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Get relevant and engaging content in front of your audience from as little as £9 per month

August 14th, 2018 Posted by A/V, education, hospitality, IT Services, Latest News, retail

SeenSpire is a fantastic new digital product which can add value to your digital signage with an endless supply of exciting, insightful and attention-grabbing Infotainment content.

This digital signage content subscription service allows you to attract and keep viewers’ attention where they work, wait or buy.

As much as 80% of your content playlist can be automated, which means once it’s uploaded, you can get on with the business of running your business, whilst your audience’s attention is driven to your screens, where you can display relevant content.

SeenSpire is perfect for any location. Keep employees ‘in the know’ and engaged in the workplace, let potential customers know of any offers on the shop floor or provide useful information in waiting rooms.

The content platform is offered at a simple and reasonable price-per-screen model and there are two ways in which you can subscribe. Sign up to the Infotainment application and you’ll be granted access to an entire content library with over 300 content feeds ranging from news and weather, to sports, lifestyle and many more.

If you’re active on social media then engage your audience via the social media app which enables you to repurpose your existing social media content for your digital signage and huminaze your brands. Run competitions in real time and encourage engagement through the use of hashtags.

Or subscribe to both and cover all angles.

All content can be personalised with your company’s logo to ensure brand consistency whilst maintaining recognition and confidence with your audience.

And setting it up couldn’t be easier either. A member of our team can show you the basics, but with it’s intuitive and simplistic drag and drop menus, you will have content uploaded and displaying in no time at all.

If this sounds like something your company or organisation will benefit from, then give us a call on
+44 (0) 3300 020 000 for more details or sign up for a FREE 30 day trial now

School Bell Demo

Ringing the changes: Hybrid School Bell Demo

October 17th, 2016 Posted by A/V, Case Study, education, Industry Focus, Latest News, News, Subjects

John Darling, Microcomms Director of AV and Joslyn Bellamy, Business Development Manager had the pleasure of demonstrating a new bell system at a leading Independent School in Truro last week.

Barix Extream School Bell Utilising Barix Exstreamer technology the system is scalable, robust and exceptionally good value. Originally the School had been looking at IP speakers for their bell system, however John Darling was able to explain the pitfalls of IP technology and the benefits of the Barix system.

IP Systems versus Hybrid Systems

– IP Speakers are expensive, individual units cost £200 and each speaker has to be wired back to an amplifier.

– The technology we recommend is a hybrid system utilising 100v line standard High Impedence Speakers and the site wide networked audio distribution offered by the Barix Unit. A concurrent network is created with speakers ‘daisy-chained’ together removing the need for wiring to run from each speaker back to an amplifier.

– Standard speakers also offer a school friendly replacement price with individual units running from £20-£30, taking away the financial penalty if a child/member of staff accidently damage a speaker.

Unusual school bell

School’s Out!

– We recommend Bellcommander software which interfaces with end users through an incredibly simple Windows based calendar system which uses MP3s for sound. It comes with several standard bell sounds but can be customised to your own preference (Imagine ending term to the refrain of ‘Schools Out’ by Alice Cooper!)

– Bellcommander enables up to 200 bells a day and offers the ability to link with school PA systems and can be used for playing ambient sound as well as bells – ideal for a parent’s evening with soothing classical music being played in the background.

So….what did the client think?

The School’s Senior Management team were really impressed with the demo – praising the simple format of the user interface and the scalability of the overall network concept.

If you’d like to talk to us about School Bells or any other AV needs please do drop us a line!
Joslyn.bellamy@microcomms.co.uk / john.darling@microcomms.co.uk

The Drones are coming!

June 17th, 2015 Posted by education, Industry Focus, News

Since the launch of the New Primary Curriculum in 2014 it has redefined the way pupils are taught the use of technology.

Ipad controlled drone for the IT CurriculumComputing revolves around how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Pupils studying computing will gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers.

After the success of our Summer Term Workshops, we are busy planning the schedule for the new school year in September. PlanIT Primary are delighted to offer fantastic computing opportunities to your pupils!

You don’t need to have the equipment, or the qualified member of staff to teach it, all you need to do is provide us with a workspace, we will provide the rest!

These workshops are an engaging way for pupils to be taught valuable computing skills by a qualified teacher, while also using top technology!

Workshops

  • Drone Programmer (Half day/Full day) – During the sessions, the pupils will be set a variety of fun, engaging tasks using coding on our drones and iPads. We will teach your pupils the art of programming – they will learn the basics of code, using tech that they can see live, whilst making sense of how coding works!
  • Pro Animator (Full day) – We can tailor this workshop to fit around any topic you are doing! Using your topic, we will work with pupils to create ‘stop animation’ videos, add background music and voiceovers. By the end of the day you will have a great product to share with parents.
  • Game Maker (Full day) – Ever wanted to create your own computer game? Using Chromebooks and Scratch, we will work with your children to show them how to build their own computer game. A fantastic opportunity to demonstrate those hard to teach skills.
  • Future Inventors (Half day) – A great way to introduce your pupils to creating circuits and basic programming using our littleBits kit, this workshop enables them then to create their own inventions.
  • Apprentice Inventors (Full day) – Does your school have the future Tim Dyson? During this day, pupils will work in groups to create an electronic product using our littleBits kit, film an advert and write a pitch! A fantastic way to combine computing, science and literacy.