Digital Signage

Interactivity, Data Mining, and the Future of Digital Signage

Considering content and the possibilities of DOOH

 If you were to travel 10 years into the future and walk onto a college campus, what would you expect digital signage to look like? I’m not sure what it will look like, but what I do know is that my two young sons will want to interact with it. Steve Jobs left me a legacy of listening to endless fire truck videos; clips of animated cars, trucks, and trains speaking in German, Dutch, and Japanese; and video updates of the latest in dancing robots ("bebots," as my 18-month-old calls them).

Noventri Digital Signage Software Unleashes Major New Features

Noventri has announced the recent release of Noventri Suite Digital Signage Software. The software update, Version 2.2, brings to users major new features that will simplify the user experience when creating content for information displays.

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New Multi-View Input Screens and Dual Bus Multiview Outputs Now Available for ProductionVIEW HD MV Camera Control Console

Vaddio announces new enhancements to the ProductionVIEW HD MV all-in-one camera control console with multiviewer capabilities, digital inputs/outputs, HD, RGBHV and SD video mixing, transitions, lower screen graphics and automated control functionality.

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X2O Media Wins Prestigious DIGI Award for Installation at West Virginia University

X2O Media, a full-service provider of software, network management, and content services for real-time visual communication applications, today announced that its digital signage deployment at West Virginia University (WVU) has earned a 2011 DIGI Award in the category of "Best Deployment, Integration of Digital Signage and Mobile/Cell Phone Technology." Powered by X2O Media's Xpresenter(TM) software platform, the vast, cross-campus digital signage network incorporates innovative social media features and technologies such as Twitter and QR codes to encourage student engagement and interaction with the displays using mobile devices.

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Campus Televideo Inks Long-Term Agreement with University of Miami to Provide Advanced Cable TV Solution

Campus Televideo, a provider of custom cable TV, data and voice services to over 220 colleges and universities nationwide, has signed a multi-year agreement with the University of Miami to provide its cable programming product to nearly 6,000 students on the university’s main campus, as well as its Miller School of Medicine.  Campus Televideo will be delivering over 150 channels of entertainment and academic television.

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Student-controlled multimedia wall unifies sports, events, music, and projects

Clarkson University's state-of-the-art video wall combines art, technology and energy-efficiency utilizing Christie MicroTiles.

The student center is the heart of any campus. It's so important that students at Clarkson University, a small private college in Potsdam, NY, voted an increase in their own fees to help pay to build one.

Clarkson, a nationally ranked research university, has 3,000 students in more than 50 degree programs. But despite its national reputation and dynamic student community, Clarkson did not have a student center.

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Four Fearsome Risks--And How to Manage Them

Mitigating risks involving campus violence, bullying and harassment, the higher education bubble, and natural disasters

Some of the scariest risks on campus remain hidden until the moment that students, teachers, and staff experience them. Until the shooter kills, the funding disappears, or the opposing party files the lawsuit, everything seems fine. Then, the overwhelming grief takes hold or the power to educate diminishes due to lack of resources. That's why, as campus leaders know, action must be taken before the risk occurs.

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The VMware View Client for the Apple iPad enables users to access their Windows desktops, applications, and data from anywhere, virtually. Combined with VMware View, the VMware View Client delivers a desktop optimized for the high-resolution, multi-touch display of the iPad. It's available for free in the Apple App Store. Visit www.vmware.com.

Say it with Signage

Producing content for digital signage doesn't need to be difficult. Here's how campus administrators are making it happen.

Digital signage has existed on campuses in some form for decades. Originally, it was standard television sets embedded in the wall with a slow crawl of text showing campus news. Now, high-quality flatscreens display live TV, text, and information tickers all at the same time.

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