Scenario: You’ve just finished moving into your new operations headquarters. Just one more thing—you have a dozen public rooms that you need to get up and running with digital signage. Now what?
Depending on the complexity of your digital signage installation, you may need some outside assistance. There can be a lot of moving pieces involved when considering a digital signage project, and you may be dealing with multiple parties:
This is the brains of your digital signage network. This is the first thing to consider and will determine the capabilities of your network as well as narrow down your hardware choices. You’ll want to have an idea of exactly what AV features you need and what you want to do with your screens when looking at options.
This includes the media player hardware powering your displays as well as the displays themselves and accessories like mounts and cables. Take a look at Enplug’s blog to read about media players and selecting the right AV digital signage display.
You’re going to need power. You’re going to need internet. And you’re going to need them at every display. It might be time to hire some outside help. Who you hire will be determined by the kind of work you need done. The right hire can act as your single point of contact, configuring and integrating everything mentioned above, so you don’t have to.
You have a few options:
- General IT Contractors and Low Voltage Cabling Technicians: IT techs and low voltage techs will be able to help you with tasks like the physical mounting of displays, hiding cabling, and running internet and power through your location. You should not, however, expect them to be versed in the configuration of your media players or your local network.
- AV Technicians: Audio-visual technicians often have industry experience in dealing with equipment like displays/projectors and generally have basic networking skills. Often, AV technicians have dealt with some sort of digital signage installations as well.
- Networking Technicians: Networking techs should be able to not only install and configure your hardware/software, but help make sure your entire system runs seamlessly.
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