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Messe Düsseldorf digitizes door signs at its headquarters and relies on kompas Digital Signage

Messe Düsseldorf continues to upgrade its existing digital signage network and installs 35 digital door and room signs at its headquarters. These replace and supplement analogue notices at offices, meeting rooms, association and journalist offices. The digital signage software solution kompas from dimedis controls and networks the door signage screens. 20 e-paper screens in the size of 7.5 inches as well as 15 LCD screens with a size of 10 inches from IAdea are used. kompas integrates all common calendar tools to dynamically display the occupancy of the rooms on the screens. In addition, the screens do not require a separate power supply: the 10-inch devices with color display are powered by a Power-over-Ethernet cable and the e-paper devices have a battery that lasts about five years. The screens display appointments dynamically, highlighting current events and hiding past ones.
Messe Düsseldorf relies on kompas to digitize their meeting rooms and door signs (Photo: dimedis)
Heike Schlott, Organisation Officer at Messe Düsseldorf, about the project: "We chose kompas Digital Signage because the software perfectly integrates our existing booking workflow. Now the appointments we book with Outlook are clearly displayed at the respective rooms - there was no need to learn a complicated software."

Thomas Malms, head of product development and integration kompas at dimedis, about the new digital signage project at Messe Düsseldorf: "Messe Düsseldorf is already using kompas to play digital content from kompas on steles and screens throughout the exhibition grounds and to control the network. The trade fair is now consistently taking the next step in the digital transformation and is using the new kompas module Door Signage with Exchange connection to equip the meeting rooms with digital signs. The system can be expanded at will, theoretically thousands of rooms can be integrated into the system. The kompas e-Paper displays are factory-prepared for mounting on glass and concrete - they also adhere to metal surfaces using magnets. WLAN networks are not interfered with by the e-Paper radio - making a switch from analogue to digital door signs a breeze. And kompas integrates all common calendar tools. The system requires hardly any maintenance and works even where there is no WLAN and no electricity."

kompas Door Signage

With kompas Door Signage, simple e-paper labels become digital signage door signs for a clear display of appointments and room assignments. Using an advanced HTML5 template architecture, there are no technological limits to how information can be graphically presented on the e-Paper Labels. In addition, the data is always up-to-date thanks to the corresponding interfaces. The e-Paper Labels used are battery-powered and feature a high-contrast display, with power only being consumed when the content displayed changes. As a result, the batteries last up to five years. Since the e-Paper Labels are updated via WLAN, no wiring is required. This makes them ideal as flexible digital door signs. So also ideal to retrofit existing buildings. kompas Door Signage offers a connection to all common calendar tools (e.g. Exchange and CalDAV). Mixed operation of conventional kompas players and e-paper labels is possible without any problems. The setup is very simple: Each monitor has its own label ID, this is registered via kompas, kompas finds the right e-paper access point in the vicinity and can selectively equip the monitor with content.

More information about kompas features can be found online here: http://www.kompas-software.de/kompas

About kompas

kompas® was developed by dimedis GmbH from Cologne and is one of the most powerful and flexible digital signage software solutions on the market. kompas is intuitive and easy to use for digital signage users via drag&drop and is used on more than 10,000 players with over 16,000 screens in Europe. kompas thus controls one of the largest digital signage networks in Germany. The kompas software is completely based on HTML5. The kompas product family includes the award-winning wayfinding kompas wayfinding. kompas has won several awards: in 2008, 2011 and 2015 the software received the viscom Digital Signage Best Practice Award and in 2011 the POPAI Digital Award Gold for the "Best Digital Media Technology". Further information is available at www.kompas-software.de

About dimedis

dimedis stands for digital media distribution. The software company, founded in Cologne in 1996, develops web-based software solutions. The focus is on digital signage, digital wayfinding as well as visitor and admission management for trade fairs and events. The main products are kompas, kompas wayfinding and FairMate. Among the references of dimedis GmbH are the trade fairs in Düsseldorf, Stockholm, Cologne, Hamburg and Stuttgart, Messe Dortmund, Reed Exhibitions Deutschland, Bosch, snipes, EnBW, Lanxess, BVB, HUESKER, Stadtwerke Karlsruhe, K+S as well as shopping centre operators such as Abu Dhabi Mall. The company currently employs over 70 people. Information is available at www.dimedis.de or blog.dimedis.de.

About Messe Düsseldorf Group

With around 367 million euros in sales in 2017, the Messe Düsseldorf Group was able to maintain its position as one of the most successful German trade fair companies. At the events in Düsseldorf, more than 29,000 exhibitors presented their products to 1.34 million trade visitors in this trade fair year. Around 50 trade fairs are held at the Düsseldorf venue in the five competence areas of machinery, plant and equipment, trade, crafts and services, medicine and health, lifestyle and beauty, and leisure, including 23 of its own N° 1 fairs and 15 strong partner and guest events. In addition there are around 3,300 congresses, corporate events, conferences and meetings organised by the subsidiary Düsseldorf Congress with around 640,00 congress visitors. In addition, the Messe Düsseldorf Group organises 70 of its own events, participations and commissioned events abroad and is one of the leading export platforms worldwide. In terms of internationality at capital goods trade fairs, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH ranks first. At its own events in the machinery, plant and equipment field of competence, around 74 per cent of exhibitors and 73 per cent of trade visitors came to the Rhine from abroad in 2017, and customers from a total of around 180 countries attended trade fairs in Düsseldorf. Sales bases for 140 countries (76 foreign representatives) and competence centers in 8 countries make up the Group's global network. Further information: www.messe-duesseldorf.de

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