Best Practices for Device Configuration

The EMS Room Sign App (formerly named EMS Glance) is an optional web-based application that turns your tablet (e.g., iPad, iPad mini, etc.) into a digital room sign. Mounted outside of a meeting room or workspace in either landscape or portrait orientations, the application indicates whether a space is available or in use. The application also provides functionality to support check-in, end, extend, and book new meetings.

Learn more about Authentication Options and Global Settings.

We recommend three hardware partners for the EMS Room Sign App:

To use the EMS Room Sign App effectively, configure the device as follows:

  • Enable full-screen web browser.
  • Place tablet in kiosk mode.
  • Disable auto-lock.
  • Disable notifications, pop-ups, auto-updates.
  • Disable multitasking gestures (pinch, zoom, swipe).
  • Reboot on power-off.
  • Enable auto-login.​
  • Auto-launch browser on login.
  • Browser should contain an on-screen keyboard for text fields and a scroller for time roller.
  • Set account permissions to deny access to other parts of the tablet OS.
  • Auto-launch browser if closed.
  • Hide the address bar and shortcuts.