Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief
ESSENTIALCOM, a leading provider of innovative audio-visual solutions, and YCD Multimedia announced this week that WESTMED Medical Group has installed a complete digital signage solution in its new comprehensive medical office at Westchester’s Ridge Hill in Yonkers, New York.
WESTMED’s medical office offers a variety of medical services, including primary and specialty care, radiology, medical lab, and urgent care.
The digital signage project, implemented by ESSENTIALCOM and based on YCD’s digital signage platform, included 22 HD video walls in the office’s two main 300-foot-long corridors, and on the second floor entrance check-in lobby. Content includes high-definition ambiance video clips, such as nature and landscape, pictures taken by employees and patients, information about selected WESTMED programs and services, and more.
“The video walls have already improved patient experience, creating a calm and welcoming environment in waiting rooms and corridors throughout the facility,” said Simeon Schwartz, MD, president and CEO of WESTMED Medical Group. “In addition, we offer employees and patients the opportunity to provide their favorite pictures to be displayed on the video walls. We also display educational programs, seminars and lectures on new health initiatives.”
“ESSENTIALCOM’s focus on the latest technologies with enhanced project planning convinced WESTMED to partner with us for this state-of-the-art project,” said Eli Hezi, ESSENTIALCOM’s co-founder. “They relied on us to bring the best partners in the industry and were delighted with the final results. This solution demonstrates how important effective content integrated into a professional digital signage system actually is.”
The video walls installed at the medical office consist of more than 70 Samsung thin LED displays using the latest Key Digital HDMI extenders. YCD’s C-nario Messenger, which serves as the engine behind the displays, is a complete digital signage display, distribution and management software platform that provides better-than-broadcast quality playback in any shape, size and resolution. Recently, YCD announced the integration of C-nario Messenger with the company’s Retail Advertising and Merchandising Platform (RAMP). The hardware, software and content were integrated by ESSENTIALCOM, together with YCD’s team.