FinnTV Digital Signage

Scope and Purpose

The purpose of Finlandia University’s digital signage (FinnTV) is to communicate messages to building visitors in a visually compelling way. The information will be specifically and primarily useful for Finlandia’s student body. Secondary audiences include visitors, staff and faculty. Screens are located throughout campus, including Finlandia Hall, Mannerheim Hall (2), and Wargelin Hall (2).

University services, events, and news are publicized through scrolling messages that incorporate text, graphics, and possibly animation, but not sound. Only student organizations, campus governance units, academic units, campus departments/offices, and university committees are permitted to display content.

Responsibility

Finlandia University’s Marketing & Communications Department is responsible for producing the content being displayed on digital screens, as well as for managing the technical and procedural elements of the digital signage program. Information Technology staff is also integral to technical aspects of the technology and its deployment.

Content Submission

Marketing & Communications welcomes suggestions from staff, students, faculty and visitors for suitable messaging to be added to the screens. Content must be related to Finlandia University. Finlandia’s Marketing & Communications Department will make the final determination of what is appropriate for display on the digital signs, and reserves the right to address concerns, or make suggestions related to content in an effort to reinforce the educational mission of the university.

Proposed content for FinnTV should be submitted to the Marketing & Communications team at least one week before intended display. This allows time to develop, design, review, and test the digital slides.

To submit an idea, please provide relevant details (date, time, and basic message), suggested images, as well as the time frame for which you would like the message to gain exposure. Messages can remain in the scrolling loop for anywhere between three days and one academic year, and can be scheduled to appear only on specific dates. Keep in mind that digital slides usually stay up for less than 10 seconds, and that detailed text and long URLs are not appropriate for digital signs. The Marketing & Communications team will respond to your email request within two business days, and will work with you to develop the slides.

File Specifications

Size: 4000 x 2600 px

Resolutions: 1200

File Format: JPG

Send content submissions and questions via email to brad.beaudette@finlandia.edu and/or michael.babcock@finlandia.edu.

Last updated – Aug. 19, 2015