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University of Chester powers campus digital signage

University of Chester powers campus digital signage

Communication has always been integral to the student experience at the University of Chester.

One of the most impactful ways the University ensures an outstanding student learning experience is through the advanced technology it uses to connect with students, staff and the public across its campuses. 

Which is where NowSignage plays a key role.

Implemented by Roche AV, a specialist AV integrator for the education sector, this solution has been rolled out across a mixed estate of hardware, and is possible due to the hardware agnostic nature of NowSignage, allowing all screens to be managed from a centralised CMS (Content Management System). 

Philips SoC (System-on-Chip) and LG SoC displays were chosen as the perfect hardware choice as the NowSignage application can be installed directly onto the displays built-in player and therefore negates the need for external media players and additional exposed wiring.

This clean approach has provided fantastic results across the University of Chester campus where it has been implemented in receptions, catering spaces, corridors and common room areas to provide real-time digital signage messaging.

Universities, colleges and schools have often found their choices for a digital signage CMS limited by either outdated “on-premises” solutions, or cloud-solutions that force the user to purchase expensive proprietary media players in order to make their solution work. NowSignage provides the education sector with the widest array of features for the lowest possible price, all wrapped up in the easiest to use CMS anywhere on the market today.

One of the primary use cases for the University of Chester is to provide its catering team with an effective means for managing its signage. Using NowSignage, the team can use the digital screens in the catering spaces as digital menu boards, allowing staff to remotely update menus and promotional content, as well as important health and safety COVID regulations at the click of a button.

Mark Sargison, AV Development and Support Manager at University of Chester, said: “The introduction of NowSignage at the University of Chester has significantly improved the digital signage experience offered to staff and students.”

“The first screens were installed in our catering outlets and immediately brought better engagement and communication with customers. Our catering team was very quickly able to manage its own content.”

“The NowSignage system is intuitive and easy to use but not lacking in the features that we need. It is incredibly easy to install and maintain across a range of devices and the ability to run SoC has been particularly useful.” 

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