Why Chrome for Digital Signage?

Why Chrome for Digital Signage?

Google is taking Digital Signage very seriously of late. Their Chrome browser and OS offers multiple digital signage services with a name you know and trust. From media players and devices to digital signage software and its own chrome device management platform, Chrome has every aspect of Digital Signage covered… so let’s take a look at it in a bit more detail:

BENEFITS OF CHROME FOR DIGITAL SIGNAGE


Chrome devices run Chrome OS, which is designed by Google. The digital signage focused devices range from small dongle types to 24/7 commercial grade media players and all in one touch screen solutions, all of which guarantee:

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Speed

Starts in seconds and gets faster over time, allowing you to focus on getting things done.

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Security

Built in encryption, sandboxing and automatic updates give all chrome devices high quality security.

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Reliability

Chrome devices are built from ground up with speed, reliability and simplicity at their core, providing unmatched uptime and security for signage deployments.

CHROME DEVICES FOR DIGITAL SIGNAGE


Chromeboxes

Chromeboxes are sleek, compact devices that are suitable for digital signage and kiosks. We recommend the use of AOPEN Chromeboxes due to their 24/7 design – the only Chromeboxes on the market designed specifically with digital signage in mind.

Chromebases

Chromebases are simple all-in-one touch devices perfect for kiosks or POS displays.

Chromebits

Chromebits allow you to turn any screen into an digital sign. These devices, although not commercial grade, provide a great entry level option to those on a budget that may already have displays in place.

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CHROME DEVICE MANAGEMENT


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A Chrome Device Management License allows organisations to control and manage their chrome devices from a single place.

Using Chrome Device Management, an administrator of a G Suite account can manage and configure more than 200 features and polices on Chrome devices. User, device and network settings can be pre-configured to a Chrome device or remotely configured from the control panel. These settings can be applied to the entire organisation and all of its chrome devices or specific settings can be set for individual devices.

DIGITAL SIGNAGE SOFTWARE FOR CHROME


The very basic…

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Chrome sign builder is an entry level, basic digital signage app that allows users to schedule and display URL’s.

Web content such as menus, images, YouTube videos, playlists and Google presentations can be scheduled to play for specific times or all day for a set number of days. You configure the builder once in the initial setup and then you proceed to create schedules and specify the URLs for the content.

The Chrome sign builder can be downloaded and installed on any Chrome device or any other computer with a Chrome browser from the Chrome web store.

The Fully Loaded…

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embed signage is a cloud based digital signage software with heaps of features. They are also Google Cloud Chrome Technology Partners too, a status only given to businesses that create products that complement, enhance, or extend the reach / functionality of Google Cloud products.

The feature rich software allows users to create multi-zoned, multi-media layouts that can be scheduled to play at certain times of the day, days of the week, specific dates and even weather conditions. Content is published to the devices which download and store it locally for playback. There are also a wide range of free plugins and widgets such as Twitter, RSS and weather that are available to use.

CHROME FOR DIGITAL SIGNAGE – OUR ADVICE


Pair embed signage with an AOPEN Chrome Device and Chrome Device Management gives you a great digital signage package. Not only do you get the advanced features of the embed signage software together with the reliability and speed benefits of the Chrome device but you can also remotely manage and deploy devices in kiosk mode (locked down to the signage application only) incredibly easily and in minutes using the Chrome Device Management – here’s how:

THINK CHROME IS THE OPTION FOR YOU?

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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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Say Goodbye to Meeting Room Hell with Barco ClickShare

Say Goodbye to Meeting Room Hell with Barco ClickShare

Have you ever experienced meeting room hell? Fighting with cables and connectors, trouble with sharing presentations on screen, getting connection with your tablet… 9 in 10 office workers experience technology-related stress in meetings.

According to a study by Barco, when tech problems in meetings occur:

  • 66% try to fix problems themselves
  • 50% call IT/tech support
  • 29% give up with the tech and go to their plan B
  • 15% even postpone meetings until technology problems can be fixed

This all leads to a real impact on the business including loss of credibility for the presenter or brand and can even initiate attendee anger:

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Thankfully, there’s Barco ClickShare

Despite this Meeting Room Hell, 80% of people still feel that tech is important to their meeting and that it should make their meetings easier and more productive… thankfully Barco ClickShare is here to help.

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ClickShare is a Wireless Presentation System that can help liberate you from Meeting Room Hell for a simple, stress free, productive meeting.

Learn all about ClickShare in less that 2 minutes by watching this video:

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Eclipse Digital Media are a Barco Authorised Partner. Talk to us about your Meeting Room Hell and how using Barco ClickShare can help improve the simplicity and productivity of meetings while reducing stress levels.

Browse and buy Barco ClickShare Wireless Presentation Systems via our online shop:

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