Display Road Conditions for Digital Signage

Display Road Conditions for Digital Signage

It’s important for organizations to keep their employees and clients safe and informed. Digital signage software is used by schools, hospitals, and corporations to display announcements, alerts, weather, and even current road conditions. Users can easily bring live road conditions and livestreams to their digital signage by using DOT (department of transportation) public transportation websites.

Livestreaming Road Conditions on Digital Signage

The United States DOT is responsible for maintaining road cameras on major roads all across the country. The live feeds from these cameras are made available publicly, so citizens can view current road conditions and be aware of any accidents or delays. Since these livestreams are publicly available, digital signage users display constant livestreams of roads on their signage by using the m3u8 URLs with no additional cost. Learn more about livestreaming road conditions on your digital signage. 

Displaying Multiple Roads at Once

livestream arreya digital signage widgetUsers can display multiple road livestreams on a single page as well. The remote account access allows for updates from anywhere through the Arreya Creative Studio. Multiple streams of traffic are added on a single page, and resized as necessary. As a result, displaying conditions of multiple major roads on digital signage is versatile and easy. Also, it gives users the freedom to change live feeds to any road cameras the DOT makes available. All they have to do is swap the m3u8 URL in their livestreaming widget

Traffic Content Feeds for Digital Signage

If you’re looking for a way to display road conditions, but you want something more pre-built and professionally designed, content feeds are a great option. Traffic conditions from content feed providers like Screenfeed and DataCall are excellent for digital signage users, because they display valuable information without any effort from the end user. Content feed providers do the heavy lifting by keeping their feeds up to date, and also by providing professional content design.

Check out our store for more information on traffic content feeds.

City Maps and Current Weather Conditions

In cold-weather states, road conditions can deteriorate quickly, particularly in winter months. Displaying DOT city maps on digital signage is an excellent way to give your viewers a quick overview of road conditions as they change. The DOT will continue to update these conditions on their respective websites. Updates will be displayed on digital signage instantly without any manual input. Maps will look similar to the image to the left.

Visit Iowa’s DOT site here for an example. 

Live Road Surface Temperatures and Data

Road temperatures are often a determining factor for dangerous conditions. When the road surfaces get cold enough, even a small amount of rain or blowing snow can make travel dangerous. DOT websites provide users with live road surface temperatures and other data to help them make informed decisions about traveling. Road surface temperatures are displayed on digital signage to give viewers live updates. 

Helping Everyone Travel Safely

Whether you’re using digital signage for your business, school, or non-profit organization, displaying road conditions and live data is a great way to help everyone travel safely. Set up is easy, and updates are pulled in automatically. Digital signage widgets like the website and streaming widgets make it possible to pull in critical data just by copying and pasting a link. If you’re looking to get started with your own digital signage, contact our digital signage experts. 

5 Ways to Bring March Madness Content to your Digital Signage

5 Ways to Bring March Madness Content to your Digital Signage

It’s that time of year again, college basketball’s most exciting tournament, March Madness! According to Statista, last year’s March Madness tournament had 10 million viewers, and 56.3 million brackets were filled out. Bringing March Madness content to your digital signage is a great way to add some excitement and fun to your organization.

1. Premade Content Feeds

If you’re looking for a hands-off way to display professional digital signage content, content feeds from providers like Screenfeed and DataCall are excellent tools.

Screenfeed and DataCall both have premade March Madness content, and updates are automatic. There are a variety of views and different feeds to choose from, and implementation is effortless. Feed categories include sports, weather, entertainment, social media, and more.  Screenfeed and DataCall content feeds are available for purchase in the Arreya store

2. March Madness Digital Templates

Content feeds are excellent for providing real time updates and showing the actual tournament bracket, but what if you want to display a custom bracket, or only part of the bracket, like the Final Four? Digital signage templates are great for making custom content. March Madness templates allow you to fill out your own bracket and display whatever portions of the bracket you want. 

3. Bringing in your Bracket

If you’ve already filled out your March Madness bracket, and you want to bring it into your digital signage, you have a couple of different options.

Depending on where you filled out your bracket, you may have options to export it.

You can export your bracket as a Google Sheet, and then import the data from that sheet. Alternatively, you can export to a PDF, and paste the PDF into your digital signage editor. 




4. Display a Live Stream

If you have access to a streaming service with March Madness games, you can embed the stream into your digital signage. You can embed live streams pretty easily. Generally, you just need access to the appropriate URL. You can resize the stream however you want, and display other content simultaneously. Learn more about livestreaming with digital signage. 

5. Using Live Input

Another way to bring March Madness games to your digital signage is through utilizing live input. If you have a capture card, you can connect the capture card to your input via HDMI cable, and then connect the capture card to your digital signage player. This will allow you to display live input within your signage in conjunction with other widgets. Learn more about using live input on your digital signage.

Enjoy March Madness

The methods we covered are all great ways to incorporate March Madness content into your digital signage. However, they can also be used year round for many other events and applications. Live Streams, digital signage templates, and content feeds are all excellent tools to keep your signage fresh and up to date. These tools save you time by automatically bringing in content and contribute to a better digital signage experience.