Dec. 13, 2012
Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, a comprehensive primary care facility based in Alaska, has installed NoviSign digital signage software using Android-compatible technology to effectively convey announcements, information and educational messaging to clients, according to a NoviSign announcement.
Mike Lane, the IT systems technician for ANHC, just installed NoviSign's software this week by using a mini android PC stick, the announcement said. The center has a dozen screens that broadcast notifications, announcements, educational blurbs and seasonal health information, amongst other insights for patients. For client interaction, one of the screens is strategically placed at the entrance of the facility where patient check in.
Last week, the announcement said, ANHC was extremely frustrated with their lack of ability to effectively communicate \with patients. Lane had tried deployign digital signage in the past. "The generic unit had poorly designed Web interface, low reliability and an investment in excess of 40 hours of labor," he said. "Often, players would freeze and we'd have to grab a ladder to manually reboot each player."
Lane implemented NoviSign's software as a service, or SaaS, platform by simply buying a mini Android PC Player for each of his TV screens. Each mini android is connected to the screen via HDMI. With the facility's Wi-Fi/LAN network support, he updates the playlists online in a manner of minutes, enabling him to broadcast to the screens from any remote location in real time.
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