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SUNY Potsdam uses Digital Signage to display campus news, events, student organization meeting announcements, and special announcements such as security alerts or emergency messages.
What is Digital Signage?
Digital signage is a form of electronic display that shows information and other messages. Digital signage relies on a variety of hardware to deliver the content such as a display screen (LCD TV), player PC, and a content management server.
Why did SUNY Potsdam decide to implement this system?
The SUNY Potsdam Campus Life Office had requested such a system but more importantly the final decision was made based on SUNY System Administration's recommendation. The Chancellor's Task Force on Critical Incident Management report, dated May 11 2007, under the Detail on Communication Technology Recommendation section, states:
"Recommendation: Campuses should implement a mass notification system which can rapidly disseminate an alert via both audible (siren, horn) and visual (message display, strobe light) means. Text display panels should be strategically located within buildings at major event or meeting locations (gym, cafeteria, etc.) or within all campus building entry-ways. This recommendation satisfies both the Active and Passive communication categories and is ADA compliant."
Where are the current displays locations?
Barrington Student Union, Pratt Commons, Raymond Lobby, Crane Commons, Crumb Library (2), and PACES menu board at Becky's place. You may view the content being displayed on them currently by using the menu to the right.
*Crane Library display scheduled to be deployed during the summer of 2009.