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Omniscope deployment options
Share visualisations and data-driven interactivity in a wide variety of formats
IOK files: Omniscope IOK files can be saved to shared folders, exchanged via email, or posted for download on intranet/extranet web pages. They can be accessed by others with the free Omniscope Viewer or a licensed edition installed, or using Java Web Start (below). Omniscope .IOM files are produced by Workgroup Editions of Omniscope and are the same as .IOK files, except that they can only be opened in activated Editions of Omniscope, not the free Viewer.
Omniscope Web Start: The Omniscope Online option uses Java Web Start, standard Java technology for deploying Java applications temporarily over the web. Launched from a single link (known as a JNLP link) on your website or in an e-mail, Web Start allows an audience to use the Omniscope Viewer, without fully installing it, to open and explore your IOK files. Please note that Omniscope Online has some minor Web Start-imposed performance and feature limitations compared to the fully-installed Omniscope free Viewer.
Omniscope Custom JARs: You may also choose to combine your IOK data/report/dashboard file with a free Viewer in a single Java JAR file, which almost any computer with Java installed will open. The combined files can be too large to email, since they include free Viewer installers, but they can be downloaded and synchronised via folder delivery/synch services such as DropBox, GDrive, Skydrive etc.
Publishing DataPlayer .SWFs (legacy): DataPlayers created and exported from Omniscope are stand-alone universally-accessible Flash .SWF files that contain all the data, visualisations and interactive query devices in a single file. DataPlayers greatly increase the ultimate reach of Omniscope-based reporting solutions as they can be posted and re-posted/overwritten to web pages just like any other SWF file, as easy as uploading a picture. They can also be embedded in common document files such as PowerPoint, Excel and Acrobat .PDF with full interactivity. Export options from the DataPlayer View of Omniscope include exporting the DataPlayer .SWF in an HTML wrapper for posting, or exporting as a standalone .SWF to overwrite the existing file of the same name already on the web server with a newer one containing refreshed data.
Applet Limitations: This article provides more detail on why Java Web Start/custom JARs (and not Applets) provide the better results for no-installation deployments of Omniscope-based solutions.