University of Illinois Digital Signage
The University of Illinois is using the FWi digital signage software for a campus-wide messaging solution. Although Four Winds Interactive delivers the same superior software capabilities with every purchase, the University of Illinois digital signage shows how smart implementation of these signs can expand student services, department resources, and revenue streams. At the campus rec center, for example, tiered advertising costs allow the available advertising space to serve registered student organizations, university departments, and outside businesses in a simultaneous and effective way. Meanwhile, other well-placed digital displays and signs help navigate the campus and its many buildings to make for efficient foot traffic and less anxious freshman and university visitors. Take a look at the many ways the university has used FWi's software capabilities to its advantage in preparation for a digital sign system at your own educational institution.
University of Illinois Digital Signage at the Illini Union
In the Illini Union, the university is primarily using the signage network for building mapping and event information. Large-format interactive displays showcase a building map that takes up three-quarters of the screen. The other regions on the screen are occupied by an interactive event list and campus advertising.
The interactive event list corresponds directly with the map to output walking paths, assisting users with their navigational inquiries. This is particularly helpful in the Illini Union due to the size of the building as well as the multiple in-house amenities available to students, visitors, and staff. With the Courtyard Café, Illini Union Bookstore, Illini Union Hotel and meeting room space, and several other venues, the Illini Union digital signage solution is a helpful addition to their communication efforts.
University of Illinois Digital Signage: Other Campus Locations
- College of Business
- College of Education
- Hotel and Conference Center
- Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science
- Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
- Campus Rec Center
Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES)
To help students, faculty, and staff get the most out of University of Illinois digital signage, CITES runs a top-notch IT support service. This University of Illinois digital signage service is a built-in support system that operates at a macro-level and for individual services. The office can, for example, advise departments about the best ways to design digital signs to meet their goals and implement the technology with the least amount of headaches. It can also help students, faculty, and staff submit proposals and materials to their department to consider for digital sign advertising. Indeed, many of the departments that have signed onto the University of Illinois digital signage solution offer precisely this opportunity for student and faculty organizations to use digital signs to promote their events and services.
Digital Signs at Educational InstitutionsAs universities and other educational institutions look at comprehensive and cost-effective strategies for campus-wide communication and wayfinding, more administrators and department heads are realizing the limitless potential of digital signs and site-based software licensing agreements. If you have questions about how our software can fit the needs of your educational institution or if you would like us to develop a custom price quote for your project, please feel free to Contact Us.