Eclipse Digital Fight Climate Change and Improve Lives

Eclipse Digital Fight Climate Change and Improve Lives

Eclipse Digital Media use ClimateCare.org to offset its carbon emissions with projects that improve lives and fight climate change.

As part of Eclipse Digital’s approach to taking responsibility for our impact on the environment we have partnered with climate and sustainable development experts ClimateCare to offset the carbon emissions associated with unavoidable operations of our business such as travel for installations.

As well as taking actions to reduce its footprint through green energy tariffs and recycling, unavoidable emissions have been and will continue be offset through projects including the multiple award-winning LifeStraw Carbon for Water Project, which delivers safe water to more than 4 million people in Kenya, generating significant carbon reductions and enhancing the health of local communities by reducing exposure to waterborne disease.

Other projects include the Solar in India which saves 150,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually as well as creating over 500 jobs and the largest Wind power project in Argentina that saves 190,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.

“We are delighted to work with ClimateCare who, with fifteen years’ experience, are running some of the most innovative and largest carbon offset programmes in the world. Working with them has helped us understand how we can integrate action to tackle climate change and improve people’s lives.”
Colin Thody, Director

ClimateCare’s Head of Partnerships explains “We are working with a range of organisations, from international corporates, governments and NGOs to deliver innovative projects at an unprecedented scale. Our Climate+Care model helps organisations take a smart approach to addressing their environmental impacts by offsetting their carbon emissions and supporting sustainable development”.

Carbon Offsetting through Climate and Development Projects

As of January 2019, Eclipse Digital Media has offset 14.98 tonnes of Co2 through projects which tackle global climate change and improve lives.

By offsetting our emissions through ClimateCare we are supporting projects that make a measurable difference to people’s lives as well as protecting the environment including:

  • Fighting climate change
  • Improving health
  • Creating jobs
  • Preserving local resources
  • Protecting wildlife
  • Saving families money

View our Carbon Offset Certificate

Example Project: LifeStraw Water Filters – Providing Safe Water in Kenya

The award winning LifeStraw Carbon for Water project provides simple, gravity fed water filters for families in Kenya. It not only provides safe drinking water to 4 million people, it cuts carbon emissions by removing the need to boil water in order to make it safe to drink.

Eclipse Digital Media work with Climate and Development Experts ClimateCare to support this and other projects in the Climate+Care Portfolio.

“Nowadays, I am healthy and I carry LifeStraw water wherever I go, so my life has improved health wise. Stomach complains for me and my family is a long gone history.”Diana Busuru, Bosio Village

“LifeStraw has helped me to access safe water and avoid waterborne illnesses. The children are healthy and they have been taught about its importance. Also by improving health, there is a notable decrease in hospital expenses.”James Ndmbi, Namalenge Village

Research by the Gold Standard Foundation found that for every tonne of carbon offset through projects like LifeStraw Carbon for Water, it will deliver $117 of health impacts and $1 of employment.

According to researchers at Imperial College in work carried out for the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance (ICROA) offsetting one tonne of carbon dioxide brings an additional $664 in benefits to the communities where carbon reduction projects are based. Read more about the research here.

DIGITAL SIGNAGE INSIGHTS: EDUCATION SECTOR

DIGITAL SIGNAGE INSIGHTS:

EDUCATION SECTOR

Digital Signage in Education is an essential tool for the next generation of smart schools. Saving time, money and gaining real viewership compared to their paper counterparts.

The aim of this post is to provide insight, and spark some interest into how Digital Signage could be used within the Education Sector. Showcase ways in which we’ve implemented Digital Signage solutions for some awesome establishments, and how you could too!

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DIGITAL NOTICE BOARDS

Keep students and visitors informed with Digital Notice Boards. Schedule updates to remotely communicate campus news across the facility, or allow reception staff to update daily welcome messaging. Live data feeds such as RSS, Twitter and Weather can be included to make a clear points of interest and invite interactivity and community.
Engage with the Digital Generation.

DIGITAL MENU BOARDS

Update campus wide Digital Menu Boards at the click of a button. A complete reprint due to a small ‘typo’ is no longer required, saving time, money and boosting sales by as much as 50%!

