Usage of digital signage has been steadily growing at Willamette. Many buildings now have one or more signs installed in public areas, presenting informational announcements and providing details about upcoming events and activities.
Some signs are intended and
WITS provides access to Concerto, a signage server application which distributes the content displayed on most campus signs. Concerto divides content into "Feeds", themed collections of content, and "Screens", collections of feeds to be shown on the physical digital signs.
Adding your Content to Digital Signage
If you're interested in having your content appear on the signs tied to Concerto, there are two options to consider:
- If your content is a one-off, or you foresee needing to display content only rarely, you can request a Concerto account which will allow you to upload images and submit them to be approved for display on other users' feeds.
- If you are a representative of a department, group, or organization that plans to produce content on a regular basis, you can request the creation of one or more feeds within Concerto, and then request sign managers subscribe to your feed.
Contact the WITS Help Desk or submit a WITS Service Request.
Signage content can be uploaded in JPG/JPEG, GIF, or PNG format. PNG is recommended for best appearance in most cases. Animated GIFs are not supported.
Relative to sign orientation, the minimum resolutions are:
- Landscape: 1920 x 1080 (16:9 aspect ratio)
- Portrait: 1080 x 1920 (9:16 aspect ratio)
Your resolution can be higher than the above, but it needs to be of the same aspect ratio. If your resolution is higher, we recommend simple multiplies of the minimum. 2880 x 1620 (1.5x) will look better scaled down to 1920 x 1080 than 2768 x 1557 (1.442x), for instance.
Digital Signage Locations
The following table lists signage location and orientation, the department that manages each sign, whether the sign is connected to Concerto, and whether the sign accepts non-departmental content.
|Location||Orientation||Department||Concerto?||Accepts Outside Content?|
|AGSM Mudd Student Lounge||Landscape||Atkinson||Yes||Yes|
|Ford 1st Floor - South Entrance||Landscape||World Language Studios||Yes||Yes|
|Ford 1st Floor - WLS Service Desk||Landscape||World Language Studios||Yes||Yes|
|Ford 1st Floor - Writing Center||Landscape||Ford Admin Assistant||Yes||Yes|
|Ford 2nd Floor Landing||Landscape||Ford Admin Assistant||Yes||Yes|
|Ford 3rd Floor Landing||Landscape||Ford Admin Assistant||Yes||Yes|
|Hallie Ford Museum Lobby||Landscape||Museum Staff||Yes||No|
|Law School - Main Lobby||Landscape||Law School||Yes||Yes|
|Law School - Rick's Cafe||Landscape||Law School||Yes||Yes|
|Montag Center||Portrait||Outdoor Program||Yes||Yes|
|Pelton Theater - Lobby||Landscape||Theater||No||No|
|Rogers Music Center||Landscape||Music||No||No|
|Sparks - Lobby, East Wall||Landscape||Athletics||Yes||No|
|Sparks - Lobby, West Wall||Landscape||Athletics||Yes||Yes|
|Sparks - Fitness Center||Landscape||Campus Recreation||Yes||Yes|
|University Center 1st Floor - North and South Entrances||Landscape||Campus Planning||Yes||Yes|
|Willamette Academy||Landscape||Willamette Academy||Yes||Yes|