Fremont School District
Mvix, the market leader in digital signage systems, has announced a partnership with the Fremont School District. In the beginning, digital signage started out as a pilot program for the school. However, the technology may be implemented in other buildings in the future thanks to the success of using Mvix digital signage.
The district resides in Fremont, Michigan, and serves two high schools, one middle school, and two elementary schools.
A new high school was set to open Fall 2012. Furthermore, Rick Webb, the district’s Director of Technology was charged with the task of implementing digital signage for the school. “That summer, our department had a lot to take on with opening a new building,” says Webb. “We were in the process of moving our equipment to the new building, installing a new data center, and replacing the entire phone system – all in one summer.” Even though the district was overwhelmed with work, they hoped that digital signage would improve future efficiency. Additionally, like most schools, Fremont was using static menu options and wanted to improve the flow of traffic during lunchtime hours.
Deployment and Usage
After speaking with several companies, Webb decided to select Mvix. “The main reason we selected Mvix was the feature set availability at a low price point,” says Webb. “They were probably 15 to 20 percent lower on costs than other options with similar features.” Also, the installation process was easy and Webb was able to get the support he needed during a very busy time. “The support has been good,” says Webb. “Every time I’ve reached out, we’ve gotten what we needed.” As a result, the district can upload a 40-day lunch menu rotation, which takes about an hour to accomplish.
Why It Worked
After just six months, students and staff have already noticed the benefits. For example, when they enter the dining area, the digital display clearly displays food choices – and students get into the correct line quickly and efficiently. “Digital menu boards were an excellent option for Fremont School District,” says Ross McClymonds, V.P. of Global Sales at Mvix. “They wanted more flexibility and a sharper look for the new high school. Digital signage helped them accomplish this.”