Things you will need

To use VMcast, you will need a few things:

Install VMcast on your device

There are many ways to connect a network device to your waiting room TV. Depending on your chosen hardware, install VMcast using one of these methods:

Manage your stream in Control Center

The VMcast Control Center is where you manage your VMcast stream(s). A stream in gold that says “Setup Stream” needs some information to be ready for streaming. Click on the “Setup Stream” button to set your stream name and location. Now you can edit that stream and choose what plays on the TV. A broadcast area loop is required, but you can also set loops for the side, bottom and top frames of the TV.

Setting Up a New Stream

Build a broadcast loop

A broadcast loop is a collection of content you put together that plays indefinitely on your VMcast. It includes ViewMedica videos, public health videos, text and image slides and your own videos.

Create a Broadcast Loop

Build a side frame loop (optional)

Spotlight information at the same time your broadcast loop is playing by adding a loop to the side of your TV screen. This is a great area to introduce staff members, add in weather slides, or make general office announcements.

Create a Side Loop

Build a bottom frame loop (optional)

Create another layer of information that runs at the same time your broadcast loop is playing by adding a loop to the bottom of your TV screen. This is a great area to add in news feeds, weather slides, or make general office announcements.

Create a Bottom Loop

Build a top frame loop (optional)

Create another layer of information that runs at the same time your broadcast loop is playing by adding a loop to the top of your TV screen. This thin area at the top of your TV area is meant for messages, RSS feeds, or weather.

Create a Top Loop

Preview and play your VMcast stream

You can preview your VMcast stream right in the Control Center by clicking the “Preview Stream” button. Or, send the changes you’ve made directly to the TV and watch it there.

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