Overview

 
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Components

UAA Digital Signage is comprised of several layers. The hardware layer consists of a low-cost, low-power signage player that replaces bulky computers or expensive integrated systems. The primary software layer is an advanced management interface that facilitates scheduling content across all the signage in your organization and acts as a repository for collective content. As a content manager, you will be using the management interface, which is accessible at digitalsignage.uaa.alaska.edu.

Players

UAA Digital Signage players, also referred to as endpoints, are network-connected devices that have numerous ways of communicating with data sources. Each player or endpoint has an HDMI output used to connect to the signage display, an ethernet port for internet connectivity, and multiple USB ports for configuration and accessories. Some endpoints have built in Wi-Fi for connectivity. 

Displays

Displays are just that–screens that show content. All new installations of digital signage will utilize 1080P displays in horizontal or vertical orientation. Existing displays can be retrofitted with UAA Digital Signage players for backwards compatibility. 

Integrations

Signage players can be integrated with a variety of third-party services utilized at UAA. Some examples of integrations include: connection to 25Live calendars, saved searches and building information, ability to display Seawolf Shuttle stop arrivals, and capacity for displaying autogenerated event advertisements for high-frequency areas, e.g., Athletics. 

Accounts & Access

All individuals with a University of Alaska (UA) username are able to log in at digitalsignage.uaa.alaska.edu. Default permissions allow all individuals to upload content to the central repository. Visit the wiki for how-to guides that explain how to log in.