Digital signage company .advancedMethod announced it has re-bundled its I.T. services and is now offering the express digital signage system with two new monitoring options: express Safety Net Basic and express Safety Net Plus.
At the basic level, express provides drawing, show and screen management software, Web hosting of content, software upgrades, templates, art and Flash animation, news feeds, servers, phone support/training and unlimited user access, all for $290 a year. If users have an IT person on staff or feel hosting is the only requirement, they may be best suited for express Safety Net Basic.
“With express Safety Net Basic, customers can take advantage of the free software upgrades, content and easy deployment at a much lower price,” said Devin Imamura, director of product development at .advancedMethod. “express Basic transfers the power of great design and direct messaging in the hands of both designers and non-designers.”
When using express Safety Net Plus, users get everything in the basic plan, but also 24/7 system monitoring, phone/email support, a private training for up to 20 and FedEx no-questions-asked hot-swapping of any player if a unit should go down (none have yet), all for $690 per year. This option is particularly well suited for the small-to-medium sized business that may want additional IT support.
“express Safety Net Plus provides our customers with their own digital signage IT staff. Now customers can feel at ease after their digital signs are deployed that there is someone with the technical expertise to help them with any problem,” said Imamura. “Regardless of which level of monitoring is selected, express customers will still receive the professional-level software and content updates they have become accustomed to.”