App Assignments to a Station Group allow for easier management of App assignments for a large number of stations. Assignment follows an inheritance model, where an individual station will inherit all the apps available at the group level, plus any additional apps assigned to the individual station.
The App Assignment on a Station Group can be set:
Either when creating the Station Group in the “Create Station Group Modal”
Or from the “Edit Station Group” Modal
Individual Stations within the Station Group can extend this list further if needed by adding additional app assignments directly on the Station. This can be done either when creating the Station or from the “Configuration” section of the Station.
However, a Station cannot remove an assignment set by the Station Group. Hence, the Station Group App Assignment guarantees the minimum set of Apps that are available to all Stations within the Group. The Station can however override the version of the App specified by the Station Group App Assignment.
Consider this example scenario:
Station Group “Example Station Group” has the following App Assignments:
App A (Most Recently Published version)
App B (Most Recently Published version)
Station “Example Station” within this Station Group “Example Station Group” has the following App Assignments:
App B (Version 1)
App C (Development Version)
The resolved set of apps that are allowed to run on the Display Device assigned to “Example Station” are:
App A (Most Recently Published version) [via Station Group App Assignment]
App B (Version 1) [via Station, overriding Station Group App Assignment]
App C (Development Version) [via Station]