Carousel lets you create and manage the content that you see on your screens.
Media players are the hardware devices that display your content on a screen.
At Carousel, we focus on making the best content management software, and use 3rd party media players to show your content.
A channel is everything that you see up on your display when it is turned on. All of the content you build is displayed on a channel. You can have many different channels throughout your facility that display the same information or different information based on what is best for that location.
Zones are individual areas on your channel that you can put your content in. Users build content for specific zones.
Shared Zones can be displayed on any channel you choose. A shared zone might be something like the time or current weather condition. A shared zone is something you want displayed on all channels throughout your facility.
Unique zones are specific to one channel and only appear on the channel configured to display it. This allows you to have different announcements in your break room for employees than for guests in the lobby, while shared zones such as the time and current weather conditions display in both places.
Zones contain many different bulletins made up of important messages, audio, video, images and alerts. Bulletins are the actual visual elements that you put on the display for all to see.
You can choose from a variety of templates that ship with Carousel to create your bulletins and you can schedule them throughout the day.