The University of British Columbia (UBC) picked Haivision Network Video’s CoolSign digital signage network to transmit information to students, staff and visitors.
Haivision’s, a provider of video networking, digital signage and IP video distribution solutions, CoolSign network will be deployed at UBC’s Point Grey and Robson Square campuses, and plans are also underway to include the UBC Okanagan campus, as well as UBC-affiliated teaching hospitals, Haivision says.
“Establishing an efficient centralized communication system connecting campuses was both a priority and, given the university’s extensive geographic and demographic network, a real challenge,” said Wilson Lo, senior systems analyst for UBC. “We knew from experience that the university needed a system that would enable delivery of emergency warning messages when they matter most. We also wanted a solution that would support daily provisioning of UBC content to our staff and students across all UBC campuses,” he added.
Before deciding on CoolSign, UBC conducted a pilot project with Haivision’s Campus Signage Unlimited program. The pilot project met UBC’s “goal of being able to push up-to-the-minute content to strategic locations campus-wide,” Lo said.