Screen Saver Mode

You can also use FrontFace as a flexible digital signage screensaver!

The FrontFace Player App can also be used as screensaver thanks to the included "Screensaver" event source plugin. This is great on interactive kiosk terminals where moving content and information are supposed to be displayed while the terminal is "idle" and no user is interacting with the system!

Finally, it is now also possible to not only show pictures but also other content such as videos, Web pages, PDF documents, weather forecast or the latest news headlines as screensaver to get even more value from your kiosk terminal. You can easily update or replace the content or use a timer-based scheduling. All features of the powerful digital signage software FrontFace are also available in screensaver mode.

Just create an interactive touchscreen front end using FrontFace. When the terminal is idle, and it is used interactively it can automatically show your digital signage content in screen saver mode. By adding a notice such as "Touch me!" or "Please touch the screen!" to your playlist, you can easily engage the user to interact with terminal.

Once the terminal detects an interaction by touch screen, mouse or keyboard, the screen saver mode is stopped, and the terminal returns to the regular, interactive kiosk application.

  • Easy Integration:
    Technically, the screensaver is nothing else than a regular FrontFace playlist which gives a lot of possibilities when designing your screensaver!
  • Highly Customizable:
    Display your own, individual content and create playlists with the latest information - always up-to-date!
  • Enliven your Kiosk Terminal:
    If your kiosk terminal is not used ("idle") you can use the screen to attract and engage users by showing moving content and interesting information.
  • Maximum Reusability:
    You can reuse existing content, files and templates. There is no need to recreate existing content to be able to use it with the screensaver feature of FrontFace!

Setting up FrontFace as Screen Saver is easy:

Simply create a playlist using the FrontFace Assistant that is supposed to be used as screen saver content. Then install "Screensaver" event source plugin that is included with FrontFace in your project, select your playlist and and define after how many minutes of no interaction the screensaver should start and you are good to go!

For more information on how to set up the screensaver mode, please see the FrontFace User Manual and this blog article!

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