How to Configure Custom Zones on Your TV using DotSignage Digital Signage

A digital screen offers lots of space to create content. By dividing the screen space into multiple zones, we can offer more engagement to viewers.

Taking note of this, we have come up with this feature wherein you can divide your screen space into multiple zones maximum upto 5 and play with the content as per your need.

In this blog, we will showcase how multiple zones can be created for your screen.

How to Setup Multiple Zones with DotSignage

Upon tapping on the Device section in the DotSignage Portal, you will be redirected to create layout and assign schedules.

Device Orientation: We have four options of device orientations to select from:

tv screen orientation

1.Landscape – Choose this layout if you want to show your information in Horizontal TV Screen
2.Portrait – Choose this layout option for Vertical TV screen
3.Landscape Upside Down – Choose this option if you want to show information in Horizontal mode but your TV screen position is upside down (Rotate to 180 degree)
4.Portrait Upside Down – Choose this option if you want to show information in vertical mode but your TV screen position is upside down (Rotate to 180 degree)

Predefined screen layouts: 4 in-built templates are already created which can be selected or you can create your own layout dividing the screen to maximum of 5 zones.

system provided tv screen section

Customize your screen layout: As mentioned above, a total of 5 zones can be created. The size of each zone can be defined based on the height, width, left and right.

Tap on Edit Custom Layout at the bottom right of the screen and define the kind of layout you need. Tap on Add Section to add more sections. Maximum of 5 sections can be added.

edit custom layout for your digital signage tv screen

o Left indicates the starting point of the layout corresponding to each zone.
o Top indicates the top part of each zone.
o Width and height need to be defined based on the respective zone.

To summarize, the left and width are related to the screen’s width and top and height are related to screen height.

Following example explains the layout creation in a better way.

The screen is divided into three zones. Top half taking the entire screen space and the bottom part divided into two equal parts.

assign three section schedule in your device

Below is the configuration setting for a screen that is to be divided into three zones to display content in the layout as shown in the image above.

three section digital signage setting

2. Screen divided into 4 zones:

multizone tv screen example

Below is the set configuration for a screen which you can divide into multiple zones to display weather, news, media file, welcome message and text scroll then your multizone configuration. The display of this configuration will be like the above image.

four zone tv screen digital signage setting
admin view of four section setting

Once the zones have been configured as per your need, the final layout can be seen in the screen. Tap on each zone of the layout to add the schedule to be assigned to that respective zone.

assign schedule to each zone

Once the layout has been defined, you can tap on ‘Save and Link device’ and enter the pairing code to connect the device to your portal.

Feel free to reach us out at in case if you face any queries on the same so we can guide you.

Smit Nebhwani

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