Visix Shows Digital Signage Software, Cap-Compliant Alerts And Interactive Wayfinding At Educause

Digital signage company highlights campus-wide communications, alerts and interactive wayfinding for college and university IT professionals.

Visix, Inc. will exhibit in booth 507 at the EDUCAUSE 2012 Annual Conference in Denver, November 7 and 8. The company will demonstrate its latest digital signage solutions, interactive wayfinding designs, meeting room signs and a host of other new products.

“EDUCAUSE provides the absolute best forum for us to connect with campus IT professionals,” says Trey Hicks, Chief Sales Officer for Visix. “We’ve been providing visual communication tools for the higher education community for over 20 years, and this allows us to not only show new products and build new relationships, but to preview potential technologies and get real feedback from the market we are trying to serve.”

AXISTV V.8.0 DIGITAL SIGNAGE SOFTWARE

AxisTV Version 8.0 is the latest release of the company’s flagship digital signage software application. It includes a completely new user interface and background library, as well as 64-bit support for Microsoft Server 2008. The software offers enterprise-wide scalability, mixed media display and a wide variety of features and options.

The new Mobile Module option allows AxisTV users to publish content to smartphones and tablets by publishing to an HTML5 webpage. This feature addition is a continuation of Visix’s “from anywhere, to anywhere” technologies that include desktop messenger, screensaver publisher and RSS publishing of digital signage content.

ANNOUNCE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Announce is an advanced digital signage content management solution perfect for institutions wanting sophisticated signage The application provides powerful, yet friendly, desktop design tools running within a web browser with robust media management tools, animated templates and themes, and extensive data mapping and scripting tools.

CAP-COMPLIANT ALERT NOTIFICATION

Visix includes its popular Alert Notification technology in both AxisTV and Announce applications. This allows users to supplant scheduled content on the entire system or on selected media players in several ways, depending on the software employed:

Manually using an easy prompt in the software interface,
Sending emails to the content manager, or
Allowing integrated third-party systems to post CAP (Common Alerting Protocol) messages to the content manager. These external systems can include mass notification and text messaging services, emergency notification systems, public address systems, and others.

APPOINT DIGITAL SIGNAGE FOR POWERPOINT

Visix will show a pre-release preview of its newest digital signage application at EDUCAUSE. It leverages the PowerPoint platform to provide an extremely affordable digital signage option for cost conscious markets such as small businesses, churches, municipal governments and K-12 schools.

APPOINT makes it easy for anyone to create and schedule presentations, and runs as a tab within PowerPoint. The desktop application is extremely affordable – no separate content server is required and customers don’t have to purchase PowerPoint licenses for media players. In addition, media players can be smaller, less expensive PCs.

INTERACTIVE WAYFINDING & SOCIAL MEDIA BOARDS

Visix booth 507 will showcase a variety of award-winning custom interactive wayfinding designs from Visix Creative Services. Designs on display will highlight various wayfinding techniques, interactive directories with supporting scripts, ADA controls and more.

Visix’s new Social Media Boards are custom modules that import Twitter, Facebook and YouTube content into a digital signage layout branded to client specifications. A content block for additional playlists is also incorporated.

INTERACTIVE DASHBOARDS

Two popular dashboard designs will also be on exhibit:

TransLōc is a next generation passenger information system. It offers riders a safe, comfortable, and convenient wait for the bus and gives transit operators a more efficient, more appreciated transit system.
Lucid Design Group’s Building Dashboard® enables people to view, compare and share building energy and water use information on digital signs using simple, beautiful graphics designed specifically for buildings and organizations.

Visix will give away an iPad each day of the event to booth attendees who register with a badge swipe. EDUCAUSE 2012 is being held at the Colorado Convention Center, November 7-8, 2012.

About EDUCAUSE

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. The annual conference offers a robust, member-driven program that focuses on providing tangible value through educational seminars, networking and exhibits.

For more information about the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, visit http://www.educause.edu/E2012

About Visix

Visix, Inc. designs, develops and supports a suite of browser-based digital signage products that allows users to create, manage and schedule organizational communications from anywhere and to deliver messages and media to virtually any endpoint. The company offers digital signage software, meeting room signs, and applications for targeted messaging to desktops and portable devices.

Learn more about Visix digital signage products and services at www.visix.com.

Source: Visix