the time to be considered should be the time of the player.


#4

well, for me i have scheduled and GOOD NIGHT and a GOOD MORNING template for keeping the screen empty with just 1 image. so you just group your stores based on open and close times then set the schedule…it was my concern just as you mentioned…i asked for the same feature so the watch-dog can end the player and start it again at a set time monday to friday. That helps to save bandwidth on server side. I did that to control my hosting resource overage…it was very helpful…i am going to deploy xibo from my own server and will still utilize that schedule to reduce traffic and save bandwidth. I use xibo 1.7.10.