Digital Signage Projects and Case Studies
Our members create incredible work that solve complex problems. The following case studies were submitted by our membership. Click through these projects to see some examples of ways that members innovated solutions for their customers' projects! All members are invited to submit their project for inclusion.
SMART Makes Biggest Digital Investment Along Main Corridors
Up to 60 Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stops projected by year-end 2019
GOLETA, California, February 05, 2019 – – SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation) is enhancing bus stops along three major corridors with new Brasco bus shelters equipped with Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop® displays making it their biggest digital investment. Through this partnership SMART is deploying up to 60 – projected by year-end 2019 – Brasco Shelters/Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop® displays to further enhance the rider’s experience on its newest bus service called FAST – Frequent. Affordable. Safe. Transit.
Connectpoint® Digital Bus Stop® offers ground breaking technology via solar-powered, real-time departure and schedule information as well as service alerts. These “smart city” digital signs are equipped with ePaper displays that provide crystal-clear readability any hour of the day or night. Connectpoint’s Digital Bus Stop® signs are easy to install, can be retrofitted to your existing bus stops or shelters and managed remotely via their content management system, CPAM. Additionally, the shelters are solar powered and equipped with USB ports, LED lights, emergency call boxes and bus stop beacons to enhance the security of the shelters and create a more comfortable waiting area for riders.
“The enhanced shelters and Connectpoint Digital Bus stops provides our customers with the quality and reliable service they expect from our new FAST routes and the security of waiting at a stop which is well-lit,” said John C. Hertel, general manager of SMART. “This system allows us to manage the digital signs remotely providing us with a valuable tool to communicate with our customers and the ability to maintain the shelters for peak performance.”
The smart, connected delivery of Digital Bus Stop® content via CPAM (Connectpoint Asset Management), an agnostic, content management system not only broadcasts real-time bus arrival and alerts but in a true Smart City environment the Digital Bus Stop can be converted into an emergency message system when the need arises.
“Sustainable, easy-to-read, real-time digital signage is in line with transportation agencies’ Smart Transit initiatives across the U.S. and our product range has been embraced enthusiastically by multiple agencies across the U.S.,” stated Rick Wood, CEO and president of CHK America and Connectpoint®. Real-time information helps today’s transit riders navigate their journeys on a minute-by-minute basis, resulting in a better overall customer experience that increases ridership.”
About Connectpoint®, Inc.
Connectpoint® suite of products offer advanced solar and battery-powered, ePaper, real-time digital signage for “smart transit” and “smart city” applications efficiently accelerating transit needs and enabling a true mobility system. Connectpoint® products do not require electrical infrastructure and addresses the issues of cost efficiency and reliability for real-time departure information. Connectpoint’s Digital Bus Stop®, SmartStop® and Interactive Kiosk high-resolution imagery broadcasts real-time arrival/departures, service change updates, rider alerts, ad campaigns in addition to interactive trip planning. Weatherized and wireless, Connectpoint® Digital Signage, is easily deployed on existing bus stop poles and bus shelters within 30 minutes. Our content management system CPAM (Connectpoint Asset Management) integrates all legacy systems into one content portal. Connectpoint has powered hundreds of transit agencies across 12 states. For more information, visit www.connectpointdigital.com.
Serving residents since 1967, SMART is southeast Michigan’s only regional public transportation provider, offering convenient, reliable and safe transportation for Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties. SMART’s Fixed Route and small bus services connect people to employment and educational institutions, medical appointments and shopping centers. For routes and fare information, visit www.smartbus.org.
Connectpoint® Media Contact:
805-682-8900 ext. 101
Digital Signage Federation (DSF) Chairman Richard Ventura and Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) President Bryan Meszaros had an opportunity to sit for a discussion about digital technology and experiental design. The episode, moderated by SEGD Chief Executive Office, Clive Roux, also included information about SEGD and DSF activities during New York City Digital Sigange Week.
Morey’s Piers, Beachfront Water Parks and Hotels, a 6-block beachfront amusement park featuring 100+ rides & attractions on the Jersey Shore, has implemented a digital signage network of more than 30 networked screens across its ticket booths and restaurant facilities.
Morey’s Piers has been family owned and operated since 1969 and serves an estimated 5 million guests annually. Voted the 2015 best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today and #1 Best Beach Boardwalk by Family Vacation Critic in 2015, the amusement park spans over eighteen acres and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront water parks.
The sales staff at Morey’s Piers often found that they spent more time explaining the various pricing options to visitors than they were actually selling tickets. Therefore, they required a simple and effective way to convey the best deals for the customers.
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke, one of the oldest affiliates of the greater Boys & Girls Clubs of America, implemented a digital signage network powered by Mvix. The goal is to engage parents and club members to increase participation in club events and activities.
