Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA) in Birmingham has invested in the Tripleplay Digital Signage solution as a way of communicating with students. The Academy was opened in 2012 to provide vocational learning for up to 600 students from the age of 14 to 19.
AUEA’s vice-principal, Daniel Locke-Wheaton, has been heavily involved with choosing the Academy’s technology partners: “When we opened we had a fantastic opportunity to invest in our future; we had backing from our corporate partners and a clean slate to work with. To ensure our Academy was an attractive one we knew we needed to provide our students with a modern and impressive environment to study, learn and grow in.
“As part of this project we decided to invest in a digital signage system which we saw as a vital way of communicating to our students, entertaining them in between lessons and injecting life into communal areas.”
“It was an incredibly simple to use solution, it was a business quality system and had all of the features and functions we believed we needed. When we spoke to the team at Staffordshire University we knew we had found our solution,” continued Daniel Locke-Wheaton.
Tripleplay’s features include the ability to zone and group content and create scheduled and ad-hoc playlists on a simple web based management interface.
The Tripleplay solution is used to show special events, student lunch menus, promote initiatives and to enforce mobile device use restrictions.
Daniel Locke-Wheaton concluded: “Technology plays a huge part in the modern world and young people more than anybody else have grown up expecting their environment to include it. As a forward thinking academy we have implemented technologies we believe enhance our offering and service to our people and Tripleplay has been a huge part of that.”