AxisTV 9 is a tried-and-true platform with simple workflows for importing, scheduling and managing content. But simpler isn’t always better. AxisTV Signage Suite lets you revolutionize the way you communicate across your organization with digital signs transformed into beautiful canvases that inform, inspire and influence viewers. This isn’t an upgrade, it’s a totally different animal. Here are 10 reasons you should make the switch:
1. It’s Free
Every Visix customer with an active Software Support & Maintenance Subscription gets our new AxisTV Signage Suite software licenses (and all future updates) at no charge. You’ll get all three of our apps: Design (the desktop designer), Manage (the web-based CMS) and Engage (the playback engine) for maximum flexibility and impact. It’s free and it’s better – why wouldn’t you migrate?
Even if you’re using our desktop designer with AxisTV 9, you aren’t getting the whole package. Design for Signage Suite gives you more content types, a growing library of customizable widgets, built-in interactivity and powerful data-mapping tools for automated content. And best of all – no more content blocks! Just drag-n-drop your content wherever you want it on screen.
Our CMS has been rebuilt from the ground up for a modern interface and better workflows. We’ve streamlined importing, scheduling and playlist management with drag-and-drop functionality. Artwork is organized in searchable categories, and you can search and filter using keywords, content types, aspect ratios and more. And we’ve kept all the best features of our former CMS, like support for Active Directory Single Sign-On.
Our robust playback engine includes lots of tools that AxisTV 9 just doesn’t have, like layering, transparency, adjustable opacity, multi-layer Z-order and professional grade typography tools for a superior creative and playback experience. Our new 3D transitions and content animations will help your screens grab attention. And you can preview playback of any message or layout on your desktop before publishing to screens!
We’ve completely revamped AxisTV Alert as a stand-alone platform for high reliability, scalability and performance. It’s now faster, easier and more reliable to send time-sensitive messages and urgent alerts to digital signs throughout your enterprise. Don’t worry – it’s still CAP compliant, and integrates with popular third-party alerting suites.
6. Content Kits
Our award-winning designers have crafted an array of ready-built artwork packs and content kits to help you reach your audience with stunning, real-time information without having to start from scratch. Mix and match packs and kits from our growing library – starter backgrounds, directories, stocks, countdowns and more. Simply import the designs, customize to your taste, and you’ve got screen designs ready to go.
Provide a more consumer-like experience with info-rich interactive designs that connect viewers to the content they care about. Signage Suite’s built-in interactivity tools let you craft designs to allow viewers to choose what they want to see on your touchscreens. With our easy drag-n-drop widgets, you can create more sophisticated touch and mouse-click hot spots to launch external content.
8. Data-Triggered Content
Signage Suite can make decisions on what to show on screen based on numbers, words, times or other data elements you’ve mapped to – without any user intervention. Using our easy widgets, you can have any number of artwork items on screen change to match current conditions – color code event listings, update gauges and graphs, show progress to goals with data visualizations in real-time and more.
Signage Suite has improved user roles and approval workflows to streamline content contributions and publishing rights. You can group players, users and rights by organizations (departments, locations, etc.), and sub-organizations let you shape your deployment to mirror your own internal hierarchy. Why not switch to a CMS that adapts to your environment?
10. We’re Here to Help
Signage Suite offers more scalable licensing than AxisTV 9. We’ll help you transition to the best Signage Suite product to match the size and scale of your current digital signage system. And future expansion is easy – you simply start with one product and upgrade to another by simply purchasing new licenses. Our award-winning service and support teams are on hand to help you get started on a migration plan today.