This article covers how to use the LED Ticker Software for use with Rise Vision tickers installed before February 2021. Tickers running the Rise Vision software are managed at ticker.risedisplay.com.
To use the Ticker software, you must first have the following:
- A free Google account used to log in. Create one for free at Google.com.
- An active Internet connection from the ticker to the Rise Vision servers. Check the Network requirements.
Table of Contents
- Logging in
- Selecting a ticker
- Managing the ticker playlist
- Adding ticker content
- Adding financial data content
This video provides a brief overview of how to log in and manage ticker content:
- Go to ticker.risedisplay.com.
- Click Login.
- Click Login with Google and enter your login information.
- Click Allow to give the application permission to access your Google Account.
Selecting a ticker
Once you are logged in, any tickers you have been granted access to will be listed.
If no tickers are listed, make sure you are logging in with the correct Google account. firstname.lastname@example.org can help with the steps to grant access.
The cog wheel to the left of the ticker allows you to access the ticker settings, where you can grant access to additional users and configure power save, scroll speed and brightness. Note that the "restart ticker" option here uses the network to restart the ticker, and won't work if the ticker is not connected.
Clicking on the ticker's name opens the ticker's playlist to allow you to add or remove content from it.
Managing the ticker playlist
All content added to your ticker is organized into a playlist. The playlist's content is rendered as images and scrolled onto the ticker from top to bottom.
Playlist items can be sorted by clicking the up and down arrows on the left hand side, or deleted by clicking on the trash can icon.
All changes made to the ticker playlist are saved automatically. Since the ticker scrolls a static image from right to left, once it has started scrolling an image it generally isn't possible to interrupt it -- changes made will update to the ticker within a few minutes, and will show on the screen after all existing content has been scrolled off.
Adding ticker content
To add content to your ticker, click on the type of content you'd like to add from the list of icons at the top of the ticker playlist.
Clicking the icon will open a page where you can fill in the details of the data you would like to show. You can name each playlist item for easier sorting by entering the name into the first field at the top.
The "Schedule" option can be used to set dates or times during which the playlist item will scroll; the rest of the time, it will be skipped in the playlist.
The other fields vary based on content types but you can generally follow the on-screen prompts from top to bottom without issue. Financial Data works a bit differently and is covered in greater detail below.
When you are done making changes, click on the back button on the top-left to return to the playlist. Changes are saved automatically.
Adding financial data content
Clicking on the "Financial" icon at the top of the ticker's playlist will create a new playlist item containing a financial data list. Certain types of financial data cannot be mixed in the same financial data list, so it's considered best practice to create a separate financial playlist item for each type of financial data you would like to show.
This quick video goes over everything you need to know about adding financial data lists to your ticker:
First, wait for the list content to load before making any changes. The default list will load in with only the NASDAQ 100 list. If you don't want to show the NASDAQ 100, simply remove it by clicking on the trash can icon.
Next, name your list by clicking over the text that says "Financial" in the first field at the top and typing over it. It's typically recommended to name your list based on the type of data in it, like "Equities" or "Commodities", to make it easier to manage.
To add a symbol to the financial data list, click on "Add Instrument". This will load the full list of financial data symbols which have ever existed in our data set. You can filter the list by typing the symbol or stock name into the search and pressing the Enter key.
Stock symbols in the ticker software are made up of two parts separated by a dot. To the left of the dot is the stock symbol, and to the right is the exchange it is traded on. Only US exchanges are currently available, which would be the NASDAQ (ending in O) and the NYSE (ending in N). So, for example,
AAPL.O represents Apple's stock on the NASDAQ.
Once you've found the symbol you would like to add, click on it to add it and return to the financial list. You can add any number of instruments to the list by repeating the steps above. When you're done, click the "Back" button on the top-left to save your changes and return to the ticker playlist.
To add different types of financial data, the best practice is to create a new financial list for each type by returning to the ticker playlist and clicking "Financial". If your ticker shows a message like "INCORRECT_TYPE" instead of a stock symbol you were expecting, make sure your lists have been separated so that different types of data are each in their own list.