TelemetryTV Announces Exciting New Features

This week our hardworking product team at TelemetryTV announced a big release.  It includes a NEW applications library, big enhancements to the media manager, and a sizeable improvement to our user interface. 

Meet the NEW App Library in TelemetryTV

Applications become a new pillar of the TelemetryTV platform giving users turnkey visuals and dynamic content for their displays.  Apps fill the entire screen and can tell more visually complex stories than standard digital signage or dashboards. 

TelemetryTVs Apps reduce noise and show only essential information helping create clear and compelling messages or calls to action.  With Apps, the data sources are fully integrated and the setup is easy.  Our initial app release is comprised of 9 new Apps with more on the way, check them out by logging into TelemetryTV.  

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Picture of the Weather App. 

Picture of the Weather App. 

Want to use your own app on TelemetryTV?

TelemetryTV now offers custom web application support so that you may write your own tailored solution while leveraging the power of TelemetryTV's advanced display platform. Custom apps allow you to create solutions for your particular use case and distribute access to your solution to displays via the TelemetryTV application. 

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Whether you’re running your own web-based interactive kiosk application or very specific digital signage visualisations - you can use custom app support when TelemetryTV’s standard feature set doesn’t meet your use case.  Custom apps are a powerful way to meet the functionality and performance you desire while leveraging all the awesome display management infrastructure TelemetryTV has built. 

Learn more about custom apps in our documentation. 

We’ve made two big improvements to the Media Manager. 

  1. Users can upload and broadcast Powerpoint decks or PDFs with ease to their managed displays. Now when you upload a Powerpoint or PDF file to TelemetryTV, the media manager will parse each slide or page and save it as a .png image file in the sequence it was uploaded.  
  2. Users can now upload images or videos in batches to the media manager. 

Last but not least… TelemetryTV gets a facelift. 

TelemetryTV keeps getting better with age.  We’ve enhanced our user interface by adding visual thumbnails to the playlist for quick referencing. 

We’ve also added a digital signage and dashboard template library with thumbnails to the board editor section.  Finally, menus have been augmented to be more user friendly and intuitive. 

Sign into TelemetryTV to explore the new features. 

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Case Study: How TelemetryTV and Chromeboxes helped this company bring dashboards to the fore.

Summary:
How E-xact Transactions Ltd. (A Payment Gateway) used Google Chrome devices to help bring TelemetryTV (Dashboard/Digital Signage CMS) into their organization using Chromeboxes, Chromebits, and the Chrome Device Manager.

Business Description:
E-xact Transactions Ltd. is an industry veteran in e-commerce, specializing in protecting merchants from PCI exposure—minimizing their risk while maximizing their online opportunities. Their industry-leading software enables business to drive online and card-present sales within a secure, scalable, and intuitive interface. They have over 50+ employees that work at their Vancouver, BC head office.

The Challenge:
Processing billions of dollars in transactions a year, E-xact Transactions needed to monitor several business lines in real-time against a myriad of key performance indicators. Monitoring all the various business lines’ KPIs proved difficult as they didn’t have an easy way to present their critical metrics to key stakeholders.

Teams like DevOps, who were responsible for major product releases or monitoring networks had to investigate many different layers of the business to understand the business' health at any given time.

Key executives relied on reports from DevOps to be aware of risks in the business or any critical issues that needed addressing. Traditional reporting methods were slow, arduous, and inaccessible to many staff.

The Solution:
E-xact Transactions used TelemetryTV (CMS) to create real-time dashboards for key stakeholders. They then broadcasted theses real-time dashboards to large 55” HD flatscreens mounted on the walls in key areas within their head office. The 15 flatscreens were powered by Google Chromeboxes and centrally provisioned TelemetryTV's Media Player (A Chrome App) using the Chrome Manager.

“The Chrome Device Manager made it extremely easy to provision multiple Chrome devices quickly and with ease.” said Derek Ferguson, VP Engineering, E-xact Transactions Ltd.

As soon as the flatscreens went up on the wall, employees started to pay attention to them. Critical KPIs were now streaming in real-time for all to see. It quickly brought a unified sense of awareness to the company and changed the tone of meetings for the better. The Chromeboxes proved reliable in keeping the broadcasts up 24/7. And since the Chromeboxes ran the TelemetryTV media player app in kiosk mode, technical support was not required if a reboot was ever needed.

The Results:
The new dashboard initiative via TelemetryTV, Chromeboxes and the Chrome Device Manager dramatically cut monitoring costs due to savings in human labour and better response time to critical issues.

As well, the DevOps team addressed issues with more accuracy and completeness than before.

Key executives now had live reports showing all the critical metrics of their business which freed up time for strategic work as they no longer needed to attend status meetings.

“Chromeboxes proved to be a vital component to realizing our dashboard strategy. ” said Brian Archer, CTO, E-xact Transactions Ltd.

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Announcing our new telemetrytv.com website!

Announcing our new telemetrytv.com website!

We're excited to launch our new website, TelemetryTV.com. For those that are unfamiliar with what we do, TelemetryTV helps businesses improve the way they communicate content and information to stakeholders through dashboards, digital signage, and programmatic TV

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TelemetryTV looking to connect with partners and integrators at Digital Signage Expo

TelemetryTV looking to connect with partners and integrators at Digital Signage Expo

Vancouver, Canada, March 15, 2016 - TelemetryTV, a Unified Display Management platform offering dashboards, digital signage, and programmatic TV announced today that they are looking to connect with partners and integrators. 

