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FourC announces LiveScreen Infotainment-as-a-Service

Posted: 25 February 2016 | FourC | No comments yet

FourC is glad to announce the first complete and fully available service named Cities in Motion LiveScreen on the Cities in Motion Service Platform…

FourC announces LiveScreen Infotainment-as-a-Service

FourC is glad to announce the first complete and fully available service named Cities in Motion LiveScreen on the Cities in Motion Service Platform. Built on Dogu’s amazing LiveScreen digital signage solution, the software has been adapted for use in e.g. public transport vehicles, at bus stops and for roadside installations.

FourC announces LiveScreen Infotainment-as-a-Service

Dogu’s CEO Sindre Haaland and FourC’s CEO Tor Rune Skoglund getting ready to push LiveScreen to transport.

“- The steps needed to take Dogu’s software and provide it as a service OTA for public transport installations was done in just some few days. This extremely short preparation time is attributed both to the fact that Dogu has a very well written piece of software to start with, and due to the extreme ease of converting software to a service by the help of the unique features of our Cities in Motion Service Platform”, says FourC’s CEO Tor Rune Skoglund.

“- From the first time we met FourC we instantly recognized that that the transportation industry could greatly benefit from the new Cities in Motion Service Platform. We are excited to be a part of this unique platform, and look forward to enable the transportation industry to benefit both financially and entertainment wise with the LiveScreen digital signage software”, says Dogu’s CEO Sindre Haaland.

The public transport sector is increasingly installing passenger information and infotainment systems into vehicles and on strategic places. Until now, such systems have often been “lock-in” systems that tie the customer to a specific type of hardware and a specific supplier of the software. By using the software-as-a-service paradigm, Cities in Motion Service Platform and the LiveScreen service break this lock-in, and let customers freely choose off-the-shelf hardware to run the infotainment service on — possibly together with other services like ticketing, passenger flow analysis, real-time information and passenger wi-fi, to mention a few.

Thanks to an ingenious solution for monitor control integrated into the Service Platform, LiveScreen can run together with most already existing and possibly closed loop passenger information systems that might be already be installed in public transport vehicles. This can be done even with close to no changes to existing real-time information software installations from several suppliers.

LiveScreen is fully managed from the cloud using Dogu’s eye-catching management software. A wide range of slide types and information sources can be included into the slide sets. Scheduling and local caching are of course included.

FourC announces LiveScreen Infotainment-as-a-Service

Dogu AS and FourC AS are working closely together on future updates and new extraordinary features for LiveScreen. First in line in a series of updates is support for what is known in the advertising business as programmatic advertising. With LiveScreen, bus companies as well as public transport authorities and operators can register their “advertising inventory” and let LiveScreen automatically provide income-generating advertisements without having to engage personnel to sell ads and ad placements. In short, this creates a steady income with near to no effort by the transport company.

LiveScreen is fully managed from the cloud using Dogu’s eye-catching management software. A wide range of slide types and information sources can be included into the slide sets. Scheduling and local caching are of course included.

Dogu AS and FourC AS are working closely together on future updates and new extraordinary features for LiveScreen. First in line in a series of updates is support for what is known in the advertising business as programmatic advertising. With LiveScreen, bus companies as well as public transport authorities and operators can register their “advertising inventory” and let LiveScreen automatically provide income-generating advertisements without having to engage personnel to sell ads and ad placements. In short, this creates a steady income with near to no effort by the transport company.

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