BABSON COLLEGE SELECTS AERVA ADVANTAGES TO POWER CAMPUS NETWORK10, June 2014
Ngage's software platform Aerva powers a campus-wide digital network in Babson College, Massachusetts, USA.
“Aerva works so well for Babson because their platform is cloud-based, which allows for easy and efficient scaling and content management of our campus-wide digital network. Their suite of interactive widgets allows our students to engage with Babson through digital and social channels in a way that reinforces digital signage as a reliable source of school information with our students,” said David Foscaldo, Associate Director, Media and Production Services at Babson College. “What separates Aerva within the digital signage category is the ease of use of their platform and intuitive browser-based interface.”
Since Aerva’s platform is cloud-based, colleges and universities are not required to invest in considerable hardware infrastructure and expensive software to scale and mange their digital display network. The content is managed through a web browser, providing distributed control for multiple department administrators. In the event of a campus-wide emergency or security threat, Aerva also provides a centralized security override capability to send updates directly to all digital signs across campus.
Aerva’s suite of interactive widgets allow for seamless integration of college news and announcements, videos, real-time data, social media channels, and sharable student-generated content. These widgets allow students to interact with the display network directly from their mobile devices.
“Higher Ed campuses are increasingly moving away from each department or group investing in their own systems. During emergencies, it’s much harder to coordinate messages, in a limited area or campus-wide, with these multiple systems. We’re pleased that Babson replaced their existing software with Aerva’s distributed content management and central security override option they can use when needed,” said Sanjay Manandhar, Founder and CEO of Aerva.