Beyond catering for the College’s 1,100 students, Joeys has 600 boarders, 120 teachers and 200 support staff across eight major complexes on a large campus in Hunters Hill, Sydney.
Its ageing fleet of 13 digital signage panels in the day school had numerous end of life, WindowsXP licensing issues. Managing it was a laborious process. In many cases panels were stuck on inactive blue screens or content updated by staff taking a USB stick to each panel. And the boarding complex had a separate register of TVs where students could access only two Foxtel channels and had to ask house coordinators to change between them.
The College evaluated and trialled a range of options. Graeme Kachel, Director of Innovation and Technology at St Joseph’s College assessed that: “The CompNow/ Tripleplay solution was to keep the screens but ditch the players that were causing issues. It would overcome the technical problems and allow us to reinvigorate our existing investment in the panels by cost effectively integrating them via new server-based comms and set top boxes.”