Background sharing for Breeze Kiosk and Webcam Photobooth, single point sharing for multiple machines & data statistics
Running Breeze Kiosk or Webcam Photobooth with Hub in the background removes the pause while guests wait for emails to be sent.
Breeze Hub is a sharing tool which is free for all Breeze customers to use.
DSLR Remote Pro aka Booth (DSLR+Windows) and Booth (iPad+iPhone) also send background emails directly from the app.
Background sharing means there is no need to wait for images to upload before starting the next session. If your event internet is poor, Hub can send any remaining emails after the event.
This tutorial gives detailed instructions for background sharing from Kiosk. Set up background sharing from Webcam Photobooth in the same way.
To send your emails via Hub instead of directly from Kiosk, you need to check a couple of settings in both Kiosk and Hub
There is no need to check Log email addresses to file in Kiosk because Hub will log them automatically.
When Kiosk emails are sent offline, Kiosk displays a message saying that they will be sent later. Replace this with a file called email_offline.jpg containing your own message,and place this in the Folder containing screen image. email_offline.jpg should be the same size as your screen in pixels.
Folder containing screen images is similar to the PhotoboothImages folder in DSLR Remote Pro, but is alomst empty unless you actively customize Kiosk. More
You don’t need to check Log email addresses to file in Kiosk because Hub will log them automatically.
Hub is a very efficient program which uses little power to send emails/texts. You can run it in the background on the same Windows device as your booth or sharing station. If you are running multiple booths and/or sharing stations, you may prefer to sync all the images to a single device (at the event or remotely in your office) and send all emails and texts from the same copy of Hub. Sharing and syncing event images
The Statistics tool in Hub can display statistics of sessions and shares from your booths, including
Copy and paste data from the Hub statistics page into spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel to create graphs for corporate clients.
Hub automatically logs the email addresses and cell phone numbers used for sharing. This data can also be copied and pasted into Excel and other spreadsheets.
We have seen how Breeze Hub and a Breeze Kiosk powered sharing station or Webcam Photobooth can help reduce queueing. We covered background sharing, running a separate sharing station and QR code based touch free sharing.
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