I’m hoping this is an easy IA to create, and it could be a very strategic way to build Xp’s.
We’d like a way for the local machine to have a variable that the local XP can read. All it needs to be is a number within a text file. (When the IA is created in the XP, it will look for the text file in a specific folder in the IF files and read the variable within it. Since text doesn’t require any special software for any windows machine to open, the user could simply open the local machine files and change the variable if ever needed)
The point is to build ONE XP that can change based on what machine it is loaded onto. I can think of many examples of how this would be useful. It could save a lot of time and make deployment of many machines highly efficient, especially if there’s only minor content differences between the local xp’s.
Here’s a simple example of how this is powerful:
- Create an XP for hotels that all show the same basic branded info. However, certain items may change by location - for example the hotel name, it’s location, and maybe a picture gallery. A user could preset - these items to show based on the local variable. The hotel info for california may be referenced with the variable is 5, while different data is referenced when the local variable is 28. However, one XP is deployed to all locations, but the local variable determines the content.
One important thing about this - it would need to be GLOBAL as well. So all scenes could reference it…and the xp could switch to a scene based on the local variable as well.
I’m hoping this idea gets voted up. If there’s any other digital signage users out there that deal with many location deployments - please throw in your 2 cents! Thanks!