Digital Bulletin Board

Bulletin boards are one of the classics of internal communication and represent a typical push medium. They provide employees, tenants, visitors or students with important information. Bulletin boards create points of contact and encourage discussions. As a result, employees and the company are in constant exchange with each other.

chaotic bulletin board
Chaotic old school bulletin board

What is it about?

In this article, you will learn about the advantages of digital bulletin boards, how they work, and where they can be used. At the end, you'll read how our software supports you.

How does a Digital Bulletin Board work?

Digital bulletin boards replace traditional pin or magnetic boards with a digital screen. Nowadays, these screens are networked and receive their content via centrally controlled management software. Paper notices are now a thing of the past.

By the way, did you know that the term "bulletin board" originated in pubs? On black-painted boards, people wrote down with chalk what the respective guest had to pay.

What are the advantages of a Digital Bulletin Board?

Digital bulletin boards are centrally administered and therefore always look neat. Notes no longer fall off or get stolen. Information updates at multiple locations at the same time. The use of touchscreens also brings interaction into play and enables feedback.

Advantages of a Digital Bulletin Board in Detail

Different Formats

Digital bulletin boards can display various formats such as videos, web pages and images. 3D animations of the last works council election or a video from the class trip? All this is no problem, which is the reason why the Digital Bulletin Board is the perfect solution for the traditional paper economy, taking internal communication to a new level.

Centralized Control

With just a few clicks, you publish news, plans or menus at different locations. Responsibility is clearly defined. Wild and unconceptualized posting is eliminated. Employees thus have the advantage of receiving important information at a central location.

Plannability

Content for possible events can be published and terminated on a time-controlled basis. Announcements or events are given an expiration date accordingly and disappear on their own. Posters with outdated content are thus a thing of the past.

Get rid of Paper Notes

Notes can no longer fall down or be torn off. The digital bulletin board always looks neat and tidy. Digital signage also offers the possibility to change content promptly. This means employees no longer have to run around the school or company to pin, correct or take down the notices. This is now all done centrally and in real time for several locations at the same time.

Timely changes

No longer does anyone have to run anywhere to pin, correct or take down notes. It all takes place in a timely manner now for multiple locations at once.

Interactions

Digital bulletin board with built-in touch screen enables interactions with your employees or visitors. Involve your employees or visitors and increase the value of your company. Place it directly at the entrance of your company or school and benefit from constructive feedback.

Use Cases for digital bulletin boards

Canteens and dining halls

Present the current menu of the day or that of the whole week. With the touchscreen, visitors have the opportunity to give ratings. This gives the kitchen chef important feedback. Remind them of important hygiene rules. Not only during a pandemic.

Schools

Digital bulletin boards are used in schools, for example, as a display for substitution schedules. Because they are up to date, news spreads quickly and therefore has an enormous benefit for students, teachers and staff. Publish timetables and substitution plans automatically. Announce events. Your students will be happy to see pictures and videos of the last class trip.

Universities

In addition to lecture schedules, announcements or the dining hall menu, you can also use the Digital Bulletin Board for apartment or job searches and sales requests. Using a PC, smartphone, tablet or directly via the touchscreen, students enter their advertisements for the respective location.

Authorities

Guarantee quick access to operational information paperless for employees and visitors.

House hallways

Inform tenants and owners of appointments such as electric meter readings, fire alarm maintenance, or upcoming repairs. Provide important emergency phone numbers. This is a great way to reach people who don't have their PCs.

Factories

Communicate work instructions, company happenings or works council resolutions, or show various diagrams on the screens you attach. Show emergency exits and visualize the fastest way with interactive overview maps.

Our offer for your Digital Bulletin Board

We recommend so-called “all-in-one hardware” as a “board”. The media player and screen form a single unit. Typical names for this class of devices are, for example, signboard, tablet, all-in-one, or smart TVs. If there is no Wi-Fi, LTE mobile radio is used.You can install our garlic-player on almost any of these devices.

Integrate external data, for example from timetable software, into your digital bulletin board via the SmilControl CMS. Our flexible and open architecture allows for specific customizations.

Create “pin board” templates in your corporate or administrative CD. Your employees simply enter images and text. This way you maintain a consistent and clear structure.

Use the RSS feed from your corporate blog to automatically display content that has already been created, without any additional effort.

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