Option 1: Self Hosting
If you would like retain absolute control of your digital display (DS) network by having it self contained within your department, than Option 1 is for you. With Self Hosting, you will maintain your own XML data base. Sign management is accomplished via Content Manager, a robust desktop based (PC) drag-n-drop DS content management tool.
Option 2: Central Hosting
If you would like to remotely access your DS network to make standard content up-dates, than Option 2 is for you. With Central Hosting, your data base and FTP server are remotely hosted by Four Winds Interactive, and accessible via Content Manager Express (PC/Mac), a web based content management tool. Full template manipulation is also available via a remote desktop access of Content Manager (PC), a more robust drag-n-drop development tool.
Contact the IT Service Center for assistance.
Four Winds Digital Signage already has a university presence and many customers on campus. If you would like to contact others who have installed digital signage around campus and ask about their experience, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to run Four Winds digital signage you computer hardware needs to meet certain requirements. Please visit the system requirements page for more information on requirements and recommendations for computer hardware.