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March 20, 2023

Power up your meeting room screens

The office is not just a place for people to work. It’s where company culture is built, where relationships grow, and where employees become firmly entrenched in those magic words: ‘company culture’.

The culture of any office plays a very important role in its growth and there are many tools and ways that could aid the office's culture to be more aligned with the employee’s needs. Having great company culture is no longer just an option as employees today consider it as much as they do salary and perks.


There are many digital signage apps that can help uplift the workplace culture if you already have a TV screen in your meeting rooms, chances are it’s blank at this moment or showing something out of date, or maybe employees only use it to present or share their screens. But that can quickly change with OptiSigns as you can use apps to create content for you,  from social media, news feeds, company presentations, and more.


Here are our five favorite digital signage apps for the office meeting room screens:


1. AeriCast

AeriCast wireless presentation add-on allows you to turn any room with a screen or TV into a meeting room and to start a presentation from your laptop in seconds without connecting any cord or hardware to the conference room screen or TV, completely wireless. Then you can turn back your screens into digital signs when you are not presenting, without a hassle.  


AeriCast also makes your meetings more collaborative by creating modern workspaces for hybrid teams using wireless presentation to bring your team together on meetings and projects. This wireless presentation solution makes it easy to connect and present from any device as it supports Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS devices, and cast information without the use of cables, allowing remote employees to collaborate on meetings wherever they are and quickly and easily switch presenters on the fly if needed.


If you already have an OptiSigns account, you can use AeriCast add-on for free on one screen with 40 min presentation session limit. Learn more about AeriCast add-on here.


2. Power Bi

By combining Power BI dashboards with OptiSigns, teams can display and share key business metrics with the entire workplace on a central, easily-viewable, and dynamic digital sign, the easy way.


OptiSigns secured integration with Microsoft Power BI lets you share your Power BI dashboards & reports to your Smart TVs or screens in three easy steps. Follow our guide and start displaying your Power BI dashboards on an OptiSigns digital sign in just a few minutes.

3. Google Drive

Integrating Google Drive with OptiSigns helps you manage your workflow better by giving your teams access to the same information and syncing your files to let your coworkers or employees know when documents are updated.

The Google Drive integration with OptiSigns keeps all your files organized and up to date without the hassle of having to switch between apps. Drive also provides encrypted and secure access to files and ensures that all shared information is proactively scanned and removed in case of malware, spam, ransomware, or phishing. Because Google Drive is intuitive and simple to use, your teams can put more focus on creating value instead of mundane tasks.

When it comes to digital signage, Google Drive is a perfect companion for storing your content and keeping it organized. If your workplace is already using Google Workspace, you can quickly add images and videos to your Google Drive and have them automatically appear on your selected signs.

Once you create and assign a folder, you can update content anywhere and at any time by simply adding or removing files from your Google Drive folder. To make things look even better, you also can set up transition effects, adjust playback duration, and more. Thanks to OptiSign's native integration with Google Drive, you can also rest assured that your data is safe and secure.

4. News and RSS

OptiSigns has many apps to choose from that give you up-to-the-minute headlines and top stories including:

  • The New York Times
  • CNN News
  • ESPN news
  • CBC news
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • and more!

The benefit of introducing news feeds into your office is twofold. Firstly, it keeps your staff members sharp. When a client calls, they can chat about topics of the day and when they go to a meeting they’re well-versed in the latest financials. Secondly, it builds a nice buzz and talking point throughout the office.


5. Social media

Social media is the perfect way to introduce new team members, show off great work from the marketing team, and keep everyone on board with the company brand. There are also the practicalities of having your social media feeds live on the wall for super-fast customer response rates and insight into the latest trends.

You can choose and pick your favorite social media apps from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, Google Reviews, Facebook Recommendations and more.

Your social content is already created which means in minutes you can have a fresh, up-to-the-minute display live on your wall.

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