Best Practices for Device Configuration

The EMS Room Sign App (formerly named EMS Glance) is an optional web-based application that turns your tablet (e.g., iPad, iPad mini, etc.) into a digital room sign. Mounted outside of a meeting room or workspace in either landscape or portrait orientations, the application indicates whether a space is available or in use. The application also provides functionality to support check-in, end, extend, and book new meetings. Version 44.1, Update 12 introduced a sleek visual redesign and an upgraded customer interface.

For more information on Authentication Options for the EMS Room Sign App, see Authentication Options and Global Settings.


EMS Software recommends three hardware partners for the EMS Room Sign App: Iadea, Aura/ResourceXpress and Crestron.

In order to use the EMS Room Sign App effectively, the device should be configured to do the following:

  • Enable full-screen web browser.
  • Place tablet in kiosk mode.
  • Disable auto-lock.
  • Disable notifications, pop-ups, auto-updates.
  • Disable multitasking gestures (pinch, zoom, swipe).
  • Reboot on power-off.
  • Enable auto-login.​
  • Auto-launch browser on login.
  • Browser should contain an on-screen keyboard for text fields and a scroller for time roller.
  • Set account permissions to deny access to other parts of the tablet OS.
  • Auto-launch browser if closed.
  • Hide the address bar and shortcuts.