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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Is it time for a Digital Signage Refresh?

Is it time for a Digital Signage Refresh?

It’s a new year and with that normally comes a fresh wave of changes – join the gym, eat healthier, carry out a random act of kindness every day, improve those processes at work that have been bugging you, making the tea at least once a day (Ty, take note of that one) and so on. It is an opportunity to embark on the year ahead with a beaming freshness to achieve a better you, both at home and at work, so why settle for just ‘alright’, why not strive for ‘excellence’? As with everything, you have a choice and here’s one simple process to help you make your choices… answer the following question: Are you happy? If you are – keep doing what you’re doing… If you’re not – change something! A simple question that can make a big impact. Now we want to ask you another question:

Are you happy with your digital signage?
Yes! Great news, keep doing what you’re doing.
No? Maybe it’s time to change something?

There is no doubt that digital signage is an effective way to communicate, be it internally to employees about corporate messages or externally to pupils and parents at a school for example, but often individuals fail to take ownership of the day to day operation and sadly, the business digital signage falls victim to neglect. Now being a new year, you might be thinking “let’s sort out our digital signage once and for all, I want to get it working exactly how I want it” but alas, the person who originally took care of the project has left the business or now has too much on their plate to even begin looking at helping you… So what do you do? Well, as you’d expect by reading this, we can help you.

It’s true, we are an approved ONELAN reseller and advanced content design partner but we are much more than that… We don’t simply sell digital signage media players to our new and existing customers and leave them to it, we also provide a range of support including training sessions, digital signage network configuration, content creation and integration, advanced monitoring and maintenance services and much more for ONELAN digital signage systems. We’ve already helped the likes of Hounslow County Council and The Dock, Southampton Solent University transform their existing ONELAN digital signage into a fully operation solution that now exceeds their expectations, allowing them to utilise the abundance of features to communicate their messages.

Forgive us for being bold, but we believe that we can help any ONELAN digital signage user maximise their digital signage and we are inviting those people to have a completely free digital signage consultation to explore the ways that we can enable you to get exactly what you need from your digital signage.

Here’s just some of the ways in which we can help: Overview

So, what’s your answer? Are you happy with your digital signage? Is it time for a digital signage refresh? If the time is now, we encourage you to contact us to see if our expert knowledge can help you optimise your ONELAN digital signage for the years ahead.

Digital Signage for Education

Digital Signage for Education

Digital Signage Today have recently published this beautiful new infographic showcasing some interesting data that suggests that Digital Signage’s reach on campus is growing. It also shows some of the impact it can have for schools and students.

Global spending on IT in education is expected to double over the next three years and at the same time, digital signage on campuses is expected to grow 22% worldwide.

At Eclipse Digital we already work with several schools across the UK and if you would like to see how Digital Signage can be effectively integrated into your educational facility please feel free to contact us for a free demonstration or browse these useful links to understand Digital Signage further:

What is Digital Signage?
What are the benefits of Digital Signage?
Digital Menu Boards

Infographic courtesy of www.digitalsignagetoday.com:
Eclipse Digital Media Approved ONELAN Reseller Digital Signage: Big Screen on Campus [Infographic]

Pabulum Trafalgar School Install

Pabulum contract catering provide catering services for a number of schools throughout the UK and have contracted Eclipse Digital Media to design and install a digital signage solution for Trafalgar School in Downton, with a view to rolling it out throughout their schools.

We have installed one publisher ONELAN box with a split signal to three screens (2 x 32″ display and 1 x 42″ display) within the canteen area of the school. We have also designed the layouts for the screens and provided training on how to use update the layouts.

The system we have installed for Pabulum will allow them to dynamically change the menu at the click of a button, schedule menu and design changes for different times of day and gives them the ability to easily promote their corporate social responsibility messages.

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