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UNLV Centralizes Digital Signage, Adds Interactive Wayfinding

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A multi-year digital signage rollout at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has allowed the institution to consolidate its systems while implementing interactive wayfinding, along with traditional digital signage and meeting space solutions. The university worked with Visix to establish a single-vendor digital signage network that serves multiple departments, centrally managed through IT.

With the help of the Visix Creative Services team, the university developed unique maps and directory data to enable interactive wayfinding for specific buildings and floors across the College of Education, William S. Boyd School of Law, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality and UNLV's International Gaming Institute. Across several departments, a common user interface provides a familiar wayfinding experience to help students and visitors navigate between buildings.

In addition, a Visix wayfinding system in UNLV's Lied Library allows students to access data from the university's event management system and display computer lab availability. The signage also provides a QR code that students can scan to view maps and directories on their smartphones.

The university is currently in the process of moving from Visix's AxisTV digital signage software to the company's new-generation AxisTV Signage Suite platform. The enterprise content management system is already in place at UNLV's College of Hospitality, where it delivers visual media and messaging to displays as well as real-time conference and event schedules on Visix Connect and EPS E Ink room signs.

"AxisTV Signage Suite software brings new benefits including robust video streaming support, improved content design tools, touch interactivity and more efficient content creation workflows," said Amy Buchanan, sales manager for Visix, in a statement. "We are working closely with the IT team to migrate various departments to new hardware and software, including Visix e-paper room signs and multi-output digital signage players for video walls."

The university expects to add "many more" displays to its digital signage network through 2021, according to a news announcement, powered by the AxisTV SIgnage Suite on five Visix digital signage players that IT has added to its hosted server.

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Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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