Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Get an introduction to digital signage and kiosk content creation

Use the opportunity to learn about digital signage content creation. Two new quick guides give the answers to some of the common questions about how to start with design content for digital signage and kiosks. You will learn how to set up your own content using inexpensive drawing-, video editing- and web development quick-to-learn tools.

The MultiQ Digital Signage Creation Quick Guide Part 1 & 2 can be
downloaded from the MultiQ website along with sample files.

The MultiQ Digital Signage Creation Quick Guide tells about how create your own digital signage content using external tools that are easy accessible and inexpensive and then how to distribute and present the content in Full HD format using the MultiQ digital signage system.

Part 1 of the guide covers the key elements in setting up digital based on photos of your products.

Digital signage is in many cases based on the simple elements of a trademark or a logo combined with a product image and some selling text. You will learn how to set up a sign using these basic elements. After having produced your first sign, you can make more signs and create a slideshow.

Easy-to-use video editing software let you add professional effects such as transitions including stunning effects and animated text. You will also learn how a number of photos can be put together to form a collage that adds to the atmosphere in the store. Special graphical effects and animated text will increase the impression on the customers even further.
Take the opportunity to use the media players for in-store audio. Playing shuffled music in your store is only a few mouse clicks away.

Extend your digital signage into video walls with dynamic use of the monitors. Learn how to easily produce content covering the whole video wall with a common message. The minute after, let the wall display a mosaic of individual messages on each of the monitors.

For the ambitious, an unlimited number of media players can be synchronized to produce stunning environments with high-resolution animations that move across several screens in high definition. Par 1 of the quick guide tells you how.

You will also learn how to go the other way around and split a screen into separate areas with content originating from different sources. Adding an RSS ticker is perhaps the most well known example but all kinds of content ranging from images to video clips and online web pages can be used.

Finally, part 1 of the quick guide covers how to introduce live content from cameras and live TV services using sources on the local network as well as external streams available on the Internet. You can also combine the live feeds with commercial spots and signs.

Part 2 of the quick guide introduce you to the fascinating world of kiosks. Kiosks are intended to activate customers and make it possible for them to find the information they wish for. Using a web kiosk you can promote your website into your store and let your customer find the right information at the point of sale.

You will also learn how to create touch panel information kiosks and getting the right touch-and-feel into your applications. There are alternatives to create interactive touch buttons using drag and drop WYSIWYG tools as well as using more traditional text editing methods described in this guide.

The MultiQ Content Creation Quick Guide is a shortcut to effective digital signage.

The MultiQ Content Creation Quick Guide along with content files used and created can be downloaded here;

Lars-Ingemar Lundström
Documentation and Training Manager, MultiQ

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for a very detailed explanation. I can say that this is very interesting and enjoyable as well.

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