The Dashboard Rotator is a fairly old product that was built for a very basic purpose. Over time there have been
requests for features that didn’t really fit with the way the software worked internally. The decision was made to rewrite
the product from scratch, using modern technology, combined with a new online dashboard and API for remote machine management that could provide more useful functionality, especially for
We built VuePilot based on years of customer feedback and requests. We've addressed the most common problems and feature requests first, as well as a few new ones, such as:
- Ability to keep all screens in sync with updated rotation lists. This is now synchronised with our servers in the cloud.
- Browser dependency and stability issues are no more, VuePilot runs on it's own optimized version of Chromium
- Remote management of screens. No more keyboard and mouse left attached to wall mounted screens. Simply use the online dashboard to start, stop, update and pause screens remotely
- A URL "preview" mode that allows users to login to a website and generate an authentication cookie
- A "hijack" mode, that allows you to remotely take over any screen and display content on it, hijacking the current URL rotation
We will will continue to release new versions in the future with the next round of most requested features
No More Internet Explorer Or FireFox
Many of you experienced an issue with FireFox or Internet Explorer when using The Dashboard Rotator. This was
unfortunately unavoidable as both Internet Explorer and FireFox would often change APIs or security controls that
would essentially break our communication with the software.
We resorted to recommending that people disable updates and downgrade to compatible versions of browsers to avoid issues. We could only guarantee the product will work up until the next FireFox or Microsoft patch
release, at which point we need to retest the product for breaking changes. This is obviously not the best way
to manage a software product.
This problem is completely gone with VuePilot.
VuePilot ships with its own bundled, light weight version of Chromium, the open source version of Googles Chrome.
Now we deploy our software with a tested version of the browser of which we control the release version, ensuring
stability and compatibility. No need to install any browsers, just install VuePilot and you’re done.
This makes deploying dashboard machines incredibly simple as there is no dependency on any other software.
No More Text Files & Shared Volumes. URL Lists Are Synchronised With The Cloud
Previously we used basic text files to define the URL rotation lists.
This was clunky when trying to share lists between machines as you had to share them across some sort of attached
With VuePilot, everything is synchronised to our servers in the cloud. Want to add a new screen? Simply install
the software, activate the machine and select one of your rotations lists that will automatically be
synchronised to the machine. No more shared volumes.
Need to update a rotation list? Simply login to the online dashboard at vuepilot.com and update the rotation list.
All screens using this list will be updated on their next rotation automatically. The software will synchronise
its URL lists at the end of every rotation.
Want to use a Linux machine instead of a Windows? How about a Mac?
We've got you covered. VuePilot is available for Windows, Mac and Linux
We have these large screens all around our work places, cycling through our dashboard, however when an incident
strikes, wouldn’t it be great if we could take over a screen and display something immediately important to the
incident? Say for example a specific dashboard, or a news article?
With Hijack we can do this all from our dashboard. Simply login, find the machine from the “Machines” page, then
enter the URL you wish to use under the “HIjack” section. When you’re done, click the “End Hijack” button to
revert back to normal rotation.
Optimised For Online But Still Offline Friendly
VuePilot has put a lot of emphasis on online functionality, synchronisation, hijack etc, but we have not
forgotten about our customers that are running screens purely offline (internal network, no internet).
VuePilot works completely offline, like Dashboard Rotator did, just without the cloud functionality, simply
disable “Cloud Sync” in the app settings and all rotation data will be stored locally.
Control, start, stop, fullscreen mode and now pause rotation functionality with keyboard hotkeys when interacting with the client software.
No need to plug in mice to wall mounted screens, awkwardly using your leg as a mouse matt
What About My Dashboard Rotator Licenses?
The Dashboard Rotator is still supported, and you can continue using your licenses as normal.
You can view machines and manage licenses from the VuePilot dashboard. You can still purchase Dashboard Rotator
licenses if you have no intention of switching to VuePilot. These will appear under the “Licenses” section of
the dashboard as “v1” licenses.
Purchase V1 Dashboard Rotator Licenses
How Can I Upgrade / Migrate To VuePilot?
For a limited time, we are offering a full cost exchange for Dashboard Rotator customers to upgrade to VuePilot.
This means we will essentially credit all funds spent on Dashboard Rotator licenses towards VuePilot licenses.
For example, if you have spent $500 on Dashboard Rotator licenses, we will credit you $500 towards your new Vue
To do this, simply:
Login to the dashboard and purchase your VuePilot licenses (this will setup a new billing account in Stripe
that did not exist previously)
Once you have purchased your licenses, you must DEACTIVATE your Dashboard Rotator license from your machines
Migrate your existing Dashboard Rotator screens over to use the VuePilot software (Reactivate using the new
Once done, drop us an email and request the conversion and we will destroy any v1 licenses attached to your
account and then credit your account with the appropriate funds.
Please note v1 licenses must be deactivated in order to claim a refund.