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TelemetryTV to showcase Unified Display Management platform at Digital Signage Expo

TelemetryTV to showcase Unified Display Management platform at Digital Signage Expo

Vancouver, Canada, March 14, 2016 - TelemetryTV, who recently launched the Unified Display Management platform offering digital signage, dashboards, and programmatic TV, announced today that they will be be attending the upcoming Digital Signage Expo (DSE) in Las Vegas, from March 16-17, 2016, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

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Announcing Telemetry's Killer NEW Features

Announcing Telemetry's Killer NEW Features

We’re excited to be releasing Account v3 of Telemetry..  In version 3 of Accounts, we will be introducing the Displays feature which gives you the ability to program, schedule, and broadcast your media (real-time dashboards, streaming video, images, etc)  to 10s -1000s of displays through the Telemetry manager.

As well, the Agent Scripting Language (ASL) which modifies our Telemetry Agent will be replaced with Lua. [Read More]

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Telemetry delivers more awesome features!

Telemetry delivers more awesome features!

Read all about the Telemetry's most recent feature release update.  From widgets actions, to single sign-on to group admins.  There's a lot of great improvements. 

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Introducing our New Agent with Graphite Support

Introducing our New Agent with Graphite Support

Recently we launched a new version of our Telemetry Agent.  The Agent is software that is designed to sit next to your data, derive metrics from that data and regularly send those metrics up to Telemetry for display.  It's a convenient little binary application for Linux and Windows that simplifies the process of integrating your custom data with Telemetry.  

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What's so hard about streaming metrics at enterprise scale?

What's so hard about streaming metrics at enterprise scale?

In a recent TED Talk, David McCandless stated “data visualization gives us a second language - the language of the eye- for communicating information.  When the language of the eye works in tandem with the language of the mind (numbers, concepts, words) we start speaking both languages simultaneously, each enhancing the other.” 

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The General Purpose Kiosk Computer

The General Purpose Kiosk Computer

Recently, Google introduced Single App Kiosk mode as a part of the Chrome Management functionality.  These products have the potential to create a similar single purpose transformation that the iPad brought to computing.   Using Chrome Management’s kiosk mode, the Chromebox can be set to boot right in to a specific application, making that device a single purpose application.  

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Telemetry for Apple Watch

Telemetry for Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is finally here, and we are proud to announce the release of a brand new version of our iOS app that takes full advantage of all its capabilities.

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Welcome to Telemetry 2.0

Welcome to Telemetry 2.0

We've recently just launched Telemetry 2.0!   

Telemetry has 3 key components. The Editor, where you can design and build up your boards. Agents, where we’ll help you integrate your data. And finally, the Viewer, so you can securely share your new boards.    

Happy Data Visualizing!

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4 Questions to Consider when Broadcasting Dashboards

 4 Questions to Consider when Broadcasting Dashboards

If you are broadcasting real-time dashboards across your organization, this post will contemplate some of the questions you’ll face as well as tools you have at your disposal.

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Navigating the Sea with Realtime Sensors Analytics

Navigating the Sea with Realtime Sensors Analytics

With the advent of mobile digital sensors, the internet of things, and real time visualizations, the seafaring world is innovating and capturing efficiencies never seen before in marine instrumentation history.

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Telemetry Keeps Getting Better!

Telemetry Keeps Getting Better!

The Telemetry team has released a suite of new powerful features to the application.

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Telemetry to Support iOS8 and Yosemite on Launch

Telemetry to Support iOS8 and Yosemite on Launch

The Telemetry crew recently watched the live feed of Apple’s highly anticipated 2014 World Wide Developers Conference.

As always, Apple pulled off some big surprises, and one of the most interesting unveilings for the Telemetry team was Apple’s release of the new app extension features, allowing third-party apps to communicate with other apps.

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How SXSW Monitored Their Crowd Flow Metrics in Realtime

How SXSW Monitored Their Crowd Flow Metrics in Realtime

Every spring, hundreds of thousands of people descend on the city of Austin, TX, to partake in a cornucopia of music, technology, and film.  Tech entrepreneurs mingle with filmmakers, while musicians belt out powerful vocals to the crowds buzzing through the chaotic streets of downtown Austin.  It’s cross-pollination at its best and it’s called SXSW.  You have to be there to truly understand it. This year the SXSW team  used Telemetry's real time data visualization software to understand and manage the crowds that flowed through the hundreds of events.

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Announcing our new time series partner!

Announcing our new time series partner!

Time series data storage and analysis articulated through rich, meaningful, real-time data visualizations.

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with our friends at TempoDB.  TempoDB is a simple, scalable, and fast time series database service.

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Security Alert: The Heartbleed Bug

Security Alert: The Heartbleed Bug

Our staff at Telemetry implemented a patch to eliminate the security vulnerability the same night we learned of the vulnerability (April 7, 2014). 

 

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Dashboards on a stick: Now with more Chromecast

Dashboards on a stick: Now with more Chromecast

 Today, we're excited to announce that Telemetry is now fully compatible with Google Cast, including the companys's Chromecast device which allows you to visualize boards on any HDMI-compatible screen using an all-in-one dongle that is approximately the size of a USB stick.

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