The Holyoke Club serves more than 350 youths daily and operates 3 satellite branches, including a teen mentorship program. The Club runs childcare services and several academic and recreational after-school prov grams for kindergarten through high school students.
The staff at Holyoke Boys & Girls Club pinned announcements on cork boards but saw very little engagement from parents and kids.
The Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport, located just outside of the nation’s capital, launched a digital signage network powered by Mvix for their hotel lobby, corporate meeting rooms, and employee spaces.
Conveniently located two miles east of Dulles International Airport, Crowne Plaza recently completed a $14 million renovation. The renovation included upgrades to its 327 guest rooms, 12 conference spaces, and the addition of Starbucks, Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar, and the Executive Club Level & Lounge for business travelers.
The transparent LED display is a sort of innovative glass-like LED display, it’s evolved from curtain screen with thinner PCB strip and smaller pixel pitch. Unlike the traditional LED video wall, it will not block the light, allowing the audience to see what is shown on the screen while still being able to see through it.
DCBolt Productions assisted in the design, implementation, software and content development of the video system for 55 Water’s LED lobby wall installation in New York City. DCBolt continues to develop custom content that allows this canvas to evolve through vibrant illusions, ambient branding, eye candy and infotainment. The installation is visible at 55 Water Street in NYC and the lobby is open to the public for viewing 24/7.
Key project requirements
DCBolt built a custom windows-based media server to handle the approx 8K pixel space, and is using Signagelive CMS to manage 5x scheduled layouts. With over 50x assets of custom content, that range from ambient branding to perspective illusions.
DCBolt designed a multi-windowed infotainment layout for the high-traffic hours of the morning, afternoon and evening rush periods which display a variety of content feeds, including live stock tickers, transit, weather, news, sports and social media.
Sterling, VA. February 22, 2018 – Mvix has been selected by Loudoun County Parks, Recreation & Community Services (PRCS) to power its digital signage network across 11 locations for visitor and staff communications.
The Loudoun County PRCS mission is to provide outstanding recreational and leisure opportunities, outcome-focused community services and stewardship of the county’s natural resources. All of this is to promote the quality of life for Loudoun’s 380,000 residents, the third-most populous county in Virginia.
Their 10 community centers offer a combined 300,000 square feet of space which include baseball fields, aquatic centers, bike trails, classrooms and performance art spaces.
El Palacio de Hierro is an upscale chain of department stores in Mexico, with its flagship store located in Polanco, Mexico City. Known as “Al Palacio de los Palacios” (“the palace of all palaces”), this particular location is comprised of more than half a million square feet of retail space, earning it the distinction of the largest department store in Latin America.
El Palacio de Hierro recently completed a $300M renovation which included extensive updates to the entire department store. The crowning component of this project was to be a large, overhead stained-glass structure, mounted high above the shoppers below. But due to time and budget constraints, creative and technical consultants at Basha designed a 60-inch LED sphere and full-ceiling LED display installed atop the store’s 66-foot-high main concourse. This budget-friendly stained-glass alternative has become the most striking component of the entire installation.
“Al Palacio de los Palacios is arguably the most amazing department store in the world, so we wanted to create a masterpiece worthy of its prominent location in El Palacio de Hierro’s flagship store,” said Jacobo Jafif, CEO of Basha. “Foregoing traditional stained glass in favor of LED components not only enabled us to keep the project on budget, but the store now has a beautiful, dynamic centerpiece that can be visually altered to reflect whatever mood El Palacio de Hierro intends to create.”
Sterling, VA. January 25, 2018 – The YMCA of the Rockies, a non-profit network of conference centers serving more than 300,000 visitors annually, selected Mvix to power their digital signage network spanning two campuses.
The YMCA aims to put Christian Principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds healthy spirit, mind and body. They accomplish this by hosting conferences and retreats of religious, educational and recreational nature, as well as family retreats, traditional summer camps for children and leadership courses for their staff.
In order to empower guests at their conference centers, the YMCA of the Rockies needed an engaging communication network that would inform visitors about the activities and programs available to them.
Previously, the Estes Park and Snow Mountain Ranch conference centers that make up YMCA of the Rockies used USB drives with PowerPoint presentations for communication. This system had limits:
- displays were difficult to update and looked unprofessional
- the USB drives limited the type of content displayed, e.g., no branded YouTube channels or automated event listings
Keeping these challenges in mind, the YMCA of the Rockies needed a solution that could easily and remotely distribute multimedia content to their lodges and activity buildings at both conference centers. The system also needed to support multi-user access to enable collaboration between the YMCA staff.