Digital Signage Blog
In this edition of Noventri Classroom, we will take a look at using digital signage in a manufacturing environment.
When it comes to manufacturing, it is very important to have good communication with the work force. This can present a challenge at times making sure that they get the information that they need. It might be safety initiatives, HR announcements, or more importantly, production metrics and quotas. So how can you make sure this information gets to them?
In talking to different manufacturers, here are some things that they have tried. One is email. That would seem like a great way to get in touch with everybody. But the problem is you have no way to ensure that everyone has read the email, and secondly, not all those in the work force have access to email. One manufacturer told me up to forty percent of his work force did not have email access. So certainly, that is not very effective in trying to get your message out.
Another thing that is being used is information boards or bulletin boards. The problem with this is that it requires actually printing out information and you have manually tack it up to the board. And again, there is no way to ensure that everybody reads it. You also leave yourself open to the graffiti artist of the factory or some other type of tampering. At times, those boards can get cluttered and look unattractive.
This is where digital signage comes to the rescue. Well designed content placed on strategically located screens is a great way to get the attention of your work force. Also, you are able to manage your content from a remote location. That way you do not have to physically go out to each area and post new information. You can control that all from a central hub.
One of the many benefits of Noventri Digital Signage is the ability to tie in to existing database or spreadsheet. This allows you to have information updated automatically on your digital signage. Perhaps you would like to display updated metrics and production goals. You can do that without having to open up the content creation software. It can be handled automatically through your database.
Modern manufacturing is designed to be as automated as possible, and we feel that the same should be true of your digital signage. That way, you do not have to spend time managing your communications, but rather, they do the work for you.
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Noventri announces “30-day, Customer Appreciation Buy-Back Program” Coinciding with the Release of the New Eco Series SF-200 Digital Signage Player
For valued Noventri customers that have purchased SF-100 players, Noventri will buy the players back for 60% of the original purchase price, applied toward the purchase of the new SF-200 (accessories not included)
You must contact Noventri before May 18th to take advantage of this program.
Customers who own older Noventri products, such as SignFlash or SF-3000 should contact Noventri for trade-in options.
“We realize that even though the SF-100 and SF-200 share the same software and can live on the same network, some customers may want to keep their Digital Signage network homogeneous, as well as, receive the benefits of the SF-200 speed and upcoming features,” says David Linetsky, President of Noventri.
The Eco-Series SF-200 was launched just this week with a rave review. The SF-200 is a solid state device that can be used as a standalone player or as part of a LAN, WAN or via the Internet. It sports a small footprint at 5.1” W x 3.9”D x 1.5”H, weighs next to nothing and consumes only 4 watts of power.
When combined with Noventri Suite Version 2.8 software, the player becomes a speedy, robust digital signage player that will meet the demands of heavy, enterprise level users.
For information, contact Noventri at: www.noventri.com or 301-790-0103.
The Noventri ECO-Series SF-200 brings speed and an expanded feature set to a wide range of industries. It replaces the wildly popular Eco-Series SF-100e and is still a ‘green’ technology using only 4W (four watts) of power.
This is a sneak peak at what comes in the box, as well as optional accessories and upcoming features.
Noventri announces the launch of a new digital signage solution, the Eco-Series SF-200 digital signage player, with powerful new features that will future-proof use in a wide range of industries.
Smithsburg, MD, April 15, 2013 – Noventri announces the release of the Eco-Series SF-200, a digital signage player that brings speed and expanded feature set to a wide range of industries. The SF-200 replaces the wildly popular Eco-Series SF-100e and is still a ‘green’ technology using only 4W (four watts) of power.
“Our goal for this player was to, initially release it as a replacement for the SF-100e,” says David Linetsky, President of Noventri. “So the functionality is very similar, but the SF-200 is much faster and more stable. There is quite a noticeable difference when using database driven projects. It’s incredibly fast with content downloads and page rotations.”
Actually the SF-200 is more than a replacement for the SF-100e. From the outside there is a noticeable difference with a curvy polycarbonate casing in the familiar trademarked flourescent green color of Eco-Series players. Some other changes are a second USB port and a high-speed 4 GB thumb drive.
Most exciting are the upcoming enhancements such as alpha dissolves, 1080p video support, additional output ports and many other features via free Noventri Suite software updates.
Optional features include:
- IR Remote Control (for configuring and rebooting the SF-200 from a distance)
- Mounting Plate – fits Vesa hole pattern standards (75 mm and 100 mm)
- RS-232 Cable
- VGA Adapter
- WiFi Adapter, coming soon
- Power Adapter available for US, EU and UK
Combined with the recently released Version 2.8 of Noventri Suite Digital Signage Software, the SF-200 offers performance optimizations especially for database driven systems through ODBC connection pooling. The automatic software-updating feature (when connected to a server) offers worry-free update installations for large digital signage networks while still allowing control by network administrators since they can choose which version users are running.
“The SF-200 provides a secure access to local data sources while still embracing the cloud and brings turbo speed to users at the same cost of the SF-100e,” says Mark Anderson of Anderson Integrations. To view a third-party review of the SF-200 written by Anderson for AV Systems Magazine, go to: http://www.hometoys.com/emagazine/2013/04/noventri-sf-200-digital-signage-player/2123.
Noventri – a Division of Specialized Communications Corp. (est. 1980) – Noventri succeeds by simplifying the digital signage experience and services such names as Quiznos, ARMARK, Marriott, and numerous stadiums, arenas, convention centers and hotels worldwide. Noventri headquarters are located at: 20940 Twin Springs Dr., Smithsburg, MD 21783-1510. URL: www.noventri.com
April 9, 2013, Smithsburg, MD – Noventri, a US digital signage company, has announced the release of Version 2.8 of Noventri Suite, Digital Signage Software. The new release provides an enhanced experience with more features and security, plus greater usability for large networks.
- Preview Interval management for large networks
- New, more robust and secure Communications
- New, optimized ODBC Connections
- PowerPoint import enhancements
- Updated Designer Panel functionality
- Enhanced permissions panel
The ‘Preview Interval’ feature expands usage in managing screen thumbnails on larger networks; allowing efficient uploading of thumbnails without using excessive bandwidth.
‘New Communications’ and ‘Optimized ODBC’ features provide a higher level of security and reliability on larger networks.
Version 2.8 also addresses a number of bugs and enhances user experience.
Noventri Suite 2.8 can be installed on any windows-based computer and is the companion software to the Noventri Eco-Series digital signage player. Users can create content in Full HD resolution, add multiple region types, and overlap other regions with full transparencies using industry standard image formats such as .jpg, .png, and .bmp.
Also, Noventri Suite functions as a stand-alone simple digital signage player, although some features are only available when combined with the Noventri Eco-Series player.
Noventri Suite is a no-cost digital signage software; there are no licenses, no subscriptions, and no hidden costs of any kind… Request your free copy at: http://www.noventri.com/digital-signage-demo.php.
For information contact Judy L. Hoffman at: email@example.com or call 301-790-0103.