All Aboard the Digital Signage Express

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All Aboard the Digital Signage Express 2017-05-10T16:01:15+00:00

Project Description

Union Pacific Railroad Museum
Council Bluffs, Iowa
When the curator of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs, IA, wanted to improve the view visitors got from the cabin of a replica diesel locomotive, Keywest Technology delivered a digital signage solution that significantly added to the sense of realism patrons experience when standing in the exhibit.

The museum replaced a series of DVD players used to loop video shot from a real-life moving locomotive of familiar landscapes around the country with a Keywest Technology multi-channel digital signage controller. The new setup lets museum visitors select three channels of video -one each for each flat screen display serving as locomotive’s front, left and right windows- via a simple pushbutton panel. This approach creates the illusion that the locomotive is actually moving, and it gives visitors direct control over which one of five landscapes from around the United States is displayed.

While the digital signage setup is a bit out of the ordinary, it demonstrates how a little imagination and the right digital signage technology can be used to solve unique communications requirements.