Join me at Dell’s PTDM IT Summit 2015

Dell logo I’m looking forward to attending Dell’s Power To Do More IT Summit next week in Toronto!

Look for me to make a special appearance on stage with Dell Canada’s President Kevin Peesker talking about ScreenScape Connect and how a happy marriage of our software and Dell’s hardware is helping businesses to save thousands of dollars in their efforts to connect and control screens over the Internet.

I invite our customers and partners in Toronto, or those who would like to make a special trip, to register now and join me for what promises to be a great event. I also look forward to reconnecting with many old friends inside Dell who might be in attendance. Can’t wait!



From the Power To Do More Website:

    The Dell Power To Do More IT Summit is designed to provide you with a forum to connect and discover real world solutions and tools to implement in your organization today. The Summit provides you with access to content and insights that allow you to play an integral role in delivering long-term value to your business.

    Keynote sessions will highlight how Dell is leading the way in answering the demands of the evolving workforce while equipping you with technology and solutions that offer greater functionality, less complexity and better value out of your IT solutions.

New Social Media collection

One of the more popular uses of digital signage is to promote audience engagement on social media. So it’s no surprise that one of the more frequent requests we hear from our members is “more social media templates!”.

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Social Media collection

Today, ScreenScape is releasing a new collection of social media themed templates, available immediately to all members. The usual suspects are all represented: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.

These templates will give content creators a head start on creating social media themed content, with simple fill-in-the-blank options for customizing to their social handles, brand and message.

You’ll find the new collection under ‘Social Media’, whenever you create new content on ScreenScape.

Dell Wyse Cloud Connect Delivering Results as Digital Signage Media Player

Dell logoTo succeed in the technology business you need to have good partners. Since being introduced to the Dell Wyse Cloud Connect back in 2013 when it was still called Project Ophelia we have enjoyed a productive and mutually beneficial partnership with the great team at Dell. Dell is known widely as one of the world’s leading computer hardware vendors and as a trusted name in delivering enterprise technology solutions. As much as we love their hardware, having worked with various Dell teams across North America, including the Wyse team in Santa Clara, California, the Cloud Client Computing Group in Round Rock, the Dell Canada team here in Canada, and many others along the way, I can honestly say it’s the people of Dell and their commitment to this solution that have been the most impressive aspect of the partnership.

Today Dell Canada released a statement about their partnership with ScreenScape. It profiles our joint solution, which we call ScreenScape Connect, and highlights two leading customers; Source for Sports and Murphy’s Pharmacies. My favorite line in the entire article is: “[This innovative technology] makes the management of digital signage easy and cost-effective for businesses of all sizes, allowing them to reduce deployment costs while addressing the need for secure tamper-proof hardware and software.” That pretty much sums it up right there.

Thank you Dell for being a great partner! The right technology solution for digital signage requires a happy marriage of hardware and software and we’re glad that we found you. Thanks for doing such a great job with Cloud Connect. Thanks for embracing our high standards in the areas of security, scalability, and ease-of-use and for working with us to tailor the solution for the needs of the professional digital signage industry.

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For those of you discovering us for the first time, Dell Wyse Cloud Connect is a pocket-sized device that plugs into the MHL/HDMI-port of a television or other screen to display digital content in Full HD. Organizations can update, manage and monitor their devices through ScreenScape.com to deliver localized content to specific retail outlets. Non-technical retail store managers can set up the system quickly, easily and affordably to achieve professional-looking, on-screen promotional material in their store that can be changed or updated at the touch of a button.

Read the full Dell announcement here.


Case Studies

Read a Dell Case Study about Murphy’s Pharmacies or Source for Sports.

Solution Brief

For a general overview download this Solution Brief.

Dell Case Study – Murphy’s Pharmacies

Prescription for success

Murphy’s Pharmacies easily shares health information and increases sales with instore digital signage solution powered by ScreenScape and Wyse Cloud Connect.

When patients get new medical prescriptions at Murphy’s Pharmacies locations, they usually have a brief wait between the time their order is placed and the time it’s filled. But the growing retail pharmacy chain, which has 11 locations in Prince Edward Island, Canada, doesn’t see that as a problem. Instead, the company views it as an opportunity to educate people and promote health and wellness.

The solution delivers digital content to waiting area screens. Murphy’s Pharmacies chose ScreenScape, a leading cloud-based software solution, to distribute digital signage content to screens mounted strategically within a place of business. The ScreenScape solution uses Wyse Cloud Connect, a compact device that is plugged into the HDMI/MHL port of a television or other screen to display content in full HD. Organizations can also update, manage and monitor the solution through the ScreenScape website at ScreenScape.com.

“When we advertise sale products on our in-store screens, people definitely notice and we’ve seen higher sales in those pharmacies.”

