Does the YDD directory computer support portrait and landscape orientation? – Yes, both Windows and Android based YDD directory computers support landscape (horizontal mode) and portrait (vertical mode) modes. You will need to go into the settings of the respective device and change the screen orientation. If you are not sure how to do this, contact YDD for assistance.
How do I add or delete my tenants to the directory? – YDD will pre-load all of the tenants for your building. If your service plan is for self updates, use the supplied web interface to access the table for your tenants to make the updates. If you are using YDD’s managed service, use the supplied web portal to request the changes.
Do I need to have maintenance on my directory? – maintenance is not required on most of YDD systems. Although the technology is reliable, there are many outside forces that can impact the performance of the directory. These include ISP changes, power outages, network updates, software glitches, data corruption, and other unexpected technical snafus. Maintenance provides you with a resource that will be able to resolve most all issues that come up with the directory and will protect and prolong your building directory investment.
Do I need a touch or non touch directory? – If you have less than 50 tenants, a non touch directory will be able to display all the data with a 55″ digital directory. If you have more than 50 tenants or have physical size limitations for the digital directory, a touch display may be better. Also, if you want to supply different types of information to the user such as tenant data or wayfinding, a touch display would be a better option. We suggest speaking with a YDD representative to determine which type of directory would be best for your situation.
Can I change my online non-touch directory to a touch directory? – Yes, however you will need to change your display to touchscreen interface. Contact YDD for more information about doing the conversion.
Do I need to replace all the components if my existing digital directory is not working? – It depends…If you display is showing ghosting or dead pixels, a new display may be all that is needed. If the computer that controls the directory is malfunctioning, the computer or some of its components may need replacing. If your existing system is over 8 years old, it may be time to replace everything. To determine which parts of your digital directory may need updating, call us for a no obligation review of your system.
Display Screen is dark – Firstly, determine if there is power at the display screen and the Your Digital Directory (YDD) directory computer (if applicable). If you have power at the display screen and YDD directory computer, power cycle the YDD directory computer by unplugging and plugging it back in. If you do not see anything being displayed on the screen, check the hdmi input on the display screen. Cycle through each input, pausing between each selection, to make sure the right input has been selected. If after doing this, the display is still dark, contact YDD for further assistance.
How do I turn on/off the YDD directory computer? – Even though there is a power button on the YDD directory computer, they are designed to always be powered on. To turn on a YDD directory computer, just plug it in and the YDD directory computer will auto-start. If your YDD directory computer is plugged in but not powered on (this can happen after an update or other configuration change), push the power button on the top or side to restart the unit. To turn off the YDD directory computer, simply unplug the power from the unit.
How will I know if the YDD directory computer has internet access? – After the initial installation, if your YDD directory computer goes offline, you will receive an email notification from YDD indicating to check your internet connection. If you think there could be an internet issue, contact your IT department or reach out to YDD for more information.
I received a notification that my YDD computer is offline – If you received a notification from Your Digital Directory (YDD) that your YDD directory computer is offline, follow these steps. First, access the YDD directory computer, plug in the supplied USB wireless keyboard and stop the campaign from playing. For Android OS based players, right click and you should be taken to the home screen. On Windows OS based players, left click to bring up the campaign control panel, stop and quit the campaign to return to the home screen. Next, open the Chrome browser and go to a known working web address. If you can access that website, you have internet access available, which means that there is a firewall issue blocking the communication to and from the YDD directory computer. If this is the case, contact your IT manager or whomever is responsible for managing your network to setup the firewall rules needed for the YDD directory computer to communicate to the YDD servers. You can find the network requirements document on our website at YourDigitalDirectory.com/buildingdirectoryinstall. If you cannot access a known working website from the browser, contact your ISP to restore your internet connection. If you are using wireless internet, the passcode may have been changed which will disconnect the YDD directory computer from the internet. If you need assistance with this, contact Your Digital Directory.
There is an error message displaying on the screen – Under normal operation, there should not be any error messages displaying on the screen. Sometimes there could be error messages after an update, a data corruption issue or a hardware/software problem. If you are seeing an error message, powercycle the YDD directory computer. If after restarting this does not resolve the problem, there could be a more serious issue that needs addressing. In this case, contact Your Digital Directory (YDD) for additional assistance.
The USB Keyboard doesn’t work – If your included wireless USB Keyboard has stopped working, please check to see if the battery in the keyboard has power available. This is the most common problem. If your battery is dead, recharge the unit by plugging it in or just plug in the adapter. If your battery has power, check to make sure that the USB dongle is plugged in to the YDD directory computer. If the USB dongle is plugged in and there is power to the USB Keyboard, check the supplied instructions for the keyboard for additional troubleshooting steps.