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Friday, 7 January 2011

Merthyr Tydfil Adopts ONELAN for College-wide Communication


Jan 2011….Merthyr Tydfil originally had a standalone digital signage player which was just used in the college library. They needed a new digital signage system to provide information college wide (news/ messages/ important announcements etc). ONELAN emerged as the best solution able to deliver what they required: a system where more than one user could upload information, which could be time scheduled, that used common file formats and with great flexibility in the layout design of the screens.

What is installed
Two ONELAN Net-Top-Box (NTB) 5500s are used to publish content to ONELAN Century NTBs located across the college campus driving 46” Samsung screens, and a 32” LG screen. Signage is situated on each of the four floors of the college. In the library a NTB 5500 is connected to a LG 40” screen. In the main reception there is a 50” screen.

ONELAN’s power saving techniques enable a system to be scheduled to shut down and reboot the screens which benefits Merthyr Tydfil’s sustainability policy. It reduces the printing of posters and leaflets, saving on printing and paper costs.

End result/Customer feedback
“We are delighted with our ONELAN signage system, it provides flexibility, creativity and professional output every time.” Gareth Morgan, Merthyr Tydfil IT Dept.

About Merthyr Tydfil College
The College was established on the present site in 1955. Courses are managed under three faculties: Business & Lifelong Learning, Services to People and Technology.
About 850 students follow full time courses and a further 3500 enrol part-time. The College holds a large Work based Learning contract, has a vibrant Commercial Services unit and has achieved more Enterprise Scholarships that any other Further Education establishment in Wales.
A major programme of improvement to the College estate is in progress with approximately £1.8 million spent in the current academic year.

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