Wherever you look nowadays there are more and more advertising posters being converted to digital screens. Whether in the form of plasmas in pubs, LCDs in shopping centres or touch-screen kiosks in department stores it is obvious that they are here to stay. The adverts and information content on the screens will have been put together, usually by a specialist agency, using some kind of digital signage software.
"As the digital signage market continues to expand rapidly, customers are realising the importance of engaging content. They are beginning to understand the need to be able to manage their content 24 hours a day so that it doesn’t become boring. A typical company running a digital network does not have the kind of resource that the BBC has in order to change their content, so Acquire 3.0 has been developed to automate many of the key elements of content management", commented Amanda Toon, Business Developer – Working Solutions Ltd.
The software has been designed to accommodate different software "plug ins" called ACQs. A few examples of ACQs are; a ticker-tape, on-screen scrolling message controller, an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) data feed organiser and a background music manager. "As Acquire has grown over the past few years, our customers have driven the development of many new ACQs. We wanted the new version to be more powerful so one of the things we have done is to bundle many of these ACQs with Acquire 3.0", added Neil Farr, Managing Director – Working Solutions Ltd.
Acquire 3.0 (acquiredigital.com) also comes with the added benefits of the ‘Site Manager’ network administration package and the Sentinel security product which is based on the proven Kiosk Monitor Watchdog product. This enables customers to securely deliver digital content to all units in their network. And, allows them to proactively manage the screens in real time. Any screens which, for whatever reason, lose connectivity can be easily identified, with alert messages being sent to network administrators and site engineers via SMS and email.
More details of Acquire 3.0 applications including case studies and testimonials are available for download on the Acquire website.