L'Université de Santa Clara utilise QL pour son affichage dynamique

Navori QL alimente le réseau d'affichage dynamique de l'Université de Santa Clara

Une architecture multi-siège flexible, des visuels et une intégration de données plus riches et une intégration anticipée avec le système de notification d'urgence du campus distinguent QL de la concurrence

LAUSANNE, Suisse, 8 janvier 2019 – As universities and higher education institutions seek to expand the horizons of their digital signage networks, many have discovered the campus-wide communications and media limitations of their first-generation systems. This was the case at Santa Clara University in northern California, which upgraded to Navori’s QL logiciel d'affichage dynamique avant le trimestre d'automne 2018. La mise à niveau a immédiatement simplifié les opérations et permis de nouveaux services et opportunités sur le réseau de 80 écrans.

Navori QL is a cloud or on-premise solution – Santa Clara opted for the centralized cloud deployment – that offers a flexible multi-seat architecture for campus-wide networks. That multi-seat flexibility was a key deciding factor for the 24 content managers contributing to the 80-screen network, which has a presence in almost every building on campus. The high-quality reproduction of 4K graphics and other visual content, along with general ease of use, competitive pricing and rich data integration, further set Navori apart from other vendors competing for the project.

“Our previous system was out of date, and it couldn’t accommodate the more specialized initiatives we wanted to launch,” said Elwood Mills, manager of SCU affichage dynamique, Santa Clara University. With responsibilities that include network maintenance, Mills grew increasingly frustrated with the previous system’s lack of reliability. “Connectivity issues with the servers continued to escalate, which often meant that random screens would remain blank for hours or days at a time.”

Mills often handles the editing and dissemination of content contributed from the 24 managers. While much of this content is distributed campus-wide, specialized slides are often created for certain departments, including the School of Engineering. Nicole Morales, director of digital media technologies for the School of Engineering, notes that Navori QL’s ease of use and richer data capabilities have made an enormous difference throughout the department.

“I have seven screens under my control across four buildings, and we do a lot of our own content creation across faculty and student organizations,” said Morales. “With our previous system, it would take up to 15 minutes for screens to refresh when new content was uploaded. Navori has eliminated the problems we were having with reliability in content delivery, which means the information we post about classes and events can go live with short notice. Navori also allows us to securely use outside URLs, and integrate live feeds from our different social media networks through the external Tagboard service. We’ve been able to drive a much higher degree of interaction with our social media feeds through digital signage.”

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Ali Reimer, assistant director of marketing and communications for the Leavey School of Business, manages the digital screens that live within Lucas Hall. She notes that the screens have become a central communications platform to promote events and course information to business students and visitors, and promote faculty members and their research projects among other initiatives.

"Nous avons environ 15 écrans répartis dans Lucas Hall, et la capacité multi-utilisateurs de Navori signifie que nous pouvons nous concentrer exactement sur les besoins de nos départements et centres et piloter cette stratégie localement", a déclaré Reimer. « Navori permet de créer très simplement différentes listes de lecture pour différents publics tout au long de la journée, dont la mise en ligne est programmée en fonction du moment où ces publics se trouvent dans le bâtiment. Il fournit une plateforme cohérente, fiable et visuellement impressionnante à commercialiser auprès des étudiants actuels et potentiels, et nous permet par ailleurs de communiquer les messages spécifiques que nous visons à transmettre. »

Reimer ajoute que Navori QL a également amélioré la qualité visuelle sur le réseau pour le contenu 4K et 1080p. Elle a exploré les volumeuses options de gabarits différents pour les affichages portrait et paysage dans son département, et a progressivement intégré plus de tickers pour développer une expérience plus complète.

Moving forward, Mills expects to extend the network to new buildings currently being planned or that are already under construction. He also is working with Navori to integrate the campus emergency notification system with the réseau d'affichage dynamique., using the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP). Once live, the integration will provide a digital format to disseminate emergency messages simultaneously over the Navori QL network and other communications systems around campus.

"L'affichage dynamique apporte beaucoup de valeur à la vie du campus, from general communications and marketing through to campus safety and security,” said Mills. “Navori has made life easier for everyone involved in the network, while also breathing new life into our content and messaging. We no longer have to rotate through three or four screens to manage content. The ease of use of QL is what really sells. L'affichage dynamique is no longer time-consuming. ”