This year we have been looking at an open source digital signage solution.
A big advantage with the new system compared to our current signage is that designated staff can design and publish content "immediately" to displays without having to wait for a 'System Admin' to publish it for them. This will allow time-sensitive content to be made available a lot quicker!
All display screens in the Learning Centres and one in N2.02 Open Access IT Suite are now running the new sytem. The new look design and end-user experience seems to be working well (although we have endured a few weeks of teething troubles!) and other units and schools across Cardiff Met are interested in its' capabilities as a possible corporate signage solution.
Also the interactive HelpCentre is now operational and can be accessing in the ground floor library. This can be used to view maps of the centre and retrieve information on IT and Library services. For 2015/16, a HelpCentre for Cyncoed will be designed and implemented mirroring similar features.