What is Digital Signage

What is Digital Signage? Put simply, Digital Signage is displaying specifically design content onto a computer or TV screen. When digital signage first started it merely displayed images with embedded text to get the information onto the screen and usually from a usb stick. Now digital signage is a far more sophisticated and dynamic tool with text layering on text-less images, eye catching animations, videos, interactive touch, the display of external data, advanced scheduling, remotely control your content from anywhere across the internet and much more. Today you can practically do what ever you want to get your message across to your audience. You can even target your live audience with specific content. Systems can now react to the audience that is currently watching the screen.

What is digital signage

iScreen is capable of providing these modern signage requirements. It does it in a simple way to make sure you get your latest data and information in front of your audience when you need it. Price changes, menu specials, room changes, timetable changes, emergency messages and more are all possible with simple content or data editing that will be automatically updated and changed to your screens. Many systems are built for high-end large global companies or mission critical environments. They prove to be over complicated and expensive for the typical average digital signage project. iScreen is a system that is built for the average business that needs a low cost solution with modern state of the art features.

Easy to use, state of the art features, low cost.
What is digital signage and how it works?

When people ask, what is digital signage and how does it work, they normally mean how does all the content get to the screen? The iScreen system consists of a server, a user interface, a media player (client). These all connect to each other over an internet (network) connection to display the content onto the screen
The Server: Controls the system and is the technical backbone that communicates between all the elements synchronizing all content file to the clients.
The User Interface: Hosted on the server this is the user interface that provides all functions and settings for Screen connection, Content creation and editing, Scheduling, Templates, Users and Datasources.
The Client: Software that allows the media player to display the iScreen content scheduled presentations.
The Screen: An HDMI screen of any size that displays the content,
Sectors: Suitable for multi-sector usage including the Restaurant and Food Industry, Hospitality, Retail, Health, Workplace, Building/Facility, and more

What you need

iScreen can be provided as either a Cloud service or an on-premise solution. The Cloud service is designed for businesses that do not want to get involved in IT or running the solution in house. All server requirements are dealt with in the Cloud solution so you do not have to deal with any day to day system issues, You simply have your screens and media player and you are ready to go. The on-premise solution is for those companies that want to run control and maintain the system from their own network.

Cloud Service
  • HDMI screen or TV. The size and orientation is up to you.
  • A media player (client). Android or Windows Clients are compatible.
  • Internet Connection WiFi or ethernet.
  • Computer for connection to Cloud User Interface for system management and Content creation and editing.
On-Premise
  • Hosted Ubuntu VPS or Virtual Machine Server.
    • a CPU with 4 or more cores
    • at least 4 GB RAM memory
    • at least 60 GB of free space on SSD
    • in all cases it is recommended to have Gbit internet connection on the server
    • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    • MySQL database
  • HDMI screen or TV. The size and orientation is up to you.
  • A media player (client). Android or Windows Clients are compatible.
  • Internet Connection WiFi or ethernet.
  • Computer for connection to Cloud User Interface for system management and Content creation and editing.
Client Specifications
Android Our Andriod client prerequisites are:

  • 4 core CPU
  • 2 Gb RAM (or more)
  • 16 Gb internal storage (or more)
Windows Our minimum windows client prerequisites are:

  • Windows 10
  • 2GB RAM
  • 60GB free HDD
  • The latest version from our editor interface
  • You will also need administrator rights for the windows user.
What is digital signage? Contact us about how digital signage can benefit your company.

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