Local web sites

– from eLux RP 6 2110

On the devices, browser applications can be configured to run without a network connection. To do so, the required HTML pages and scripts are transferred to the devices and the Builtin browser is configured accordingly.This allows you to provide users with a web application that starts automatically and serves as an entry point.

Combined with kiosk mode, users are restricted to a specific start application and use it as a kind of landing page.

Providing local web sites

  1. Pack all files needed for displaying the local web pages into a file named landingPage.zip.

    • Startup page <start>.html, example: index.html

    • Additional HTML pages and Javascript files (optional)

    • Stylesheet (optional)

    The file name for the archive is predefined and case-sensitive (landingPage.zip). The archive with this name is also required for a single HTML page.

  2. Transfer the file to the devices to /setup/browser/landingPage.zip
    To do so, use the Files configured for transfer feature. For further information, see Files configured for transfer.

    Note case-sensitivity (landingPage.zip).

    The next time the Builtin browser is launched on the devices, the archive will be unpacked to /tmp/browser/landingPage/

  3. To make the web pages available in kiosk mode, enable and configure the kiosk mode. When doing so, set the browser startup page to file:///tmp/browser/landingPage/<start>.html

    For further information, see Applications in kiosk mode.

  4. To make the web pages available without kiosk mode, define a browser application with the following properties:

    • Browser type: Builtin

    • Startup page: file:///tmp/browser/landingPage/<start>.html

    Optionally, select Start Automatically and, under Advanced, specify navigation elements you want to display

At the next browser start (if configured: automatically after device restart) the startup page is displayed. From here, users can connect to the link destinations you have configured via the local web pages.

Even in kiosk mode, you are free to define multiple browser applications. Each browser application has its individual startup page, and one of the browser applications is defined as the default. Users can then switch between the applications using the selector on the system bar.