Displays can either be Free or Licensed. This article will help you understand what each is and how they’re different, so you can make the most informed decision about what Subscription Plan is right for you.
Free Displays include the following Rise Player features that make it easy for you to manage your digital signage:
Display Status: Verify if your Display is online or offline and when it last connected.
Reboot: Control when your Media Player reboots.
Display Screenshot: Verify what is showing on your Display.
System Information: Verify the local IP Address, MAC Address and Operating System of your Media Player.
Licensed Displays allows you to start and show content even when your Media Player is offline. Offline play is especially important if your display is located in an area with a slow or unreliable Internet connection. As long as your content has been loaded at least once, and the content doesn’t rely on real-time data feeds (such as weather or RSS news) your content will always be shown.
In addition to Offline Play our Licensed Displays include all new features added into in the future. Having your Display running as a Licensed Display means there’s nothing more you need to do when any features are added.
Which Widgets can I use on a Free Display?
When you open a Presentation in the Rise Vision Editor and add a Widget, the Widget selector will indicate which Widgets are available for Free Displays, and which are for Licensed Displays:
How do I know if my Display is Free or Licensed?
Log into https://apps.risevision.com/displays to see all the Displays in your Company. This shows the available licenses in your Company, as well as lists the Player Type for each Display:
If you want to change a Display’s type, either from Free to Licensed, or Licensed to Free, do this by clicking on the Display, and adjusting the slider in the top right: