Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL) – located in Lausanne, Switzerland – is a top-ranking research and education institution recognised around the world for its academic excellence. It now uses an advanced digital signage system based on HMP100 Hyper Media Players from SpinetiX to manage educational, event and campus information. Expected to comprise thirty screens and information points, the system is located across various buildings in hall and cafeteria areas attended by thousands of students, staff and visitors during semester times.
“We needed a reliable and flexible digital signage system to provide information about conferences, special courses, debates, association events and activities and which was located in central traffic points,” said Natalie Meystre, Knowledge Information Services at EPFL. “The system also serves to publish academic reminders such as end of semester information and paper deadlines.”
“Our staff, visitors and students really do like having this digital signage system as a visual focal point in these areas,” she continued. “It’s a really great and simple solution for our staff to use and since installation our communications have been completely transformed!”
Content for the digital signage system is mainly managed by the institute’s IT department over an intranet web page. It is updated easily and quickly by campus staff who are able to manage images and check the accuracy of information. This is said to require less than an hour a day to manage and is instantly updated across all the screens.”
“EPFL are making the best use of our HMP100 Hyper Media Player and its rich feature set to easily schedule, combine, update and display video, audio, vector graphics, pictures and text with low operational and management costs,” said Serge Konter, marketing manager at SpinetiX. “It’s a true demonstration of a modern audio/visual communication system for the students, staff and visitors to this academic institution.”