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Upper Dublin Public Library

When the Upper Dublin Public Library relocated to a larger building in the summer of 2020, efficient signage was among its top priorities. The library contacted Mvix for a cloud-based digital signage solution that could stream community announcements, provide wayfinding information, and promote library events. Currently, the facility projects digital content on four large monitors, with plans to install smaller monitors running on Mvix Lite units.

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Introduction

Upper Dublin Public Library has been serving the Upper Dublin Township and its neighborhoods since 1932. The library has a wide variety of resources for everyone in the township, from educational support and technology for children to classes, lectures, and a wealth of books for adults navigating the career world.

The township’s 26,665 residents can learn, connect, and get inspired by the facility. Like other public libraries in the country, UDPL advocates for equity, inclusivity, lifelong learning, community building, and public discourse.

The Challenge

Previously, UDPL operated in a one-floor facility, where everything was centrally located. It delegated its signage needs to a single monitor hung above the check-out desk that showed a slideshow from a USB drive. However, the new location was twice the size of the old facility, necessitating a large-scale but cost-effective signage system.

After a tornado hit, the UDPL became a much-needed resource center for the community. The major challenge for the library was to update community members quickly from any location. Luckily, the library’s team could control the signs remotely via the Mvix digital signage system.

UDPL started its search for a digital signage solution by asking for recommendations from other libraries. However, the suggestions didn’t suit the library’s needs. A Google search led the research team to Mvix. After reviewing Mvix’s website, there were reservations that the company’s clients seemed larger than the library.

Deployment and Usage

Mvix solutions turned out to be the best fit for the library after a demo and consultation with the Mvix sales team. Although the Mvix solution is efficient and cost-effective, the library does not miss out on any features of a larger system while using it for its smaller space.

The library’s displays run on Mvix Lite media players, preloaded with free digital signage software. Remote management was a key selling team for the library, and the media players allowed regular content updates over the internet. The Mvix user-friendly, feature-rich, and cloud-based digital signage software simplifies the deployment of dynamic visual content. Your audience stays engaged and informed with more than 150 content apps and smart features like content scheduling and zone-based templates. 

Initially, the library worked with three monitors in the lobby, into the bookshelves at the top of the main stairway, and in a common area of the library stacks. Then, the library salvaged another monitor after the tornado, installed it in its vestibule, and used it to display community announcements. The library has future plans to add smaller monitors outside the elevator on both its floors and disseminate wayfinding information and alerts.

Why It Worked

UDPL was keen to customize our solutions for the library’s signage needs. Initially, the team was worried that Mvix’s platform worked best for bigger companies with more complex digital requirements. However, Mvix’s digital signage system is scalable and suits businesses of all sizes and industries, including healthcare, education, governments, banks, and restaurants. Further, the glowing reviews by clients impressed UDPL and reassured its decision to implement Mvix’s solutions.

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