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Create and assign Profiles

Profiles is an Advanced feature that allows IT Admin to create device profile templates that can be assigned to selected devices. These profiles can be configured to suit various organizational needs.

For example, perhaps a set of ViewBoards are placed in one wing of a school, and all these devices should follow the same startup and shutdown schedule, should all be set to automatically update firmware, etc. With a specially configured profile, these device settings can be assigned to your desired devices with simply a few clicks of the mouse, thus saving trips to physical devices and time configuring devices one-by-one through individual device settings on Manager.

Overview

Configurable device profile settings

The following tabs provide a summary of the settings that can be pre-configured when creating a profile and that can subsequently be applied to multiple devices at once.

Profile

Profile Category Setting Options Description
Profile Profile Description
  • Profile Name
  • Description
Name this device profile and give it a description as a quick reminder of the purpose of the profile.
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Wireless Network

Profile Category Setting Options Description
Wi-Fi SSID Wi-Fi SSID config
  • Add Wi-Fi SSID
Pre-configure a Wi-Fi SSID to be set on affected devices.
Note: Deploying a profile with a Wi-Fi configuration to devices temporarily takes the devices offline. Make sure affected devices are connected to a wireless adapter before assigning this profile to successfully establish connection to your desired Wi-Fi SSID.
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Display

Profile Category Setting Options Description
Display Wallpaper Settings
  • Pre-set background images
  • Upload your own background
Select a wallpaper to apply to a device.
Note: Max acceptable size of a wallpaper image file is 5MB.
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Preferences

Profile Category Setting Options Description
Preferences Language
  • Choose Your Language
Configure the default language of the text displayed on the ViewBoard.
Date and Time
  • Automatic Date and Time Sync
  • Time Zone
  • 24-Hour Format
  • Date Format
Configure date and time formatting settings.
Startup and Shutdown
  • Standby Mode
  • ECO Mode
  • Schedule Startup and Shutdown
Set how a device enters standby mode whether or not ECO mode is enabled, and whether or not a device will have a preconfigured startup and shutdown schedule.
Settings Password
  • Enable Password for ViewBoard Settings
Set whether a user will need to enter a password to access ViewBoard settings (a pre-configuration of settings lock on the Manager remote control).
Toolbar
  • Side Toolbar Settings
Set whether the side toolbar will be accessible on the ViewBoard input or no input ports.
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Input Source

Profile Category Setting Options Description
Input Source Source Settings
  • Wake Up by Active HDMI Source
  • Signal Auto Search
  • Input Port Auto Switch
  • Energy Saving
  • HDMI CEC
Configure different settings relating to what action a device takes after inputs are plugged into the device.
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Apps

Profile Category Setting Options Description
Apps App Management
  • Preloaded Apps
  • Other Apps
Manage preloaded and other apps by setting them to show/hide on the ViewBoard OS home screen.This setting only affects apps already installed on devices. 
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System

Profile Category Setting Options Description
System Security
  • Allow Installing unknown apps
Set whether a device allows only pre-approved apps or also allows unknown apps to be installed.
System Update: Firmware Update
  • Auto Firmware Update
  • Schedule Firmware Update
Set whether a device automatically updates firmware and if you would like to schedule firmware update times.
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Overview of the Profiles list page.

Creating a device Profile

  1. Press Profiles on the left-side menu.
  2. Press the add button  to begin the profile creation process.
  3. Only the Profile section is required. Make sure to enter a name and description that is easily identifiable for future reuse.
  4. The remaining sections can be configured or left default. View the above configuration setting overview for more information on the purpose of available configuration options.
  5. Once all your desired configurations are set, press Create.
  6. The newly created profile should now display at the top of the profiles list.

Assigning a Profile to devices

Assigning from the Profiles page

  1. On the row of the desired profile, press .
  2. Check the box for the devices to which you want to assign this profile.
    • Use the search bar to filter for devices more easily.
    • Toggle over to the Group tab to select a pre-set group of devices. (Learn more about groups.)
  3. Once all desired devices are selected, press OK.
  4. The Profile Assignment Results popup will appear, displaying the status of the assigned settings.

Assigning from a device list

  1. Go to the All Devices page.
  2. Locate your desired Advanced devices.
    Option: Filter to an Advanced device-only view by pressing .
  3. Check the boxes for all devices to which you want to assign this profile.
  4. Press  in the main toolbar.
  5. Select the profile which you would like to assign to the selected devices.
  6. Press OK.
  7. The Profile Assignment Results popup will appear, displaying the status of the assigned settings.

Reviewing Profile Assignment Results

After settings have been assigned to devices, the immediate results will display, whether the profile has been assigned from the Profiles page or a device list.

To review the results at a later time,

  1. Press Profiles on the left-side menu.
  2. Switch to the Assignment history page by clicking the toggle .
  3. On the row of the desired profile, press the view history button .

Review results on the Assignment history page. Hover the cursor over a results icon to view the status of a given configuration assignment.

Statuses overview

The setting has successfully been sent to the device.
The setting encountered an error when being sent to the device.
Either the device did not receive the command, or the device does not support this specific setting configuration.
The device is currently offline. Once the device is online, the setting will be sent to the device. Check the result after the device is confirmed online.
The setting has been sent, but the result on the device is unknown. Check the device to confirm whether the device received the command.

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