Interactive

Overview

Each Hall of Fame Online interactive station consists of a large, audio-enabled, wide-format touchscreen powered by a Windows® PC and configured to run the Hall of Fame Online application. Each touchscreen can be wall or pedestal mounted to allow visitors to search for and view information about each member featured in the interactive. Modules that support non-interactive features, such as the Slideshow module, can be displayed on standard, non-touch enabled screens.

A Hall of Fame Online user with INTERACTIVE ONLY access rights is required to log in to and run the Hall of Fame Online Application. Use the INTERACTIVE ONLY user that was auto-generated at sign-up and referenced in the welcome e-mail, or see Creating Users under the Editor Users topic to learn how to create a new Hall of Fame Online user with the INTERACTIVE ONLY access level.

IMPORTANT: The following procedures may vary depending on the specific version of Windows. Please check with your System Administrator as needed before making changes to your system.


Installation

Each interactive station (kiosk) must connect to the service using the Hall of Fame Online Application. Connected stations will be listed in the Devices section, under Settings.


Update Windows and All Hardware Drivers

Prior to installing the Hall of Fame Online Application, ensure that Windows and all hardware drivers are up to date. Windows 10 must be updated to version 1809 or higher.


Install the Hall of Fame Online Application

On each PC that will be used as an interactive station (kiosk):

1. Log in to Windows with an Administrator account
2. Open a web browser and navigate to https://halloffame.online/install/
3. Click the Get the app button:

 

4. If a confirmation dialog box is displayed, click the Open button:

 

5. Uncheck the Launch when ready checkbox (if this step is missed, press ALT + F4 on the keyboard to exit the application following installation) 

6. Click the Install button


7. If you are running Windows 10 version1909 or below the installation will fail unless Developer Mode is enabled. It is recommended that Windows be updated to the latest version. If this is not possible Developer Mode must be enabled by opening Window's Start -> Settings -> Update & Security -> For developers (or search Developer Settings) and under Use developer features select Sideload apps (or under Developer Mode and Install apps from any source, depending on the version of Windows). Run the installer again after enabling Developer Mode.

 


8. To prevent interruptions to end-users, turn off Window's automatic updates (updates can still be installed manually when convenient):
          a. Type services in Window's Type here to search field (next to Start)
          b. Click the Services App (or View Local Services) 
          

          c. In the Services window that opens, scroll down and right-click the Windows Update service and select Stop


          d. Double-click the Windows Update service and change the startup type to Disabled and click OK

 


Configure Windows Power and Sleep

9. Configure Window's Power and Sleep by clicking on Window's Start    then Settings    then System  and then Power & Sleep 

a.Under Screen set When plugged in, turn off after to Never. If the application's power management settings will be used see the Sleep/Wake Timer section under Settings for configuration details. The application's power management settings will override Window's Power and Sleep settings.

b.Under Sleep set When plugged in, PC goes to sleep after to Never:
 

 


Create a Standard Windows User

To improve security it is recommended that a Standard Windows User be created and used to log in to the PC that will be used to run the interactive. To create a Standard Windows User:


Windows 10 Pro

1. Open Windows Settings   (Windows Logo Key + i)

2. Click on Accounts
 

3. Click on Family & other users

4. Below the Other Users section heading, click Add someone else to this PC

5. On the window that opens, click the I don't have this person's sign-in information link

6. On the window that opens, click the Add a user without a Microsoft account link

7. On the window that opens, enter a user name, password, answers to security questions, and click Next to finish creating the new user


Windows 10 Home

1. Type cmd into the Windows search box

2. Right-click on Command Prompt  and select Run as administrator

3.  In the command prompt window type net user yourdesiredusername yoursecurepassword and press Enter
 (replace yourdesiredusername and yoursecurepassword in the example above with the desired username and password and make sure the password is entered correctly as it is only entered once)

4. If successful the message The command completed successfully will be displayed and the new user will be listed along side other users under Window's Settings

 


Configure Windows Auto-Login

1. Type netplwiz into the Windows search box

2. Right-click on netplwiz and select Run as administrator

3. On the window that opens, select the Standard User created in the previous step, uncheck the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer checkbox and click OK
(see the note below if this checkbox is missing)

4. Enter the users password and click OK

5. Restart the computer to complete the new Standard Windows User setup

6. After completing these steps the interactive will load automatically each time the PC is powered on or restarted. Continue with the configuration as outlined under Accessing the Interactive: Login and Station Assignment below.

