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News and information related to Catalyst products and services.


Along with our new UI update we are now providing an enhanced security option for your account called Two-Factor Authentication. Two-Factor authentication (2FA for short), is an additional layer of security also known as "multi-factor authentication". In order to access an account with 2FA, users must provide not only a username and password, but also a short lived token known only to the person logging in. Our 2FA implementation utilizes a a time-based one-time password (TOTP) generated by a dedicated app called Google Authenticator available for Android and iOS.

Enabling 2FA is as simple as toggling the option for any user in your Revel Digital account, then follow the steps provided to install the Google Authenticator app. Once toggled any subsequent login will require the use of the app in order to login along with the associated login/password.


These steps will appear once 2FA is toggled for a user

According to the 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 95 percent of breaches involve the exploitation of stolen credentials, many of which can be traced back to passwords stolen from company employees. Needless to say we take our security seriously and we encourage our users to utilize this feature.

For any questions or assistance please contact us at support@reveldigital.com, or just click the chat box available when logged in to your Revel Digital account.


Maintenance Details

Tuesday, August 1st, RevelDigital will be rolling out a new user interface for our management portal. We anticipate minor service interruptions during this transition. All services will resume automatically after the update. If you have any issues or questions, please contact support@reveldigital.com
We are excited to announce the release of a brand new Revel Digital player app for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). This app is compatible with a wide range of UWP compatible hardware including IoT, Mobile, and PC. UWP provides a number of advantages over traditional Windows apps including simplified deployment and updates via the Windows Store, improved performance, and robust security options including lock screen compatibility for interactive kiosk applications. The app is available now in the Windows Store
Full screen alert when the location
of your digital signage is in the warning zone
The recent bout of severe weather in the southern US has prompted us to once again remind our customers about the automated alerting available on all of our digital signage products. Any display can be configured to automatically warn of severe weather and other emergency situations with a full screen alert message and audible alert tone. Once the warning has expired your regular content will resume play.


Also, it's important that your devices be configured with accurate locations. Just click on each device in your account and verify the address is correct.
Revel Digital's ATM Topper is a great way to advertise with the ease and convenience of the Revel Digital CMS platform. We offer different size Android all-in-one screens with either flat or slanted bases to fit nearly any size ATM. Using the built-in camera on the display we can even track age and gender using Adhawk analytics to target market specific advertisements as well as the reporting to go along with it.
Integrated audience analytics
Traditionally, ATM’s were good for one thing and that was getting cash. Now Americans rely on ATM’s more than ever and what better way to bring awareness to your machine than with eye-catching display. The display can not only provide messaging or advertisements for those using the ATM but also general store traffic creating a potentially new revenue stream for operators. The platform makes it exceptionally easy to schedule, change out, and update your content in a flash.

If you would like more information or a webinar on the platform contact us directly or one of our reputable resellers located across the country.

Digital Signage Evolved...Revel Digital
Control your signage with the Amazon Echo
Announcing support for the Amazon Echo for controlling and monitoring your digital signage and kiosk displays with voice. Using the new Alexa Skill for Revel Digital you can send commands or get the current status of any device in your account. With our Smart Scheduling it's easy to create voice activated content useful for kiosk experiences or for simply managing your content on the fly without having to login. With the Alexa app for Android and iOS it's even possible to view a screenshot of currently running content along with the player status.

For example, to trigger content you could say,

"Ask my signage to show weather on lobby screen." 

This would send the command 'weather' to the player in your account named 'lobby screen'.  Another example,

"Ask my signage to tell me the status of lobby screen".

Again, the player is named 'lobby screen', and Alexa will enunciate the current status of the player, as well as send a current screenshot to your Alexa app. For more advanced usage it's possible to utilize the command in player script in order to achieve virtually any level of funtionality.

Please see our KB article for an example of triggering content with your Echo: http://support.reveldigital.com/kb/advanced-topics/amazon-echo-integration