In order to raise public awareness & sense-making about the problem of cardiac arrest in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR), the objectives defined in Activity 6 have been addressed by means of the Digital Signage technology. Concretely, a display network has been established based on SignageStudio, which is a FREE framework based on an open source Apache standard that runs inside browsers and across operating systems via the SignageStudio Web, Desktop and Mobile versions.
The network of connected screens are installed in public spaces, such as hospitals waiting rooms, train stations, offices and cafeterias, providing the ability to remote manage these screens over LAN, VPN or the WEB. The benefits of the deployed network over traditional static signs include the presentation of dynamic awareness contents that can be modified/updated from a central location through a web interface and the ability to split screens into different areas that can change dynamically during playback while showing content that may or may not be related to the other screen areas.
An example of a 1 minute presentation currently available for playback in the EMuRgency Display Network can be accessed by clicking on this link. This is the French version, but Dutch, German and English are also available.
JOINING THE EMURGENCY DISPLAY NETWORK
Any owner of a display or a mobile device playing contents on a public place can support the EMuRgency project by integrating the content about cardiac arrest awareness provided in this page. In order to get the authentication details required to connect the display or mobile device with such contents please contact Dr. Leonardo Lezcano (OUNL) using the contact form. This will also be the person of contact for further technical support.
Please find below the instructions on how to install and deploy the Signage Player and play the EMuRgency contents. With the exception of the Web Player, the authentication details provided by the EMuRgency project are required.
Windows Player installation:
• Go to Get Started, select the Windows tab and click on the Install Now button.
• Watch Tutorial Video (includes a general intro to Signage Players):
Apple OSX Player installation:
• Go to Get Started (http://www.digitalsignage.com/_html/get_started.html), select the Apple OSX tab and click on the Install Now button.
• Watch Tutorial Video: http://www.digitalsignage.com/_html/signage_video.html?videoNumber=Mac
• Download Tutorial Video: http://videos.signage.me/Mac.flv
Linux Player Installation:
• Go to Get Started (http://www.digitalsignage.com/_html/get_started.html), select the Linux tab and click on the Install Now button.
• Watch Tutorial Video:
• Download Tutorial Video: http://videos.signage.me/LinuxInstall.flv
Hardware baseline recommendations for the Desktop Player
Typically the display will be a LCD / LED / screen and mounted at the location. If HDMI is used to connect the computer and the screen, the cable must have a maximum length of 15 meters to prevent loss of signal. In order to extend beyond 15m, an HDMI to Cat-5 converter can be used. The computer running the SignageStudio Desktop version needs to be connected to the LCD / LED screen as well as to the internet. All content management is done through the SignageStudio. The SignagePlayer will cache all the content so even if the internet connection is lost, no interruption will be evident to your audience.
We recommend a 2.7GHz Dual Core 2 Intel processor with 1GB of memory and 60GB hard drive as the baseline for the SignagePlayer Desktop version. This includes any **PC using any **OS ( Mac, Linux, Windows).
Android Player Installation:
• Go to Get Started (http://www.digitalsignage.com/_html/get_started.html), select the Android tab and click on the link to the Android market (Google Play).
• Watch Tutorial Video:
• Download Tutorial Video: http://videos.signage.me/AndroidMultiScreen.flv
Apple iOS Player Installation:
• Go to Get Started (http://www.digitalsignage.com/_html/get_started.html), select the Apple iOS tab and click on the link to the Apple Store.
The SignageStudio Desktop and Web versions are almost identical, however the SignageStudio Desktop version is an install application that operates a bit faster, the reason for which it is recommended for dedicated usage. The Web Player only requires the links below to be accessed from a browser supporting Flash and HTML5: