Content Flow Model
The diagram below illustrates the process that moves Content from your Content Manager to its final destination, your Player. An explanation of the terms found in the table, and more specific explanation of the types of Media follow the diagram.
|Template||The layout of a page(s) in which a user can change media assets or fill in the text via a simple form.|
Filled-in templates that can be added to your content library.
|Media||Media is an object like an image, video, scalascript, html5 widget, etc that can be placed directly into a Playlist.|
|Content||Content is all of the above items, but only Messages and Media can be assigned to a Playlist.|
|Playlist||Collection of Content with specification around how it should be played. At the most basic level, it will define the sequence of those items, and the length each item appears. Within a playlist, there may be item specific scheduling. Also, Playlist can reference and nest other Playlists within them.|
|Schedule||The main form of controlling when a Playlist is shown. A schedule contains one or many Playlists.|
|Frame||Subset of a Channel, and each frame has one or many Schedules assigned to it.|
|Channel||What the Player is assigned to listen to. A Channel can be broken down into Frames (or is defined as one full frame). This channel frameset defines the screen real estate into smaller sub-chunks, each with its own content stream.|
|Player||A playback device is called the Player. A Player is "tuned" to a Channel in Content Manager.|
Security settings determine what can be done by Users. An explanation of the terms found in the diagram follow below.
|Users||These are the accounts with logins. They are the People who access the system. A user can be mapped to workgroups and roles.|
|Permissions||Permissions are granular security access settings in the system. A permission defines access to functional features within the software.|
|Roles||Roles are groupings of permissions that are assigned to Users.|
|Workgroups||Users are mapped to workgroups. Workgroups are "teams" of people that work together.|
|Content||A list of media accessible by the User's Workgroup.|
|System Features||A group of users within a role, have permission to interact with the system in a certain way, across the content they have access to.|