Guide to Displaying Klipfolio Dashboards on a Large Screen Display

In this article, you will learn how to set up large screen display for Klipfolio dashboards:

  1. Review the Recommendations section and apply to your dashboards as needed.
  2. Set up your chosen display configuration using either a dedicated PC or Chromecast.
  3. Log in to Klipfolio using the account with the dashboards to be displayed.
  4. Switch to Full Screen (TV) mode.
  5. Activate the browser’s Full Screen mode.

For information on using RiseVision to display your dashboard, go to Using RiseVision to display your Klipfolio dashboards on big screen TVs or digital wallboards.

Recommendations

This list offers a number of suggestions to adapt a dashboard for large screen display, taking into account key considerations such as component proportions and viewer distance.

Account. It is recommended to run a large screen display on an account that is not assigned the Admin role. If the account used to run the Klipfolio dashboard on a large screen display has the Admin role assigned, banner ads will be displayed on the large screen dashboard.

Platform. The Klipfolio dashboard must be run on a personal computer connected to a large screen display. A Smart TV or Raspberry Pi does not have sufficient memory and processing power to run a Klipfolio dashboard. See Display Platform Requirements for details.

Trim content. Typically, due to viewer distance, it is not possible to see as much detail on a TV as on a desktop. Trim content that does not clearly add to the overall information being displayed. If necessary, create another dashboard, and, in full screen mode, adjust your settings to automatically cycle between dashboards.

Adjust your browser zoom level. 150% to 175% is ideal for televisions with viewers within 20 feet of the TV.

Use suffixes on big numbers. Whenever users do not need to know a specific number, consider using a suffix. For example, display $34.2M instead of $34,231,342.23. This saves screen space and makes the display clearer, particularly on charts.

Use smaller gauges. Gauges were designed to be bigger than most other Klipfolio components. On a large screen, consider making them smaller if they consume a disproportionate amount of screen space.

Use Klip titles. Use Klip titles wherever possible to describe the content of a Klip as they scale well with browser zoom settings and also work on mobile devices.

Find clever ways to save space. Remove chart axis labels if they are implied or redundant. Put descriptions in legends. Shorten axis tick mark labels and drop them more frequently. Putting the tick labels on the diagonal may also help.

Make heights consistent. Where possible, size components in adjacent Klips such that the Klip heights are as close to the same height as possible. This works well with charts, images and tables.

Display Platform Requirements

To display a Klipfolio dashboard on a large screen or digital wallboard, Klipfolio must be running on a PC.

Note: A Smart TV or Raspberry Pi do not have sufficient memory and processing power to run and display an Klipfolio dashboard.

Recommended Configurations

The configuration to use depends on cost and space requirements as well as the number of dashboards to be cycled.

Dedicated PC per Screen (recommended)

To display one or more Klipfolio dashboards on a single large screen display:

  • A dedicated personal computer running a supported web browser: Chrome version 31+ (recommended), Firefox 24.5+, Internet Explorer 10+ and Safari 8+.
  • A dedicated Stick PC, such as the Intel Compute Stick.

Chromecast to Multiple Screens

A personal computer running Chromecast to multiple screens is best suited to a single Klipfolio dashboard (that is, no dashboard switching) and is limited to 720p resolution.

By default, casting is limited to one Chrome tab, however, multiple Chrome tabs may be cast concurrently by opening each tab using a unique user profile. Because Chromecast stability decreases with the number of casts, it is recommended not to exceed five concurrent casts.