The WATCHOUT Dynamic Image Server makes it possible to incorporate images that change in the course of a show. As the image changes, the change is reflected instantly on screen. The image server is a separate application, generally run on its own computer, and connected to the WATCHOUT display computers via the network. It serves files located in a designated folder on the display computer, or a subdirectory.
It supports two kinds of images:
- Still images that may be changed by replacing the image with another image bearing the same name.
- Flash (SWF) files that contain programming to allow the content to change dynamically. This may be used to display a live RSS feed, live graphics reflecting data pulled from a database, etc.
The following sections discuss various ways you can provide and use still images and Flash content with the Dynamic Image Server.