Supporting Athletic Programs with Digital Signage

Supporting Athletic Programs with Digital Signage

Through sports leagues, public organizations like Rotary or school booster clubs there is a long tradition of giving and recognition of donations. The use of digital signage for athletic hall of fame displays and other visual experiences highlights the importance of sports and athleticism starting at a young age. Encouraging more support.

Digital Signage for Athletic Hall of Fame

hall of fame athletics digitalThe key to success of many athletic programs is spotlighting past achievements and athletes. Touch or interactive digital signage allows visitors to engage with the stories and history of a sports program. The digital content can include:

 •   Rosters
 •   Honoree videos
 •   Special AwardsTeam photos
 •   Timelines

Digital recognition can be easily updated without added expense or space. Traditional trophy cases and award displays take a lot of room.

digital yearbook touchscreen arreyaFor smaller venues and an ongoing need to support athletic programs, digital recognition makes sense. Touchscreens from 32″ up to 95″ are readily available and even video walls are a common installation.  Custom surrounds can be designed to emphasize the display and protect the digital equipment from vandalism.

Pick a high traffic public wall that will draw the most interest from the audience.

Digital Donor Recognition for Sport Venue Buildings 

Focus on supporting athletic programs has traditionally been on the older sports of football and baseball. The growing popularity of sports outside the traditional has seen a great need for more venues. Soccer and swimming has become a major part of most school and university programs. Donations to build aquatic centers and indoor soccer fields have paved the way. 

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Celebrating donors is important for acknowledging the accomplishments but more importantly to keep donations coming in for future growth.  The push to build sports venues always sees the most donations, but an endowment will need to be made for the future upkeep.  Digital signage can help persuade visitors to give. Videos can show what has been achieved and what needs to continue.  READ MORE ABOUT: BENEFITS OF AN ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

Inspiring Design is Foundation for Successful Project

baseball field donor recognition display arreyaWhen the players are gone and the baseball field is quiet, the donor wall is the only thing that visually inspires. Recognition displays are continually forgotten until the end. Treated as an afterthought, donor walls should be part of the overall planning process. The donor recognition should reflect the venue’s energy and future. 

Design is key in assuring the continued support for any athletic program. Even though the fabrication of the donor display is important for quality that lasts, the design is the most important piece. A poor design can visually detract from the goals of the program. It can cost more money rather than inspire giving. 

Visualizing the Athletic Program’s Achievements

Celebrate donors through visual displays that show off achievements of the athletes and the athletic program. Most donor recognition displays become the backdrop for photo opportunities at events.

Whether public or private, schools or universities donors give to programs that inspire and show longevity. If you don’t care about your donors, why should they care about your programs? Digital donor recognition tells your story even when you are not available. 

Dynamic Digital Experiences with Butterflies and Bubbles Donor Walls

Dynamic Digital Experiences with Butterflies and Bubbles Donor Walls

Recognizing donors and employees for their valuable contributions is imperative. By recognizing donors, organizations are able to say thank you while encouraging future support for their cause. Digital donor wall displays give organizations the ability to recognize donors, make updates in a few clicks, and leave a lasting impression for everyone to see. This digital butterfly donor wall is a prime example of recognition done right:

Creating an Immersive Visual Experience

butterfly organ donor digital wall arreyaDigital signage is a great way to get someone’s attention and cost effective for updates. But how do you increase the total engagement while still maintaining your message? Start by looking at the overall space where the digital signage is located. Is there room to add a surround to the screen or turn the space into a total visual experience? Add engaging visual elements like butterflies and bubbles.

Effective Digital Donor Recognition Software

A key component to a great digital donor wall is the software powering the display. It’s important to keep donor names and information up to date and relevant. Digital donor recognition software should be intuitive, reliable, and highly customizable. The software needs to be easy and efficient to use. With powerful integrations and widgets like List-Eez, users can upload a new spreadsheet with a list of hundreds or even thousands of donors with a few clicks. Touchpoints allow organizations to easily create interactive donor walls with no code writing. Donors and visitors can navigate through different pages of content by clicking or touching the screen. Learn more about digital donor walls.

Simple Digital Surrounds

digital signage surround school arreyaFraming digital signage is a simple way to polish your presentation and it secures all the digital hardware. Adding corporate branding and mission statements to existing signage is the easiest and most cost effective way to emphasize digital signage messages.

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Make Digital Signage Meaningful

bubble donor wall children hospital arreyaFor a digital experience to be meaningful, it needs to be integrated into the customer journey, rather than being applied as a layer. It should deliver relevant and meaningful content that disrupts behavior, drives engagement and, ultimately, delivers an experience that creates a personal relationship with the customer or employee.  CLICK TO LEARN MORE about the butterfly donor wall and the Arora Project.

Videos give life to a static donor wall or digital surround. The surround compliments and plays off of the digital content and vice versa. Dimensional butterflies and bubbles are a fun way to go beyond the ordinary. They give spaces and donor displays color and life.

The ease of cloud based Arreya Digital Signage software, anyone can make updates anytime and push live to devices. Keep content fresh and relevant and even pre-schedule content for specific days.

Maximize Digital Signage Impact on Donors or Employees

Let visual displays greet visitors, donors and employees. There are so many ways to make a visual impact. Celebrate corporate history, corporate branding, employee and company wins, donor recognition displays, and adding art to architectural spaces. Whether static or digital signage or a combination of both, consider specific touchpoints for the best experiences.

  1. Fresh content
    Ensure your digital signage content remains relevant and engaging by regularly updating it with fresh material. Incorporate a mix of motivational messages, wellness tips, employee and donor videos and spotlights, and announcements to cater to different preferences and interests.
  2. Optimal placement
    Place digital displays in high-traffic areas where employees, visitors and potential donors are likely to see them frequently, such as lobbies, break rooms, and common areas. Consider the flow of foot traffic when determining optimal placement to maximize visibility and impact.
  3. Interactive Features
    Introduce interactive elements such as videos, HR information, donor stories, and wayfinding to encourage engagement with your digital signage content. This captures attention and provides opportunities for employees and donors to butterfly digital signage surroundparticipate actively and feel more connected.
  4. Integrations
    Integrate digital content from Google Workspace, Canva, or Appsheet for more relevant content and communication channels. Collaboration with human resources, wellness committees, and internal communications teams ensures alignment with broader organizational objectives and enhances experience.

Dimensional Experiences

Whether adding butterflies, bubbles or paper airplanes to a donor wall or dimensional logos for a corporate history wall, the visual impact is the same. Visitors and employees are more likely to engage. The added effectiveness of digital signage brings continual fresh content to static walls for years to come.

 

 

Enhance Donor Recognition with Digital Donor Walls for Non Profits

Enhance Donor Recognition with Digital Donor Walls for Non Profits

Established non profit organizations such as the SPCA, United Way, YMCA, and the Red Cross do amazing work for their communities. But the work they do wouldn’t be possible without generous donations. Digital donor walls are the best tools for non profits to recognize donors. They are also excellent for encouraging new donations.

Modern and Cost Effective Donor Recognition

interactive children digital donor displayDigital donor walls are a modern, automated method of donor recognition.  They can be used to create digital signs that recognize donors, display photos and biographies, and provide thank you messages. Digital donor walls also allow non profit organizations to keep their donors updated with news and events, as well as updates on how donations are being used. This is something that was impossible or extremely difficult to do with traditional donor recognition methods.

 

Digital donor walls have a number of advantages over traditional paper-based acknowledgement methods.  They are low-maintenance, easy to set up, and require minimal upfront costs. They can be updated in real time, providing the most up-to-date information on donations and programs. In addition, digital donor walls are easily accessed by donors and potential new supporters on location, and content can even be accessed on their phones.

Improving Visibility

hospital cumulative digital donor display arreyaDigital donor walls for non profits increase visibility on location, but they can be visible from anywhere. While some digital signage softwares and donor recognition programs only display on one screen, Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) can display content anywhere. PWAs allow non profit organizations to recognize donors globally. Anyone with a stable internet connection and a modern web browser can view donor content.

Learn more about displaying content on multiple screens.

Increasing Transparency

Digital donor walls also provide organizations with a platform to showcase stories from those they are helping. This can be extremely powerful in raising awareness and inspiring others to become involved with the organization’s mission.

