There are 2 styles of LED Tickers that exist in the market today. The first is a “push” style – this is where you have a dedicated computer on site that pushes the content to the Ticker either via a serial cable or to a specified IP address across your network. The second is a “pull” style – this is where the smarts are built into the Ticker. We refer to this as a “Smart Ticker”. In this set up there is no dedicated computer on site, the ticker itself is connected to the network and goes across the network to pull in the information.
The majority of our Ticker installations use the pull style or a smart ticker. This type of configuration greatly simplifies the installation since you don’t have to worry about configuring a computer and best of all it makes your Ticker collaborative. When you utilize a Ticker with the smarts built in, through web-based software you can control the LED Ticker from anywhere and you can create multiple users all contributing messages each from the comfort of their own computer.
In the push style, all of your changes, updates, and messages need to originate from a single dedicated computer. If you prefer the push style we have partnered with C-scape to use their JetStream software. This tool is ideal when requiring your system to be in house or where you need to integrate with local or proprietary data sources.
So why a smart Ticker?
In our opinion, the answer is the simplicity of control and setup along with the added bonus of the cost savings by not having to buy a dedicated computer. If you want to see a quick overview of how the web-based software works check out the quick video demo.
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