LED Message Board: Are You Sending the Right Message?
Considering an investment in a LED message board or some other type of digital signage? Although the type of hardware that you buy is important, it’s even more essential that you get the right signage software.
If you purchase software that’s too limited or too difficult to use you’re unlikely to get the best return on your investment. The messages on LED message boards won’t get updated as frequently as they should. You may find that the signs are not well designed, or that they do not take advantage of the full range of capabilities that digital signs offer.
To ensure that you get the right software for your signage project—software that allows you to create up-to-date, well-designed messages on your LED message board—be sure to ask these questions before you make a purchase:
What type of signage hardware does this software operate?
Some software is proprietary, so it works with only one type of digital signs. But what if you plan to purchase several LED message boards over a multi-year period? Prices could change or new features could be introduced, so you don’t want to be locked into purchasing your signage from a single manufacturer.
Our software works with hardware from many different manufacturers—and it can handle all of those signs from a single location. So when you want to update all of the signs on your property, you don’t have to open multiple programs to do it. You simply make your changes in FWi’s content manager software and send them out to all the signs.
Can this software integrate our own data into the signage system?
A business like a convention center or a hotel already has its own calendar and scheduling system to keep track of events and meeting room assignments. If you’re planning to use a LED message board to share that information, there’s no point in having to re-enter it all again.
FWi’s software allows for easy integration of the data from your scheduling programs into the signage control system. You can program your signs to display any last minute changes or additions to an event as soon as you add them to your scheduling software. You can also pull images, logos, and other data from the files of common computer programs, such as Microsoft Office, to use in your signs.
How much training is required to use this software?
Our software can be learned in just a few hours, so your employees will be creating and updating your LED message boards before they know it. You don’t have to be a computer guru to master FWi’s software—just an average computer user who understands basic keyboard and mouse commands.
Contact Us today to learn more about how we can help you send all the right messages to your customers via you digital message boards.