Digital Signage for Airport’s Flight Display and Welcome Touch Screens

Digital Signage for Airport’s Flight Display and Welcome Touch Screens

Real Time Data Integration (FIDS) Easy Addition to Airport Digital Signage

Digital signage was an important part of the recent Airport remodel. A three monitor video wall and monitors on the front of the information desk were envisioned in the architectural plans. For the video wall, the management team wanted each of the airport digital signage displays to show different content. They wanted one monitor to show commercials for paid advertisers managed by Clear Channel, another monitor to show airport information and the last monitor to display the Flight Information (FIDS) or real time data integration.

Arreya Digital SignageService makes the different content and video wall integration easy. The FIDS information or real time data feed required some custom development by the Arreya technical team. The addition of a simple slideshow changes the digital signage content between flight arrivals, departures and the flight maps.

Multiple Content Under One Management System

To run multiple channels of different content at different locations, the airport chose the single platform, Arreya Digital Signage Service. The Arreya channel system allows each monitor to be a different channel, but with the convenience of management under one Airport account. All the content and the displays are remotely managed through the cloud. The addition of the Google Chromebox with Chrome Enterprise Management to each display allows remote management and locks the devices into a single app kiosk mode. This ensures the Arreya airport content is the only URL. No one can access or change the designated URL set up by the airport and if the internet connection is lost, the content is cached on the Chromebox for uninterrupted viewing.

Analytics Make Paid Advertising Possible

The built in real time analytics that are included in every Arreya subscription make it possible to sell paid advertising. Most advertisers want to know how often their ads are viewable. The paid advertising on the airport digital signage provides real time analytics to show interaction and which devices are being used.  Paid advertisers know which ads are being viewed, Advertising can be easily updated for better demographic targeting.

Create Amazing Digital Signage Content With Arreya Templates

Arreya has always been easy to use for people with graphic design skills, and offered design services through partnerships, but many of our clients just need a simple design that they can build on or change up easily. If you are looking for an intuitive, affordable and easy to use digital signage solution, try Arreya’s FREE 30 Day Trial. If you have a more complex project, we are happy to refer you to one of our partners.

Quick-Change Digital Signage Templates for Your Industry

Arreya templates are complete with pop-up instructions to help you change template colors, insert logos, add custom information to widgets and insert your own photos. You can turn any template into a beautifully branded display for you company or organization.

Retail Templates for Digital Signage

Show – Don’t tell how great your products will work or look with dynamic slide presentation, interactive displays and video. Digital signage is a great way to catch buyers attention when they are already in the store.

School Digital Signage for Better Communication and Engagement

Engage and communicate with students through a media they are familiar with. Cut paper and printing costs and stop putting tape all over the walls, because Arreya templates are free with your subscription and so easy to use.

Hospital Digital Signage Templates for Marketing and Donor Recognition

You have so many uses for digital signage, from marketing and patient communications to donor recognition displays that can be updated in seconds. You can bring the solution that makes digital signage simple with Arreya templates. Use ours, make your own, or hire a designer to create custom templates to get you started.

Restaurant Menu Board Templates that Look Delicious

Replacing posters and changing prices on your menu boards can add up to a lot of time and money. Now you can make instant updates to your signage and price changes can be effective in minutes. Schedule your digital signage to change from breakfast choices to lunch menus, and then to dinner options later in the day with Arreya templates.

Digital Signage Templates for Better Employee Communications

A better way to communicate with employees, both onsite and those who travel or work from home, is click away with the new employee communications templates from Arreya. Digital signage is a great way to put information in front of the entire staff.

Digital Signage for Assisted Living Centers

Digital Signage for Assisted Living Centers

8 Places to Use Hospital Digital Signage

8 Places to Use Hospital Digital Signage

Many Uses to Go DigitalHospital Digital Donor Signage - Arreya Digital Signage Suite

More healthcare facilities are implementing hospital digital signage for marketing, information and communications than ever before. Streamlined communication with visitors, patients and employees saves time, money and frustration for hospital marketing teams and human resources departments.

There are many places to hang hospital signage, and with digital signage you can create attractive, informative displays with less clutter.

1. Hallways and Waiting Rooms – This is the best place to reach a broad crowd with upcoming events that are open to the public, honors earned by hospital staff members and departments, healthy living advice, and even weather forecasts and road conditions.

2. Cafeterias – Post menu boards in several locations in the cafeteria and maybe even just outside its door makes it easy for those browsing the menu to for customers to stand away from the serving line while they are still pondering what they crave.

3. Patient Rooms – Create a channel for patients to access on the television set that is already in patient rooms. It can display daily or weekly meal choices, special entertainment or opportunities for patients and their families, weather forecasts, and information about what patients can do to make their stay more enjoyable.

4. Donor Recognition Walls – Digital donor displays are a great way to create a fluid, easily updated and attractive list of donors, tell donor stories and recognize the work and dedication that has gone into capital campaigns, ongoing donations and specific projects. They can stand alone, or be part of a larger, more artistic donor recognition display.

5. Lobbies, Elevators and Stairways – Digital wayfinding can be interactive or static. It is easily updated when directions change, doctors or departments move, or building additions are built.

6. Breakrooms – Keep employees updated on upcoming event, policy changes, continuing education opportunities and hospital recognitions. Post birthdays and work anniversaries, and even the employee of the month.

7. History Displays and Hospital Museums – Older hospitals have a rich history in providing care for their communities. Share the history in an interactive display, or a slideshow of building projects, doctors who have served and made a difference, and breakthroughs that were made because of your staff through the years.

8. Healthcare Clinics and Pharmacies – Hospitals often have community clinics and acute care facilities for walkin patients and preventative care. Share upcoming health classes, wellness tips and staff information with patients as they wait.

Digital Signage Becoming Mainstream Hospital Communication

Digital signage will soon be mainstream in hospitals of all sizes, but when you are planning implementation consider rolling it out in phases. Learn how it works, what you can do with it and how you can get the most out of it. Then add more display channels or devices as the budget and staff availability to manage more displays allows.

Your hospital may not have use for digital signage in all of these places described, but more and more hospitals are implementing digital signage for 3 to 4 of these uses. Digital signage is not just for huge hospitals anymore. Arreya Digital Signage Suite has made it easy and affordable for even the smallest hospitals to have professional looking displays.

Iowa Methodist Creates Digital Donor Tribute

Iowa Methodist Creates Digital Donor Tribute

Iowa Methodist Uses Arreya to Celebrate the Gift of Life 

Transplant center uses Arreya Digital Signage Suite to tell donor legacy stories for all to see. Telling the story of both living and deceased donors in a easy to update digital display.


The Challenge: Telling the Stories of Donors

UnityPoint – Iowa Methodist Hospital was looking for a way to celebrate the lives of organ, eye and tissue donors.

They had been hanging poster boards with photos and stories, but those just got tattered on the walls and had to be recreated.

Keeping track of all of the information on hardcopies became cumbersome as more and more people saved lives through the donor program at UnityPoint – Iowa Methodist.

They wanted an attractive display that could be easily updated by staff members, and was interactive enough to draw people’s attention.


Creating a Digital Work of Art

Other UnityPoint hospitals that Iowa Methodist is a part of had are using Arreya Digital Signage Suite, and thought it would work well for the project at Iowa Methodist.

According to Cristina Nelson, Marketing and Public Relations for the hospital, there were no other digital signage companies considered, because of the ease-of-use that marketing departments from other hospitals had experienced. Cristina had never done graphics or layout and design, aside from the occasional Microsoft Word project. Within the Arreya Creative Studio, she created a beautiful interactive donor recognition display that tells the stories of those who have left a legacy by saving others.

The Arreya digital signage display is surrounded by a physical donor wall designed and fabricated by a third party.

“We are very happy with the [Arreya] system. It has been easy to update and create attractive displays.”

Cristina Nelson

Marketing and PR, UnityPoint - Iowa Methodist Hospital

Digital Signage:

A Easy Software – Great Service

Cristina said that once she got into the program and worked in it, the platform was very easy to use. Being new at design programs, she did require some extra help getting started, and said “the customer service was beyond great.”

In the beginning, she and some team members had a tutorial session and it was a little overwhelming. After a second one-on-one session screensharing with Arreya tech, Josh Steinke, she was feeling more confident. Cristina feels that she would have been better prepared for the training session if she would have taken advantage of the FREE 30-day trial.

“Josh was my Godsend. Every time I had a question or had a problem, he would walk me through it, or just make a change that fixed it.” She loaded 60-70 donor story pages into Arreya, and then the board decided they should have a back button at the last minute. Josh helped her get it done in time.



Arreya was implemented in the Iowa Methodist Hospital located in downtown Des Moines, IA on a 42-acre campus. The hospital employs nearly 4,000 people and has 370 staffed beds. Among its services is a state-of-the-art kidney donation and transplant program.

UnityPoint – Iowa Methodist Hospital, located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa was looking for a better way to share donor stories from their transplant program.  By implementing Arreya Digital Signage Suite, they are able to remotely deploy and update donor stories directly to their 55” monitor. The hospital’s marketing and public relations professional, Cristina Nelson, used Arreya’s built in editor to create all the content on-time to meet their hard deadline for unveiling the transformation display.



Advice from the User

Use the FREE 30 Day Subscription and do the tutorials before your display has a deadline. Find out what the software can do, and how to do it. “Once you get familiar with it, using Arreya is really easy.” Cristina Nelson, UnityPoint Healthcare marketing department.


If you have questions about Arreya, contact us at 319-294-6671, or sign up for a FREE 30 Day Subscription and try it out.

How Do I Buy Digital Signage When We Don’t Have the Budget?

How Do I Buy Digital Signage When We Don’t Have the Budget?

There is a lot of interest in digital signage among school administrators and non-profit organizations, but they are often faced with smaller budgets than corporations and event centers. Money doesn’t grow on trees for digital signage, but schools and nonprofits do have options where fundraising is concerned.

Digital Signage Has 3 Parts to Purchase.Better ways to communicate with students - Arreya Digital Signage Software

  1. Hardware will be a one-time fee, that will cost more upfront to purchase new Chrome hardware. With Arreya, organizations can choose to use existing screens from older signage, along with Chromebits, which will be less than $100 per display. There is no proprietary hardware to buy.
  2. Software will be the second expense. Arreya allows you to use a single software subscription to display signage on an unlimited number of screens across as many locations as you have, making it a very affordable option if you have more than 2 displays.
  3. Chrome Device Management – Schools get a deep discount through Google for a perpetual license, which will cover the lifetime of the device.

You will want to price as much hardware as you want to use, but remember – you can start with one or 2 displays and add screens or channels to more locations over time.

6 Ways to Raise Money for Digital Signage

  1. Sell advertisement space that displays on your signage. This is a great way to pay for a 12 month subscription to Arreya. Simply sell 12 ad, each of which will pay for one month. Give the sponsors the option to change their ads every so often. You can choose whether all of the sponsors run every month, or they only run in the month they choose.
  2. Find a single corporate sponsor that can afford to fund the equipment and subscription for the year, and make their logo a constant part of the display. Students, faculty, parents and visitors will always know who contributed for better student engagement.
  3. Partner with local restaurants and entertainment venues for fundraisers and get parents and patrons to go on a designated night when your organization gets a portion of the proceeds.
  4. Ask that people donate their unwanted furniture and items to a huge garage sale, so the proceeds can be put toward your digital signage software or equipment. For a slower fundraiser, you can have them donate to a local consignment shop that will give the school or organization the consignor’s fee.
  5. Use memorial funds that were not assigned to a special project as seed money to start a fundraising campaign or buy the equipment outright if there is enough in the fund.
  6. Apply for grants and matching funds donations. Local casinos and large corporations often have grants available for technology, infrastructure or education.
  7. At the end of the year, leverage the idea of tax deductions for donations to your signage project. The government allows it, so use it to your advantage to better serve your organization’s technology needs.

No matter how you choose to raise money for digital signage, use your newsletters, email contacts and social media followers to help spread the word. For most organizations, digital signage is just a few thousand dollars away, so don’t let money stop you from better engagement with students and patrons.