UT relaunches digital signage effort

February 6, 2009 | UToday
By Staff

The large flat-screen TVs in patient waiting areas and student lounges scattered throughout Main and Health Science campuses soon will be experiencing a rebirth.

“We’re about to relaunch the system, which will enable us to use the TV monitors as digital signs,” said Jon Strunk, media relations manager, adding the previous software just wasn’t up to the needs of the University.

“With these screens, we can run videos about UT, its people and programs; stream live events, such as presidential town hall meetings; and we can post announcements of upcoming events,” Strunk said. “We’re really limited only by our own creativity.”

Lawrence J. Burns, vice president for external affairs and interim vice president for equity and diversity, said, “These screens will be windows into University life for families in waiting rooms and new and prospective students visiting Rocket Hall. This is one more way to showcase the excellence of the University to internal and external members of the Toledo community.”

Burns added that the TV screens will be tied into the UT Alert message system and will help notify campus populations about emergencies.

Strunk said UT will need the campus community’s help to keep content fresh.

“What we still need and will continue to need is ideas from the campus community for short videos, information about upcoming events and things like that. It’s important to keep the content up to date and highlight as many UT people and organizations as we can,” he said.

Ideas or suggestions for content should be sent to jonathan.strunk@utoledo.edu.

“We’ll get to as many as we can, as fast as we can,” he said.

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