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Waapiti RPi based digital signage platform @ Hairdresser Chain

Waapiti, the most intuitive digital signage platform, integrated into the P and V series of NEC

The challenge: Jean Louis David hair salons sector had a problem of not having the flexibility and immediacy to change pricing and promotions in the windows.

The aim: to speed up and provide flexibility to Jean Louis David hair salons franchise when promoting their services in the windows, and attract customers, as well as generating cross-selling.

The solution: In this case, in San Fernando Jean Louis David’s franchise, the problem was solved through the implementation of 55” professional vertical screen in the windows that integrates Waapiti digital signage platform into Raspberry Pi Firmware.

The success: is achieved through a communication consulting service that comes from the Waapiti content department, as well as a customer support & technical maintenance team. The content design service and self-management of each hair salon provide a remarkable value for a franchise brand: adapting two campaign each year, creating templates and managing contents weekly. Projects like this one demonstrate that a digital signage service goes far beyond just equipment.

Advantages of Waapiti digital signage platform:

  • SaaS platform cloud based

  • Linux-based player software

  • Total stability: local playback

  • co-management & access from different user levels

  • Management based on tags

  • Dynamic content: smart playlists and HTML templates

  • Triggered content

  • Sensors integration

Waapiti’s Raspberry Pi firmware developed for digital signage is very advanced in terms of functionality and is a simple and clear way to offer a unique and complete solution of digital signage.

Advantages of working on a integrated hardware on the manufacturer’s display:

  • Ease of installation and maintenance

  • reduces amount of necessary cabling (power, connectivity, serial control)

About Waapiti - The Waapiti digital signage platform is integrated into the P and V series of NEC large format professional displays. The Waapiti platform has a good track record in the market: over 7 years running and more than 1,000 players installed. Also, being one of the first platforms to use the Raspberry Pi hardware has given Waapiti a lot of experience, which results in great stability in digital signage projects.

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Cloud Digital Signage on Raspberry Pi provided by Yodeck

Yodeck - Cloud Digital Signage on the Raspberry Pi

Who said that Digital Signage is just about the Display or the Player? Yodeck.com is a complete Digital Signage cloud service that powers thousands of screens around the world and used by big brands, such as Dominos, Pizza Hut, Delta and UPS.

What can you do with Yodeck?

  • Manage what gets displayed on public screens, how, and when it gets displayed
  • Show combined layouts of Videos/PPT, Images, YouTube, Web, Live Streams, RSS Tickers, Widgets
  • Use the same Player for Digital Signage and In-Store Audio
  • Super-Easy Central Management Dashboard
  • One Yodeck Player Connected to Each Monitor
  • Simple & Affordable Pricing: Monthly/Annual Fee per Monitor
  • Innovative Features Coming Up

What is unique about Yodeck?

Yodeck combines three characteristics that, together, make it unique:

  1. Designed for Low-Cost Player Hardware - currently works with:
    • NEC Vxx4 & Pxx4 series displays, or
    • external Raspberry Pi 3 Player we provide, ready to be used
    • any Raspberry Pi 1, 2, 3, Zero, Compute Module
    • playback is hardware-accelerated on all options, for smooth playback
  2. Affordable service pricing - with remote support and software updates included
  3. Easy but Powerful Management Dashboard - supports any kind of content you can think of, while still staying simple so that anyone can use it

Why is Yodeck better than others? 

  • Unparallel Content Compatibility
    • Typical Media: Images (any format), Videos (any format), Web Sites and HTML ZIP files
    • Documents: PDF, PowerPoint, Word, Excel
    • Streams: YouTube, Ustream, HLS, UDP, RTP and more
    • Widgets: RSS Tickers (Scrolling Texts), clocks, Weather, and more
  • Flexible & Easy Management
    • Intuitive Web User Interface, so that any User or Department (HR, Marketing, etc) can manage content
    • Mass-manage huge number of Media, with folders
    • Create Playlists, with instant transitions between all types of content
    • Define Shows (layouts), arranging Media/Playlists in a drag-and-drop screen layout editor
    • Schedule playback, with a calendar-like view
    • Easily manage thousands of screens using Tags
    • Sub-Playlists and Tag-based Playlists for handling large collections of Media
    • Proof-of-Play (Playback Reports)
  • Enhanced Connectivity
    • Ethernet (embedded or USB), WiFi (embedded or USB), 3G/4G/LTE (USB)
    • HTTP Proxies, Web  Filtering Access List, DHCP/StaticIP, and any networking configuration required
    • Works over poor connections, can withstand total Internet outage of up to 30 days.
    • Video-Wall Support (using 1 Player per screen + 1 "Master" Player)
  • Increased Security
    • Multiple Users with Permissions
    • Detailed Access Control with "Workspaces", ideal for multiple content managers across different locations
    • Two-Factor Authentication
    • Encrypted Digital Signatures for verifying scheduling authenticity
    • TLS for communication and content authenticity
    • Hardened Player software, Firewalled
    • Single-Sign On using SAML
    • IP Whitelisting for Users
    • Custom Password Policy
  • Try Before You Buy
    • Accounts with 1 screen are completely free
    • Signup and evaluate before committing, to ensure product fit
    • Reach out and arrange a demo, no strings attached.

