Basic Rental Beam System

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There are three components to the Basic Rental Beam system. They are as follows:

  • The Rental Beam Kiosk
  • The Rental Beam web site
  • Plugin Scripts for hippoRENT and CasperLet systems

This page introduces you to the Rental Beam Kiosk and shows you how to log in to the Rental Beam web site. Links below take you to information about the Rental Beam Plugin Scripts and how to use them with your Rental Management System.


The Very First Thing

When you receive your Basic Rental Beam system, it may come in a Delivery Box. Rez the box on your land somewhere then click to Open it. Use the "Copy to Inventory" button in the dialog to create a new Product Folder.

Rez the Rental Beam Kiosk

The very first time you rez the Rental Beam Kiosk, it will ask you to enter a Password.

DO NOT USE the same password as you use for Second Life. The Rental Beam Account password is totally separate from Second Life.

We recommend you start with a simple password until you have properly logged into the Rental Beam web site. You may then use the Rental Beam Kiosk to change your password to something more secure.

Log in to the Rental Beam Website

Your next step is to log in to the web site. After setting your password for the first time, click the link to open your Personal Profile. You will be prompted to enter your User Name and the Password you just entered.

The User Name is the same as your Account Name in Second Life. If you have a Legacy Account with both first and last names then you would enter them in all lower-case separated by a period. Thus the proper User Name to enter for 'Darrius Gothly' is 'darrius.gothly'. If you have a newer single-word Account Name then enter it alone in all lower-case, leaving off the 'resident' portion. Thus the proper User Name to enter for 'NewStyleUserName' is 'newstyleusername'.

Fill Out Your Personal Profile

Your Personal Profile on the Rental Beam web site contains many important options you should check and set before using Rental Beam, the most important of which is your Email Address.

Rental Beam uses both In-World Instant Messages and Email to send you important operational notices. You should always enter a valid Email Address so that the Rental Beam web site may contact you without problems. Make sure you add 'accounts@rentalbeam4sl.com' to your Address Book so that any email messages sent do not end up in your SPAM folder. Note that you can use the 'Test' button to send a sample email message to yourself. This may help you designate these as non-SPAM messages.

Our Policy on Privacy

We are concerned with privacy at all stages of Rental Beam. Our policies regarding your privacy are explained at Rental Beam Privacy Statement.

Option Settings on the Personal Profile Page

Complete details on the profile options available can be found at the Personal Profile page.

Connecting Rental Beam to your Rental Management System

You have now finished setting up your Rental Beam User Account. You are ready to connect Rental Beam with your existing hippoRENT or CasperLet Rental Management System.

Adding Rental Beam to your hippoRENT Rental Boxes

Rental Beam connects to your hippoRENT system one Rental Box at a time. This means you must add the Rental Beam Plugin Script to each and every hippoRENT Rental Box you have rezzed. Full details on this process are found at Adding Rental Beam to your hippoRENT Rental Boxes.

Adding Rental Beam to your CasperLet Rental Devices

Rental Beam connects to your CasperLet Elite system one Rental Device (Box, Meter or Mesh Meter) at a time. This means you must add the Rental Beam Plugin Script to each and every CasperLet Elite Rental Device you have rezzed. Full details on this process are found at Adding Rental Beam to your CasperLet Rental Devices

Easy How-To in Pictures

Sometimes seeing is easier than reading. So we've provided these ...

CasperLet Easy How-To

Easy How-To for CasperLet

hippoRENT Easy How-To

Easy How-To for hippoRENT

(click an image to see a full-size version)

Other Important Pages on the Rental Beam Web Site

There are a few other pages that are important to visit. They are as follows:

  • Rental Beam Home Page - Displays basic information about your Rental Beam Account. This page also helps you build HTML code that you can insert into pages on your own web site.
  • Account Details - Displays basic Rental Information and Staff Password settings.
  • List All Rentals - Displays every Rental known to Rental Beam including the Hovermap, Rental Status, Location, Price, Land Impact Allowance, Land Group Name and Management System.
  • Manage Rentals - Displays every Rental and allows editing the Custom Image, Additional Notes, Rental Status, Land Group, and Highlight. Rentals may also be Deleted using this page.
  • Land Groups - Create, edit and delete the Land Groups that Rental Beam uses to help display Rental Listings.
  • Exceptions / Errors - Review any Exceptions or Errors detected by Rental Beam. Mass deletion of Rentals is also available using this page.

The Rental Beam web site is described in detail at The Rental Beam Web Site.

Home Page and HTML Generator

Rental Beam Home Page

Account Details

Account Details on the Rental Beam Web Site

List All Rentals

List All Rentals on the Rental Beam Web Site

Manage Rentals

Edit and Delete Rentals on the Rental Beam Web Site

Land Groups

Create, Edit and Delete Land Groups on the Rental Beam Web Site

Exceptions / Errors

Review Exceptions and Errors and optionally Mass Delete Rentals

What's New in Rental Beam

We are constantly updating both the Rental Beam Web Site and our Products. Look to What's New In Rental Beam for all the latest information about the newest improvements to Rental Beam.