One of the most popular uses at BrightGauge is to put your dashboards up on a BIG SCREEN TV! This is especially true since many of our customers are IT Services firms who have a “Help desk” or bull pen style work environment. So a TV with real time information helps everyone stay on the same page. With this need in mind, we have two cool features we’re here to discuss.
First is the concept of present mode in general (or TV mode). In any dashboard you’ll see the Present Option in the top right. Once clicked you’ll get these two options
The end result is a minimized dashboard that takes up the monitor's full screen capability.
You can then configure whether you love the dark background (we do) or if you want to stick with a light background. Just click on the paint brush in the top right and you can switch background colors.
If you ever want to go directly to this URL with the minimized header and dark background, you can just copy the Dashboard URL and add in /TV at the end. For example: https://test.brightgauge.co/dashboards/a34f-11e6-b859-0e0926961905/tv
What we found was that many people had only 1-2 TVs but many KPIs they wanted to rotate through during the work day to keep the data exciting and interesting. So in 2015 we came out with Dashboard Rotations. When you click on the second option from Present link on the dashboard, you’ll be greeted with this screen:
In this screen you configure your playlists as well as going straight into present mode. Each playlist is saved per user and there is a max of 3 playlists and 10 dashboards per playlist.
You can also get the unique URL to go directly into the playlist by clicking on the link icon next to the playlist name. The link will be copied to your clipboard automatically.
The default rotation time for the dashboard is 2 minutes but you can customize with our 4 options available once you’re in present mode.
You’ll see the PAUSE button on your dashboard with a line that circulates indicating the next time it will rotate. You can always pause your dashboard rotation if you wanted to drill into a particular gauge.