The QL scheduling system lends itself to many types of planning scenarios.
Users can assign the same playlist to each day of the week and program content by adding or removing items from the playlist as required. Playlist content which has been assigned one or more validity periods will play according to these rules. This is the simplest form of scheduling. To repeat this schedule over time, users can duplicate the current day for as long as required (up to one year from the current date).
Day-parting relies on scheduling playlists in sequence to program content that changes throughout the day. An example would be a restaurant that changes its menu as the day progresses (breakfast/morning, lunch/noon and dinner/evening). However this programming technique isn’t reserved for the food service industry. For example, businesses can change their programming to switch from on-hour to off-hour content.
Programming can be changed from hour to hour, daily or in any combination. For example, users can schedule different playlists for each day of the week or create a weekday/weekend pattern. To create a running weekly schedule, start by filling out the current week and organize your playlists as required. Next, duplicate the current week for as long as required (up to one year from the current date).
- When duplicating the current day, users can select to copy all the time slots scheduled on the selected day (this is the default option). However, users can also deselect any time slot they don’t wish to copy forward.
- When duplicating the current day or week, all future time slots for the selected period will be replaced by the current program. However, this option can be deactivated when duplicating the current day.
- Users can delete the entire programming for weeks and month in the future simply by selecting Remove > Period in the Scheduling grid popup menu.