Merthyr Tydfil Adopts ONELAN for College-wide Communication

Merthyr Tydfil originally had a standalone digital signage player which was just used in the college library. They needed a new digital signage system to provide information college wide (news/ messages/ important announcements etc). ONELAN emerged as the best solution able to deliver what they required: a system where more than one user could upload information, which could be time scheduled, that used common file formats and with great flexibility in the layout design of the screens.

What is installed

Two ONELAN Net-Top-Box (NTB) 5500s are used to publish content to ONELAN Century NTBs located across the college campus driving 46” Samsung screens, and a 32” LG screen. Signage is situated on each of the four floors of the college. In the library a NTB 5500 is connected to a LG 40” screen. In the main reception there is a 50” screen.

ONELAN’s power saving techniques enable a system to be scheduled to shut down and reboot the screens which benefits Merthyr Tydfil’s sustainability policy. It reduces the printing of posters and leaflets, saving on printing and paper costs.

End result/Customer feedback

“We are delighted with our ONELAN signage system, it provides flexibility, creativity and professional output every time.” Gareth Morgan, Merthyr Tydfil IT Dept.

About Merthyr Tydfil College

The College was established on the present site in 1955. Courses are managed under three faculties: Business & Lifelong Learning, Services to People and Technology.

About 850 students follow full time courses and a further 3500 enrol part-time. The College holds a large Work based Learning contract, has a vibrant Commercial Services unit and has achieved more Enterprise Scholarships that any other Further Education establishment in Wales.

A major programme of improvement to the College estate is in progress with approximately £1.8 million spent in the current academic year.

ONELAN develops network appliances for standalone and end-to-end Digital Signage network solutions. The Net-Top-Box is a mul-timedia, multi-zoned solution capable of Touch Interactivity. With a browser based user inter¬face, the system is fully multi-lingual and capable of dis¬playing both stored media and live media e.g RSS feeds, web pages and broadcast TV or locally streamed video. Further mem¬bers of the product family cater for Enterprise network management and integration with external data sources.

ONELAN’s NTBs are now installed in a wide variety of organisations such as retail, schools, hospitals, and government buildings, as well as some well-known corporates such as Vodafone, Virgin Holidays and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

ONELAN Ltd is based in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

Visit www.onelandigitalsignage.com for further details.

Press Contact details:
Marion Bourne
email: marion.bourne [at] onelan.com,
phone: +44 (0) 1491 411400

Source: ONELAN