West Virginia University (WVU) is using the “Xpresenter” digital signage platform by X2O Media—a provider of software, network management and content services for real-time visual communication applications—to drive a new 2×4 video wall located in the WVU Visitors Center lobby.
The attention-grabbing video wall—comprised of eight 46-inch Samsung monitors—greets potential students, and all the video and graphic content is controlled by Xpresenter, the university says. The visitors’ center is the university’s primary recruiting portal, and the use of cutting-edge digital signage technology makes an unforgettable first impression on prospective students and their parents when they arrive, the university says. To provide a personal touch for campus tours, each prospective student’s name is featured on the video wall with a welcome message, WVU says.
“Xpresenter has been powering our campuswide digital signage network for the last two years,” said Spencer Graham, WVU Information Stations manager of operations. During that period, “the platform has proven to be a simple yet powerful solution for a range of applications, from keeping students and staff informed with university content to integrating with interactive social media technologies,” he said.
“We knew that the platform would deliver a remarkable visual experience for our video wall, while making it simple for our staff to schedule content,” Graham said. “Our video wall is a truly eye-popping deployment that does a fantastic job of marketing the university. I can’t wait to see what we do next with the platform,” he added.