UPDATE: After posting this, we have found the iPads to be inferior as digital signage. They are not designed to be powered on 24/7, and they are all exhibiting issues from lines of dead pixels to bad WiFi radios to “burn in additional info.” We are now using Samsung Galaxy Tab A’s on recommendation from others, but it’s too early to tell if they will last longer. The good news is that the Samsungs are about a third of the cost of the iPads.
Heres a quick (and very unpolished) video for you to demonstrate how we use iPads as digital signage at UMHB.
(If you’re reading this on email or a feed reader, check out the full post to get the video in all its glory.)
Perhaps you need to let people know what’s going on in a room… there’s an app for that.
Maybe you’d like to tell people what is served at the grill today… there’s an app for that.
I wrote up the full “How To” on the UMHB Web Services blog. Check it out if you want some more information.
As promised, here’s a picture of our screens in action. Clickity click to super size.
Understand that this is not the “perfect” setup. Since we expect 24/7 performance with these bad boys and they rely on WiFi for their network connections, we’re regularly encountering “technical difficulties.”
I am overall quite happy with our setup, and I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.