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An Awesome Case Study from Jigsaw24 on the Royal Hospital School

At TrilbyTV we love success stories, especially when our software has served as a crucial solution to a digital signage system. So we were really stoked to see the latest case study produced by our friends at IT reseller Jigsaw24.

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Signage at St Anthony’s and Under the Hat

On one of the rare hot days in September, we headed down to St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School in Kingshurst, Birmingham to check out their digital signage. Walking through the playground, we admired their awesome converted library bus in front of a backdrop of deep, blue sky.

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Digital Signage: 5 Things that Your School Should be Doing

Although the resources are there, digital signage is usually left neglected. Here's what you should be doing to help switch on your digital signage!

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New Feature: Twitter Hashtag Filtering in your Digital Signage

Our Twitter Feed content item puts the latest tweets from a chosen user full screen on your digital signage. Our new hashtags filter feature is a great way to customise this content when displayed on your screens.

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Digital Ambassador for Jersey

Last month I was delighted to find out I’d been made a digital ambassador for the island of Jersey. “So how did this happen Neil” I hear you ask?Jersey will always be a special place in my heart and in my family's heart and I am extremely proud to be accepted as a Digital Jersey Ambassador.

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Under the Hat – Dan Oakes Talks Digital Signage

At TrilbyTV we love learning more about our customers, finding out what they’ve been sharing and the positive impact that digital signage is having on their stakeholders. Our first Under the Hat piece is from Dan Oakes from St Bartholomew's Primary Academy in Swindon, Wiltshire.

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Get Code Week on your digital signage.

Twitter is an amazing tool for CPD with some of the UK's leading educators regularly sharing content, tips and ideas. When TrilbyTV's own Neil Emery spotted a tweet from @michaelokaneedu, he reached out to see if what he created could be shared to the TrilbyTV community and beyond.

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TrilbyTV at Plug in to Exertis Pro AV 2019

TrilbyTV, the number one signage platform made for education, will be showcasing at Plug in to Exertis 2019 - 5th Nov 2019. The Vox Birmingham plays host to this years exhibition of all things Audio Visual.

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Bishop Chavasse Primary School

One of TrilbyTV's most valued customers Bishop Chavasse Primary School has recently renewed their unlimited screen license for a further three years. It's great to see how committed our customers are in ensuring that their communities and stakeholders are kept informed with what's going on while sharing the achievements of their pupils.

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Back to school – Rocking the reception screen

It’s almost time to go back to school, a time where making a strong impression really counts. Your screen in reception is a fantastic way to showcase why you’re the best. But how do you do that? A screen is just a screen, it’s not hardware alone that makes your visitors, pupils or staff stop and take notice.

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Where’s the hat?

It’s a question and statement Neil and myself frequently hear at meetings and trade events. There is no reason that we don’t wear them, other than looking like the blues brothers. There are however some reasons behind the name TrilbyTV.

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New Feature: Slideshow 2.0

Slideshows are a great way to get a set of images on your TV screens, whether its a selection of photos from a recent trip added via the web app or tablet, a menu in your canteen area made up of a series of images from your catering supplier, or simply pictures of recent successes or stories.

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New Notifications

Notifications will now pop up when you are nearing the end of your subscription giving you the end date and a quick way to renew. You’ll also get a notification when your TrilbyTV is running low on storage and of course you can use the Content Management tools to clear things out and make some space.

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ClickView and TrilbyTV partnership

We’re pleased to announce TrilbyTV’s partnership with ClickView. When ClickView were looking for a digital signage provider to recommend to their customer base, they conducted extensive market research to find the best possible provider, who could achieve brilliant results professionally and securely. We’re happy to say that ClickView now officially recommends TrilbyTV as the best-in-class digital signage provider for their UK, Australian and New Zealand customers.

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Outside Digital Signage for Education

So what’s involved when it comes to outdoor digital signage and does our platform even work in this environment? I know TrilbyTV will be great with a portrait screen, but as for the screen itself, I wanted to find out more so I made a call to our friends at Peerless-AV and scheduled in a visit to their European headquarters in Watford.

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New Feature: Title Slides!

The team has been hard at work adding a brand new feature to TrilbyTV - we call it Title Slides. We want digital signage to be simple and easy to use and with Title Slides, keeping signage up to date and looking great is now easier than ever.

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Digital signage in retail with Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

Providing end of life care for people and families across Birmingham and Sandwell is the primary role of the amazing Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice charity. TrilbyTV has been installed in all of the charity shops as a way for the central marketing and retail teams to provide customer information including current promotions and fundraising activities.

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The power of Student Voice

As a way to get students involved in the everyday life of the school, TrilbyTV can be used as a platform for positive expression and celebration. Images and video of everyone hard at work and enjoying learning say more than any written report and having a regular and easy way to keep everyone up-to-date is part of a healthy school life.

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High Definition support

We recently released some updates to TrilbyTV which offer you a new range of quality settings for your video content. You can now enable your choice of video quality options in the System Dashboard for your account. By toggling the 720p, 1080p or 4K options, you will tell our systems to prepare higher quality video for playback on your signage.

