Durham City Digital Signage
In an internal memo on an existing city government contract, General Services Department Interim Director Chris Boyer notes that "City Hall has been going through an on-going process of renovation and remodeling since 1999." A master renovation plan was created for the City Hall Complex in 2000, and, almost a decade later, Four Winds Interactive (FWi) would make its mark on the building renovation by implementing Durham City Building digital signage, a kind of finishing touch for a more modern building and government facility.
Durham City Building Digital Signage
The Durham City Building digital signage is designed and implemented to meet the city's unique public information needs. First and foremost, the city wanted a digital signage solution with the ability to schedule meetings in the various conference rooms throughout the building. The sign template contains over 300 touch points that can be translated into either English or Spanish. Actions that can be taken via the signage network include finding the location to pay a bill, locating all of the police stations in the city, browsing a directory of government officials, booking a meeting through the system, and much more. This type of functionality for the Durham City Building digital signage system is accomplished through FWi's built-in interactivity feature where you can create one touch point or hundreds of touch points.
More Durham Digital Signage
As much as the City Council has recognized the value of digital signs in the Durham City Building, it's taken the opposite stance for Durham digital billboard signage. In considering amending the city's ordinance to allow digital billboards, Councilman Mike Woodard said, "This issue has united Durham like none other," citing one thousand emails he had received against allowing the digital billboards to go up. The City Council voted unanimously against the digital billboard, but the issue does go to show you how local and how diverse the reaction to these billboards can be. In nearby Charlotte, NC, for example, the City Council voted 8-2 in favor of permitting digital billboards with minimal hesitation from the local community. Likewise, while the Durham City Planning Department strongly recommended against approving the billboards concerned over motorist distractions and legal liability, the NC Sheriff Police Alliance was in favor of this Durham digital signage as a way to aid law enforcement and to locate missing persons. You can read more about this aspect of Durham digital signage in this News Observer article.
Four Winds Interactive and Government Signage
What continues to surprise about local government and communities is the amount of diverse, often unexpected, opinions. What works for one municipality may not work for the next. That's why FWi maintains its client-centered approach when working on government signage projects. We'll sit down with municipal or county officials (or whoever the local contact person is) and discuss precisely what's most important for the local community. Whether it's interactive information boards at the City Council building, new digital service kiosks for public transit, desktop software players for city employees' computers, or some other government signage application, we have the expertise and experience to implement a versatile, cost-effective signage system. Please feel free to Contact Us to learn more about our software and government signage services, to set up a time to demo our products, or to develop a contract bid based on the details of your government signage project.