- Heather Maclean, Sales & Marketing Manager, Murphy’s Pharmacies

Read more about the Dell Case Study here.

Murphy’s Pharmacies initially implemented Wyse Cloud Connect devices in five of its pharmacy locations, displaying point-of-sale marketing content on screens in prescription waiting areas. The company also implemented the solution in two of its walk-in medical clinics, for patients waiting for medical appointments. Another screen powered by ScreenScape and Wyse Cloud Connect is featured in the organization’s multipurpose community center. Now, patients waiting for prescriptions or appointments can view the latest healthcare news, advertisements for products on sale in the front of the pharmacy, and information on local charities and upcoming wellness events.

New to ScreenScape? Sit back and watch these videos.

If you are new to ScreenScape and looking to learn more here’s an easy way to get started. Here’s a few short videos that can walk you through the basics.

The Promo:

This helps to show how much we’ve simplified the process of getting started with place-based media.


The device demo:

Take a closer look at the world’s first smart device for digital signage.


The software demo – one location:

This is how local merchants aka “Venues” create and publish content.


Managing content across multiple locations with ScreenScape for Groups:

Organize your locations and centrally distribute content as massively or as selectively as you like.


Advanced – Integrated Device Management with Platinum Control:

Monitor and manage the physical devices in your network.


So I’m connected, what now? The ScreenScape Eco-system chalk talk:

Involve your industry and community partners in your on screen messaging for fun or for profit.

Still want more?

CBC and ScreenScape team up to offer digital content services for your place of business




Like most Canadians I know, the team here at ScreenScape grew up watching and listening to the CBC. From Radio-Canada, to award winning news journalism, to highly rated sports broadcasts, and an obvious dedication and commitment to local communities right across the country, there are no shortage of reasons to love the CBC.

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is also a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and they’ve proven that again today in announcing an exciting new partnership with ScreenScape. Premium CBC video news content will soon be available on ScreenScape!

In 2014 we worked hard to make it easier and more cost-effective for you to connect any screen to the ScreenScape platform. Ease of content management is top of mind to start off 2015. Today we are announcing an exciting new partnership with the CBC that promises to make it easier and more cost-effective to fill your ScreenScape playlist with a variety of engaging and informative video feeds from the very best in the business.

Professionally curated news video works very well inside a place of business – a store front, a show room, a lobby, lounge, or waiting room – providing engaging news video to complement a playlist that otherwise is full of your own onsite promotions.

Two levels of programming

This new joint offering will see ScreenScape offer its members two levels of CBC programming. A standard package will supply daily videos of news, sports and arts & entertainment content. A comprehensive package will supply these standard offerings along with a list of more specialized options such as business news, technology news, health news, and a variety of granular, localized content. Both packages will offer content in French and in English.

The partnership is groundbreaking for the CBC as it opens a new distribution channel for their digital content services and represents another step in their transition from a traditional broadcaster to a progressive new media company.

It’s also a coming of age story, not just for one technology vendor, but for an industry as a whole. Canada’s national broadcaster has watched with interest as a new technology arena called place-based media has started turning TV screens outside the home into location-specific media channels. Place-based media has already been growing steadily in popularity recently as a new generation of technology arrived that makes it easier and more cost-effective for more businesses to participate.

features_howitworksIn the fall of 2014 we launched ScreenScape Connect, a new plug-and-play device and supporting software platform, that turns any TV into a connected digital sign. ScreenScape supplies the device, with no upfront cost, on an extended subscription thus reducing both the cost and the complexity of operating a digital signage network. The device simply plugs into the HDMI port of the TV and connects via wifi to the Internet. Once online it can be updated, monitored and managed over the Internet using ScreenScape.com.

Digital signage made easy for your gym with ScreenScape Connect

So you have several screens around your gym or community center. Are you really using them to their full potential to help build your business? Why play someone else’s content when it’s both easy and affordable to tailor that message to your local audience.

Here’s a short video for fitness and recreation industry professionals. Digital signage is powerful and now it’s easy with this plug & play device.

ScreenScape Connect – live event

Introducing ScreenScape Connect – Webinar Wednesdays.

ScreenScape Connect
ScreenScape Connect is the result of a happy marriage of software from ScreenScape and commercial-grade hardware from Dell that together have been optimized from the ground up for a single purpose – to quickly connect your screen to the ScreenScape network and turn it into a simple yet versatile digital sign. Register now for a live 30 minute event held every Wednesday, hosted by our VP, Sales & Marketing – Mark Binns, and get any questions answered you might have about ScreenScape Connect.

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You can register even if you can not attend and we will send you the link to the recorded video. Please feel free to forward this invitation to a colleague or someone you know who may like to attend.