Scala has announced that it has launched a 30-channel digital signage network at Indiana University’s main campus in Bloomington, Ind. Scala, in partnership with integrator Digital AV, assisted the school Auxiliary IT group with installing 30 40-unch LCD monitors in all 12 campus dormitories, food service areas and dining halls, parking operations and the IU Memorial Union (IMU) building.
There is also a dedicated channel for the hotel located inside the IMU for meeting and conference announcements.
After a year of planning and installation, the network became fully operational in Spring 2009.
Sudduth remains the “internal champion” and controller of the network from the IT side, but can give selected employees in different departments access to the content management system to upload their own custom content. There is still an approval process, but Sudduth said that since it is “effectively outsourced from IT, external specialized information can be distributed and approved more quickly than ever.”
Students can also have access to the digital signage network for their own announcements, albeit a bit more indirectly. Students can request content to be included by filling out an online form within the software containing the information they wish to broadcast at various locations. Pending approval, the system uploads the information onto the university templates and schedules it to play at various times.
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