New Digital Signage Platform Offers More Communication Options
A consortium of companies is offering a new digital
signage platform designed to improve communication and safety in both
Google and Samsung have created "theconnectEDU," a
platform that should allow students, faculty and staff to receive a wide
of content via a similarly wide range of displays and devices. That will
include everything from campus broadcasts to emergency
Each of the three partners in the consortium brings
to the platform:
- Hypersign's cloud-based signage software allows users
create and publish content that can then be distributed to digital
desktop PCs all over campus, managed from a single dashboard;
- Google Chrome Devices and its Management Suite
administrators to manage all of their school's Chrome devices,
Chromeboxes, from a central location that can be accessed from
anywhere at any
- Finally, Samsung Commercial Displays produces the
images using commercial grade components in a wide range of sizes
as small as 10 inches to as large as video walls.
"We are very excited about the benefits this solution
said Hypersign CEO Neil Willis. "Our objective is to deliver a system
helps protect, educate and inform students, staff and visitors."
The seeds of the partnership were sown late last year
Hypersign introduced a new version of its digital signage software that
supported Samsung's D Series Smart Signage displays. That development
the display of RSS feeds, YouTube videos, live television, PowerPoint
a built-in emergency notification system, Hypersign Alert.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.