Setup for 100 to 300 DS screens

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Setup for 100 to 300 DS screens
« on: February 21, 2013, 04:31:01 PM »
Dear Community,

I have been asked from a friend, if I can evaluate for him the different digital signage solutions. My friend runs a company with 300 branches (very small store locations) and he would like to have in each branch one DS screen. For the beginning 100 branches should be equipped with DS. The opinion of my friend is, that he doesn't need a DS-Full-Service agency. He needs a supplier of the screens and the same supplier assembling the screens on site. Updating the screens with new content and server administration could be done by me.

As I am pretty new in this field I'm a bit lost with all possibilities. I soon found out, that Samsung offers with their LFD screens a DS solution out of the box. This seems a good start for an evaluation of this project. A few questions arised and I kindly ask you for some help or advice:

- Is it correct, that Magicinfo Premium must run on a Windows Server?

- Is it correct, that the authoring software must be installed on a computer and doesn't run on a web browser? Does it depend on, where this application is installed? Does the authoring software connects to the server and uploads there new files?

- Is it possible to connect a Samsung LFD via Wifi or is it possible only via Ethernet-cable?

- Is it possible to push new content to the screen instead of the screen checking for example every hour for new content?

- Is it possible to administer all screens to turn off and on a specific time?

- Is it possible to publish on each screen different or do all screen must show the same content?

- Is it possible that some branch manager will have an own login for their own screen and edit their playlist?

- How can the connection between the client and the server be protected to avoid hackers showing porn instead of publicity  :-*

- Is a reporting or monitoring included in MagicInfo? So we can see how many hours the screen was turned on and which playlist was shown?

- In about 10 branches the screen will be placed on the shop window. What brightness do you recommend? 5000 candela?

As you see by the amount of questions I'm a bit lost with this topic. Any help or advice from you is really a lot appreciated!

Thanks,
Marcus

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Setup for 100 to 300 DS screens
« on: February 21, 2013, 04:31:01 PM »

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Re: Setup for 100 to 300 DS screens
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 07:48:56 AM »
Hi

- Is it correct, that Magicinfo Premium must run on a Windows Server?
yes or a windows 7 PC

- Is it correct, that the authoring software must be installed on a computer and doesn't run on a web browser? Does it depend on, where this application is installed? Does the authoring software connects to the server and uploads there new files?
yes Author is installed local on a pc and can upload the content directly to the server and also publish updates directly


- Is it possible to connect a Samsung LFD via Wifi or is it possible only via Ethernet-cable?
both is possible, if you are using lite (without author there is a Samsung WIFI dongle to connect) with Premium you are using SBB-A or PIM where you can install a WIFI dongle from any vendor over USB.

- Is it possible to push new content to the screen instead of the screen checking for example every hour for new content?
yes this is possible with the playlist function

- Is it possible to administer all screens to turn off and on a specific time?
yes this is possible

- Is it possible to publish on each screen different or do all screen must show the same content?
you can publish different content to each screen

- Is it possible that some branch manager will have an own login for their own screen and edit their playlist?
yes this will work with MIIP

- How can the connection between the client and the server be protected to avoid hackers showing porn instead of publicity 
well if you are using this over a VPN or you can use as well HTTPS to have some more protection

- Is a reporting or monitoring included in MagicInfo? So we can see how many hours the screen was turned on and which playlist was shown?
yes this is included as well

- In about 10 branches the screen will be placed on the shop window. What brightness do you recommend? 5000 candela?
I would recommend the SL series, with 1500 candels which is build specially for windwos applications.


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Re: Setup for 100 to 300 DS screens
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 02:56:49 PM »
@samwieda, thank you so much for your help! You helped me a lot... Thanks again!!!

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Re: Setup for 100 to 300 DS screens
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 10:20:35 PM »
no problem, if you need screens in switzerland I can help you again getting this :-)

Cheers,

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Re: Setup for 100 to 300 DS screens
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 10:20:35 PM »

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Re: Setup for 100 to 300 DS screens
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2013, 08:45:41 AM »
Please contact me directly so we can talk about the screens. Assembling the screens in the branches might also be a topic.

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Re: Setup for 100 to 300 DS screens
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2013, 07:56:00 PM »
well, I tried, but don't have you're contact details... ;-) you can write me over sam@swsys.ch