Digital Signage Drives Live Communications at a Top Missouri School
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Sterling, VA. November 30, 2017 - New Life Christian School, a top parochial school in the St. Louis metro, has selected Mvix to power their campus digital signage network. The network empowers communication with students and parishioners by displaying important announcements, live sermons, event listings, and community photos.
The school started as a ministry of the New Life Pentecostal Church in 1974. Today, New Life Christian School serves over 200 students and continues to excel by leveraging an individualized approach to teaching. This is most apparent in their Ignitia Curriculum at the high school level. The curriculum gives students daily opportunities to explore their own interests outside of a few structured assignments.
This approach has seen NLCS students regularly placed amongst the top in Missouri. Graduates have been awarded scholarships to leading universities such as the University of Missouri and Washington University, and they continue on to serve in the ministry and other professional fields like medicine and finance.
Student communication has always been at the heart of NLCS success. This, however, wasn't efficient, streamlined or easy with the static announcement boards that were being used. The logistics and resources needed to keep them updated was a lot, and students and visitors often overlooked the announcements because they were plain and unappealing.
This led NLCS to look for a modern communications platform that would inform, connect, and engage students across the campus and support the affiliated church and ministries.
The NLCS team wanted to display multimedia content in real-time to improve engagement with students during the school week and members of the congregation on the weekends. Content included the school's website, the events calendar, emergency alerts, school announcements, and live broadcast video from school and church events.
The Mvix platform fulfilled all of these requirements and networked screens were deployed at 5 locations within the campus.
The HTML5 engine of the digital signage platform allowed administrators to display animated and attractive school announcements and calendars. They were also able to share live broadcast videos of school events and church sermons. With the platform being 4K-enabled, the school was also able to display UHD videos and photos.
The entire network is managed remotely from the administration office.
"I wanted a solution that would give me the freedom to set up our content exactly the way I wanted it to look, and Mvix did that for us," said Anthony Braswell, Principal at NLCS. "I can update the displays from anywhere because of the cloud-based software and share lots of different media, like weather or photos."
Anthony and his team were also able to leverage the multizone functionality and display multiple messages simultaneously. Administrators are able to display content that appeals to students and parishioners alike and keep the community informed and connected.
"The digital signage software gives New Life Christian School a flexible multimedia platform to better engage with their students, faculty, and congregation members," said Mike Kilian, the Mvix Senior Director of Business Development. "We're proud to provide services that empower schools like New Life, and make day-to-day communications a little bit easier for them to manage."
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