By prominently displaying information on how donations are used, digital donor walls allow organizations to communicate directly with their supporters. As a result, digital donor walls increase overall transparency and accountability for non profits. Through this communication, donors can feel confident that their contributions are being used in the most effective and efficient manner. 

Strategic Donor Recognition

Finally, digital donor walls help to increase donations through targeted campaigns and fundraising events. Organizations use built in analytics to strategically schedule when to display their targeted campaigns and upcoming events.By engaging directly with current and prospective donors, with the right messaging at the right time, organizations can build relationships that can lead to more frequent,larger, or even new gifts. Digital donor walls allow for non profit organizations to strategically deploy campaigns, recognize donors for their generosity, and encourage new donations.

SPCA and Animal Shelter Digital Donor Wall

SPCA and Animal Shelter Digital Donor Wall

SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) came to Arreya with the vision of creating a digital donor wall. They decided to use Arreya’s creative studio to create custom content to recognize their generous donors. Arreya was proud to help make this donor wall a reality.

Recognizing Donors

SPCA animal digital signage donor recognitionSPCA and animal shelters everywhere advance the safety and quality of life for animals all across the globe. Thanks to their work, thousands of dogs, cats, horses, and other animals have been rescued. SPCA is a non profit organization, and donors are integral to their work. Because of this, they needed a modern and professional way to recognize their donors, and to encourage new donations.

Customizable Content

digital donor wall spca contentArreya’s creative studio gives organizations all the freedom they need to create custom digital donor wall content. Names and donors are easily updated. Another big benefit is that pictures and videos are now easy to replace.

Also, content is scheduled in advance for events and announcements. Overall, Arreya has the tools, hardware, and support needed to properly recognize and encourage new donors and improve digital communications.

Unlimited Devices

Since Arreya is a Progressive Web Application (PWA), it can be deployed to any screen with a modern browser and stable internet connection. For SPCA, this meant that their donor wall could be displayed anywhere. This also allows them to recognize and thank donors on a larger scale, no matter where they are physically located in addition to providing a more engaging viewing experience.

Click here to learn more about using Arreya as a PWA (Progressive Web App).

Seamless Implementation

Arreya’s white glove service made implementing SPCA’s digital donor wall effortless. The digital donor recognition wall is powered by a Chromebox device. The Chromebox was enrolled in a Google Admin Console, which allows it to be locked down in kiosk mode, and then paired to the Arreya channel.  Finally, the Arreya channel automatically pulls in the latest content and donor information from an excel spreadsheet, which means the donor wall always displays the most up-to-date information. 

A Complete Donor Recognition Solution

Arreya was able to provide the SPCA with a complete donor recognition solution. There was no lengthy onboarding process or involvement with third party companies. With support from Arreya’s team, and  also Arreya’s intuitive and robust digital signage software, SPCA was able to easily set up, manage, and display meaningful donor recognition content on their digital donor wall. 

AOPEN Ace Mini Review

AOPEN Ace Mini Review

The AOpen Ace Mini is the latest offering in AOpen’s line of commercial grade media players. AOpen is a division of Acer, and a reliable hardware provider. The way the Ace Mini deviates from the previous Chrome offerings, is that it supports multiple operating systems, and is certified by Google to work with ChromeOS Flex. ChromeOS Flex brings all of the great benefits of ChromeOS and Chrome Enterprise Management to almost any device.

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The AOpen Ace Mini is a great entry level media player that is perfect for single screen signage or simple interactive kiosks. Like the previous commercial grade devices from AOpen, the Ace Mini comes with a fanless enclosure that’s easy to mount for kiosks and enclosures.

The reliable, fanless AOpen Ace Mini paired with ChromeOS Flex and Google Chrome Enterprise management is the perfect combination for reliable digital signage installations that are easy to manage and will last.

 

CPU GPU testing on AOpen Ace Mini

 

We vigorously test all new products before recommending them to clients. The AOpen Ace Mini is no exception. Each time we test a device, we leave the device running for multiple weeks, 24/7, and perform multiple stress tests. Testing includes benchmarks that max out the GPU and CPU on the device to ensure clients won’t receive devices that die right out of the box.

The second battery of tests includes testing in real scenarios, using the same displays and touch screens that we recommend to our clients. This includes testing responsiveness on top of basic compatibility tests. These tests are performed to ensure that clients get the performance and reliability they need out of every device we recommend.

