Digital Signage

Digital Signage Types

There are two main types of digital signage in UCC:

  • Lectern  Backgrounds
  • TV Screens

Differences

The TVs are capable of displaying several messages at one time as the images cycle every few seconds. The lectern backgrounds can only display one message at a time.

As the two system operate differently the process for getting an image on to either system also differs. 

Campus TVs

To date there are approximately 10 screens around campus that can be utilised. 

DEWG ScreensOther Screens
  • O’Rahilly Building
  • Kane Building
  • Food Science Building
  • Brookfield Health Science Complex
  • North Mall Campus
  • Western Gateway Building
  • Quadrangle Building
  • Lee Building

 

 

To get your message on DEWG managed screens the process outlined below must be followed. If you are looking to have the same message on screens not controlled by the DEWG please email the relevant contact listed above.

The Process

Image Specifications:

  • Template aspect must be 16:9 (landscape)
    • A Wide Screen PowerPoint slide saved as an image would suit.
  • Max 4000px in either width or height
  • File size no greater than 2Mb
  • File must be one of the following: .jpg, .png
  • File name must relate to the subject content
  • File name must not contain spaces (use an underscore where there would normally be a space)

Lectern Backgrounds

Staff in Academic Collaborative Technical Services (ACTS) have the ability to swap out the background image displayed on lectern and meeting room PC’s

To have an image displayed the user’s image must meet the rules below and follow the stated process:

The Rules:

  • Minimum 3 days' notice should be given
  • Maximum duration for display is 3 weeks
  • The message must be:
    • non commercial
    • strategic
    • relevant to a large percentage of the UCC community, particularly students
    • appropriate – a message that UCC supports
  • Images will be displayed on a first come first served basis
  • When two requests are submitted for the same time period, whichever message is considered to be more strategically relevant will be given precedence.

The Process

  • Email the graphic or image to dewg@ucc.ie at least 3 days in advance of intended publication.
  • Subject of the email should read: Digital Signage Request – Lectern PCs.
  • The graphic document must be in line with the Digital Signage Policy and Visual Identity Guidelines and meet the rules above.

Image Specifications

  • 965 px by 725 px – this ensures the image is not obscured by the icons on screen.
  • File must be one of the following: .jpg, .png 

Design Guide

A well designed image will get your message across more efficiently.

Everything you need to know to create an effective sign: download the Design Guide NOW!

Top Takeaways

Less is more

  • Less text
  • Fewer fonts
    • easy to read fonts
  • Less clutter

A call to action

  • What do you want your audience to do? How should they act after seeing your message? 

Good Contrast

Digital Signage Policy

The page above out lines the DEWG's Digital Signage Policy. The complete text is available here: Digital Signage Policy - (UCC Only)

Digital Estate Working Group

Meitheal Oibre an Eastáit Dhigitigh

3rd Floor, Kane Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork

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