Digital Signage

Substantiating Expansion

Making the case for additional investment in Digital Signage, and why ROI doesn’t work in all cases

Albert Einstein once said, “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” If he had spoken these words today, one might think he was speaking about deploying digital signage on the campus of Princeton University.

Effective Campuswide Digital Signage Communications

Providing instantaneous reach

After being announced as a host venue for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, my colleagues and I at The University of British Columbia (Canada) began preparations for the thousands of visitors expected to come see the Olympic torch relay and attend events at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.

Tech Spotlight: Audio/Visual

Switchers and Scalers

The VM0808H 8x8 HD matrix video switch from ATEN is capable of routing up to eight HDMI sources to a maximum of eight HDMI

Connecting Learners, On Campus and Off

Considerations for purchasing, using, and maintaining digital signage and video and web conferencing technology

What technologies and features do higher education favor for digital signage and video and web conferencing deployments? And what can be done to ensure that these technology purchases are used wisely? Here’s what is happening on the AV technology scene.

Touch to Begin

Inspiration for interaction with campus digital signage installations

Touch screens are taking over—and people expect to see them. In the years since Apple first popularized the technology with the iPhone in 2007, it has become almost rare to meet someone who doesn’t own a touchscreen smartphone or tablet. This is becoming even truer among the college-bound and younger generation. Take, for example, the viral YouTube video showing a toddler who could easily operate an iPad, but seemed perplexed when she touched the pages of a magazine and nothing happened.

Interactivity, Data Mining, and the Future of Digital Signage

Considering content and the possibilities of DOOH

Student-controlled multimedia wall unifies sports, events, music, and projects

Clarkson University's state-of-the-art video wall combines art, technology and energy-efficiency utilizing Christie MicroTiles.

The student center is the heart of any campus. It's so important that students at Clarkson University, a small private college in Potsdam, NY, voted an increase in their own fees to help pay to build one.

Clarkson, a nationally ranked research university, has 3,000 students in more than 50 degree programs. But despite its national reputation and dynamic student community, Clarkson did not have a student center.

What's New

Couldn't make it to Orlando for EduComm and InfoComm? Here's what you missed.

Four Fearsome Risks--And How to Manage Them

Mitigating risks involving campus violence, bullying and harassment, the higher education bubble, and natural disasters

Some of the scariest risks on campus remain hidden until the moment that students, teachers, and staff experience them. Until the shooter kills, the funding disappears, or the opposing party files the lawsuit, everything seems fine. Then, the overwhelming grief takes hold or the power to educate diminishes due to lack of resources. That's why, as campus leaders know, action must be taken before the risk occurs.

What's New

Looking for higher education technology products and services? Start here.

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