Web Apps: Views App - Quick Start

This page describes a sample configuration process for setting up Views App (Web).

Note
Using Views App (Web) requires recent Hardware with Firmware and Configuration Version 8.2.

Note
Views App requires at least one 52-8511 Views App license in your core device. See Licensing for details on how to enter licenses to the device.

Important
Views App in the Web requires a recent Browser. DHD recommends using one of the recommended browsers with at least the tested version as listed in Recommended Browsers.

Views App (Web) basically turns internal APC TFT connections to the network via the core device's Ethernet port, as Views App (Windows) does. Anyway, configuration process is different to the windows version. This is an example configuration process for having a basic tft view in your browser.

  1. Open Toolbox8 software and config file.
  2. In Mixer/Console, create a new console and add a new 52-8511 Display. Assign a TFT View on it. Make sure you have the right Central Display Group assigned.
  3. Now go to <device> node in you project tree and select the Web Apps tab (see screenshot below).
  4. In General Settings section, make sure Enable HTML5 Web Interface is checked.
  5. In Configuration section all modules suitable for web views are listed. Click the line of the newly created 52-8511 Display.
  6. In Module Setup section, make sure Enable Web Access is checked. This will make the display generally available in the web. You can also:
    1. Enter a Browser Caption. This will help you to manage your modules, as they can be easily identified later on.
    2. Enter custom Width and Height values (in grid units). The view will be cropped.
    3. Set View only to avoid control of the display via the web (only affects Views App Web)
    4. Set Access control (see Password/Pin protection)
  7. Send your configuration to the device
Web Apps configuration page.

Once configuration is done, you can visit the Web Apps page of the core device.

  1. Open your internet browser. See list of recommended browsers below.
  2. Enter the IP of your core with port 81:
    http://[IP of core deivce]:81

    Example:

    http://10.5.12.123:81/

    The Web Apps interface starts.

  3. Click Views. If:
    1. You have only one view configured for using it in the web, the view will open directly
    2. You have more than one view configured for using it in the web, a list of available views will show up
    3. You have password protection / authentification enabled, log in first. See Password/Pin protection.

Note
If the screen remains blank, check if you have a valid license and it's not already taken.

Note
One open connection via the browser or Views App (Windows) requires one 52-8511 license.

A view in Views App Web

Views App Web offers a User / PIN protection based on Toolbox' already existing Administration mechanisms.

To protect a virtual display:

  1. In Toolbox go to <device> page and open the Web Apps tab.
  2. Select the display you wish to protect from the list in configuration section.
  3. In Module Setup Section, set the access levels to assign user permission.
  4. Open Web Apps in your browser and click the button in the upper right. Enter your users PIN.

Note
View Only is a separate function and does not have to do with user rights. If you wish that different user groups have view only or full access, consider using different virtual displays.

Note
A user without the right to see and/or use the view will not see any hint that the view exists.

Important
URL parameters are currently in development and may be subject to change in later versions without notice.

Open a View directly

View URLs follow always the same scheme:

http://[Core-IP]:81/#/views/[ModuleID]

Example:

http://10.5.12.123:81/#/views/5

You can use this URL scheme to call a view directly.

Stand-alone Mode

You can open a view without the menu frame for stand-alone solutions, e.g. an info display or door panel. Usage:

http://[Core-IP]:81/#/views/[ModuleID]?standalone=1

Use this call only in an empty Tab or browser window.

Automatic login with PIN

Login a user directly, e.g. for stand-alone solutions. PIN is the user defined PIN as from Toolbox. Usage:

http://[Core-IP]:81/#/views/[ModuleID]?pin=[User-Pin]

Example:

http://10.5.12.123:81/#/views/5?pin=1234

Use this call only in an empty Tab or browser window.

Combining multiple arguments

You can combine multiple arguments. Use & to separate them. Example:

http://[Core-IP]:81/#/views/[ModuleID]?standalone=1&pin=1234

Views App in the Web requires a recent Browser. DHD recommends using one of the following recommended browsers with at least the tested version.

BrowserTested VersionRemark
Google Chrome67Recommended
Mozilla Firefox58Recommended
Safari11.0.2Recommended
Internet Explorer11not recommended
Opera44Recommended with reservation