Skip navigation

UHD Digital Signage

.

Digital signage is supported by dedicated channels that reside on a web server.  A signage server and media players are used to link to the content on the web server via ‘http’. Display units are housed in various high-traffic areas around the university (at UHD’s campus in downtown Houston and at the UHD Northwest campus on HWY 249).  The digital signage channels that are currently defined are as follows:
 

CHANNEL NAME

WIDTH

HEIGHT

IMAGE FORMAT

ASPECT RATIO

College of Business

1024

768

.jpg

4:3

System-wide Digital Signage Downtown

1024

768

.jpg

4:3

System-wide Digital Signage UHDNW

1360

768

.jpg

16:9

Student Life Center

1024

768

.jpg

4:3

 

Adding Content to Digital Signage Channels

Authorized users incorporate their content in various ways. The most popular method employs power point.  Users design power point slides with content and media embedded in the slides, save the slides as jpegs, and posts the slides to the web server.  This is not the only method, since the UHD digital signage system will take multiple file formats.  Assistance in adding content to digital signage channels is available in the Technology Teaching and Learning Center (TTLC; Rm. 700A)These file formats include:

Video:  .mpg, .m2v, .wmv, .mpeg, .mp4, .mov
Flash:   .swf, .flv
Image: .pps, .bmp, .ppt, .gif, .mpv, .jpg, .rm, .jpeg, .rpm, .png, .pict, .dcr
Web: .asp, .aspx, .psd, .htm, .html, .mpe (internet music)

 


Current Display locations (by zone) - UHD System-wide Digital Signage System
The displays listed below use networked media players to distribute content.  Some displays are independent (independent zone) and feed from a single media player.  Other displays are grouped together (zoned together) to feed from a single media player.

All of the players on the System-wide Digital Signage system can display shared, system-wide content.  Individualized and zoned content can also be displayed in various segments of the system as indicated below.

Independent zone (can display system-wide content and can display independent content)

Zoned together (can display system-wide content and can display independent content

 

One Main Building
  Independent Zone 3rd Floor East (rail entrance outside of bookstore)
  Independent Zone 8th Floor south (outside academic computer lab)
  Zoned Together 4th floor north (west hallway,library)
    4th floor north (east elevator, library)

 

Academic Building
  Independent Zone Cafeteria
    3rd floor (by garage)
  Zoned Together 4th floor (near elevators)
    6th floor (near elevators)
  Independent Zone 7th floor (near elevators)

 

Commerce Building
  Zoned Together 1st floor (near atm machine)
    2nd floor (across from elevators)
    3rd floor (across from elevators)

 

Shea St. Building
  Independent Zone 1st floor (near elevators)
    1st floor (near north entrance)
  Zoned Together 2nd floor(near elevators)
    3rd Foor (near elevators)

 

Student Life
  Zoned Together 1st floor (student life above the vending machines)
    2nd floor (student life by the elevator)

 

UHD-NW
  Independent Zone 2nd floor (waiting area for advising)
  Zoned Together 3rd floor (lobby near elevators)
    3rd floor (by vending machine)
    3rd floor (by computer lab)

 

Content Delivery by Location:

There are several formulas currently used for delivering digital signage content:

  • The Digital Signage in the One Main, Academic, and Commerce buildings play content from the System-wide Digital
  • Signage (Downtown) Channel.  The content is rotating and in delivered proportional timeslots.

  • The Digital Signage at the Shea Building plays content from the System-wide Digital Signage (Downtown) Channel for
  • 40 minutes out of each hour and content specific to the COB for 20 minutes out of each hour.

  • The Digital Signage at the Student Life Center plays content from the System-wide Digital Signage (Downtown) Channel
  • for 40 minutes out of each hour and content specific to the Student Life Center for 20 minutes out of each hour.

  • The Digital Signage at UHD Northwest plays content from the System-wide Digital Signage (Downtown) Channel and content
  • from the System-wide Digital Signage (Downtown) Channel.  The content is rotating and delivered in proportional timeslots

 

Department Specific Display Stations (hosted and managed locally) – Separate from the University-wide Digital Signage System

The list below encompasses local UHD displays where content is not delivered from a media player.  Content is delivered from a locally attached computer.

 

Location

Owner

Editor

B400 & B300 Elevator lobbies

COB

B. Hernandez

N300 - O’Kane Gallery

Gallery

M. Cervanka

S300 Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

S800 Lab

S800 Lab

L. Mansfield

A700

TTLC

D. McCoy

Student Activities – 2nd floor

Student Activities (Planned)

M. Falcon

 

 

University clients wishing to place a message on the digital signage system should contact the designated message producer in your academic or administrative division. They have been given the rights to upload content to signage channels. To display video, motion graphics or Flash files please contact TLS/ ITV Services- Albert Holden, x8213.

 
 

 

 

Page maintained by Instructional Television (ITV)

Last updated or reviewed on 6/1/11

   Click here to print this page

Find us on Facebook   Follow us on Twitter   Read Skyline   Join us on LinkedIn   News RSS   Events RSS