On Sunday 13th July (23:00 GMT+1) someone at CBS Outdoor submitted a comment to our site on last Monday’s story “CBS Outdoor’s ‘Restart Your Computer Now’ ”
Purporting to be a ‘Patrick Stewart’ and an owner of a network of 2,000 screens the person in question forgot that their IP address would point right back to the CBS Outdoor network….
inetnum: 188.8.131.52 – 184.108.40.206
descr: Viacom Outdoor
CBS Outdoor was previously Viacom Outdoor of course – the latter being re-branded from 1 January 2007, in line with a change of structure at its parent company.
Their comment in full, complete with bad spelling, is as below…
Author : Patrick Stewart (IP: 220.127.116.11 , 18.104.22.168)
where do you get its telentice? I saw a video in youtube that a company called “remote media” owns them.
I own a company that manages over 2000 systems, and anyone who says that their systems/soft dont do “the above” are just full of it. It doesnt matter which soft or hard. it just happens. *cnario, broadsing, scala… all do, cause I manage quite a few different soft*
I also see that people take this as a way of saying…” my solution doesnt do that”, well, then you have no systems out there in the real world, cause they do.
Mr Cotterill, with your article you do more damage to digital singage than 1 lcd out of 2000 systems installed *or whatever cbs has* no having a problem. Even 10 out of 1000, whats the percentage?
A couple of points (technically) on the comment …
- TELentice running in embedded Windows XP is definitely the software being used to run the London Underground screens in question
- Display Drive (part of the BF Group) supply most of the screen hardware on the network
- C-nario, Broadsign and Scala which are all mentioned by the comment’s author are of course all primarily Windows based (Broadsign does have a Linux version though we are not sure how often it is used
For those of you who want to check the IP address for themselves, click below…