Making Announcements with Digital Signage
What is digital signage?
Digital signage refers to using LED, LCD, and other projection methods to convey information. At UBC, wall-mounted and ceiling-mounted LCD displays can be found in most buildings on campus. It is a high-profile electronic tool designed to improve engagement and accessibility to the university’s activities and services. Promote your event, display announcements, or broadcast work-related information to the entire campus or a particular Arts building for a specified amount of time.
Common broadcast content includes events, campus-wide announcements, community content, campus updates, media releases, weather advisories, and/or UBC reports. Centrally broadcasted information must relate to one of the pillars of Place and Promise, the UBC Strategic Plan. For more information, see UBC Digital Signage.
Submit a digital signage request in three simple steps.
1. Review the Guidelines
2. Create Your Message
Design your advertisement using a Faculty of Arts template (see the “Arts Templates” tab) or create one from scratch.
Files must be 10 MB max, either in JPG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, BMP, WMV, AVI, MPEG-1 or MPEG-2.
Submit via the “Submit Digital Signage” tab. Allow one week for approval and processing.
Cost & Installation
UBC Digital Signage works with UBC IT to assess a unit’s hardware requirements. UBC offers centralized signage software at a vastly reduced price, which means that a unit only has to pay for the hardware and its installation. UBC will also cover the cost of:
- Training for content creation;
- Training for software management, application, and usage;
- Software licensing, installation, and configuration;
- Tech support;
- Operational maintenance;
- Networking and server infrastructure.
For on-boarding, detailed information, and additional price estimates, please visit UBC Digital Signage.
Sample Installation Cost
Below is a price estimate for installing one wall-mounted 42″ LCD panel. Installations vary in price and are dependent on the different usage scenarios of any given unit.
|Flat Panel Displays — 42″ Indoor Professional HD LCD||$1,225.00|
|Wall Mounted Display – Hardware, Security and Installation||$2,000.00|
|Small Form Factor Digital Signage CPU — Mac Mini||$950.00|
|Power & Data — Building Facilities (ballpark guess)||$2,500.00|