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Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014/10/07 - Scala, Inc. has announced it is driving a very large-scale digital signage network, running over 500 screens across 20 medical facilities, on behalf of Region Hovedstaden, the regional authority of Copenhagen, Denmark - ATEA.com / Scala.com.
The Scala network, named Info-TV, centralises relevant national, regional, facility and department-level healthcare information on-screen to provide information to people located in the waiting rooms of the facilities run by the authority.
Deployed by local Scala system integrator ATEA following a public tender for centralised digital signage and support, Info-TV is part of a project by Region Hovedstaden to improve overall patient satisfaction during their interactions with the public healthcare system.
The deployment at Region Hovedstaden includes 520 Scala players, driving a similar number of 42” and 55” screens split into a dynamic frame and a scroll feed.
Scala was chosen because it was a proven digital signage technology platform that could handle the complexity of the project and provide easy management of the content on each screen coming from different ‘broadcasters’: the region, the hospital and the clinical department.
“We are managing 500 discrete playlists and channels, no two channels are similar,” explained Jacob Simonsen, technical project leader and consultant at Region Hovedstaden. “Using the Scala player and content manager, we can schedule, plan and manage different types of programming and manage this great volume of content in a centralised manner. Scala was the only provider that could handle the management and distribution of content to such a wide network.”
Anders Rusbjerg Jensen, product manager at ATEA, noted that the excellent teamwork of both ATEA and Scala Nordic was key to the success of the Scala solution. “We really enjoyed the challenge of working with an organisation the size of Region Hovedstaden. We are certain that the positive collaboration between all of our teams ensured that the customer was always at the receiving end of fast and professional service.”
About Region Hovedstaden
Region Hovedstaden, known as The Capital Region of Denmark in English:
• manages hospitals, performs research, provide mental health service, provide services for the disabled and undertakes environmental duties;
• collaborates with municipalities and the business community on developments concerning traffic, business and education;
• is a public authority headed by democratically elected politicians.
Atea (atea.com) is the leading Nordic and Baltic supplier of IT infrastructure with approximately 6,100 employees. Atea is present in 83 cities in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Atea delivers IT products from leading vendors and assist its customers with specialist competencies within IT infrastructure services with its approximately 3,700 consultants and 7,500 technology certifications.
Scala (scala.com) has a passion for creating intelligent digital signage solutions that move products, consumers, and employees. Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala solutions increase sales, improve brand loyalty, optimize the customer experience, and reinforce business objectives. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, Pa., with multiple subsidiaries across Europe and Asia, and over 500 partners in more than 90 countries.