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Is anyone letting 3rd party folks purchase ad space on their digital signage screens?

 

Thanks

Trent

 

Trenton Hurt, CWNA, CCNP(W), CCNA(W), CCNA(V), CCNA(R/S)
Wireless Network Administrator
University of Louisville
Phone (502) 852-1513
FAX (502) 852-1424

 

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Trent,

 

This is a great question. The units on our campus (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) that do advertising stick to on-campus entities and have rates for student groups and campus units. The full 3d party ad-based model tends to cause much concern and discontent so I’m interested in what other folks have to say on this one.

 

I was just out at digital signage expo and was talking with someone in the industry who insisted that budgets in higher education were shrinking and “the money has to come from somewhere” and the only logical alternative was ad-based models. I don’t share that notion myself and I think that it is simply represents one of the many disconnects between the signage industry and higher education. But, I could be wrong. So…advertising from off-campus entities? Has anyone adopted that model and how has it worked? If you haven’t gone that direction and have no plans to, what are your reasons? What alternative financial models are in use?

 

Yours, tk                                                                                                                                                                          

 

Thomas Kunka, tskunka@illinois.edu

CITES Network Services @ the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Service Manager, Illinois Digital Signage Service

Leader, EDUCAUSE Digital Signage Constituent Group

Leader, University of Illinois SharePoint Users Group

 

 

 

Hi Trent,

 

At Villanova University, one of our digital signage clients is the WildCard Office (student ID & debit card) accepts advertising for the dozens of area stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, restaurants, etc. that accept the WildCard for payment.

 

Best regards,

Michael Hoffberg

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Michael Hoffberg
Strategic Planning & Consulting | Villanova University

University Information Technologies (UNIT) | 800 Lancaster Avenue

Technology Services Building | Villanova, PA 19085

mhoffberg.villanova@gmail.com  | unit.villanova.edu

expo.villanova.edu  | Tel 610.519.4264 | Fax 610.519.5090


Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:57:18 +0000
From: trent.hurt@LOUISVILLE.EDU
Subject: advertising on digital signage
To: DIGITALSIGNAGE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU

Is anyone letting 3rd party folks purchase ad space on their digital signage screens?

 

Thanks

Trent

 

Trenton Hurt, CWNA, CCNP(W), CCNA(W), CCNA(V), CCNA(R/S)
Wireless Network Administrator
University of Louisville
Phone (502) 852-1513
FAX (502) 852-1424

 

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Hi all,

 

Anyone out there that is proud of their digital signage solution?  What are people using?  We’re looking for something that meets the following criteria:

 

·         Networked

·         Centrally managed

·         Role based administration

·         Works with a variety of displays, or media player / LCD combos

·         Easy for end-users to upload content and control their screens

 

Thanks,

 

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Gavin Pyle | Network Engineer | Green River Community College

gpyle@greenriver.edu

 

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We currently use Concerto http://www.concerto-signage.org/

It’s open source and written in PHP.  It takes some work to setup but it’s been stable since setup. Any device that can display a web page can access it.

It does meet all of the requirements you listed except maybe for working with media players/LCD combos, depending on what you mean by that.

 

 

Andy Poirier

Network Administrator

North Central University

612-343-4758

 

 

 

There’s an EDUCAUSE constituent group devoted to Digital Signage.  I suggest you check there.

 

We use Carousel Enterprise from Tightrope Media Systems. We are very happy with it.

 

 

Tim Cappalli, ACMP CCNA | (802) 626-6456

Office of Information Technology (OIT) | Lyndon

» cappalli@lyndonstate.edu | oit.lyndonstate.edu

 

 

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Thanks!  Just joined.

 

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Gavin Pyle | Network Engineer | Green River Community College

gpyle@greenriver.edu

 

We use Four Winds.

Pete Morrissey

 

We use Four Winds as well.

 

We currently use Xibo (Another open source product)

Message from charles.bombard@ccv.edu

We are also a Four Winds shop. We have a local Content manager server.

 

-Charlie

 

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Charles Bombard

Assistant Chief Technology Officer

Community College of Vermont

1 Abenaki Way

Winooski, VT 05404

802.654.0665

bombardc@ccv.edu

 

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We've been using Four Winds for about three years and I think there are about 11 displays on campus. One department on campus with about 11 displays decided to implement their own Four Winds system and abandoned this after about six months and moved to Spinetix (http://www.spinetix.com/). The department checked with central IT to see if we had any objections to Spinetix. I took a quick look at the manuals and it seemed like a very nice and flexible solution. I don't have any details about how well either system works on campus or why one department moved to Spinetix. Barron Barron Hulver Director of Networking, Operations, and Systems Center for Information Technology Oberlin College 148 West College Street Oberlin, OH 44074 http://www2.oberlin.edu/staff/bhulver/