Digital Signage in Manufacturing
Gerdau Ameristeel of Cartersville, Georgia was looking for a way to improve their communications within there steel mill. They get scores on how well their communication is plant wide that gets sent to corporate. So they decided to pursue digital signage as a means of replacing their informational poster boards across their mill that had to be updated on a regular basis. CoolSign was chosen as the enterprise digital signage package to meet their needs, and they chose Multi-Media Solutions as the Audio Visual Integrator to provide the full solution. This not only made their communication more efficient, but it allowed them to show some things more accurately than before. They began displaying live weather information as well as information from their Human Resource Dept. They also started pulling information from their SQL databases that showed goals like how long it had been since the last accident.
After that success the Recycling Division of Gerdau Ameristeel was interested in doing the same thing. So they decided to implement this digital signage solution through Multi-Media Solutions across their Recycling Division up into Canada. This allowed their HR department in Whitby, Ontario to push out important updates to several other locations hours away immediately, efficiently, and uniformly.
Next the Gerdau Ameristeel Knoxville, Tennessee mill wanted to follow step with the improvements being made in communication among other Gerdau Ameristeel locations so they decided to implement the same solution. Not only could they benefit from the advantages of employee communication through digital signage they were able to use content at the other locations making them even more efficient. Digital signage has empowered the employees of Gerdau Ameristeel with real time information that management can monitor from a central source with ease.
Implement a digital signage solution for employee communication and emergency notification that would fit within their budget, but still be able to scale to a large network of digital signage players. This meant choosing a solid enterprise level digital signage package was a must.
•Flash, Videos, Pictures, and scrolling text
•Data Mining from data bases
•Pulling from news/ weather feeds
•Integration with domain accounts
•A virtualized server was used to improve the high availability and reliability of the CoolSign Server.
•LG displays with Chief mounts
•42″ Sanyo weatherproof display