Digital signage presents an amazing array of possibilities, so many that sorting through it all can be a little overwhelming. The following pages will give you an introduction to the basic elements of digital signage, including the types of equipment and systems available and how they can work to connect your business or organization.
Every digital signage system contains three elements: hardware, software and content.
Digital signage hardware boils down to players and displays (signs). The players are basically an ultra-small industrial Windows PC. About the size of a small book, these devices often fit right behind the display itself. Many customers will use their own equipment, an extra Windows PC they have lying around — none of ConnectedSign's hardware is proprietary.explore hardware
The system uses a secure method called forward-and-store, which means nothing is ever streaming over the bandwidth. Simply open up the software, make changes and hit deploy, and your content plays on your signs. It’s so easy new users can get started in less than an hour.Learn More
The software allows you to incorporate all kinds of content from static graphics to animation. You can also use features like interactivity and live data integration to show information like local weather, TV, sports scores and more. What you display on your screen will determine the success of your digital sign.See Content Options
There are two important considerations when choosing a digital signage solution.
When adopting any new technology, people are naturally worried about investing in the wrong system. What if something more advanced comes out in four months but you’ve already limited yourselves? What if your hardware can’t work with your existing software? Our solutions rely on common solutions like Windows to ensure that if a new software version comes out next year, you just update the player. And if the player breaks down, you can buy a new one, because none of the hardware is proprietary.
The administration of a digital signage system is almost always just tacked onto somebody's job description as an afterthought. Or multiple people tag team to keep the signs updated. So the whole system has to be easy-to-learn and user-friendly. Our software has a basic training period of about half an hour. You can spend more time learning more advanced features, but a Microsoft® Office user can be comfortable with the basics in thirty minutes.