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INDUSTRY 4.0 = SMART FACTORY AUTOMATION AND DATA EXCHANGE IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES
In an industry where a 0.5% process improvement can represent thousands of dollars in savings, data visualization can improve quality and reduce costs. With real-time communication, wireless and radio-free updates, and instant visualization of processes, the PADS4 platform is a valuable tool for manufacturing. It creates opportunities to reduce cost and risk, with real time updates, safety training, and production visualization. Bringing your process one step closer to a true Industry 4.0 environment. Data visualization Create and display KPI visualizations including charts and graphs using real-time data and automatic updates. Data visualization makes it easy for workers to translate numbers into real-world actions, identify hidden losses, reduce downtime, and increase productivity and efficiency.
PADS4 integrates all your data sources to help track, plan, and identify trends like waste and fail rates. Boost Safety with Visual Training The PADS4 platform enables timely distribution of instruction videos and infographics for better operations. Sensors recognizing when safety procedures are not being followed or machines are malfunctioning can be connected to send automated safety reminders, instructions and tutorials. In
combination with wayfinding support for emergency exits, it can dramatically reduce injuries and hazard related downtime. Global data, local visualization PADS4 easily connects to any existing data source, allowing you to share information in real-time, from a central location. Combine information, use Viewer Variables to share location and contextspecific data, and keep all screens up to date, without exporting and importing.
PADS4 is a complete package, with tools to help you design, distribute, manage, and view content on your displays. With state of the art solutions to collect, connect, and distribute your data, it is everything you need to make your manufacturing environment truly smart.
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PADS4 pioneers in global SoC support FOR SAMSUNG SSSP, LG WEBOS AND PHILIPS PROFESSIONAL DISPLAYSFESSIONAL DISPLAYS
As technology advances, SoC (System on Chip) displays are evolving significantly. Today you'll find signage implementation capable on SoC displays delivering the same smooth playback as traditional mediaplayer systems.
Recently, NDS has developed PADS4 to support Philips Professional Displays, broadening our support options further and giving end-clients the support they need for mixed displays so that each developer can use screens to their technical strengths.
A Unique Alliance with Samsung In 2015, SoC-pioneer Samsung teamed up with software pioneer NDS to develop and enable an advanced range of digital signage features. The goal was to improve the overall performance between software and hardware, for a smoother digital signage experience.
There are also companies like ProDXV and IADEA focusing on small screen displays (ideal for meeting rooms, digital price tags, and adding 2nd screens to a cash register). Adding these into the mix allows anyone to create a seamless solution managed by one software platform.
Close collaboration with ProDVX and IADEA From Samsung and LG, to Philips, all the big players in electronics are producing SoC screens (primarily for large formats)â€Ś and PADS4 supports them all. System on Chip offers a cost-effective solution for quickly installing digital signage without investing in a large-scale media player.
As a result, in 2017, PADS4 became the first digital signage software in the world to receive an official certification for the Samsung Smart Signage Platform (SSSP). PADS4 is native to various Tizen displays, firmware, and older SSSP screens. In addition, this unique alliance between NDS and Samsung brought Samsung to approve and certify PADS4 as the data driven signage software for advanced requirements. Native to LG, Philips and Panasonic PADS4 is also the LG WebOS software partner for more complex projects. NDS has been there from the start, developing seamless support for WebOS from the very first iteration of the software. Today, WebOS is on version 3.2 and soon version 4, and PADS4 still offers native support.
Cost-savings, easy implementation, and having fewer third-parties involved are among the big pluses for both AVintegrators and end-users, so there is no doubt that 2018 will be a big year for SoC. With PADS4's close partnerships, we are the first to provide strong support for all projects.
"AT THIS MOMENT, PADS4 IS THE FIRST AND ONLY DIGITAL SIGNAGE PLATFORM TO BE TESTED AND APPROVED BY EVERY MAJOR SOC PROVIDER."
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The Future of Indoor Mapping and Wayfinding Technology Hongwei Liu, Mappedin Founder & CEO discusses the challenges facing indoor mapping and navigation, and how technology is enabling businesses to overcome them.
