Switches are a simple and effective way to control illuminated directional signage. But a switch can’t flip itself to turn a sign on/off or swap its messaging due to human error, forgetfulness, or simply no one being at a physical location. Remotely controlled, network-based, smart digital signage software, paired with ethernet-enabled signs, eliminates the need for switches and, consequently, the costly mistakes they create.
Our Smart Sign System is an intuitive, turnkey solution for controlling illuminated signage from virtually any location and is comprised of three primary components. Click any image below for detailed images of each Smart Sign System Component.
The software organizes and manages every sign connected to a network and controls their displayed messaging. It also assigns and manages user access to the Smart Sign User Interface.
The User Interface provides live access to the status of each Smart Sign on the network, organized by group, schedule when signs turn on/off, determine sign messaging, and override messaging in real-time when necessary.
Signal-Tech’s Smart Signs look just like our traditional LED signs, but they are ethernet-enabled, allowing them to be controlled with The Smart Sign Control Software instead of switches. When Smart Signs are connected to the facility network, they can be controlled with the sign control software via the User Interface.
Our Smart Sign compatible products include:
It all starts by installing our smart digital signage software on a central computer — this will be a server-grade PC with power backup, equipped with Windows 10 or Windows Server 2012 or higher and 8 GB RAM and 128 GB of hard drive space — operating over a DCHP-enabled facility network, not the Internet. A Signal-Tech Smart Sign is added to the facility network, identified by the software, assigned to a group, and given a name by the system administrator.
From there, the administrator can set repeatable schedules for the Smart Sign. It can turn the sign on and off and, depending on the type of sign, display different messages for each day. When the schedule is saved, the sign control software relays the schedule information to the Smart Sign. The Smart Sign’s messaging changes automatically according to the scheduled commands until the administrator changes it. The Signal-Tech Smart Sign System has unlimited scalability: there’s no limit to the number of locations or number of Smart Signs the software can control.
The administrator can also manage authorized users, and the Smart Sign information they can access, through the User Interface. The User Interface is a limited software extension allowing authorized users to view the sign status in real-time with any browser or mobile device. Authorized users can view the message schedule by specific group(s), view the status of individual signs, and override messaging when needed. And, as access to all of the Smart Sign System’s information is permissions-based and password protected, you can rest assured it’s safe and secure.
The Signal-Tech Smart Sign System is suitable for numerous applications. Our Smart Signs, paired with our smart digital signage software, are an excellent investment for financial institutions considering:
Parking facilities can also reap the benefits of network-based, remotely controlled LED signage, including: