Monitor License Guides

General

If you’d like to display your Chartio dashboards on a monitor or TV in your office, you would need to set up an email for the account you want to use to display your dashboards and add it to Chartio as a new user.

Note: We recommend you create and add it to a new team called something like ‘Monitors’ with Viewer access to the dashboards to distinguish this license from your Editors.

After setting up your monitor user account in Chartio, log into a browser on your monitor and set it to display your Chartio dashboards.

If you don’t have any extra licenses, just reach out to us at accounts@chartio.com to add more to your plan.

Utilizing monitor licenses

Sometimes companies want to be able to display their dashboards on monitors as a reminder of what they are striving for, to measure how they are doing or just sharing their success with the broader team. Chartio offers monitor licenses for this reason.

This is how Chartio made the most of the monitor displaying dashboards:

  • E-mail: We set up a separate email address for the monitor. This allows the monitor to be dedicated to one user and no one logs on and knocks the user (the monitor) off of Chartio.
  • Dashboard rotation: We have multiple dashboards we want to display which we open up in multiple tabs. To automatically rotate between dashboards so that someone doesn’t have to do this manually, we use the Chrome Revolver - Tabs Chrome browser extension. This extension allows your display to rotate between all currently open tabs, pausing for as many seconds as you like and continuing until you stop them. TabCarousel is another option available for Chrome but multiple similar options are available for other browsers as well.
  • To loop through several dashboards in full-screen mode, just add the following text to the end of the dashboards’ URL:

    ?present=1

    Add ?present=1 to the end of the URL string

    This will remove any top or right-hand side menus from your dashboard. You can also check out our Dashboard Views article which goes over the different ways to display your dashboards.

Automating content

If you’d like to display your embedded Chartio dashboards on a TV monitor or screen, Yodeck may be a good solution. This tool lets you set up some automation surrounding how the dashboards are displayed and when.

The main tricky part is that you’ll need to refresh the actual embed URL every few days as the JWT expires. Instead of manually refreshing it, we suggest you set up your own page hidden on your website or other hosting that can take care of generating the JWT automatically, then just show that webpage on Yodeck and your TVs.


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