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post #1 of 10 Old 10-28-2007, 06:45 PM - Thread Starter
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I am trying to run down some information on digital signage. I am trying to set up a digital sign for a small church. It would consist of 2 seperate displays seperated by about 100 ft. I'm trying to get an idea on what type of software and controller to use. I would assume a desktop running powerpoint and multiple display cards could handle it but not sure it that is the most scalable way to approach it as I would like some flexibility to expand down the road. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-29-2007, 05:35 PM
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I would check out MediaTile (mediatile.com). Their digital signage solution is very simple and scalable, yet also very robust. You can start out with two now, and then add on as you go. You do not need to invest in any IT infrastructure. Their system uses cellular technology to distribute messages, whether that's videos, PowerPoints or other files. You can modify and schedule your content from any computer with internet access using their Broadcast portal (mediatile.net). You do not need a dedicated computer running the system -- the portal does that for you.

I used them for digital signage at my company to communicate to employees. It has been very successful.
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I think it is smart of you to be thoughtful of upgrading your church for the future. I undertand the use powerpoint for applications like this however some good software over Internet would probably serve you better in the long run (esp when you add more screens in different branches of the church.)

There is a ton of good software out there for digital signage and you might want to try out a few (most have free 30 trials) online.

Also, get a feel for the customer service (call them a few times and see how responsive they are to email as well) because as you expand sometimes even the most advanced users will need a company they can depend on that will also advise for other aspects of the project and troubleshoot any hiccups as you install more screens.

My main advice is keep in mind who the users of the software will be now and plan for them in the future (are their users who might have a learning curve?) if you do have potential "other users" I would get them involved in the trials.

The fun is when you do the 30 day free trials keep in mind it might inspire you to make richer, newer content because you will have some more scheduling features and capabilities.

Hope it helps..

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You may also look at our solutions (Cayin Technology) which connects to the network and provides for several different zones for info. Video, Graphics, Text, etc. You would need one appliance, then you would want to split the VGA signal to send it to the 2 monitors. I would be happy to discuss this with you more. If you go with a real solution, be sure that there are no license/software fees or a server is not required. Our solution does not need any special software and no server is required. You can update from anywhere with a web browser!

If you are really trying to save money, you can also simply run PowerPoint on a computer and again, split the signal to duplicate it on your monitors.

Good Luck. Contact me if you need more info.
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post #5 of 10 Old 10-30-2007, 01:26 PM
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At my church we ran slides for worship or videos every week. We had our computer setup to output to a second monitor, then split that signal to two projectors. Worked very well. Might wana check out an application called Easy Worship.
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I am trying to run down some information on digital signage. I am trying to set up a digital sign for a small church. It would consist of 2 seperate displays seperated by about 100 ft. I'm trying to get an idea on what type of software and controller to use. I would assume a desktop running powerpoint and multiple display cards could handle it but not sure it that is the most scalable way to approach it as I would like some flexibility to expand down the road. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Its considered impolite to dredge up a thread from 1.5 years ago to shill for your product.

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Powerpoint has a couple of cool features for signage. Once you've created a slide show with duration and transitions for each slide, you can save it as a .WMV file. Play this movie on your sign with Windows Media Player. That way you don't have to purchase anything beyond Windows 7 and Powerpoint. Look at the Intel NUC i5 as an inexpensive player for your sign.

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we have cloud based digital signage for free trial. You can visit gigasource.io for details
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