QL Content Manager CMS

The Navori QL Content Manager CMS features a simple and intuitive web-based interface while providing all the advanced features and functionalities you would expect from a professional grade software platform. QL Content Manager supports rich content within any web browser on any platform, desktop or mobile. The combination of intuitive ‘drag & drop’ design and robust feature set is what makes the Navori CMS a top choice for organizations around the world.

QL Content Manager features:

  • Suitable for content management, user management, player management, reporting/analytics and content creation.
  • HTML5 based, and compatible with any web browser and platform.
  • A tool that requires no local software to be installed on user devices.
  • Feature rich and intuitive.
  • Easy to learn and use, regardless of computer skill level.
  • Security and stress tested regularly.
  • Available in 32 different languages.
  • AD and ADFS compatible for user provisioning and single sign-on.

Content Library

Each group/network level features its own content library. To share content among multiple sub-groups, simply import the content at the group level and ensure all sub-group users have been given access to the group above their sub-group. Content flows and is inherited going ‘downwards’ in the network tree, making sharing of content and playlists between groups very easy.

Users can preview uploaded videos in full screen, directly from the content library at any time. Easily swap in new versions of a specified media that has already been placed in playlists and schedules, by using the ‘update media’ feature in the media properties.

Trim the duration of uploaded videos directly in the Navori CMS. Apply tags and validity periods to any uploaded media, automating your playback workflows.

Easily Manage & Display Content on Your Screens

Assign validity period: User may assign one or more validity periods to each media in the library. Validity periods are based on a time/day of the week basis.
(e.g. clip X can only be shown between 8 and 10 AM weekdays or on specific days and this rule will apply for the next month).

Smart Content Folders : In order to make the content library even easier to navigate, a new set of smart content folders have been added to the CMS. These folders let users quickly locate content based on their assigned tags, expiration dates, date of last edit or by the user that last edited a piece of content. Smart Folders also list content to be approved before they are distributed. Smart folders process contents metadata in order to group media assets in a way that will make the content managers tasks easier and quicker to complete.

Playlists (Professional edition)

Playlists are lists of media items that you want to schedule. You can create an unlimited number of playlists and assign them to time slots in the planning window. When you update your QL Players, they will show the playlist’s content according to your schedule (time slots).

By default, media items will play according to their position in the playlist. Media items can be reordered by drag and drop or you may set the playlist contents to play randomly.

Users can upload up to 25 media files or assign URLs to each Player (this is called Location Specific Content and configured in the Player Properties). Content is called up by adding one or more placeholders in any playlist. This is so you can assign a playlist to a group of Players and display both shared and local content within the same group. Players that have no content assigned to a placeholder will skip it and play the next item in the playlist.

Content assigned meta tags will only play on Players with matching tags (and follow the “exact” or “partial” match as configured in the Content Properties.
Each playlist can have one or more tickers assigned to it. These tickers will be shown until the end of the playlist’s programmed time slot.

Playlists can also be assigned to a group that contains multiple levels of sub-groups. This will support for example a national, regional and local organization. Playlists in the upper levels can be made available to lower levels permitting global/local playlist management.

Scheduling Grid (Planning, Professional edition)

Each playlist you wish to display on your players must be assigned one or more time slots in the scheduling grid. Users drag and drop the desired playlists into the planning grid and then specify how long they want this playlist to run.

  • Pre-schedule your content playback as far in advance as you like.
  • The planning grid provides a visual representation of your weekly programming. If the grid is empty and users push an update to their Players, they will show the default media. To display playlists users must drag and drop them onto the grid and assign a time slot.

The system supports two types of programming techniques.

  • Sequential programming: This is when time slots follow one another. For example, playlist A runs from 8 to 10AM, B from 10 to 11AM, etc.
  • Overlapped programming: This is when two or more time slots overlap one another.
Digital Signage Content Scheduling

Player Monitoring

Navori QL Content Manager features a built-in and full featured player monitoring window right in your web browser. This tool provides you with real time health and status information on all media players.

Each media player shown in the CMS is color coded to provide you with a clear view of the health of your entire network of players at a single glance.

The system supports stored monitoring queries to help facilitate Player monitoring tasks on large networks. Users can preselect various selection criteria to filter monitoring results. These queries are then saved in a drop-down list for use by other users.

Here is a list of the various query options that can be modified and stored in the system: Query name, period, download status, player status, screen status and  software version

Digital Signage Monitoring System

Player Diagnostics and Live Screenshot

Users can access player diagnostics and a live screenshot in the QL Content Manager UI. Also featured in this window is a live screenshot of what the player in question is currently playing on screen. SThese valuable tools present end users and operators alike a fast and efficient tool for troubleshooting live players from the comfort of the Navori CMS.

Player Diagnostic and Screenshot
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Domains and Multi-Tenancy

The Navori QL Digital Signage is a multi-tenant platform that is suitable for network operators, A/V integrators and end users alike. In a multi-tenant environment, groups/networks of players, users and content can be kept entirely separate from one another.

The use of player groups and user domains in Navori’s multi-tenant environment gives operators the ability to host multiple customers from a single server, without each customer knowing that the others even exist. For end users, the use of user domains in a multi-tenant environment allows for the segregation of users, players and content on a per group/network basis. This allows you to provide different regions, departments and locations the ability to manage only the users, players and content that are meant to be under their control.

Administrators create domains below the root to provide secure access to any given group. This can also include any sub-group below the selected group. Users created at this level will have access to the group and sub-groups that part of this domain and nothing else.

Sub-domains are created to provide secure access to any sub-group. This can include the group directly above the sub-group which is sometimes necessary to let users access content stored at the higher level. Users created at this level will have access to the group and sub-groups selected to be part of this domain.

Each user account is assigned a domain (or sub-domain), a rights profile, an alert profile and an event profile.  Navori QL Server is delivered with pre-configured rights, alert and event profiles that administrators can edit as necessary.  Administrators can also create custom profiles.

User Roles and Permissions

On a per user basis, Navori administrators can decide which features and functionalities any user can have access to when working in the Navori CMS. QL Content Manager provides multi-level user controls and access rights such that each user can only use the features and functionalities that they need. An unlimited number of user accounts can be provisioned in the Navori CMS.