Digital maps and GPS are widely used around the world, even in the most remote of places – but it is still largely unavailable indoors. It's inevitable however, that spaces such as malls, airports, hospitals, stadiums, etc. will offer the same level of sophistication with mapping and navigation as the outdoors. There are new problems indoors, and our customers have lead the way in solving them. Indoor mapping challenges the industry because there is no way to create a mass dataset of private, constantly changing spaces. Without satellites, which power outdoor maps and positioning, indoor solutions must use new signal sources for positioning and piece together fragmented map data from property operators, often as things are moving around in real time.
OPERATORS TO MAKE QUICK UPDATES TO THEIR MAPS, WITH MINIMAL TRAINING..."
It’s critical that the digital infrastructure is laid properly before building consumer applications on top, such as wayfinding and AR. The industry has seen many consumer experience pilots that couldn’t deliver on their promises – because the positioning didn’t work and it became impractical to maintain a real-time map using existing methods. Streamlining the Digitization of Indoor Maps Earlier wayfinding providers would invest lots of ongoing resources into creating and maintaining constant changes to indoor spaces, which often literally involves sending pictures of scribbles on maps back and forth. Property owners and operators are the only ones who know about day-to-day changes and therefore must be the source of
truth. The problem is they don’t often write their knowledge down. Mappedin has built enterprise-grade tools for teams to collaboratively edit and maintain their pieces of the whole dataset – a “word processor” for what used to be paperwork. Using Mappedin’s software, property owners can capture both large-scale, complicated changes (new rooms, new layout, new stores, etc.) and smaller, high impact changes happening on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis (pop-up stands, elevators out of order, blocked stairwells, cleaning, etc.) to create dynamic and highly accurate maps. This allows owners and operators to make quick updates to their maps, with minimal training which can then be delivered to digital screens either through Mappedin’s wayfinding platform or an integration with other systems such as PADS4. Next-Level Indoor Wayfinding Solutions Mappedin’s software specializes in indoor wayfinding and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) however, the technology can go even further by integrating with other modern technologies like PADS4 to push the boundaries of what's possible.
"MAPPEDIN HAS BUILT ENTERPRISE GRADE TOOLS FOR TEAMS TO COLLABORATIVELY EDIT AND MAINTAIN THEIR PIECES OF THE WHOLE DATASET..."
Mappedin’s consumer facing platforms consist of multi-device wayfinding, with in-depth maps of floors and building layouts. Users can find where they are across multiple platforms, or in the future, utilize third party technologies such as Apple Maps to achieve the same goal. The Mappedin & PADS4 integration will enable business owners to distribute these interactive maps to digital screens along with a mixed experience that incorporates other solutions such as digital ads, product information, and complex location filtering. To learn more about who we are and our products, visit Mappedin.com.
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PADS4 VIEWER Smooth Content Playback Perfect playback is crucial to digital signage. View scheduled presentations on every screen in your network, with smooth, seamless playback.
PADS4 DESIGNER Get in CTRL of Display Content Drag & Drop data from external sources (RSS, MS Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, YouTube, IPTV) with data scrolling, filtering, & conditional rules to create dynamic presentations.
PADS4 SCHEDULER You Decide When and Where Use PADS4 Scheduler to drag & drop presentations into the calendar or use the step-by-step wizard to make it simple. PADS4 supports advance scheduling, on a screen-by-screen or network basis.
PADS4 SERVER Fast and Efficient Media Delivery Play on time, every time. Scheduled presentations are forwarded and stored locally at your displays so your presentation play precisely on time, even when your network is offline.
PADS4 AGENT Monitor Network Performance and Status The perfect tool to remotely inspect and manage network connections, memory usage, detailed system info, and more. PADS4 Agent is everything you need to remotely manage signage.
PADS4 DESKTOP COMMUNICATION Targeted Desktop Communication Made Easy Extend your digital signage communication network to PCs, laptops and tablets with PADS4 Messenger and PADS4 Desktop Viewer.
