Digital Signage

Digital signage enhances the experience of Andrews University students, faculty/staff and visitors by delivering media to both captivate and influence audiences by delivering targeted messages.

Current Uses on Campus

  • Publicize campus event and departmental activities
  • Advertise curriculum and registration details
  • Information sharing
  • Promote student, faculty and staff recognition
  • Display videos or live TV
  • Provide real-time weather information as well as other news and feeds
  • Display current date and time
  • Display customizable scrolling text

Campus departments can also manage communications using digital signage that interfaces with emergency management systems, Andrews systems and other RSS feeds.

With guidance by the Office of Campus Safety and IMC, ITS has leveraged the Four Winds Interactive (FWi) software to help deliver a visual communication solution that lets Andrews University departments manage all on-site digital media with one centralized system.

Campus Entities Currently Using the FWi Digital Signage

  • Agriculture
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biology
  • College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office
  • Dining Services
  • ITS
  • Lamson Hall
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness
  • Religion
  • Ruth Murdoch Elementary School
  • School of Education
  • Social Work
  • Student Financial Services
  • University Towers

What You Need to Know

Equipment Standards:

Display Size Make/Model Cost
32 inches or smaller   Email: digitalsignage@andrews.edu
40 inches Samsung RM40D $540
48 inches Samsung RM48D $695
55 inches Samsung DB55D $1100
60 inches or larger   Email: digitalsignage@andrews.edu
Computer Make/Model Cost
Mini form factor w/ mount
Three-year warranty
Dell OptiPlex 3020 $497

Installation Costs (if necessary):

  Installed by Cost
Electrical Power Plant Services Email: plantservice@andrews.edu
Mounting of TV Telecommunications (ITS) Email: telecom@andrews.edu
Network line Telecommunications (ITS) Email: telecom@andrews.edu

Getting Started with Digital Signage

  1. Send an email to digitalsignage@andrews.edu requesting a meeting. Please include the following information:
    • Name
    • Department where digital sign will be installed
    • Your Andrews email and phone number
  2. A meeting will be scheduled to:
    • Discuss content management details
    • Plan logistics
    • Establish hardware requirements and costs
    • Answer questions