Department of Education Partners with Navori Labs on Major Digital Signage Deal

Another week, another great news bit on Digital Signage adaptation, this time out of the nation’s capital…

Via a statement released earlier this week, the Department of Education said that it is going to be using digital signage screens, produced by Navori Labs, throughout its District of Columbia headquarters for fast and efficient dispersal of quality, dynamic content; this simple fact is outright noteworthy, given the involvement of the government in making use of DS. What’s of additional note, though, is that according to Navori, the department will likely be extending their signage network to locations in Denver and Dallas by the end of the year… Wow!

This is what the Dept. of Ed’s program manager, Joy Jordan, had to say in relation to why the government agency chose Navori:

We wanted full-service digital signage software that would be simple enough for casual users, but robust enough to go department wide. We didn't need a toy. We needed a tool that could be used by a wide variety of people… Navori Labs allows us to have our core content for the entire network, while regional users can mix in their own content without concern of delivering to the wrong screens. This will be especially important as we expand the network to other locations. Our regional offices will receive timely and pertinent information, and feel that they have a real buy-in with this network.

 

Jordan also went on to underline that the product’s – called the Navori QL digital signage engine – ease of use was a critical factor in the department’s decision-making process. However, in order to build out the signage network, the Education department is relying on VisualPoint – a D.C.-based full-service IT consulting company – to complete that task.

This is what Pedro Perez, president of VisualPoint, had to say about the product:

Beyond hanging up screens, extending the network means plugging in a player and assigning an IP address. Once online, we can easily segment a new population of users that can control their own displays, with defined user protections. We're still exploring all the different configuration options, including by group, by building, by region, and the different variations within those options.

Jordan has stated that, so far, the QL is working like a dream; the visual quality is top-notch and is doing a fine job of garnering employees’ attention.

She further states:

Digital signage really changes the way we communicate across the department. We previously relied exclusively on our website, e-mail and paper fliers, and too often people weren't receiving important information. Everyone likes the idea that they can look at a screen and get information as they wait by an elevator. These screens are our central point of contact now. Employees can take in the information and keep moving.

For a government agency to now be making use of Digital Signage in its day-to-day workflow, and with plans to expand the network in less than a year’s time, this is another large step toward a guaranteed higher level of market penetration in 2015.

Very exciting news, indeed!

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