July 12, 2024

EagleVision – Digital Signage System

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It’s been a long time coming, but UMW finally is implementing a dynamic, comprehensive digital signage system. Called EagleVision, the new system primarily utilizes existing TV screens, but others have been added this summer in key locations.

When EagleVision is fully implemented this fall, it will:

  • Foster student engagement by allowing students and groups to submit content – some animated – in a fully vetted environment.
  • Enhance the University’s emergency alert integration and notification.
  • Inform all members of the campus community about upcoming events.
  • Showcase exciting research and faculty achievements for visitors and the community.
  • Help recruit prospective students by exposing them to campus culture.

What we had in the past: static and often out-of-date content or blank screens.

What we envision in the future: lively up-to-date content – videos, graphic elements and the like – to which viewers will be attracted and through which information is shared and school spirit is engendered.

EagleVision’s university-wide network will broadcast to screens located in the residence halls, fitness facilities, dining halls, and student areas. In addition, nine targeted networks will be located in academic buildings to assist with way-finding and to promote the disciplines in those locations.

Want to learn more? Come to a breakfast meeting in Lee Hall 412 on Wednesday, July 31, at 8:30 a.m. If you can’t make that meeting, contact Hall Cheshire, interim chief information officer, if you have technical questions about how the system works and Anna Billingsley, associate vice president for university relations, if you have questions about the system’s features and functions.

Thanks for bearing with us as we have explored options and laid the groundwork for this much-needed technology. We’re looking forward to a successful launch once the school year starts!