At NowSignage we can’t quite contain our excitement as we win our first AV Award in 2021
As the firework displays got underway across the UK on Friday 5th November, NowSignage’s night also got off to a bang, as we were named winner of the ‘Public Sector Project of the Year 2021’ at the industry’s most highly regarded and globally recognised awards night of the year.
Nick Johnson, CEO at NowSignage: “NowSignage winning an AV Award in 2021 marks a significant date for NowSignage. This sort of recognition from our peers within the industry shows exactly how far our platform and business has come over the past 8-years. NowSignage has always been at the cutting edge of developing Digital Signage CMS and I’m hugely proud of my team and our business for winning ‘Public Sector Project of the Year’ award for our work with the NHS”.
After another year of online events, the AV Awards in 2021 was the first major awards night for the audio visual industry in almost two years, and it’s fair to say that AV Magazine put on an impressive night, bringing the entire AV industry back together.
For many businesses, including NowSignage, the past couple of years has been spent adapting and advancing technology. In May 2020, NowSignage embarked on a project with The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Trust, unknowingly at the time that just 12-months later, with thanks to our amazing channel of leading AV integrators, we have now implemented digital signage into no fewer than 12 new NHS Trusts spread all across the UK.
Susan King, Communications Officer at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre: “From the moment we engaged with NowSignage we were impressed. Their solution met all our requirements, and their support went above and beyond despite the difficulties through the COVID lockdown to ensure we had the digital signage in place for the opening of the hospital. Since the hospital has been open, we’ve had fantastic feedback from patients and staff, and the system has been a huge help in communicating important messages quickly and effectively to our patients.”
Lindsay Hurst, Communications Manager at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust: “When seeking out a CMS to aid our digital signage transformation programme we had some key requirements; the ability to have multiple levels of access & permissions, be extremely easy and intuitive so that new users can get up to speed quickly, and a platform that was value-driven but had all the premium features we required. NowSignage excelled in all of these areas and had a team with experience and knowledge to guide us through the whole process. There are now over 100 users of NowSignage across the estate of Pennine NHS Foundation Trust, and we’re already seeing efficiencies and savings, both in term of financial and also on our time”
Coined as ‘Project NHS’ for the award entry submission, ‘Project NHS’ was set up to work alongside the NHS, during a time when it was under unprecedented pressure to improve the dissemination of critical and time-bound communication to patients, staff, healthcare professionals and visitors.
In busy hospital environments, with so many message types that need to be conveyed, it is often difficult to do so succinctly and effectively. Guidelines are changing on an almost daily basis and paper notice boards are resource heavy, frequently become cluttered, and risk displaying out-of-date and potentially incorrect compliance regulations which could put patients at serious risk. Not only did implementing a digital signage network help the NHS communicate, but it also ensured they complied with new COVID legislations in and around hospitals.
Implemented across a huge and mixed estate of hardware spanning many different manufacturers of both digital signage System-on-Chip displays and media players, the agnostic nature of NowSignage ensured that the end result was a wide-scale digital transformation across 12 NHS Trusts between 1st May 2020 and 21 May 2021, orchestrated by a collaborative network of AV integrators and the NowSignage team.
Congratulations to all the finalists and a big thank you to the AV Magazine for their continued support. For more information about the digital signage work we’re doing within the public sector with our incredible channel and solution partners, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.