Digital Signage

What Is It?

Technology Solutions provides a centralized platform for campus units to establish departmental digital signage. The portal is centrally managed by the Technology Solutions and Industry Weapon, the company that provides the service on the cloud. Departments that purchase this service can manage and upload content from anywhere.

Features

  • Users can display various types of media with your digital sign (PowerPoint, JPG, RSS feeds, MP4, FLV, etc.)
  • Digital signage can be programmed to display content relevant to a specific department
  • Users can easily and quickly create and deliver the contents to the digital signage
  • Contents are created and maintained through the online portal
  • Free Contents from Industry Weapon every Friday
  • Industry Weapon provides free 24/7 tech support
  • Industry Weapon provides free training for department
  • Industry Weapon provides the access to their platform on the cloud

Requirements

While Technology Solutions manages the back end, the creation and maintenance of the contents is the sole responsibility of the department. Department is responsible for obtaining and maintenance of their own hardware. By signing up and using this service, users agree to abide to the UIC Digital Signage Guide and any other Technology Solutions defined requirements.

  • A desktop PC with a static IP and at least the following hardware
  • New player - Version 5.x
    • Base level specifications, assuming IW Player is the only application running on the device, additional performance requirements may apply based on use case.
    • 2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    • 4 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 4 GB RAM (64-bit)
    • 32 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
    • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver.
    • Windows machine (running Windows 8 or later) with .NET Framework 4.6.2 or higher.

For all versions

  • Monitor must be
    • Commercial grade 24/7 Large-format Display
    • LED-Direct Lit LCD Display
    • Monitor size should be within 48" to 65" (contact Technology Solutions first if you want to use a different size for your application)
  • The PC must join Active Directory and set to auto-login via GPO. (Technology Solutions will place the computer in a special OU with GPO for auto-login, and firewall configuration.)
  • If an audio/video extender is needed, please make sure it can feed 720i or 1080p resolution.
  • The PC must be on the digital signage vlan (vlan610).
  • Request static IP.
  • Must follow all other requirements as defined in the UIC Digital Signage Guideline.

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Faculty
  • Staff

Where Can I Get It?

Select the Request Digital Signage Account button located on this page.

How Do I Use It?

How Much Does It Cost?

Basic Player License Only: $30 per month for each display*
Please contact Technology Solutions for specific details on pricing.

Estimate cost breakdown of a typical digital signage project. (This is only used for your reference, price may vary depending on different factors of your project).

  1. Monitor: ~$1700
  2. PC: ~$650
  3. Mount: ~$100
  4. Power outlet: ~$1000 (varies depending on location)
  5. Network Jack: ~$1000 (varies depending on location)
  6. Installation: ~$1000 (varies depending on who you use)

Total (Approximate): ~$5450 per digital signage unit plus $30 monthly license fee

*If you need special features, please contact us for inquiry. There will be additional cost for the special feature that will be paid directly to the vendor.

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.

Service Levels

Service Request Fulfillment Time Player license 1 business day. User access 1 business day
Incident Resolution Time Software 2 business days. Hardware is customer-dependent.
Service Availability 24x7
Maintenance Window(s) Every Saturday at 1:00 am.
Approved Technology Solutions maintenance window(s).
Service Notification Channel(s) Technology Solutions Service Notices, Digital Signage distribution email list
 
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Details

Service ID: 467
Created
Mon 12/21/20 7:38 PM
Modified
Tue 5/4/21 12:22 PM
Service Owner
This person is accountable for the overall performance of this service. This is not a support contact.
Service Review Date
Date of the most recent review of this service.
12/23/2020