Digital Signage Planning For Predictable Contingencies-actv

Workplace-.munication As I sat down to write this week’s column, I can’t get a simple song I learned so many years ago at Boy Scout camp out of my mind: Be, be, be prepared, the motto of the Boy Scouts; Be, be, be prepared, the motto of the Scouts. Professional .municators responsible for creating content for digital signage networks and private TV channels should take note of that admonition. Being prepared for predictable emergency contingencies could mean the difference between safety, injury or even death. While some emergency scenarios are unforeseen, many contingencies can be planned for. Fires, floods, severe weather conditions, to name a few, require predictable responses. Consider a fire evacuation plan in a large corporate building, school or medical facility. At this very moment, it’s highly likely that printed signs warning not to take elevators in the event of a fire and displaying simple maps to the nearest stairways hang by those very elevators. Those maps can serve as the basis for emergency response messaging on a signage system. Since digital signage networks rely on displays positioned in known locations, creating emergency evacuation maps and messages for the sectors occupied by the digital signs is a logical first step. The same approach is appropriate for tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings that advise people, based on their location in proximity to a given display, of where they should take shelter. A conversation with your .pany’s safety officer to learn the re.mended actions building occupants should take in the event of these sorts of predictable contingencies could help to save lives. For operators of digital signage networks and private TV channels that make the effort to prepare, contingency playlists stored on a media server can be instructed to interrupt the currently running playlist instantly. It’s even possible in certain situations to network an emergency management .puter with a digital signage media server so the correct contingency playlist can be run automatically and unattended. In other words, the fire escape playlist runs if heat or smoke sensors detect a fire and signal the emergency management .puter which in turn .municates with the media server, and the playlist with the re.mended tornado-safe areas runs if instructed to do so by the correct EAS alert message. Automatically running a pre-produced emergency message playlist for a given contingency doesn’t preclude adding up-to-the-second advisory information, however. If circumstances allow you to delay your evacuation, or if you work in an area not threatened by the contingency, your media server should allow you to create text crawls to present the latest warning and information without interrupting the contingency playlist. Doing so can make your efforts to .municate vital information in times of emergency all the more valuable to your audience. I no longer wear a khaki uniform and a neckerchief, but those words reminding every troop member of the Scout Motto ring louder in my ears today than they did all those years ago. There’s no substitute for being prepared to .municate the right message over your digital signage .work or private TV channel in the event of predictable emergency contingencies. The time you take today to prepare may turn out to be some of the most important time you spend in your life. About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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