Spanish Senate selects SpinetiX8 February 2011
In the upper house of the Spanish senate, located in Madrid, SpinetiX HMP100 Hyper Media Players have been deployed alongside Tecnilogica’s ‘Poster Digital’ content creation platform to provide a way of broadcasting daily and weekly meeting schedules across the facility’s network of over 25 flat-panel screens.
Tecnilogica, which is based in Madrid, designed a graphic display template for the system in compliance with the Senate’s style guidelines, while the user interface was comissioned to Jesus Gorriti (one of the leading UX designers in Spain). Eduardo Noeda, the software architect of the project, takes up the story:
“The Senate was looking for a digital signage solution that would integrate easily with its existing IT and AV infrastructure, which was reliable and scalable, which would be easy to install and use, and which would offer value for money,” he said. “The HMP100 was perfect because it uses an open architecture and could easily communicate with the Poster Digital system. We’ve also used the system at drinks giant Coca-Cola located in Madrid, Spain which employs around 200 people.”
“The web-based implementation of Poster Digital and the Hyper Media Players means that the whole system can be maintained by the in-house IT helpdesk,” continued Noeda, “which devotes on average less than an hour per day to the task. This is despite the fact that the screens can display a wide range of information such as seating arrangements, speaker agendas and voting data, and that they have a two-way interface with the Senate’s broadcast AV and other legacy networks.”
As well as being easy to use, the system is also said to be cost-effective to maintain and configure. “The Spanish Senate project offers real-world evidence of our claims for cost-efficiency,” said Serge Konter, marketing manager, SpinetiX. “The low power consumption and high reliability of our HMP100 means that the Senate is saving around 300 euro per player per year by comparison with a PC-based system. And, because of our open architecture, the system is expandable and will be able to incorporate interactivity – something that is already being planned for the future. This expandability will save the Senate even more money in the months and years to come.”