Stations Overview

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Set up your stations, station templates, labels, themes, and station settings in order to check people in to the correct locations.

A station is used to allow people to check in. It can be manned with a volunteer, a self station allowing anyone to check in members of their family and themselves, or it can be used as a roster or a class list.

  • A Manned Station allows a volunteer access to override filters, add new people, edit information, and search by name.
  • A Self Station allows a person to search by phone number or barcode, but you cannot edit or add people, and there is no way to get around a filter.
  • A Roster Station is locked to a location and creates a list of people who have checked into that specific location in last six sessions. A teacher can search by name, phone number, or barcode, and can add or edit people. 

To create stations and view other settings, go to the Stations tab.

Each station is listed in a box with lots of helpful information. If the station type is highlighted green, that station is currently online. Select the station to update its settings.

Update the Station Settings

Each station has specific settings they use to check in people. Change the settings of the station, and it will refresh to its new settings automatically.

From the Stations Tab

Select a station from the list to open the settings.

station settings
  1. Select the type of station you'd like this to be and check the box to hide the quick check-in tips (for Manned Stations only), which show by default.
  2. Print labels to this station or to another station, if needed.
  3. Choose the way the station looks by selecting the theme.
  4. Lock this station to a specific event or location.
  5. For privacy, choose a timeframe of when to refresh the station page.

Self Stations can choose to use a keypad or scanner--or both--when people check in, and Roster Stations can select the event and location the roster will use as well as the number of sessions the roster should draw from.

From a Station

From a station itself, quickly change the settings by selecting the gear in the bottom right if you have Stations Keys set up.

station settings

Select the information to make changes.

self station settings
  1. Choose what to show on a station and how to allow people to check in.
    • Show: Choose Keypad for an onscreen keypad where people can enter their phone number to check in.
      Choose Scanner if using barcodes or mobile passes.
      Choose Both to allow all types of lookup
    • Input: Choose Onscreen Keypad if you have a mobile device or touchscreen monitor.
      Choose Keyboard/Scanner to show any onscreen keyboard or use an attached keyboard/scanner.
  2. Lock this station to a specific event or location.
  3. Print labels to this station or to another station, if needed.
  4. Choose the way the station looks by selecting the theme.
  5. For privacy, choose a timeframe of when to refresh the station page.

Manned Stations can choose to hide the quick check-in tips, which show by default, and Roster Stations can select the event and location the roster will use as well as the number of sessions the roster should draw from.

Once you've set up stations, select Launch Station to launch the desktop application and start checking in people, or use the gear to create Station Keys, Station Templates, and themes.

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