TTU Digital Signage

 

What is Digital Signage?

Digital signage provides an automated way to display information and communicate with target audiences via the use of digital technology, such as LCD, plasma and LED displays. The web-based system allows you to create customized messages for students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and visitors. Digital signage messaging that you can edit and update at any time is presented on interactive touch screens or non-interactive displays.

What are the Benefits of Digital Signage?

  • Content can be scheduled and displayed to target audiences at specific times and locations. (Example: Digital displays can offer visitors to a conference in Johnson Hall information about session times, locations and details.)

  • Content changes can be made quickly and easily. Changes can also be scheduled to activate or deactivate at designated time and dates.

  • Digital signage can lower overhead by replacing traditional paper communication.

  • Digital signage offers an enhancement of TTU’s reputation as a leader in the use of technology.

    What types of content can be displayed with Digital Signage?

    MS Office Files and information, Flash Files, Images, Videos, PDF, RSS Feeds, Text Files and Messages, Web Pages, Live Data (XML, MS Exchange Calendars, Syndicated Feeds, Delimited Text Files, SQL Data, Daylight Data, Delphi Data, Event Management System Data, ESP Data, Opera Data, etc.), Wayfinding, Weather, Live TV, Date/Time, Bing Maps, Google Earth, Emergency Messaging, and much more.

  • Four Winds Interactive System Specifications

    For Content Manager and Content Player PCs (4.0.2.980 or newer)

    Component Required
    Processor Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or higher
    Memory 4 GB preferred
    Hard Drive 80GB or larger @ 7200 rpm or SSD
    Graphics -without HD ATI 2400 XT or better
    Graphics -with HD ATI HD 3850/3870 or Nvidia 9800 or up
    Operating Systems Windows 7 (64bit Recommended)
    It is recommended that Content
    Player and Content Manager
    operating systems are the same.
    Mac Option -Mac Mini (Player only) Mac OS/X – native (Not all FWi
    functionality is supported)
    Emulated PC -(ex. Bootcamp)
    MS OS loaded on Mac Hardware
    Optional Equipment
    TV Tuner Internal/External Multi-Cast IPTV Streaming / Local
    tuning limited to preset channel
    selection on IPTV tuners with
    interactive screens. Channels can be
    changed remotely via a GUI.

    *Please note that only EVGA tuners support Closed Captioning

    **Please note that High Definition TV is not currently supported on TV Tuners only on IPTV.

    August 2011

    Purchasing Info

    If you wish to purchase any equipment related to Digital Signage you must submit an ITC Request and fill out the Digital Signage Checklist.

    All equipment questions should be directed to Will Hoffert at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    All items are from PCS of Knoxville on contract.

    Items to note before a user proceeds with signage are:

    1. Location
    2. Touch and/or Display only
    3. Network and Power

    Monitors:

    Samsung SyncMaster 400FP-3
    Digital Signage Display, 40" LCD, 1920X1080 3YR
    VGA/DP/DVI/HDMI
    $813.00

    Samsung SyncMaster 460FP-3
    Digital Signage Display, 46" LCD, VGA DVI-D/DP/HDMI
    BLK 8MS 3YR WARR
    $1,093.00

    Samsung SyncMaster Flat Panel - 1080p (full HD) -
    1920x1080, VGA DVI HDMI Composite 550DX
    $2,513.00

    Mounts for Displays:

    Chief Fusion Micro-Adjustable Fixed Wall
    Mount LSMU - Mounting kit ( wall mount, mounting rails,
    interface bracket )
    $135.00

    Quote for the Lenovo Signage System with VESA Adapter:

    Lenovo M92p Tiny Q77,
    i5-3470T, 4GB RAM, 320GB 7200RPM 2.5" SATA, with
    VESA mount bracket
    $691.00

    Deploying New Signage and Training

    Photo of Matt Smith

    Matt Smith, Associate Bursar
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    (931) 372-6592
    Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 100

     


    Display/Computer Configuration and Purchases

    Photo of Will Hoffert

    Will Hoffert
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    (931) 372-3595
    Clement Hall (CLEM) 219

     


    Templates and Backgrounds

    Photo of Lisa Maas

    Lisa Maas, Director of Web and Digital Media
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    (931) 372-3291
    Roaden University Center (RUC) 368

    The web director acts as developer, designer, coordinator, and manager of TTU's web sites and Content Management System to support its Missions and Marketing goals. Responsibility includes serving as liaison with the Information Technology department. Also cooperates with various campus units to develop new and innovative uses of the TTU web site and participates in the development and planning of TTU's overall Marketing Strategy.

    Photo of David Willis

    David Willis, Director of Web and Digital Media
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    (931) 372-3916
    Roaden University Center (RUC) 368Resume/CV

     



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