Digital Signage has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Decades ago, digital signage was the exclusive property of major retailers and manufacturers, now small businesses across the globe are benefitting from these innovative and vibrant display systems. If you make the investment into digital signage, you’ll need to ensure you have what’s known as a Content Management System (CMS) which will allow you to manage all of the processes of your digital signage.
What a CMS can do for you is give you a central hub where you can manage what message/visual you want to send across all of your digital screens. One central program or web based software can manage all of your screens, irrespective of what location they are in. With based CMS, you can access them from multiple devices which will let you make changes on the move or have other members of staff make those changes.
There are a number of things that a CMS will allow you to do:
Browse, Create and Customise Content
Your CMS will include a dashboard where you’ll be able to browse various content packages for your display. These packages typically include graphics, video, weather and news but can vary dependant on the provider. Here is where you can customise your display, for instance you can upload your images to create custom graphics or input an area code to get accurate weather information.
You will be able to schedule your digital signage to display content such as graphics, video, location, time and day. For instance, you can schedule a message to display temporary opening hours or a closure message if weather is severe.
Monitor Network Health
It is extremely important to ensure the health of your digital signage. CMS have a dashboard which will monitor the status of each of your displays real in time – notifying you straight away if there are any issues such as power outage or loss of internet connection. You’ll be able to pinpoint any issues and fix what’s gone wrong, ensuring that you don’t lose out on exposure.
Top 5 features to look out for in digital signage CMS:
- Easy to use dashboard
- User control
- Automated software updates
- Service and support
Here at Andesign Digital Signage, we provide a range of digital displays such as large LED panels and interactive LCD kiosks – all with a top of the range CMS system. If you have a need for digital signage, please call us on 0808 129 2272 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.