SHARE AND INSPIRE WITH SOCIAL-MEDIA DIGITAL WALLS, PURPOSE-BUILT FOR DIGITAL SIGNAGE. POWERED BY SEENSPIRE
This year, 2.67 billion people are logging on to social media, sharing thousands of photos, videos, and text posts every second. Tapping into that audience has revolutionized marketing as we know it. But, at events, in workplaces, and in busy areas like retail shops most people aren't on their phones â€Ś and you don't want them to be. Unless they are engaged by a call-to-action to share. You need people to be engaged with the here and now, not scrolling on Facebook or Instagram.
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SHARING WITH DIGITAL SIGNAGE Any organization can create a social media channel and link it to a digital display, creating an interactive link between the company and its employees.
Digital signage and video walls presenting social media bridge the gap, bringing the immediacy of social, user-generated content to real-life. And, by targeting your audience based on vicinity, you improve engagement and relevance for everything you share. Drive Engagement Whether in a retail store, at an event, or in a queue, digital signage gives you the opportunity to reach and engage with your audience. Users can interact with hashtags to see their own posts on screen, share questions, and contribute in a meaningful way. This increases brand visibility, whether internally or externally, while allowing passersby to feel recognized and noticed. User Generated Content Generating content is one of the most difficult and time-consuming aspects of marketing. But, with social media, users and buyers often generate it themselves. More importantly, consumers actually trust user-generated content more. In 2017, Dell, a Seenspire client, used #BeExtraordinary2017 with a video wall, triggering 500 posts from event attendees and earning more than 1 million impressions. Sharing Company Culture Brand engagement is the modern currency of branding. Engaged customers become brand ambassadors, leaving reviews, sharing pictures, and engaging with the company. Engaged employees are more productive, more inspired, and more willing to go above and beyond for their company. When people feel like they know a company, they develop an emotional connection that drives motivation, creates a sense of value, and creates purpose. Social media video walls allow you to share company brand and culture, engage in real time, view real time feedback, and allow every individual to contribute.
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FACTS & FIGURES New PADS4-certification 2017 Certified by the Malaysian government for use in public transport.
PADS4 digital signage platform used in airports, trains, planes, busses, and taxi around the globe. Its unique data driven approach was originally designed to meet the high demands of an airport and has exceptional features.
PADS4 in Public Transport Add to a reliable and safe journey Everywhere public transportation finds new ways to become, more reliable and more efficient. Digital kiosks and dynamic guidance allows real-time updates to publish re-routes, gate and bus changes, and the support of emergency messages.
Centrally manage thousands of screens allowing every screen to be updated from a single location.
Boost shopping while you’re at it A happy traveler is a spending traveler, whether it’s gifts, food & drinks, electronics or the latest fashion. Digital displays have proven results to inspire and seduce
Easy data integration such as weather, traffic, social media feeds, news, and even up-to-date hotel booking information through SAP, Opera, SharePoint, etc.
Conditional maps and dynamic guidance depending on gates/ platform changes or in case escalators and elevators are out of service.
SOME FACTS Ensuring travelers stay up to date all the time and reducing load on customer service is key to any transport organization. A solid digital platform is key.
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Capture 400% more views then traditional signs Boost sales by 23% Increase brand awareness by 48% and 70% of advertisers renew their contract.
78% of travelers prefer to use digital kiosks Using Infotainment perceived wait time goes down by 35% And Customer satisfaction grows by a minimum of 46%.
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Nuance, a Dufry Group Brand, integrated video walls and displays into duty-free shops in the Toronto Airport and Las Vegas McCarran Airport, to distribute display ads, vendor videos, product information across displays and integrate real-time data like weather alerts to display situation-driven content.
EFTA developed a PADS4 HTML XPRESS Viewer and LG webOS 3.0 SoC signage platform with Windows XPRESS viewers to deliver training software across a network of 72 84" touchscreens + 30 additional screens situated throughout the facility for wayfinding, messaging, information, and branding.
