Establishing a well-functioning digital signage network means more than just getting content to play on your screens. There are a lot of other details that you need to get right in order to make the most out of each screen.

Just a few of the challenges include:

  • Real time data integration options-how easy, and therefore how expensive will it be to dynamically pull real time data feeds into your content?

  • Planning a large network? How easy to set-up, configure, deploy and manage is the solution? What you need and are willing to do on day 1 is likely very different to what you will be looking for in year 2. Very rarely do businesses budget for a significant software switch over cost in year 2. Make the right choice now.

  • Support for interactivity - the growing demand for engaging and interactive experiences, be it touch or via mobile, mean you will meet this requirement at some point in your networks evolution. The last thing you want to do is to have to start running a second software platform alongside the original choice. 

  • Remote upgrade features - all software involves if you select a solution that is backed by a "proper" business. You need to ensure it is really easy and reliable to deliver software updates across a global network. The cost of an engineer to site to fix a updated display/player gone wrong should not need to be in your budget planning.

  • Remote management features - a mature solution should enable you to monitor every aspect of your network. From confirmation of media schedule delivery to internal hardware temperatures and alerts, if you do not have extensive visibility and troubleshooting functionality, you will suffer from an unreliable network.

 

At Knowledge, we have extensive experience working with platforms such as Scala, One Lan, SignageLive and others. The majority of our clients have deployed either Samsung's Magicinfo platform or the MRX solution. We will work with you to define what best meets your requirements.

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