Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Free School digital signage


Digital Signage - You may have seen it in a shopping centre or airport. It's the LCD screens theatre in public spaces, that show information and advertising. Many schools are also starting to use digital signage - from the front desk at administration for parents to see or in other areas like staff rooms and common rooms.

The issue is that the systems and software that run these screens is usually fairly expensive and are not easy to use.

Recently I cam across this company - MediaSignage.com - They have developed a cloud based solution so you can update your signage from anywhere and set up your screens anywhere there is an Internet connection and power.

So why am I blogging about this on an educational technology blog? We for starters it means that you can turn your interactive whiteboard over to live streaming news and information of your choosing - with tickers and RSS feeds coming in live. It is also free so you can do a school project setting a system up with your students - it's like making your own "hotel" style information channels. Grab some old computers and old TVs and screens and start creating a digital signage network for peanuts.

13 comments:

Khetesh said...

Digital Signage communication system for campus environments. Schools, Colleges and Universities can all benefit from the real-time messaging capabilities and high impact content of a professionally installed Digital Signage system. Differing levels of access to students, teachers and senior members of staff is possible.

Gabriella Driver said...

This is really a brilliant idea. Most students in today's generation love watching television. Digital signage would really contribute to their knowledge and awareness regarding to what's happening inside and outside their campus.

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Digital Copiers  said...

Wow excellent information provided by you about the digital signage. Thanks for the sharing with us.

Angelica Pestrano said...

Digital Signage has a wide scope in today's technology, marketing, advertising and even with education. Students, faculty and even parents will all benefit from this innovation.

Anonymous said...

All these comments seem awfully contrived by the company. I agree this could be useful, the software is rather complicated to use but I am much less likely to use it based on this obvious bias. Give me constructive criticism, not propaganda.

Jeanie Clink said...

The digital signage is the foremost kind of advertising which would quite match these types of industry. Considering that you're allowing your customers just what they was going to see. Many thanks pertaining to promoting this.

AOPEN CMO said...

I think digital signage has become an integral part of public and private environments and it has helped a lot of businesses and retailers gain attention. It’s an amazing technology.

Brett Helling said...

We created a mobile network of digital signs last year using a $40 Android TV stick. This stuff is awesome, and provides great potential for events, especially schools!
http://www.sonburst.com/digital-signage-network/

Pricessa Grimmie said...

Digital Signage is a big help for students. This is great for school presentation.

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Aimee Sue said...

Thank for sharing what digital signage is and its uses. This is important in modern industry.

Mike Parham said...

Thank you very much for sharing nice digital sign article. I like it.
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