Posts tagged digital signage

Missed NEC’s webinar on Content Management for Digital Signage?

As part of AVI-SPL University’s Professional Series, NEC recently delivered an excellent session on “Content is King: Maximizing Content Management for Digital Signage.”

During this presentation, NEC Director of Solutions Development Mike Zmuda delivered best practices across a range of digital signage applications. Covering education settings, corporate campaigns and more, Zmuda discussed the digital signage market and how to integrate an effective content management system (CMS).

Your Top Questions Answered

A few questions asked by our participants (and answered during the live session) included:

Q: How easy is it to implement wayfinding and interactive displays?

Q: What are your recommendations for churches who are looking to install a system from the ground up? Where should they start and how should they approach the entire scope of the project?

Q: How do you track the benefits/value of a corporate digital signage solution?

Q: Could you describe some typical content educational instituions use?

To find out the anwers to the above, as well as hear Zmuda’s top tips, please feel free to check out the live recording by clicking here!

About the AVI-SPL University Professional Series

AVI-SPL is hosting several informative webinars through out the year, featuring informative sessions by top experts in the AV industry, including:

  • AVTEQ
  • Bosch Security Systems
  • TV One
  • Polycom
  • NEC Display Solutions
  • FourWinds Interactive…with more to come!

To catch up on the webinars listed above, visit our “webinar replay page” by clicking here.

Stay Tuned!

To be added to our upcoming webinar notification list email us at university@avispl.com or call 877-440-6205.

Our next webinar will be presented by Polycom in September. Registration opening soon!

A Clear Forecast: Is Cloud Computing Right for Your Organization?

Gartner Group predicts that by 2013, spending on cloud computing applications will grow to over $150 billion. From corporate campuses to government institutions, taking it “to the cloud” seems to represent the next level of innovation for reliability, scalability and cost-effectiveness across a diverse range of markets.

Cloud computing benefits:

  • Can help organizations cut down on costs, including travel, hardware and maintenance
  • With resources readily available, increases responsiveness to project demands
  • Enables dispersed teams to work together quickly and more efficiently
  • Increases the impact of messaging and brand awareness

Download Our FREE Cloud Computing White Paper!

Before moving forward, you’ll need to know what exactly lies in “the cloud” environment, and how it can impact your communication initiatives. AVI-SPL’s latest white paper, A Clear Forecast, aims to help you do just that.

Click here to gain further information on cloud computing , including practical applications across all industries and technologies (including digital signage), critical research and more!

Interested in Digital Signage Applications?

You don’t need to make a huge investment in equipment and infrastructure to get your message out. AVI-SPL’s Unify ME Content provides the software and services you need to run digital media content and deliver the right multimedia experience for customers, stakeholders and employees.

Through Unify ME Content, you can rely on cloud-based services to create, manage and distribute content from a centralized point. Click here to learn more, or contact an AVI-SPL sales representative at 800-282-6733 today!

InfoComm Hosts Lunch & Tour at Philadelphia Convention Center

InfoComm Event for Architects Pennsylvania Convention CenterInfoComm International is set to host a Lunch & Tour for Architects at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday, July 14, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will include a presentation and tour of the cutting edge technology in the convention center’s newly opened expansion.

AVI-SPL has teamed with Acentech, Biamp Systems and Chief to discuss the effectiveness of communicating through digital signage and industry leading audio solutions, both in presentation environments and audio paging systems, all while seamlessly integrated into the architecture of the space.

This behind-the-scenes technology tour will offer knowledge about how to successfully integrate presentation technology into your architectural designs and discover firsthand how designing with AV in mind can create the ultimate meeting environment.

The event is free and includes lunch. In addition, architects receive two AIA/CES learning units for attending.

To register, contact Molly Thompson at mthompson@infocomm.org or (703) 273-7200, ext. 3690.

The Appeal of Digital Signage

A recent article by Digital Signage Today features an eye-opening infographic that illustrates just how effective digital signage is at reaching audiences in nearly any location. Businesses and organizations of all types — including healthcare, education and government — can see the many ways that digital signage communicates messages related to:

  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Wayfinding
  • Targeted ads
  • Point of Service

Among the noteworthy statistics, 70 percent of Americans are exposed to place-based video every month. The U.S. remains the largest global market, while China is the fastest growing. Read the complete article.

Digital Signage: It's all around us   [Infographic]
Digital Signage: It’s all around us [Infographic] compliments of DigitalSignageToday.com

Build Your Digital Signage Solution

Through AVI-SPL’s Unify ME Content program, you rely on our cloud-based services to create, deliver and manage targeted messages for any audience. Contact AVI-SPL at 1-800-282-6733 or fill out our brief needs analysis form and one of our experts will quickly be in touch with you.

In Healthcare Environments, Cisco’s Digital Media Suite Delivers

In healthcare settings, digital signage solidifies branding, delivers wayfinding content as a campus directory, and provides a means for alert notification.

In bringing digital signage to the Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center, AV leader AVI-SPL teamed with Cisco for their Digital Media Suite (DMS). In turn, Moffitt was provided with a state-of-the-art solution that’s geared towards current and future needs.

“Digital signage allows Moffitt to share content on the main campus and also over the network to our satellite offices and affiliates around the state,” says John Maass, manager of conferencing technology at Moffitt.

The Cisco DMS at Moffitt includes Show and Share, which Moffitt has customized as “Moffitt on Demand.” This You Tube-style portal delivers a user-friendly interface, easily allowing the IT team to control content and provide valuable information to patients and staff members.

In addition, Cisco’s MXE3500 (Media Experience Engine) serves as a key building block for the use of video throughout the organization. It frees IT teams from the time-consuming and manual process of transcoding from one format to another using a user-friendly, intuitive workflow.

As examples:

  • Moffitt has a large library of archived videos. The MXE3500 makes it very easy to show these videos on any device without having to go through a manual transcoding of each file.
  • MXE3500 has several post-production features that make it easy to brand videos with Moffitt’s branding.  It enables Moffitt to specify templates for watermarks, trailers, bumpers, and captions for all video being shown on signs or online.

“The feedback has been nothing short of extraordinary,” says Maass. “Many of our patients have stated that they’ve been waiting for this to happen at Moffitt for some time.”

Play the video below to learn just how Cisco DMS has made a difference at Moffitt, and can make a difference on your campus.

Interested in Cisco’s Digital Media Suite?

Want to know more about digital signage? Simply request a quote, or speak to an AVI-SPL sales representative by calling 1-800-282-6733 today!