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Getting started with Digital Signage in your school

What do we mean by Digital Signage? Remember that TV screen hanging on the wall in reception the one that was turned off when you came in this morning? That’s a potential digital signage screen that could be showcasing the amazing work staff and students are making in the classrooms. 

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Scaling up your digital signage experience.

A big screen is no doubt one way to attract attention. With TrilbyTV and a G4K Pro, it can be a simple setup. Schools sometimes ask us for multi-display video walls and our answer is yes, anything is possible, but think about the content. Let's take a look at the excitement a bigger video wall can bring to your school and the practicalities of making it work.

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Announcing – Announcements!

Imagine the scene - a school full of students working away, then a flake of snow drifts down, followed by another, then another then a full deluge. Wouldn’t it be handy if you could announce that the site would be closing early and have a message showing on all of your digital signage screens? That's one perfect use for the new Announcement feature in TrilbyTV.

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December Feature Releases

We’ve had a busy few weeks of making new things for TrilbyTV in the run-up to the end of the year and have released a bumper set of features in version 4.2 of TrilbyTV. Some were covered in our December newsletter, and a few crept in unnoticed!

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TrilbyTV for iPad v4

Earlier in 2018, we relaunched TrilbyTV with a new look and feel, updated editing tools and a more robust mobile interface. During the redesign, the iPad app got put on the back burner while we improved our mobile interface to make it more usable on all devices. Apparently, it’s not all iPads out there! We are really […]

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Content Management

Join us in a triumphant return of content management tools after our big relaunch this year, making it really easy to bulk change your content. Using the filtering and search tools, you can quickly find multiple items of content in your TrilbyTV account and perform bulk actions, allowing you to quickly change approval, sharing, change playback or […]

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Integrating with Google

As we have continued to grow the TrilbyTV community, the ability for us to work with other platforms has become an important part of our development approach. A growing number of schools are now using Google’s G Suite set of applications and this gives us the opportunity to create stronger integration with the way the […]

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Technology with a purpose

Digital signage is like any technology in that it needs ownership and ideas, otherwise its just a screen on the wall. These are the words I used when delivering a TrilbyTV training session to teachers at Micklefield School this week. Micklefield School have been part of the TrilbyTV sharing and showcasing community for two years […]

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Rethinking the School Reception

We’ve visited well over 1,000 schools on our travels as technology trainers and we have certainly seen our fair share of school reception areas. This is the entrance point to the school, the place where visitors, parents and occasionally Ofsted inspectors, get their first impression.

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Switching on screens at Plymouth College of Art

When Plymouth College of Art were looking to upgrade their digital signage they found TrilbyTV to be the perfect fit. On the requirements, checklist were ease of use, simple set up and affordability, TrilbyTV ticked all of these says David Jones, Head of IT.

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TrilbyTV with JAMF powering Takaful Emarat office screens

Today’s post comes from a guest, Jamie Taylor, Technical Manager at JTRS in the UAE. Jamie recently helped deploy TrilbyTV into a commercial environment, taking advantage of some unique displays. Here’s Jamie with more.

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Embedding content – Power User Feature!

We’re often asked about different types of content to show on TrilbyTV, things like Weather for the locality and countdown clocks which show a number of days to go to a big event. We don’t have these built into TrilbyTV, but the Web Content feature allows you to tap into a wealth of online tools which […]

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Tools to create Portrait content

Schools often aren’t set up to make great portrait content so here are a few ideas on how this can be achieved.

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TrilbyTV Tips

Since the release of version 4 of TrilbyTV back in February 2018 we’ve made a few tweaks and improvements that may have passed you by. Here’s a rundown of some v4 tips you may find useful.

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The changing face of digital signage

A lot of the sites we visit on a daily basis purchased signage in a different era. A time where a screen was seen as a holding device. A display of sorts to give people ‘something to do’ while they sat in a waiting area. To cover all interests the screen would often be packed […]

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BETT 2018 in review

Well, the dust has truly settled since The BETT Show 2018 and what a show it was for TrilbyTV! Celebrating our 2nd birthday since launching the #1 Digital signage made for education our exhibition stand looked fantastic as part of the larger Exertis Unlimited space at BETT. We had three screens showcasing our full-screen content, such […]

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New features in TrilbyTV v4

Version 4 of TrilbyTV, released on 1st Feb, introduces some new features to TrilbyTV, including the much-requested ability to change colours of tweets and title screen elements. The web app has been completely rebuilt with all of the new features. The iPad app will have similar functionality at release and lots of updates to come! […]

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Changing mindsets with TrilbyTV

With the BETT Education Show fast approaching it reminds me TrilbyTV will soon be blowing the candles out on its 2nd Birthday. Launched at BETT 2016 we’ve been working hard over the last 20 months changing the mindset and switching digital signage in schools back on.

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Twitter as a lightweight CPD tool

Twitter is all about sharing and that’s why we built Tweet displaying right into TrilbyTV. We know schools and teachers love posting their daily updates on Twitter and it’s a great way of engaging with parents and the wider community.

