National Portrait Gallery Takes a Deeper Look With Omnivex Signage Software

It lets visitors use touchscreen LCD panels to view additional works by selected artists.
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The National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington has implemented Omnivex software as part of its art exhibits, letting visitors use touchscreen LCD panels to view additional works by selected artists.

The software from the Toronto-based company also gives visitors access to videos and other rich media relevant to the exhibit. For instance, at the Lucille Ball exhibit, visitors can view TV shows, movies and other media featuring the comedienne through the kiosks powered by the software

And at the exhibit on the Washington Post cartoonist Herb Block, some 60 original cartoons are viewable on the digital signage adjacent to the exhibit.

"The flexibility of the Omnivex software made this an easy fit," said Jim Oremland, account manager at solution integrator Nelson White Systems. "The museum wanted a touch screen system that could interface with many different types of media and file formats. Omnivex content management software allowed the museum to easily create visually appealing content using their existing media assets."

With Omnivex's strength as a data platform, content can automatically respond to current conditions, such as an input from a touchscreen, to provide a more relevant experience for the viewer. Additionally, the software fulfilled the museum's requirement to manage the entire network remotely from its design studio.

Nelson White Systems
National Portrait Gallery


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