How to create a shelf edge display in Pricer?

  1. Connect the 23″ Android based shelf edge display to power. You need to connect to it either a mouse/keyboard (can be done with a mouse only, but it will take you a lot of time to type the screen key in step #15). There is a combined WiFi mini keyboard which has a touch pad (better option that replaced both mouse and keyboard).
  2. Once the Android is up and running, you need to access the Android settings and choose a WiFi network. Better be the local WiFi network in the store. Please notice that if you use a Mimo Monitors MST-23016 stretch display, right-click doesn’t take you back. You have to click the back icon in the system bar. And where is the system bar? For revealing the system bar, just swipe the cursor from the right edge of the display toward the left direction (while left-clicking).
  3. Afterwards, set the timezone and date/time (in the Android settings, too) to the local time and to be taken from the local network.
  4. If you already have a pre-installed NoviSign app, uninstall it. If you don’t skip to the next step.
  5. Install the NoviSign app (the latest APK can be downloaded from here, so you’ll need to use the default browser of the shelf display for that).
  6. After installing the APK, start the app, enter the app’s settings by clicking the gear icon in the top right corner of the entrance screen of the NoviSign app.
  7. Under the “Display” block of settings, turn off the “Display Notifications”, in order to hide notifications.
  8. Under the “Play Mode” block of settings, turn on the “Restart on Inactivity”, in order to auto start the playlist in any case.
  9. Change the value of the “Parameters Name” setting (under the “Player” block of settings) to “PRICER” (without quotes and in capital letters).
  10. Change the value of the “Parameters Key” setting (under the “Player” block of settings) to the poster number which should be assigned to this unit (i.e. N4618214171913275). This will be the ID of this unit in the Pricer software.
  11. Scroll down to the “Advanced” block of settings and enter the “External Interfaces” menu.
  12. Below, you will find a submenu called “Pricer Integration”. Access it, turn on the “Enable Pricer Integration” setting, set the IP address of the Pricer local server (i.e. something like 10.0.0.27) in the “Pricer Server Host” setting and finally, set the API key (taken from the Pricer local server) in the “Pricer API Key” setting.
  13. Get back to the entrance screen of the app (using the back icon of the system bar, of course).
  14. Check the “Start automatically…” checkbox, for auto start of the app.
  15. In the screen key textbox, type the screen key which you like to assign to this unit (if you do not know it, contact nir@novisign.com)
  16. Press “Go” and watch the display.
  17. After the content appears, stop the running playlist (by clicking the back icon in the system bar).
  18. Enter the app’s settings by clicking the gear icon in the top right corner of the entrance screen of the NoviSign app.
  19. Turn on the “Work Offline” setting (under the “Connectivity” block of settings), in order to prevent updates to the media (updates to the data, such as prices, will keep happening).
  20. Exit the settings and press “Go” again.
  21. Now all you need is to go to the Pricer software and there, you have to link to the poster number (your shelf display has to have a unique poster number for this purpose) to the 4 product IDs which you like to display (you have to do this action 4 times for each of the 4 items; you can have between 1 to 4 products on a 23″ shelf display), for this this tag. After doing so, it will take approximately one minute for the products’ data to get updated on the shelf display.

Configuring shelf displayIn case, you already got from us a pre-defined shelf display, instead of installing it from scratch, please follow the following steps to re-configure it:

How to reconfigure a shelf edge display in Pricer?

  1. Connect the 23″ Android based shelf edge display to power. You need to connect to it either a mouse/keyboard (can be done with a mouse only, but it will take you a lot of time to type the screen key in step #9). There is a combined WiFi mini keyboard which has a touch pad (better option that replaced both mouse and keyboard).
  2. Once the Android is up and running, you need to access the Android settings and choose a WiFi network. Better be the local WiFi network in the store. Please notice that if you use a Mimo Monitors MST-23016 stretch display, right-click doesn’t take you back. You have to click the back icon in the system bar. And where is the system bar? For revealing the system bar, just swipe the cursor from the right edge of the display toward the left direction (while left-clicking).
  3. Afterwards, set the timezone and date/time (in the Android settings, too) to the local time and to be taken from the local network.
  4. Start the NoviSign app, enter the app’s settings by clicking the gear icon in the top right corner of the entrance screen of the NoviSign app.
  5. Change the value of the “Parameters Key” setting (under the “Player” block of settings) to the poster number which should be assigned to this unit (i.e. N4618214171913275). This will be the ID of this unit in the Pricer software.
  6. Scroll down to the “Advanced” block of settings and enter the “External Interfaces” menu.
  7. Below, you will find a submenu called “Pricer Integration”. Access it, turn on the “Enable Pricer Integration” setting, set the IP address of the Pricer local server (i.e. something like 10.0.0.27) in the “Pricer Server Host” setting and finally, set the API key (taken from the Pricer local server) in the “Pricer API Key” setting.
  8. Get back to the entrance screen of the app (using the back icon of the system bar, of course).
  9. In the screen key textbox, in case you need to change the screen key, type the screen key which you like to assign to this unit (if you do not know it, contact nir@novisign.com)
  10. Press “Go” and watch the display.
  11. Now all you need is to go to the Pricer software and there, you have to link to the poster number (your shelf display has to have a unique poster number for this purpose) to the 4 product IDs which you like to display (you have to do this action 4 times for each of the 4 items; you can have between 1 to 4 products on a 23″ shelf display), for this this tag. After doing so, it will take approximately one minute for the products’ data to get updated on the shelf display.

Please notice, that in case you get some errors on the screen or some data doesn’t appear in all soft labels, it might be that your Pricer local server uses different field names in the database. Some of the right field names which NoviSign uses are (they’re all case sensitive and in uppercase letters): ITEMID, ITEM_NAME, INT_ITEM_CODE, ITEM_SIZE, PRICE and UNIT_PRICE.

Changing the labels style and choosing a different background video will soon be added to the Pricer app, so you won’t need to use NoviSign’s CMS for doing that.
Here is a link to a manual of how to link/unlink products to your shelf display in Pricer’s environment

Nir