How do you do....it? Thread, Digital Signage purposes in Technical; Originally Posted by TeddyKGB
Exactly..another pie in the sky idea and a scandalous waste of taxpayers money
i think if ...
23rd February 2008, 11:31 PM #16
i think if you can't develop interesting, eye-catching content and displays for the system then it is a waste of money, but when used correctly it is reasonably effective in foyer areas....although i think it's more important to actually see people within a few minutes of them arriving instead of a doctors waiting room situation where you need a TV for them to stare at instead of their watches while they wait to be attended to.
Originally Posted by TeddyKGB
same is true for video conferencing, if used correctly it's a smart investment, unfortunately the vision and drive isn't there to enable proper use therefore they become 'white elephants'.
8th May 2008, 02:36 PM #17
I agree with Torledo. The key factors with avoiding a 'white elephant', is location and content. Having a screen in an area where no one is going to see it, makes it useless. And having content that is either dull or irrelevant, again makes it useless.
The benefits of having a content rich, well located screen are many though.
It can be possible to show off not only the pupils' work and latest news about the school, but also real-time information. By linking into existing RSS feeds, a screen (or number of screens) can show information from a number of sources.
I'm thinking here of government initiatives, local council news, academic results (assuming these are stored on a PC somewhere).
8th May 2008, 03:55 PM #18
We have 2 at the mo and plan to expand the system. We show:
Photos/movies showing students achievements, external trips.
Information on Clubs and support groups
News via RSS, BBC news, Science news etc. (Also TV in specific locations)
Welcome to visitors
Special displays for after school activities such as open evenings, concerts etc.
Urgent messages for whole school or individuals.
We can even show exit signs where appropriate.
The hardest part is actually getting the staff to give you the material to go on it. It took us a while but some staff here are now regular contributers.
2nd July 2008, 01:39 PM #19
Could you not put tight VNC or similar on it and use a remote viewing client?(Lanview 3 by MST software is a great totally free utility we use - Google it)
Originally Posted by dbrown
That would get around the problem of not being able to access the physical computer.
Just a thought
2nd July 2008, 01:43 PM #20
If you use sharepoint for your intranet you'll find that most will be able to get the daily messages from that via an rss feed and display it on the screen.
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