Digital Signage

Oakland University has a campus wide solution for digital signage through Visix Software. Departments interested in purchasing digital signage will need a dedicated Content Manager/Content Creator and a Department Representative to manage the hardware installation (this can be the same person).

The Content Manager will be responsible to take web-based, end-user training for the software. Departments must plan at least 90 days for the completed installation process including “Go Live.”

The process for Digital Signage procurement and installation is described below.

Pre-Purchase

Purchasing

Contact Purchasing to obtain quotes for hardware including but not limited to:

  • Static and Interactive Displays (various sizes available)
  • Mounting brackets
  • Content players - these devices are mounted directly to the display and run the content from the software
  • Device Controllers - these devices manage the power on/off of the device at set times
  • Installation

Facilities Management

  • Contact Facilities Management to schedule a walk thru to review and identify the approved location to mount the digital display.

Pre-Installation

Contact the following departments after a requisition has been submitted. All of the following requests can be entered in parallel to the requisition being submitted.

UTS

A ticket will need to be created before any hardware is delivered. Create a ticket by sending an e-mail to uts@oakland.edu requesting Digital Signage. Some work cannot be performed until after the hardware is installed. You will be required to keep UTS updated in the ticket as each stage of the installation process is completed. This ticket will track:

  • The request for a network data drop if one is required. The data drop will require 2 data ports. There is an additional charge to the purchase for this work.
  • The request for a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for the Content Player and the Device Controller and configuration of the Device Controller.
  • The request for configuration of the Content Player.

Facilities Management

These requests should be submitted in parallel to the UTS tickets above.

  • Submit a work order for electrical. Static televisions require 2 electrical outlets and interactive stations require 4 outlets. There is an additional charge for this work.
  • Contact Capital Planning and Design to schedule the hardware installation for both the mounting brackets and the displays with the vendor. The mounting brackets and displays are installed separately. The content player should be installed with the power button and USB ports exposed with the ability to access them as needed. The Device Controllers need to be configured by UTS BEFORE they are installed.

Online AxisTV Technical Training

  • Contact uts@oakland.edu to get access to the online Visix Software training. All modules and training is now available online.

  • As a content creator, you will want to view the Course Library and we suggest you take the following modules.
    • Introduction to AxisTV Training
    • AxisTV Contenct Creation Training
    • AxisTV Managing Content Training
    • AxisTV Utilities Training
    • AxisTV Design Training
  • There are also Webinar's available, please check the Live Sessions for dates and times.
  • Once the training is complete UTS will create an account login for the digital signage software.
  • Online support documents are located here https://www.visix.com/onlinehelp/axistv/content/home.htm

Communications and Marketing

  • Contact your C&M account representative to review and discuss the approved templates for use. To find your account manager review the Account Manager Directory

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