For complex menus that need to display a large quantity of options such as nutritional information, interactive menu boards are a clear winner.

A more conclusive list of Digital Menu Board solutions can be found here.

VIDEO WALL OR INDOOR LED

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Create an unmissable centerpiece and demand students attention with a Video Wall or Indoor LED. Harness video walls as presentation tools by simply plugging in your device to the external media player* and mirror whatever’s on your device to the display.

*Media player with device input required.

PRESENT AND COLLABORATE

Presenting in a classroom or meeting environment can be stressful for numerous reasons. The last thing you need is struggling to get the presentation on to the main display. Barco ClickShare makes presenting and collaborating as easy as it gets. Share what’s on your device with just one click! Simply plug in the dongle and press the button. Your content is now streamed wirelessly from your device to the presentation display.

Collaboration has also been made simple with Barco. Students can share content directly from their devices such as iPads, mobiles or laptops using additional dongles or via Apples’ built-in AirPlay functionality.

INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS

Interactive whiteboards have become an essential tool for teaching 21st century student. Providing a source for digital content and collaboration that todays technology driven students relate and pay attention too. Both CleverTouch and Samsung both offer premium interactive whiteboard solutions in a range of capability and sizes.

Gone are the days of having to draw the curtains so that its dark enough to get an idea of what’s being displayed on the projector, these displays offer bright, full HD or 4K variants. CleverTouch whiteboards allow documents, presentations and edits can be quickly shared via the whiteboards own email address to deliver to students.

WAYFINDING DISPLAYS

Help Staff, Students and Visitors get to where they need to be with Digital Wayfinding Signage. Interactive (touch) or static (non-touch) layouts can both be highly effective in displaying location and directory information, creating an engaging and informative experience for the user.

Bespoke enclosures can be used with certain panels to adjust to environment aesthetics.

LIVE & IPTV DISPLAYS

Incorporate live TV or a network-based video feed into your Digital Signage. With video content being 600% more effective than print and the medium of choice for younger generations, you can be sure your Digital Signage will be noticed if live or IPTV is included. Intel found that Animated content receives 5 times more viewers than static content.

ROOM BOOKING

Digital Meeting Room Systems remove the pain of finding all rooms being booked when you need it most!
Simply book your time slot through the built-in online calendar or a connected Office 356 account, Exchange, Opera and Delphi and your good to go. Alternatively, if you haven’t yet booked, you can clearly see from a distance which rooms are booked and how long for. The perfect tool to combat Room-sharking!

Hopefully this post has provided an insight into how educational facilities can be transformed with Digital Signage technology. Any questions, drop us a line.

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Digital Signage & The Connected Meeting Room

Digital Signage & The Connected Meeting Room

The meeting room is an area of high importance. It’s the point of first impressions, the place of making or breaking of deals, and a garden of productivity.

The aim of this post is to showcase just some of the AV opportunities available to make your meeting room as productive and impressionable as possible. Here are some of our key ingredients…

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The Room-Sharking Repellant.

I’m sure most people can relate to the annoyance of either having no meeting rooms available or having someone linger outside and barge into your room mid-presentation. Room Booking software and meeting room displays combat this.

Room booking screens combat room-sharking allowing clear identification of free space from a distance. Green its free, red its booked. Certain Room Booking displays also offer external status LED’s that you can’t miss. The Reserva solution also offers on-the-fly booking via touchscreen.

Intelligent Room booking software allows two-way communication between not only the built-in online calendar, but can integrate with existing Office 365, Exchange, Scientia and Micros Opera accounts.

A Reserva summary display showing all up and coming meetings is a great addition for any reception or communal area.

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The Hybrid Display

Digital Signage and Presentation Display… at the same time. Your brand ethos can be reenforced through digital signage internal communications. Push the latest company news and achievements to staff and visitors.

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Plug your laptop or tablet via HDMI to present to present on the big screen. This set-up allows for the presentation to be contained in a chosen zone allowing for important additional content to be displayed at all times. Creating a live, interactive experience. Live TV or IPTV broadcasts can be implemented into your signage to create powerful, up-to-date information.

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The Future of Whiteboards

Start with a blank canvas or draw, highlight and edit over presentations on the fly. Providing the ability to visually display and explore new ideas. Both CleverTouch and Samsung both offer premium interactive whiteboard solutions in a range of capability and sizes. 

