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Digital Signage For Education – Effective use Of Time

Digital signage for education applications.

When schools and colleges use digital signage hardware, they are not doing it to be trendy; they are using the digital dynamic advertising hardware to communicate with staff, pupils and parents all at the same time in an efficient use of time. So let us look at the different types of digital signage for schools that are available.

Outdoor school digital signage.

digital signage for educationThis is perfect to inform parents about future events, when dropping off or collecting their children, this can be anything from an upcoming school trip, exhibition or parents evening. One thing is certain all educational facilities from primary schools through universities need to have an affordable solution and a solution that will work for the next 3 to 5 years, to ensure the payback is there.

Two problems we have in the UK, the first being the weather. We can have a downpour at a seconds notice and thin in 10 minutes the sky can clear to a beautiful blue sky. The second problem is the potential for the advertising hardware to become damaged outside from ball sports and the like. This is why the digital signage has to be protected from the weather and any physical threat, be it from a football or a cricket ball. The situation when an advertising screen is damaged and unusable is not worth considering. This is one reason that digital signage for education can be difficult without the necessary protection.

Outdoor protective housings that protect the high definition display can be mounted to an external wall, to protect the hardware during school time, then at the end of the school day, a button can be pressed on the remote control and a steel roller shutter cover the entire unit, providing a secure solution. Perfect, as most schools are open in the evenings and could even result in vandalism if left unprotected.

Indoor digital signage.

Educational digital signage is used mainly in the foyer, so if a parent is called in to speak with a teacher, they can see the time and room location for the meeting, they can also see the report for the day’s behavior. So no trying to find a room that is free.

Digital signage for education – cost effective.

Normally a HD display with at least 500 candelas are used for indoor use, for outdoor use (preferably not in direct sunlight), the brightness of the display should be a minimum of 1200 candelas, so the content can be seen on the display clearly. The content is extracted from an internet feed and can be replicated onto the schools website, so if a grandparent collected the child after school the parent can pick up any messages from the schools website.

Installation should be a painless process, with minimum disruption to the school, so ideally if just 1 screen is to be installed a weekend installation would be best, when children will not be around.

Using digital signage for education also allows the facility to communicate with staff, parents and pupils frees everyone’s time us, so the teachers can spend more time teaching and less time chasing lunch money up or deposits for school excursions. Parents know there is a challenge if they are mentioned on the outdoor digital sign, and so do the children, which is a good deterrent for the children to behave in school. The electronic signs are also used to show the status of the school in the school tables and what the outcome was for the OFSTED inspection.

Digital Signage Systems Limited have a vast knowledge of educational digital signage solutions and can provide the solutions they manufacturer at a very affordable price, which is a win win for every school. For more details on digital signage for education, get in touch today.

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Digital Signage used in Small to Medium Enterprises

SME digital signage.

Do small enterprises think that digital signage, like digital posters, are too advanced for their business? This is a misconception, because reception digital signage is one of the many growing markets in the electronic advertising sector. Introducing the company or business brand in an innovative way attracts more customers, bringing in more work = revenue.

SME (Small To Medium Enterprises) digital signage solutions.

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Space is a major consideration, particularly for small businesses, as the budget is crucial and floor space is better used to display goods, for example in a clothing store; so one answer is to use the space above floor level. Free standing kiosks are ideal for certain outlets, but using wall space or ceiling hung electronic display screens is an economical way of using ‘free’ space. Even placing a small electronic tablet on a reception desk gives ample opportunity to run a infomercial, displaying additional services and promotional offers to encourage more business. Traditionally a folded leaflet would have been the choice of the small business, like an accountant or solicitor’s reception, but time has moved on and some form of digital signage is the way forward. Content development has become easier and cost effective against printing costs, and of course if there is a change to be made, it’s back to the printer (wasted time, effort and money), whereas a screen advertisement can be updated, altered and corrected at the click of a button. Installing the software onto the display screen is a simple process; content can be created in-house or contracted out to specialist software suppliers who will understand your requirements and produce a bespoke package.

Digital posters can be scheduled to run at various times; which is also an energy saving feature and the tax of the purchase can be offset against the businesses VAT in the accounts (check for more information with your accountant). For an additional income stream, featuring local business advertisements is a efficient way of supporting the local economy.

Small to medium organizations must adapt and embrace the evolving needs of both the customer and the industry in order to survive this competitive world. Digital signage is the perfect tool for promoting add-on sales, special offers and information the customers need to make an informed decision. Building brand awareness is pivotal to a successful small – medium enterprise.

For impartial advice for any advertising solutions for Small To Medium sized businesses, call Digital Signage Systems Limited.

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