Carousel’s Power Save feature gives you the ability to be green and energy efficient by managing the display connected to your Carousel Cloud Media Players. It works across all Media Player types and does not require any advanced configuration!
Using this feature, you can create a Power Save Schedule*.
*Timezone based on Carousel Cloud system time.
Manage multiple unique schedules.
You can manage your players Power Save settings in bulk from the media player management screen by highlighting the desired players, selecting Power Save from the bulk Actions drop-down menu, then selecting your schedule.
Additionally, you can manage a players power save settings in their individual settings menu.
When your Media Players enter Power Save Mode they will stop displaying your Carousel Channel and their status will be indicated in your Media Player List.
Power Save Methods (Technical Stuff)
To make it as easy as possible for you, Carousel will automatically send commands using different protocols to tell your display to enter Power Save mode. As a result, there are no protocol settings to worry about!
Which protocol ultimately causes your displays to enter Power Save mode will depend on both your player type and your display’s capabilities.
These are the specific protocols Carousel uses:
CEC - The player will send a CEC command to the display attempting to enter or exit power save. Displays that support this protocol will power on or off based on the commands it receives.
Please note that CEC is only supported on Brightsign Media Players. Though AppleTV devices internally support CEC, Apple does not make that feature available for external use.
Power Save - This sends an Energy Star Power Save/DPMS signal to the display. Displays that support this protocol will power off or on based on the commands it receives.
Energy Star/DPMS is supported on Brightsign (for non CEC displays). As of Apple Player version 23, Apple has restricted the ability for 3rd party applications to utilize this functionality.
Blanking - This stops the playback of bulletins and the display will turn black. This condition will cause some displays to enter a built-in power saving mode and others to conserve energy through non-utilization.
All other media player types and displays support this protocol, meaning you will not have any Media Player types that are unable to utilize Power Save.