Select Maintenance > Messaging > Movie to access this function.
Use the Movie function to configure playing a movie (video) for specific employees, or all employees, upon clock-in. Using this tool to train and motivate your employees can greatly reduce your training costs.
With this feature, you can:
- Assign a movie to play for a specific job code.
- Assign a movie to play for a specific employee.
- Define a range of dates for which the movie is to play.
- Restrict the time of day the movie plays, so the movie does not play for employees that clock in during busy hours.
- Define the number of times a movie plays during a range of dates.
Reference: Refer to the Clock-In Movie Feature Focus Guide for more information on configuring a movie to play at clock-in.
The Movie tab enables you to define basic information about the movie, including which movie to play, start and end dates, and more.
Group Bar: Settings
Name — Identifies the movie. Type a maximum of 40 characters.
Movie — Specifies the movie to play. The Aloha POS system currently supports movies with a .wmv or .swf file extension. Required Options: You must access Maintenance > Business > Store > Store Settings tab > User Interface group and select ‘Enable multimedia’ under the ‘Display’ group bar to allow a movie to play on the FOH terminal. Related Requirements: You must access Maintenance > System Settings > Media files and upload a movie before you can select it from the movie list.
Reference: The Clock-In Movie feature uses the Activate Movie event type to specify the movie to play at clock-in. Refer to Events for more information.
Group Bar: Plays settings
Start date — Indicates the date of business, in mm/dd/yyyy format, for the movie to begin playing.
End date — Indicates the date of business, in mm/dd/yyyy format, for the movie to stop playing.
Number of plays — Indicates the number of times you want the movie to play within the specified date range. The Aloha POS system keeps track of the number of times the movie plays, and for whom, in MovieHst.dbf.
Maximum play time in minutes — Specifies the number of minutes the movie plays, up to a maximum of 999 minutes. We recommend you set this value to 0 for all media files except flash files. For flash media files, type the actual playing length of the movie. If you type 0, then the flash media file will not close on the Front-of-House (FOH). If you type a value shorter than the length of the movie, the flash media file closes before the movie finishes.
The Employees tab enables you to designate specific employees to view the movie at clock-in. The Aloha POS system keeps track of the employees for which the movie plays in MovieHst.dbf.
Group Bar: Employees
The Available list, on the left side of the screen, shows the employees that currently exist in the database. The Included list, on the right side of the screen, shows the employees currently assigned to view the movie. You can select up to five employees. Use the >> and << arrows to move an employee between the ‘Available’ list and the ‘Included’ list.
The Jobcode tab enables you to designate specific job codes to view the movie at clock-in. When you select a job code, the movie plays for any employee who clocks in under that job code.
Group Bar: Jobcode
The Available list, on the left side of the screen, shows the job codes that currently exist in the database. The Included list, on the right side of the screen, shows the job codes currently assigned to view the movie. You can select up to five job codes. Use the >> and << arrows to move a job code between the ‘Available’ list and the ‘Included’ list.