Bede Academy – Digital Signage


Bede Academy is an excellent all through academy catering/supporting children from 3 – 19 years. The academy has excellent facilities and high academic and personal expectations.

The academy already had screens installed in various positions/locations which weren’t being utilised to their full potential. Researching Digital Signage, Malcolm Joyce contacted Newlandmedia the ONELAN approved suppliers who specialise in this area.

A same day visit was offered by Newlandmedia to determine the academy’s requirements and how existing screens could be utilised. Our Digital Signage specialist carried out a demonstration of the Onelan product and discussed with Malcolm how the solution could be used and benefit the academy.

Information had to be transmitted to all stakeholders from primary level to higher education students, teachers, support staff and parents. The content had to be sectioned up and sent to a group of screens to keep content relevant but also allow for blanket messages to be sent to all screens on and off main campus.

A proposal was put together including:

1 x publisher (where the content is added and distributed)

10 x subscriber (this allows the screen to receive the info from the publisher)

(2 of these subscribers were for the primary years a mile away.)

1 x 58” NEC full HD commercial screen with subscriber for the reception area

1 x subscriber with an in/out license to allow for TV to be streamed into the staff room

With the screens being 6 years old (in technology terms) a converter required programming for an/off control through a Onelan scheduler.

Before installation a second site visit was required to carry out a survey to ensure there was enough room behind existing screens to hide subscribers and that inputs were as they should be and any other issues which may occur are smoothed out before works commence.

The installation took place during the holidays so the system was in place for the student’s return. Newlandmedia worked closely with Bede Academy during this time to design the template layout, using the academy’s bespoke colours and fonts from their branding to give a more professional and engaging feel to their content.

Newlandmedia provide training, on-going support and service for all their Digital Signage solutions.

“Newland Media have been an excellent company to deal with.  The communication and professionalism was excellent at all times.  The workforce were fastidious in their approach and all obstacles were addressed with the upmost efficiency and care.  The training provided and the assurance of longer term support made this a positive experience.  I would be happy to recommend newland media to other establishments who want a bespoke digital signage solution to share information with stakeholders.”


Daniel Sword