Img2slate (PPTX, XLSX)

RELEASE NOTE

The Img2Slate tools allow to generate contents for the office labels for each employee of your company having a SLATE106 installed at its office. The content information is generally the respective:

  • employee's name,
  • employee's job position,
  • company logo,
  • room name,
  • internal phone number, ...

The content can be generated:

  • either since a MS-PowerPoint file (one slide per employee)
  • or since an Excel file

Prerequisite: To use this tools, each SLATE106 devices need to be paired to a SMH300 hub(s). For further information, read the SMH300 user manual

2019-06-25 img2slate-V1.11.12.zip download

BUG FIX, NEW FEATURES, MINOR UPDATES
  • Initial version
COMPATIBILITIES
  • Gekkota OS V4.11.11 for SMH300 device
  • Pictureframe 1.11.10

INFORMATION


UNZIP

  • Unzip the archive Img2slate-V1.11.12.zip locally on your computer

HUB.PPK

  • the \img2slate\common-sender.cmd is configured to write some .PPK picture whose name is hub.ppk, meaning for SMH300 device in V4.11.11 (or above)

OFFICE LABEL WITH A MS-POWERPOINT FILE

  • If you wish to create some office labels content for your company employees by using MS-PowerPoint, go in the \img2slate\img2slate1 directory:
    • Open the Names-Positions.pptx MS-PowerPoint file, whose the slide resolution is 800 pixel x 600 pixel
      • Associate one slide per each company employee having a SLATE106 device installed at its office
        • Note: the slide number has to match the index of the SLATE106 on the SMH300 hub
      • Fill for each slide your company employees values (names, job position, room name, company logo) then customize the slide as far as wished rendering example
        • Note: keep in mind that the resolution of the SLATE106 is 800x600. That means that too thin line may not appear on the SLATE106 device
      • When finished, save the MS-PowerPoint file into the format: Device Independent Bitmap (*.bmp) format (then choose All the slide)
        • note: the appropriate .bmp images (one image per slide) are store in the /Names-Positions directory (name of the MW-PowerPoint file)
    • Execute generator.cmd to generate as much .PPK as there are .BMP file
    • Execute sender.cmd to send all the .PPK on your SMH300 hub
      • Warning: edit first sender.cmd to check that the IP address is properly set for SMH300 hub(s) @set FOLDERIMAGE=Names-Positions @set TYPEIMAGE=BMP @set URLHUB[0]=192.168.1.0 @set URLHUB[1]=192.168.1.1 @set NBHUB=1 ../common-sender.cmd

OFFICE LABEL WITH A EXCEL FILE

  • If you wish to create some office labels content for your company employees by using a MS-Excel file, go in the \img2slate\img2slate2
    • Open the slate.xlsx MS-Excel file,
      • Fill the first sheet with the company employees values like names, job position, room name, company logo rendering example
      • Save your logo into the filename logo.png
    • Execute picture_builder.hta to generate as much .PNG file as these is lines in the Excel file
    • Execute generator.cmd to generate as much .PPK as there are .PNG file
    • Execute sender.cmd to send all the .PPK on your SMH300 hub
      • Warning: edit first sender.cmd to check that the IP address is properly set for SMH300 hub(s) @set FOLDERIMAGE=slate @set TYPEIMAGE=PNG @set URLHUB[0]=192.168.1.0 @set URLHUB[1]=192.168.1.2 @set NBHUB=1 ../common-sender.cmd

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