Informative Panel

HKUST • 2014

Allows university to publicize information to students instantly

Universities and schools have huge information needs to keep students and teachers informed about what is going on. Using digital signage, universities can share news and campus events, provide sports updates, post important information as well as help students and visitors find their way. It can also provide crisis response and direction in times of emergency. Schools can engage with their target group and ensure up-to-date information reaches the right spaces at the right time.

HKUST has information that needs to reach multiple audiences, some common to all and some specific to one or more groups. Understanding and targeting the messaging for different audience groups is crucial for the system design. The communication loop also involves multiple content contributors, from administration office to faculties to student bodies.

onActivity provided a digital signage solution with LED wall in the campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – from software to hardware, from system design to installation. For effective campus communications, a total of 4 screens have been installed. At the podium a large LED screen is used to display special events of the day, current news, time and weather, as well as information that are of interest to students. In addition DISE digital signage software is used to handle display of information in the 2 canteens and the library. The players are setup in a central server room, enabling control over where different messages will be displayed.

The content is a mix of text, images and video, composed in a custom-made template. The ease of use and the flexibility of DISE make it an effortless task for the university administrators to update contents and post instant messages.


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