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How to Use Enplug with Touchscreen Displays

Touchscreen TVs and touchscreen kiosks are a popular tools, whether they’re used to create interactive product experiences or provide wayfinding in a shopping mall. 

Setting up touch screen solutions used to require a lot of technical work, but with Enplug’s digital signage software, we’ve made it simple. 

Wayfinding digital signage being used at the mall

In this guide, I’ll walk you through how to set up your touchscreen in two easy steps, and update the content on demand.

Step 1: Connect the touchscreen display to a media player

After you have your touchscreen, determine if it has a media player built-in.

Option 1: No media player built-in

If there’s no media player, we recommend you purchase the Enplug 4K Device. It’s a high performance device that will deliver stunning 4K image and video output and ensure your content shows both online and offline. 

Enplug's 4K digital signage player
Enplug’s high-performance 4k device enables touchscreen content

Connect the Enplug device via HDMI to the touchscreen. If your touchscreen does not have an HDMI port, you can purchase an adapter that converts the HDMI to another type of display port.

Option 2: Has a media player built-in

If your display has a Windows media player, make sure it meets the following requirements:

  •  GPU that supports OpenGL 2.0 (EOL Intel Graphics not recommended)
  • Windows 10 recommended
  • Latest version of Java 8 (x86 32-bit version)
  • Intel Core i3 or equivalent / better processor. Lower tier processor types, such as Intel Atom, are not recommended.
  • 4GB RAM recommended
  • Up-to-date drivers and Windows Updates

After you’ve confirmed the Windows media player meets these requirements, open up a browser to download the Enplug Windows Player to your device.

If your media player doesn’t meet the requirements, we recommend purchasing the Enplug 4K Device

Step 2: Add content to your touchscreen

Now we’re ready for the fun stuff: adding dynamic and engaging content to your screen.

Enplug has a huge selection of content to choose from in our App Market, including live social media feeds, countdowns, stock tickers, news, dashboards, and more. 

Enplug digital signage app icons

Enplug’s touchscreen software enables your display to instantly change content when someone touches the display. This unique Enplug touchscreen feature means that you can show different content when a user interacts with the screen versus when no one is touching the screen.

For example, many of our clients show advertising content on their touchscreens. They show product videos, special deals, and content to encourage the viewer to touch the screen to learn more. When someone touches the screen, a form instantly pops up and the viewer can input their information. The viewer can also choose to navigate around the screen to learn more about the advertised product.

Ready to get started with a digital screen powered by Enplug? Sign up for a free demo of our software now.

About Enplug Digital Signage Software

Enplug digital signage makes it simple for businesses to create and share compelling visual content for their marketing and employee communications. Our software powers content on thousands of TVs worldwide with news feeds, social media walls, sports scores, employee leaderboards, graphics, and videos. Enplug was founded in 2012 in Los Angeles, California.