Bandwidth is a critical part of any CMS. This article gives you information about how bandwidth works in XhibitSignage.
What You’ll Need:
- A compatible digital signage player e.g. Xhibit, BrightSign, etc.
- XhibitSignage Software with a supported feature package
- Internet Connectivity
Your account will have a “balance” of bandwidth that gets “charged” each time your traffic goes to or from our server. For example, think of your bandwidth limit as a bank account, and each file that you transfer will be like a debit from that account. There are 3 actions that will decrease your remaining limit:
Uploading files from your local hard drive
- Uploading files from your local hard drive. Your remaining account bandwidth will be reduced by that file size. If you had 10 GB and you uploaded 1 GB of data, you will have 9 GB remaining at this time.
Downloading files from our Xhibit Signage server to your Xhibit Devices
- Downloading files from our XhibitSignage Server to your Xhibit devices. If you download 1 GB of data onto 8 of your players, you will be charged 1 GB x 8 players, which equals 8 GB (1 GB x 8 players = 8 GB). The total file size is then deducted from your allocation remaining. Therefore, 9 GB – 8 GB = 1 GB remaining.
Screenshots, Logs, and Diagnostics
- When the device checks in to our server, it sends a small amount of data to confirm that it is still online and active, and sends a small resolution screenshot of what is appearing on your screen. This data is negligible; you could upload over 1000 screenshots to our servers without significantly affecting your bandwidth limitation.
With that explained, you may review your current usage to identify why and how your bandwidth has been used up on your account. Accidental, partial, corrupted uploads and/or downloads will also be charged from your account. We have thus put safeguards on our CMS due to the above issues. To prevent these problems being a surprise, you can track your bandwidth usage on your account.
Tracking Your Bandwidth
- Click on your username in the top-right-hand corner.
- Click the SETTINGS button.
- The section in the top-right-hand corner is where you will see a graphical representation of your current allocation and usage
- Additionally, your bandwidth will renew every year on the date that your account was created.