Ulmart's touch-screen system features a dynamic table of orders and real-time data integration to support digital orders, navigation, pick-up information, and wayfinding. The network, which uses PADS4 to integrate with SAP and Ulmart's ERP system, won Project of the Year 2017 from LAN.
With IPTV, real-time data updates, and over 450 screens across Singapore managed from one central location, Singapore Pools is making the most of what PADS4 has to offer. Their nationwide network deploys IPTV, XML data, and event messages for dynamic customer communication and information.
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The RFDS' new headquarters features extensive AV including 75" interactive panels and 55" displays. The screens use PADS4 to integrate real-time data for aircraft tracking, emergency services information, and incident timing alongside interactive mapping, with PADS4 HTML5 SoC Viewers for real-time critical incident updates spread across 45 displays.
SNFC employs digital screens at the Transilien Headquarters, Technicentres TGV maintenance, and on hundreds of displays on trains and in stations across the country. Using PADS4, SNFC distributes real-time data from their own databases to displays situated across hundreds of kilometers.
VIEWER VARIABLES ESSENTIAL FOR VAN DER VALK HOTEL Modern conference rooms in combination with luxury hotel rooms
Creating new Solutions for modular conference rooms In 2017, PADS4 launched Viewer Variables, a new feature enabling modular presentations with interchangeable data using variables. With the new feature, you can develop a single presentation for multiple areas and spaces, only swapping out specific information based on variables like room number (#meetingroomnumber), guest, meeting room, address, opening hours, etc. This allows you to centrally manage one presentation with numerous variables and cut cost and time-
investment immeasurably. While new, Viewer Variables is already essential to PADS4-based projects, enabling business owners to stretch the capabilities of digital signage further than ever before. At Van der Valk Utrecht, that resulted in a modular system using no special code and no custom solutions - just out of the box PADS4 software. Peter den Burger, Marketing Communications Manager for PADS4, discussed the project with Coen Poelmans, General Manager of the hotel. Van der Valk is centrally located in a business area and many of your clientele are from out of town and country, how did that affect your planning for the hotel? "Bringing people together is the primary function of our hotel. For example, we offer modern conference rooms in combination with luxury hotel
rooms. This naturally necessitates a strong communication system, because information is a crucial element of our business concept." You chose to use EasyInfo InfoScreens in combination with PADS4. Can you tell us why? "We chose to work with InfoScreens, a company which already provides similar services in Van der Valk hotels Vianen and Houten. We've also had an excellent experience with PADS4 in our reservation system and
can be linked together in any order to create 9 different layouts. In previous hotels, we set up signage by matching a room code using a room number for the signage. In Utrecht, a single client can rent multiple conference halls to use as one large room â€“ so screens must reprogram to show the same data when necessary. With Viewer Variables, we were able to use one presentation by simply changing variables to reflect the room layout and guest. Using variables, our staff can assign a single presentation to any room or configuration in the system. We also assign rooms and update background images and displays using PADS4 Agent. Overall, it's a very simple, stable, and efficient solution." InfoScreensâ€™ EasyInfo, so it made sense to use the same system in our new hotel." There are differences between the system in Utrecht and the ones at Vianen and Houten. Your modular conference rooms were quite the challenge to find a digital signage for, correct? "That's right, Hotel Utrecht features 22 conference rooms, 5 of which
How are you using it in the hotel? "Good information is an inseparable part of our concept, and signage plays a crucial role. Currently we use PADS4 as part of our reservation system, with our meeting room software, and for wayfinding. We use signage to support events, meetings, conferences, and to guide guests to their destinations in the hotel. It's an important part of what we do. We are very pleased with the result."
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Client Van der Valk hotel, The Netherlands Market Hotels and Hospitality Integrator Infoscreens Challenge A reprogrammable digital signage system to suit the modular conference rooms. Solution 12 infotainment/wayfinding screens, touch screens in modular conference rooms on EasyInfo InfoScreens CMS + PADS4 to support dynamic wayfinding, meeting summaries, custom layouts for guests and conference, and more.
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Published on Mar 12, 2018