SMITHBURG, Md. — Noventri has announced that the Newseum, a digitally-savvy museum that delves into the history and industry of news, is using Noventri for digital scheduling, informational and directional displays throughout 10 of the museum’s floors.
Newseum officials felt it was essential to appeal to the Web 2.0 generation by presenting the history of news and news reporting through an interactive environment that uses a multitude of video screens, touchscreens and digital signs.
“Newseum looked for a the best company with the most to offer for integrating electronic signage within the Newseum. Noventri worked well with us, and met our customized needs,” said Bud O’Connor, Newseum director of engineering. “Noventri provided the needed expertise, technology and support to provide Newseum with an electronic signage system that is high-end and dependable.”
The Newseum, located adjacent to the Smithsonian museums and the National Mall, offers 643,000 square feet of interactivity with 15 theaters, 14 major galleries, two state-of-the-art broadcast studios, a 4-D experience and 130 interactive stations.
Noventri’s installation included 37 flat panel displays (six 24-inch and thirty-one 42-inch) that provide guests with schedules of events that take place within the facility and to complement exhibits by providing pertinent information. Noventri also integrated its technology into the Newseum’s Master Control Room so that engineers can control and monitor content to Noventri’s displays from a single location.
The Master Control Room at Newseum allows visitors to view engineers and Noventri’s control station through glass windows, providing a feel for what is involved in pushing and maintaining content to screens throughout the facility.