Four Winds - Getting Started

Last Updated: 10/19/2012

Overview

Welcome to the CU digital display (DS) resource center.  This site will introduce the available network configuration options and provided the resources to set-up your network.

Please review the two available options outlined below.  Once you’ve made your selection, proceed to the Get Started section for the option that you have chosen.

Option 1: Self Hosting

If you would like retain absolute control of your 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. Let us know if you’re looking for a multi-user environment as there would be a SQL back-end component to discuss.

While not required, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of FWi’s Set-Up Assistance package providing:

  1. Creation of formal account for proper tracking and Support
  2. 1 ½ hours of IT Consultation and configuration Support

Rate:     $412.50 (Optional rate for Set-Up Assistance package)

Get Started with Self Hosting

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.

There is a required, yet nominal, Set-Up Fee associated with the Central Hosting model providing:

  1. Creation of formal account for proper tracking and Support
  2. Creation of Content Store user account and delivery of access credentials
  3. Creation of Content Manager Express user account and delivery of access credentials
  4. Addition of departmental signs to CU db and network tree
  5. Setting of your “You Are Here” location
  6. 1 ½ hours of IT Consultation and configuration Support

Rate:     $825

Get Started with Central Hosting

Customized configuration and installation services are available from Four Winds Interactive on an hourly fee basis. Please contact your dedicated FWi Customer Service Manager for proper scoping and associated costs.