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Scala goes to school in Denmark

Ian McMurray 13 September 2010
Scala goes to school in Denmark

Handelskolen Sjælland Syd, a business school in Denmark, has installed a school-wide 25-screen digital display network from Scala certified partner Calamus at its locations in Næstved and Vodingbord.
Administrators can use Scala Designer and Content Manager to create and program what kind of information the displays show. They can schedule general information to be broadcast to several screens at once, and they can program content and send it to specific screens. For example, Scala ensures daily information is always displayed on screens in the school’s entrances, stairwells and hallways; however, it can send different information to the digital menuboard in the cafeteria, which changes day to day.

Calamus developed a script for Handelskolen Sjælland Syd that automatically gets data from an existing computer-based activity calendar. This content is shown on four screens in the entrance area so that visitors get relevant information the minute they walk through the door.
“The power of the Scala platform enables universities to serve multiple communication purposes with one system,” said Robert Koolen, president of Scala. “It provides a fast way to distribute relevant information to multiple locations across one campus – or multiple campuses – on events and announcements. At the same time it can serve as part of the emergency notification systems, and through the use of interactive screens it can also provide helpful information on demand, such as wayfinding. It can also power digital menu boards in cafeterias.”

“There are several reasons why we chose Scala. First and foremost, we love the ability to make our own templates, and it is very easy to update these,” said Morten Jørgensen, IT administrator at Handelskolen Sjælland Syd. “Now we are able to log into the system anywhere in the world, as long as we have an internet connection, and update the content. It is flexible and easy.”


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