Gone are the days of Easels and Flipcharts, were photos would need to be taken to distrubute the contents to participants. CleverTouch whiteboards allow documents, presentations and edits can be quickly shared via the whiteboards own email address.

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Simple just got more simple.

9 in 10 office workers experience technology-related stress in meetings. Embarking on the task to decipher how to connect your laptop to the main presentation display can be somewhat frustraiting without the right hardware or adaptors. This is why we’ve found Barco ClickShare, it just works. With the majority of devices supporting traditional USB 2.0, just plug in, click, and present. No software required.

For those without a USB port, a ClickShare app is avaliable to wirelessly stream from your device to the display. Certain ClickShare devices also support Apple’s AirPlay and Google Cast making streaming from MacOS, iOS and Chrome OS devices easier than ever.

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If You’re Feeling Extravagant…

An Indoor LED or videowall is the way to go. Give your meeting room the power to ‘wow’ and leave your stakeholders or potential clients impressed. LED walls and Videowalls create an attention-grabbing centerpiece, ideal for displaying live data, statistics and social feeds. 

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Hopefully this post has provided some ideas and inspiration on some of the latest meeting room equiptment and how you could transform yours.

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Christmas Period Operating Hours 2016

Christmas Period Operating Hours 2016

During the Holiday period Eclipse Digital Media will be operating under a new timetable.

Operating hours are as follows:

  • 23rd Dec – 8:30am to 1:00pm
  • 26th/27th Dec – Closed
  • 28th Dec – Limited email support
  • 29th Dec – Limited email support
  • 30th Dec – Limited email support
  • 2nd Jan – Closed
  • 3rd Jan – Normal working hours

Thank you to everyone that has worked with us throughout 2016, we look forward to the year ahead!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us here at Eclipse Digital Media.

DIGITAL SIGNAGE INSIGHTS: FOOD SECTOR FREE Digital Menu Board Layout

DIGITAL SIGNAGE INSIGHTS: FOOD SECTOR

FREE Digital Menu Board Layout

Digital Signage in the Food Sector is quickly becoming, if not already the norm. With the ability to quickly update products, pricing and information with just a few clicks.

The aim of this post is to provide insight, and spark some interest into how Digital Signage could be used within the Food & Drink Sector. Showcase ways in which we have implemented Digital Signage solutions for some awesome establishments and how you could too. We’ll even provide a free basic Digital Menu Board Layout to get you started.

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DIGITAL MENU BOARDS…

HARDWARE

Comes in all shapes and sizes. Commonly, larger displays are used in both landscape and portrait for behind the counter, smaller displays are designed for current offers and impulse buys for placement in front of the till. Interactive solutions are needed to drive higher customer engagement and display larger, specific information such as allergy requirements.

A more conclusive list of Digital Menu Board solutions can be found here.

SOFTWARE

With the internet of things becoming a reality. One thing that makes perfect sense is to be able to update your offers, menu boards and pricing information from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, with a few clicks or even automatically. With increasing numbers of software solutions on the market it can be a hard to find whats suitable.
Having worked with many software/hardware solutions, two that we can recommend are ONELAN and embed signage.
We hold certified reseller status for both.

INSTALLATION

Most commonly hung from the celing or wall mounted in sets of 3 or more. Using displays such as the Samsung Smart Signage Platform, there is no need for an additional media player, resulting in a quick and easy install with only power and either ethernet or WiFi connectivity. Not to forget the overall aesthetic advantages.

CONTENT

Less is most certainly more when it comes to digital menu boards. Make each item as legible as possible taking into account the number of items on the board, screen size, font size and viewing distance.
Great food photography can transform your signage substantially although can be a costly investment. Stock imagery sites such as the ‘Picture Pantry‘ and ‘Shutterstock‘ can offer high quality images at an affordable price.

Creating the content yourself? Some great content tips can be found here.
Speak to us about our content services if you need some professional assistance.

A free Digital Menu Board layout to get you up and running can be found at the bottom of this post.

FREE DIGITAL MENU BOARD TEMPLATE

Easy to edit Photoshop file includes both landscape and portrait versions. Font also included.

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