Digital display network launched for the Navy community
The US Navy awarded two contracts to Aerva, Inc., a leading provider of digital signage software, to launch a base-wide network of digital displays for internal communications at Newport Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Rhode Island. NUWC has over 5,730 civil servants and contractors employed at its Newport location. NUWC also licensed Aerva server technology that is integrated with the Navy’s security access cards called Common Access Cards and conforms to the Navy’s server, security and other technology requirements.
In 2009, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) in Hawaii also awarded Aerva contracts for shipyard video information and digital signage system. PHNSY is a regional maintenance center for the U.S. Navy’s submarines and surface ships with 4,500 personnel onsite.
The US Navy selected Aerva technology after multiple years of security and other due diligence. NUWC intends to use the video displays to communicate effectively with a variety of employees at all levels performing a number of activities. A Navy content team manages the warfare center wide content centrally using AerWave, with some departmental communications managed by departmental authorities.
Aerva’s flagship product for digital signage, AerWave, is a powerful software platform that allows the creation of customized, interactive display networks all accessible via any browser and connected securely to servers. AerWave gives its customers like the US Navy total control over multiple warfare centers, shipyards and offices, departments and even projects and individual users’ content, scheduling, and interactive promotions at all times, and enables robust, scalable administration of any number of screens in any country. The Navy base also uses AerWave to manage RS-232 controls to the displays, allowing remote and scheduled on/off commands to conserve energy.