For the purposes of this project "Digital Signage" refers to an LCD or Plasma screen (Flat panel TVs) with an accompanying PC that provides graphics to be displayed on the screen.
If your unit administers digital signage, being a part of the network of signs provides you and your community some immediate benefits: emergency messaging can be automatically displayed on your screen if needed, content meeting specific design standards can be easily shared amongst units, access to UBC-wide content streams, and software to manage your screens is provided under a UBC-wide license.
The business owner of Digital Signage is UBC Communications & Marketing. In collaboration with UBC IT and other campus units we are committed to designing and delivering a service that works well for all of our campus units – that's why it's integral that you take part in providing us input on our progress.
Currently, there are no plans to charge units for using the digital signage infrastructure. Units are required to cover the cost of purchasing and installing the hardware if they want to have a sign of their own. As we move forward with the project we will post more details about cost breakdowns.
Yes, you will be able to submit content (given that it meets design specifications) for display on the central UBC channel as well as to individual signs located throughout campus (this will require a phone call/email to that specific signage owner). A schedule outlining where/when/what is displayed via the central UBC channel will be determined through the process of building the service.