At Signagelive we have made it simple and affordable to set up and manage your digital signage network of players, but in order to keep your viewers engaged, you need to ensure your displays are showing engaging and frequently updated digital signage content.
Whether you are creating your own digital signage content or are subscribing to a content service, we have the options you require.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe’s suite of creative applications including; Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects and Animate are used daily by *21 million graphic designers. To simplify the process of publishing digital signage content created in Adobe applications, we have created a plugin that allows content to be published directly to a Signagelive network directly from within Adobe applications. The first plugin for Photoshop will be launched in mid-2018 with the rest of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications following.
*As of November 2017
Canva has grown to be a favourite online application for non-technical marketing people and designers looking to create high-quality still images and graphics. Canva includes free images and sample designs plus premium paid-for content making it a great application for creating digital signage content.
Originally developed for creating HTML5 animated web banners for websites, Flexitive has extended capabilities to enable content to be created and published in Signagelive optimised HTML5 content enabling offline playback on supported players. Flexitive is an intuitive and easy to use application for anyone wishing to create animated content that is responsive, automatically adapting to the size and orientation of your displays.
Google’s G Suite is used by consumers and businesses throughout the world includes Google Slides enabling the creation of animated presentations that automatically update when scheduled to Signagelive managed players.
Google’s G Suite is used by consumers and businesses throughout the world includes Google Sheets enabling the creation of spreadsheets and charts that automatically update when scheduled to Signagelive managed players.
HTML5 Animated Content
For those with the ability to create HTML5 content, our Widget Development Framework enables an environment that enables offline playback support for your media. In addition, you can save your HTML5 content as a template and allow users to make updates to content from within Signagelive.
If you are using Microsoft Office you will be familiar with Powerpoint the leading application for creating presentations. Powerpoint is a powerful tool for creating digital signage content and has an extensive range of features that enable easy creation of still or animated content. Content created in Powerpoint can be optimised for use on a digital signage display and saved out as images or video ready to be uploaded and scheduled to your Signagelive network and players.
Ready Made Apps and Templates
The Signagelive Marketplace contains hundreds of pre-made apps and templates that are free to use and update. Templates include; Welcome Boards, Digital Menu Boards, Directory and Events Listing, whilst our Room Booking app provides a great solution for meeting room signage:
Room Booking Applications
We have developed a free Room Booking application integrated with Microsoft Office 365 or Google Calendars. Once connected to your Office 365 or Google account, you can choose one of several calendar styles and publish to your player or display. We provide templates designed to view the current and future bookings in a room or display a directory showing the status of multiple rooms. In addition, we provide interactive templates that enable the room to be booked if available, and the ability to extend or end the booking.
Digital Menu Boards
Whether in a Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) or an employee canteen, digital menu boards deliver a high impact visual solution with easy to update product information and pricing. In addition, changes to the law now require prepared food retailers to show the nutritional information. Our dynamic digital signage templates are available for free from our Marketplace and for those requiring custom design and integration with an external data source to automated updates, our creative technicians are here to assist.
Need someone to create your digital signage content?
If you would rather someone else creates your digital signage content, we can help you. For images and video, we have a range of companies that we can recommend. Where you are looking for custom HTML5 content that integrates with your data, our Creative Technicians will be able to discuss your requirements and provide a proposal.
Get in touch with our team to discuss your digital signage content requirements.
Connect a cable or satellite TV box to a Signagelive supported player or player-integrated display and schedule to be shown fullscreen or in a zone in a multi-zone layout.
Many companies have incorporated IPTV within their organisations enabling TV channels to be streamed across networks. Add those IPTV streams to Signagelive and publish in fullscreen or a multi-zone layout.
IBM Cloud Video
For companies requiring high quality, web-based live streaming our integration with IBM Cloud Video provides a perfect solution. Capture video on a webcam on a PC or from a video camera and stream via IBM Cloud Video to your network of Signagelive supported players or player integrated displays. Broadcast live events or the CEO address to employees using the IBM Cloud Video and Signagelive collaboration.
The Signagelive YouTube Widget enables a single video, playlist of videos or live broadcast to be incorporated within your digital signage content strategy.
Keeping up with the latest news is built into our daily life; from radio, TV and newspapers to checking our favourite online news sources. Adding high-quality and optimised, automatically updated news content to your digital signage network provides a great way to keep your viewers watching.
The latest sports headlines and scores are a big draw for sports fans looking to see if their team or favourite sports person has won their latest game or match.
The weather forecast for plays a huge factor in people’s personal and business plans. Signagelive enables the weather to automatically be shown for the location of a player, just publish one of our free weather widgets and we will make sure each player shows the correct forecast.
Keep viewers informed on the latest travel information so they can plan their journeys. Make them aware of traffic congestion, train delays and flight delays.
Quizzes, puzzles and fun facts keep your audience entertained and engaged with your displays.
Incorporating Twitter, Instagram and Facebook updates as part of your digital signage content strategy can have a positive impact on your audience engagement. You can use social media applications for digital signage to automatically show your own messages or use hashtags and to add carefully moderated user-generated content.
Facebook for Work
Facebook for Work is used by companies to provide a common platform for their employees to share information and keep updated on all aspects of the business. Turn employees comments and shared information into visually engaging digital signage content that can be displayed in throughout your offices.
Linkedin is the largest professional networking site in the world and holds a wealth of information that can be visualised on a digital signage display. Follow and display your company posts, hashtags, job postings and even your competitors’ posts to ensure you and your team are always up to date.
Turn your business data into impactful digital signage content that focuses employees on the key metrics important to the success of your business. There are an unlimited number of potential data sources that can be incorporated into your digital signage from spreadsheets and SQL Databases to enterprise platforms including; Salesforce, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Dynamics and Tableau. In addition, Signagelive supports any Business Intelligence platform with the ability to export dashboard as a web page, these include; Grow (which we use at Signagelive) and Geckoboard.
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