 

Interactive testing on AOpen Ace Mini

 

The form factor of the AOpen Ace Mini makes it a good choice for an installation with limited space. Arreya always recommends fanless devices because the reality is, nobody is going to clean the fans once the device is installed. The fanless design and the reliability of this device is perfect for kiosks or any situation where device access is difficult.

The AOpen Ace Mini is a perfect addition to AOpen’s line of commercial grade devices. The features and capabilities of the device fill the needs of our clients on multiple levels. Even though it is an entry level device, the Ace Mini is capable, and it meets Arreya’s strict requirements for client recommendation.

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Specs:

  • Dimensions: 4.9 x 1.38 x 4.33 inch
  • Intel® Celeron® Dual Core Processor with Intel® UHD Graphics
  • MTBF 50,000 hrs
  • Warranty: 3 Years

Best ways to Use Digital Signage for the QSR Industry

Best ways to Use Digital Signage for the QSR Industry

People have more options now than ever, especially when it comes to food. With a more segmented market, quick service restaurants (QSRs) need a way to separate themselves from the competition. Digital signage for the QSR Industry make restaurants stand above the competition with elegant displays, and we aren’t talking about just menu items. Digital signage software can display almost anything, from infotainment like news and Twitter feeds, to weather and traffic. It’s even capable of live streaming to hundreds of devices simultaneously.

Showcasing the Food

One of the best ways to get someone in the door of the restaurant is to show them food videos and slideshows along with the current menu. qsr restaurant digital signageUsing digital signage in the QSR industry to show videos or images of your food is a great way to entice some hungry customers. Videos of food being prepared could be displayed or just videos of other people enjoying it. This is where high quality images and videos are going to be vital. The clearer and sharper the images are, the better. Being delicious keeps customers coming back, but looking delicious will help get first time customers in the door. 

Weather Topics

Weather, the topic we use to make small talk with almost anyone. It’s nice to be able to look up and see the weekly forecast or see what current conditions are for your commute. restaurant qsr weather digital signageDisplaying the weather is also particularly useful for QSRs, because they can actually use the weather to sell specific items. A nice hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate sounds even better when it’s paired up with a forecast of 20 degrees and snowy, and of course an ice cold glass of lemonade sounds a lot better when it’s 90 degrees and sunny.

QSRs can make the most of these conditions by displaying relevant menu items right up with the weather, making these items even more appealing. LEARN MORE about using weather in QSR industry digital signage. 

Behind the Scenes

With constant traffic in and out of the restaurant, and rushes of customers throughout the day, communication is imperative. QSRs need to get staff the information they need quickly and efficiently. 

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Digital signage does this with immediate effect. They can schedule content to let staff know about upcoming events, training, and news. It can also be used to call out wins, like employee of the month, or positive customer reviews.

Soon, AI or artificial intelligence could be implemented into digital signage, and it’s smart enough to understand speech. This means people could pull up to the drive through and place an order without a person being there to take the order. This could be a huge win for restaurants who are short staffed, which appears to be the majority today. LEARN MORE about the possibilities of future applications of AI and signs in the QSR industry. 

Practicality and Safety

qsr digital signage qr codeMany restaurants are ditching paper menus, especially after the COVID19 pandemic.

Originally, the paper menus were replaced by QR codes to reduce the spread of germs, but there are other benefits as well. Previously, changing menu items, removing items, or changing prices would call for all new menus to be created and printed. With a digital menu, restaurant owners and managers can update menus in seconds. CLICK HERE  to learn more about how QR codes are changing the restaurant industry. 

 In conjunction with digital signage software, restaurants can use QR codes to let customers see the menu from where they sit, and scan the code to get the menu right on their phone. Digital signage can also be used to display which orders are ready, and estimated times remaining for orders that are being filled. There are even additional QSR solutions built right into digital signage software, like QR code generators. With a few clicks, you can create your own QR codes and add them to all of your signage. 

Enterprise digital signage is extremely scalable. It can be used to display content on one screen or thousands of screens, and it could be updated on smartphones from any location in the world with a stable internet connection. This means that restaurant managers overseeing multiple locations can update all displays at once using one device from virtually anywhere. Digital signage for the QSR industry is saving time and money for restaurants something that is always needed.