Digital Signage That Makes the Grade

Digital signage is more than messaging on a screen. It is a mechanism to deliver relevant content to the right audience in the right venue at the right time; but, it is also a critical vehicle to drive centrally managed content across all screens within the network at once. When we treat digital deployments as standalone projects we fracture this important attribute of a signage network. Yet, when we deploy a centrally managed content platform we harness the power of the network to be able to quickly deliver vital information such as safety instructions, weather data, and alert messaging to all screens.

Campuses are ideal environments to benefit from this aspect of a centrally managed digital signage network. From sporting venues and stadiums, to cafeteria menu boards, indoor and outdoor signage, and wayfinding screens, a digital signage network can inform and assist faculty, students and visitors by distributing important passive or dynamic messaging.

YCD offers a complete digital signage playback, distribution, and content management platform for informational, educational, and commercial messaging. Our software suite constitutes a full end-to-end digital signage solution unlimited by screen size, type, resolution or orientation allowing higher education institutions to leverage the power of all screens on a connected platform throughout their varied ecosystem.

Key Uses for Connected Signage on Campuses:

  • Wayfinding
  • Alert/Safety Messaging
  • Campus Information & Events
  • Local Area Information
  • Advertising
  • Live Events
  • Digital Menu Boards
  • Stadium Signage (LED, queue management, concessions, & wayfinding)

How YCD can help?

  • Design a scalable digital signage network that grows with your needs
  • Install a powerful playback engine capable of broadcasting both streaming and pre-recorded content in high-definition
  • Combine custom patches and platforms with our flagship product, Cnario, to create interactive social media based digital signage experiences
  • Create a digital signage network that is engaging, dynamic and immersive, providing informational, wayfinding, academic, and motivational content for students, administrators and faculty

The advantages of our products

Management Interface

Design Tools
Experience, Seniority
& Recommended
Cnario Interface


what you can expect?

  • The Bauman Moscow State Technical University used 13 plasma displays to explain faculty activities and keep visitors and students in the know about ongoing research
  • The Yale School of Management building features three floors of digital signage for the students, faculty, and visitors
  • The University of Deusto utilized 13 screens on their Bilbao campus to display information about campus events, weather, sports, general news, emergency alerts and public safety information

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. YCD offers both the software and the required PC hardware (media players and backend servers, for example) to build your digital signage experience. Should your system also need a cloud-based solution, we offer a mix of hosted environments to support your on-premise media players. 

Yes. Our customers may choose between either a perpetual and/or rental pricing models for  for all the software solutions that we offer. In addition, they may opt to leave the management, maintenance, and support of the CMS to us and simply pay for only the number of media players currently in use.  

Both.  Our products are versatile enough to allow our customers the option to choose between either architecture based upon their requirements and needs.  In addition, we offer hosting services, content management, and proactive support for all of our solutions should the client prefer a more hands-off approach to signage. 

Sometimes it is difficult to decide between two CMS (Content Management System) platforms, especially when they are’re offered by the same company.  Luckily, in this case it’s easier than you think: 

    • RAMP is an easy-to-use, versatile CMS that allows maximum diversity between player types (Windows, LG WebOS, Samsung Tizen, Android, Brightsign, ChromeOS and more) while offering a robust and comprehensive solution for all your Content Management needs.  It is a web-based platform designed for in-store campaign management. In other words, if you need something that anyone can use and that can be used on practically anything, this is the solution for you. 
    • Cnario Suite is a complete digital signage playback, distribution and content management platform for informational, educational and commercial messaging. This software suite constitutes a full end-to-end digital signage solution, creating an industry first all-in-one digital signage content management platform. Cnario enables creation, management, monitoring, and control of digital signage networks through easy-to-follow workflows that provide facilitates a low total cost of ownership. Cnario is an extremely powerful and flexible CMS designed from the ground up to allow for maximum control over not only the digital signage network, but also the experience. A Cnario powered system can manage any number of screens, LEDs, projectors, or any combination thereof. Cnario’s playback engine also offers an unlimited canvas size, in a truly “any-K” resolution. This platform also allows for the integration of external software, hardware, and systems.  In other words, if you need something that can do it all (large and small) under one roofplatform then this is the solution for you. 

We offer all of the services required to drive a digital signage network, including but not limited to: 

  • Sale of both our software solutions and the PC hardware required to run them 
  • Presales engineering and project management to help you design and make the most of your digital signage environment 
  • Hosting services for any of our cloud-based configurations or solutions  
  • Remote or on-site software installation/configuration to help you build the system right the first time, and then training by a qualified engineer so your users are happy with it 
  • Proactive monitoring and support of your digital signage network 
  • Content management services should the customer desire a hands-off approach  
  • We are happy to work directly with the end client or through partners to provide the best in class service and support 

We offer both demo licenses (to simulate an on-premise configuration) and/or access to a cloud-based demo system. Please reach out through by filling out the form on our contact us page.  You can also send us an email at 

Both of our software platforms support all the common and modern media formats, including but not limited to:

  • Video: MPEG2, MP4, WMV, AVI, H.264, H.265
  • Audio: MP3, WAV, AAC

Naturally, choosing the right format for your media is a nuanced process involving more than just software, as support also varies by media player type. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Please reach out through our contact-us form or email us at

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