NOTE:
If the 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer' checkbox in step 3 is missing, go to Settings->Accounts->Sign-in options, turn off 'Require Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts' then restart the computer and repeat the steps:


 


Accessing the Interactive: Login and Station Assignment

Once installed and configured, running the interactive on each kiosk is a two step process, including (1) login and (2) station assignment.


Interactive Login

The Hall of Fame Online login screen will be displayed the first time the application is run. To log in:

1. Touch or click the Username field and enter your username. A Hall of Fame Online user with INTERACTIVE ONLY access rights must be used. See Creating Users for information on how to create a user with the INTERACTIVE ONLY access level.

 

2. Touch or click the Password field and enter your password.  If using the virtual keyboard, touch or click the Accept key, then click the Login button.


Assign a Station to a Device

3. After logging in the Station Assignment screen will be displayed. Select an available Station Configuration to assign to the device and click the Assign Station to Device button. If a station configuration was previously assigned to the device it will be labeled as the default configuration. Configurations already assigned to another device will be labeled as unavailable.

 

4. The Hall of Fame Online splash screen will be displayed momentarily while the interactive loads.


Change a Device Station Assignment

Station assignments can be changed using the Editor or the device itself. To assign a different station using the device, connect a physical keyboard and press SHIFT + CTRL + ALT + X , select Log Out from the menu, and then select the desired station configuration after logging back in. To assign a different station using the Editor, see the Devices section under Settings. See the note below if Kiosk Mode is enabled.


Exiting the Hall of Fame Online Application

To exit the application press  ALT + F4 on the keyboard.

NOTE: If Kiosk Mode has been enabled under Settings the app will exit to a blank screen. To prevent this, Kiosk Mode can be disabled under settings before exiting the application, otherwise a keyboard will be required to restart Windows Explorer as follows:

To restart Windows Explorer press CTRL + ALT + DELETE on the keyboard and select Task Manager. In Task Manager, click the File menu item, then Run New Task, type explorer.exe in the Open: input field and click OK.

 


Hardware Requirements

Minimum hardware requirements are listed below. If you are unsure if your hardware meets the minimum requirements you can test it before opening an account or before setting up kiosk mode by using your browser to run the demo in fullscreen mode. The demo can be accessed from the Hall of Fame Online website's home page. Your hardware should be able to run the live interactive with the same level of performance as the full screen demo. Be sure to test the touch interface, including menu and content swiping, and video playback.

HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

 

Minimum PC Specifications:

          Processor: Intel Core i5-7500T

          Graphics: Intel UHD 630 Graphics

          RAM: 8GB

          Hard Drive: 128 GB (Solid State Recommended)

          OS: Windows 10 or above

          Touchscreen:

                    Size: 32″ – 43″ Recommended

                    Aspect Ratio: 16:9

                    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Recommended (1080p/Full HD)

          Recommended Touch Interface (choose one):

                    PCAP (Projected Capacitive)

                    SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave)

                    IR (Infrared)

          High Speed Internet Access over wired (recommended) or wireless LAN

 

NOTES:

System demands may increase over time as the application evolves and as the volume and complexity of content increases. As a general rule, and in an effort to future proof an installation as best as possible, it is recommended that the most powerful hardware be purchased as a given budget will allow.

 

Although not recommended when user interaction is required, the application can be used without a touchscreen. The display of the mouse cursor can be toggled on or off by pressing CTRL+C on the keyboard, or by selecting the option to display the cursor under each station's configuration under Settings in the Hall of Fame Online Editor.