Georgia State’s Digital Signage Transformation

Visix recently completed a project for Georgia State University, an educational system with six campuses in metro Atlanta, serving 55,000 students and 2800 staff, with more than 71 acres and 60 buildings on the main campus alone. GSU went in search for a high-quality digital signage system to cover this vast territory and reach all their staff and students. The university sought a way to communicate important messages related to programs, activities, weather, campus news, current events, emergency alerts, and more, with four main goals. The university aimed their messaging activities at affecting student and faculty behavior, keeping everyone informed and safe in emergencies, reducing cost and clutter associated with paper communication, and transmitting the university vision more successfully.

The project required educating the various departments on the new platform and coordinating efforts between the university and Visix, choosing the proper equipment for the job, and then integrating the new system into GSU’s current programs. The results exceeded expectations when, in 2017, the university opened the main entrance to the Creative Media Industries Institute to more than 150 industry professionals, who were impressed and pleased with the new signage’s abilities and performance.

In addition, the project won Visix a prestigious award nomination at DSE 2018, the most well-respected and attended tradeshow of the Digital Signage Industry. Sean with Visix was on hand at DSE to speak about the project and his excitement over the award nomination and opportunity to showcase the project for the digital signage audience. He explained that his colleague Wade Johnson was on campus regularly at GSU, as part of their large deployment there, evangelizing the technology and helping maintain 300 media players, running several thousand signs.

In addition to the DSE nod, the project has reduced the campus’ printing costs by 40%, saved the educational institution tens of thousands of dollars in technology-related fees, and rocketed GSU to a #4 ranking by US News & World Report in the Most Innovative University category.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Image

Latest

innovations in healthcare
Innovations in Healthcare: A Discussion with Dr. Craig Joseph at HIMSS 2024
May 24, 2024

Innovations in healthcare were easy to spot at the recent HIMSS 2024 conference. Healthcare Rethink’s Brian Urban caught up with one of those innovators for a live discussion at HIMSS 2024. podcast, Their conversation opens a window and dialogue into the cutting-edge trends reshaping healthcare technology today. This episode features Dr. Craig Joseph, the…

Read More
Preventing burnout
Achieving Professional Growth and Preventing Burnout: The Importance of Time Management and Support Networks in a Fast-Paced World
May 23, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing professional growth with personal well-being is more crucial than ever. With the rise of remote work, digital transformation, and the constant hustle culture, finding this balance has become a significant challenge for many. A survey conducted by Deloitte suggests that a whopping 77% of professionals experience burnout at work….

Read More
Fan-Centric Business Transformation
Prop Room
May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

Read More
Ace Gardner and Jacob Lewis discuss NIL Deals and Transfer Portals
NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

Read More