Who is using Yodeck and for what?

Yodeck is currently serving customers in the following industries:

  • Menuboards - from small diners and cafes, incl. big brands like Dominos, Pizza Hut and McDonalds
  • Internal Communications - companies of varying size and usage, incl. brands like Delta, Heineken and UPS
  • Retail - businesses with physical store in a huge selection of retail industries, incl. brands like Flight Centre and American Express
  • Dashboards / KPIs - display any kind of statistics and reports live on screens. incl. Brookhaven National Laboratory  that use Yodeck to display status and statistics from their NSLS II particle accelerator.
  • Transportation - from train stations schedule screens, to airports like Perth Airport
  • Hospitality - used in tens of Hotels, in reception screens, Hotel channels, even pay-per-view STBs
  • Healthcare - clinics, vetinaries, dentists, and more
  • Betting - Betting Operators for in-shop live streaming and data feeds
  • Education - several school districts, private schools, universities, research labs
  • Promotional - countless businesses promoting their own services and activities
  • Ad Networks - partners building networks, selling display time

With thousands of customers and more than 120 Partners in 30+ countries around the world, Yodeck can help any business make the best out of their screens.

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info-beamer Digital Signage based on Raspberry Pi

info-beamer hosted offers a full digital signage platform optimized specifically for the Raspberry Pi. It makes use of all available hardware features of the Pi to deliver perfectly smooth, completely predicable and reliable results. All controlled by a cloud dashboard. Key features include:

  • Hardware accelerated playback of FullHD videos.
  • Perfectly smooth animations with full hardware support.
  • A powerful web dashboard to manage one or thousands of devices.
  • Automatic security updates.
  • Programmatic control using APIs for complete automation.
  • A robust operating system with built-in self-healing.
  • Various Video Wall options.

The platform makes it easy to create custom solutions for any use-case thanks to the complete API, documentation and open design: Easily integrate existing infrastructure like content management or point of sale systems. Once a digital signage solution is ready it can be easily and reliably deployed on any number of devices.

 

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Screenly Digital Signage

Screenly digital signage management software

With Screenly, you can transform your NEC screens into powerful digital signs. Using an online Screenly account, you can manage your digital signs from anywhere. 

Tiny hardware, huge impact

Using an add-on Screenly Player or built-in Raspberry Pi, you can display 1080p Full HD images, videos, web content, calendars, and more.

Manage a media empire from anywhere

Whether you have a single screen in your store or a thousand screens nationwide, you can manage your screens remotely using our powerful web interface and advanced scheduling features.

Fast digital signage setup 

Upload content to the Screenly cloud, and display your content on your screens in just a few clicks. We take care of all the complicated parts, like video encoding and local caching.

Automatic updates and a focus on security

We keep your digital signs secure and functioning properly with automatic software updates. Users can also keep their digital signs secure with two-factor authentication.

Monitor display health remotely

Check the display status of each screen on a central dashboard within your online Screenly account. You can review each screen’s display and connectivity status remotely and receive updates if a screen experiences playback issues. 

Get started with Screenly

You can get started with Screenly for free with our 14-day free trial.

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NEC leafengine - Making Digital Signage interactive

NEC leafengine - Making digital signage interactive with leafengine, a unified sensor - software connectivity that enables access to a broad catalogue of sensors, including gender and age classification, proximity detection, NFC, QR-Codes and many others.

NEC’s leafengine is a software product designed to integrate with existing Digital Signage software, drastically simplifying the integration, replacement and testing of new sensors. Once enabled, it allows the installation to react to changes in its environment, select and play content that matches the users profile or capture audience data for later analysis.

The leafengine middleware transforms digital signage installations into interactive experiences, reacting to the visitor’s input, customizing the content and gathering the rich market data all these processes generate. Such a goal typically required selecting, integrating and maintaining an ever-changing, ever-updating number sensors into the player software; The leafengine, on the other hand, is designed to overcome this complexity and enable access to a broad catalogue of sensors, including gender and age classification, proximity detection, NFC, QR-Codes, touch and many others.

Traditional digital signage solutions rely on demographic statistics to target specific audiences. Commonly the content is changed against pre-set times and dates, rendering it insensitive to any unforeseen circumstances.

In contrast, leafengine enables the signage solution to react in real time to the current situation, based on the input from any number of sensors. This includes, for example, determining the most picked-up products, the empty or crowded areas in a store, and of course, real time demographic and engagement data. 

leafengine is an ideal solution for

  • Retail
  • Airports and Transportation
  • Leisure and Entertainment
  • Facility Management / Corporate

Enhancing viewer experience and intelligence in

  • Queue management and waiting time infotainment
  • Product selection assistance
  • Intelligent child care and entertainment
  • Automated sizing and relevant product matching
  • Luxury product demonstration
  • Product presentation supported by gesture interactivity
  • Additional information on products

 

 

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