Step 3: Rename a Pod and Customize the Appearance
This and the following setup steps guide you through setting the recommended base configuration templates in Solstice Cloud to quickly deploy Solstice based on your organization's needs and IT security policies. For the network settings appropriate to your organization's deployment, consult with your IT or network team. For a full list of templates and configuration options, see
Mersive recommends assigning Pods names that correspond with the location or room the Pod is in, such as North Conference Room, to help meeting participants easily identify the appropriate Solstice Pod display for their location.
- To change the name of a Pod in Solstice Cloud, use the left sidebar menu to navigate to either Manage > Pods or Manage > Location.
- In the Pods table that appears, find the Pod you want to rename and click the link in the Name column. The Pod's Configuration Settings page will open.
If you manage a large number of Pods, you can reduce the number of Pods displayed in the table by entering all or part of the Pod's name in the search box, or by setting a filter.
- In the box that shows the Pod's identifying details, enter a Pod Name in the text box that corresponds with the location or room the Pod is in.
- Click Save.
To make it easy for users to discover and connect to the right Solstice display, Mersive recommends renaming the Pod to correspond to the meeting room or space it will be installed in. You can also change the appearance of the Solstice display's welcome screen to match your organization's branding by updating the display's background images, adding customized connection instructions, changing the text color, and more. For more Welcome Screen settings, see
- In the left sidebar navigation panel of Solstice Cloud, click Manage > Templates > Welcome Screen.
- Either open the Default template, or click Create New Welcome Screen Template and enter a descriptive Template Name.
- To change background images, click on the upload icon for that background image. Then browse to the image file and select.
- To disable background images from the rotating display, uncheck the box in the lower right-hand corner of the background image preview.
- To customize the connection instructions that display on the welcome screen, go to the Instructions drop-down and select how you would like the connection instructions to display on the Welcome Screen for end-users.
- Default: This setting uses Solstice's default connection instructions.
- Show custom instructions: Allows you to create custom instructions for meeting attendees to see on the Welcome Screen.
- If you selected the Show custom instructions option, a rich text field appears below, allowing you to enter and format custom connection instructions.
You can include responsive variables, which will be automatically replaced with Pod-specific information, in your custom instructions. Available variables are [RoomName], [ScreenKey], [WifiNetworkName], [WifiIP], [EthNetworkName], and [EthIP]. Note that variables are case sensitive.
- If you are not enabling sharing Apple device screens via AirPlay, hide the AirPlay instructions by unchecking Show AirPlay instruction line.
- If you are not enabling sharing Windows device screens via Miracast, hide the Miracast instructions by unchecking Show Miracast instruction line.
- Click Save.
The Time/Locale template allows you to set various system preferences that affect the appearance of your Solstice Pod displays, including timezone and language settings.
- In the left sidebar navigation panel of Solstice Cloud, click Manage > Templates > Time/Locale.
- Either open the Default template, or click Create New Time/Locale Template and enter a descriptive Template Name.
- To set the date and time using a time server, check Set date/time automatically and enter the time server URL in the corresponding field (the default timeserver URL is pool.ntp.org).
- If you want the time to display in 24 hour format (4:00 pm displays as 16:00), select 24 hour format.
- From the Timezone drop-down, select the timezone the Pod is in (for example, Eastern Time).
- From the Language drop-down, select the language you would like to display on the Pod.
- Click Save.