Frequently asked questions

Digital Signage Questions

What is Digital Signage?

Digital signage is centrally managed, individually addressable content/media distribution for the display of digital images, video, web pages, weather data, time, menus, or any form of text on any number of remote screens.

How does digital signage work?

A normal digital signage network will includes four key elements:

  • A Content Management System
  • Display Panels/Screens installed at various important locations
  • A networked Media Player or an App installed to the screen
  • A connection from the Internet to the Player (Ethernet/WiFi/3G /4G)

Can Digital signage go anywhere?

In theory yes, digital signage can be placed in all environments. DooH (Digital out of Home) is particularly susceptible to the elements and highs or lows in temperatures; so choice of hardware will be more important as they will have to resist the weather.

What do I need to use digital signage?

To be able to run digital signage, you're going to need at least one screen (OLED, LED, LCD, a T.V., Tablet or Smartphone), a Content Management System (CMS) platform to create, schedule and then disseminate your campaigns. You may also need a media player or App to receive the signals from your CMS via Ethernet, WiFi or 3G/4G.

What are the features of Cenareo's Digital signage?

Cenareo's digital signage solution is market-leading in that it's so easy to use yet delivers very powerful features such as: Weather reactivity, full screen synchronisation, Dynamic feeds from social networks, news feeds and information from live sources.

Can I use a T.V. for digital signage.

Yes you can! Any TV with a HDMI port will work. So, using your TV for digital signage is as simple as plugging in a digital signage player with a HDMI cable, for example, Cenareo’s Plug & Play player. However, professional displays are brighter, sturdier and can operate for up to 24 hours a day. TVs are designed to be used for approximately eight hours a day, whereas you might want your signage to be on all the time.

Also a TV can be put into portrait mode, but it isn't ideal. A pro display is designed to be put on a wall in portrait and landscape and has the right fan placement to make sure it doesn’t overheat.

Are my messages, content and communications secure with Cenareo?

Yes. Security is one of our our top priorities at Cenareo. We have the highest levels of security and encryption in place, including:

  • All connections are player-to-server direction. There's no requirement to open your network to incoming connections.
  • Players connect to our servers only via secure HTTPS and VPN
  • Players only access our servers, and they cannot scan the local network
  • Local access to the player via the network is disabled
  • USB control of the player (keyboard, mouse) is disabled
  • Authentication is provided by HTTPS certificates
  • The players are isolated from each other, and therefore can't be attacked together as a group.
  • User connections to the CMS platform are secured in HTTPS
  • Passwords are all hashed and salted