Four Winds Digital Signage

Last Updated: 12/09/2013

Overview

CU-Boulder has a campuswide agreement with Four Winds Interactive to provide digital signage software. This enables campus departments to implement digital signage at the cost of the hardware (any windows-based system; hardware is also available through Four Winds Interactive).

What is Digital Signage?

Digital signage is a way of electronically displaying information on a screen. A digital sign may be a departures list screen at an airport or possibly a roadside advertisement. More information on digital signage can be found at the Four Winds Interactive website.

Four Winds and CU-Boulder

Four Winds Digital Signage is available and customizable to your department by working directly with Four Winds Interactive. Some signage options include:

  • Campus Directory
  • Campus Map (for static digital signs)
  • Way Finder Campus Map (for interactive digital signs)
  • Campus events
  • Dining facilities
  • Emergency Messaging
  • All Headline News (Top Ten : World news, US news, business, US sports, Science and technology, DJIA, NYSE, Nasdaq with charts, comic of day)
  • Signage can be used as desktop screensaver in labs

Features

  • Digital signage software available at no-cost to the department
  • Applications including a campus directory, maps with dining locations
  • Four Winds Interactive License per campuswide contract
  • Locally or remote (for fee) serving hosting options
  • Emergency override messaging capabilities
  • ClickAndGo (phone navigation through campus obstacles)

Benefits

  • Cost saving to the campus through a collaborative contract
  • Easy access to emergency messaging

Cost

Four Winds Digital Signage software is provided as a common-good to the campus which means there is no direct cost to you or your department (except for hardware).

If you choose to use the vendor's hosting service, the cost is $60 per player per year plus a startup fee.

*Note: CU-Boulder has purchased this software to encourage usage for campus departments; however, departments will work directly with Four Winds Interactive when setting up their signage with no direct involvement with OIT.

Who can get it

Faculty, staff or student employees for university use.

How to get it

  1. Review the available digital display hosting models.
  2. Fill out our registration form
  3. Download the software
  4. Support through Four Winds Interactive
  5. Optional: Work directly with Four Winds Interactive for hosting and/or professional services