That we often see at various installations when you are used to PowerPoint for designing presentations. Basically, that simple software allows the user to add a sequence to a playlist. They can then select a basic image or a more complex Flash video. Flash or SWF files are often used to display the dynamic information. On a JPG, you can’t calculate the number of days without an accident in their software.
The big disadvantage of this type of technology is that a normal user cannot create or edit Flash files and this is expensive custom development. Nothing is easier than PowerPoint and our DataPoint to create dynamic data driven presentations. You just add slides, add your image and put some dynamic controls on top of it. This simply can’t get easier than that. Everyone gets full control. But most people don’t think of PowerPoint as LED software and not everyone expects that you can connect such a giant industrial screen from a computer with only a VGA output. Here is the LED screen with the old LED software (the numbers are masked).
Our slide design will be set to 1024 by 768 pixels. Normally, you will see inches or centimeters as unit, but, you can just enter pixel values here too, and not many people know this. Then, go to Design, Slide Size and click Custom Slide Size… Enter 1024px and 768px and these values will be automatically translated as 10.667″ by 8″.
Go to the Slide Master and insert a shape covering the full slide like so. Here, you will see the default color being used, and set the Shape Outline to No outline.
Optionally, you can use our DataPoint add-on for PowerPoint to display information in real-time or to increment that number of days since the last accident and other counters and countdowns.
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