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Student voice in the staff room

Like many technology change projects, Portsmouth College set out to enhance the relationship with students by encouraging the take up of a personal tablet device, in their case iPad. There is no doubt that the technology has brought new and exciting elements to teaching at the college and one of the ways this is delivered […]

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The importance of showcasing students digital work

Once a year, I and fellow TrilbyTV director Ben Stanley, would be invited to the staff Summer Conference at Blenheim High School to run tech focused workshops and support their one-to-one iPad project. It was a couple of days we really enjoyed and over a number of years we became part of the furniture. I […]

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Installing TrilbyTV Player on CleverTouch Plus and Pro

The CleverTouch range of screens are becoming increasingly popular in classrooms as a viable Interactive White Board (IWB) alternative. A large format screen has many advantages over a projector and board combo, mainly the brightness the screen brings which means finally the blinds can be left open and everyone in the room can clearly se […]

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The Business End

TrilbyTV was developed after years of walking into schools to find a very lonely and unloved TV screen located in reception. That screen was either turned off or playing content that had no connection to the students. Actually it had no connection to most of the stakeholders associated with that school. Working at the coal […]

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TrilbyTV are proud to be exhibiting at the E2BN conference 2017

The Digital School for a Digital World Our children and young people are growing up in an increasingly digitised world. Every aspect of their future lives will feel the impact of new technologies. So shouldn’t their school reflect this? The E2BN conference 2017 focuses on the use of digital technologies across the whole school – […]

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Spice up your staff room with TrilbyTV Tweet Feeds

At the 2017 BETT Education show, we launched our new Twitter Feed feature. This means a school entering their Twitter address into TrilbyTV will see their Tweets appear full screen and animated on their digital signage. It’s a feature that our schools love and some have started to use to provide education specific information and […]

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Twitter Feeds @TrilbyTV

We are excited to announce a brand new feature to TrilbyTV – Twitter Feeds. Our mission to switch on your signage means looking at where your content is and making it super easy to get it on your screens. Today we’re marching forward on our mission allowing you to get more of your content on […]

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See you at the BETT Show 2017!

BETT is the biggest technology in education show in the UK with exhibitors, seminars and opportunities to network. It takes place at Excel in London from Jan 25 to 28. Grab a free BETT Show ticket at www.bettshow.com and then come and find Neil or Ben at the show. Neil will be on the Albion Computers (C270) stand and […]

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TrilbyTV Christmas Competition

We’re beginning to get festive here at TrilbyTV HQ (probably due to the arrival in town of Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market) and are pleased to announce our 2016 Christmas competition open to all schools in the TrilbyTV community. It’s a simple to enter competition, we just want to see a Christmas message from your school […]

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Joskos Solutions choose TrilbyTV

BETT 2016 ICT company of the year winner are installing TrilbyTV as their digital signage platform of choice TrilbyTV has certainly been turning quite a few educational heads in the last few months and making some significant new friends. One new friend we are very proud to be working with is education-focused ICT Managed Services […]

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Digital Creative Awards 2016

Congratulations to the winners! Courthouse Green Year 1

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Embedded Players

Embedded Players are great for projects TrilbyTV already offers simple sharing of individual videos with our Public Access tools, letting you share a video page by link or QR code, or embed a single video on your own website. But what if you have a group of videos in a project? We’re pleased to introduce […]

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Breakfast, sharing & showcasing with TrilbyTV – Jersey

TrilbyTV and partners would like to invite you to join us for a locally sourced breakfast. Followed by a morning of fun and engaging sessions looking at how digital signage can be used to share, showcase and evidence pupil progress. The hands on sessions will be full of creative activities and prizes will be awarded […]

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Digital signage, you’re an embarrassment

I’m an 80’s boy so grew up listening to Ska music and bands such as Madness. One of my favourite Madness songs was “€˜You’re an Embarrassment”€™ and this definitely describes how some schools feel about the digital signage they once purchased. It’€™s a conversation I’€™ve had a lot lately with colleagues at TrilbyTV, resellers promoting […]

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Creating and sharing

I’m seeing good old Benjamin Blooms taxonomy being used a lot in education especially where technology is involved. It is used as a reminder that when we are using digital tools to do more than research we start to promote those higher order thinking skills. Our tablets in the classroom are great at helping us […]

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Creating engaging content for digital signage

One of our intentions when we developed TrilbyTV was to encourage schools to create more engaging and exciting content on the digital screens they have around the school. From the screen in reception where parents, visitors and some students will see it; through to the screen in the corridors which students walk under several times […]

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From SAMR to signage

Over the last six years I’ve been extremely busy delivering iPad focused training in schools up and down the UK and beyond. During these six years I’ve had a unique insight into how technology is used or not used in schools. One technology very much not used in schools is digital signage and hence I’m […]

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Coventry Catholic Primary Schools Digital Creativity Awards 2016

Congratulations to the 2016 winners! Holy Family Year 6

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QR codes in TrilbyTV 3.3.1

Today we are releasing an update to TrilbyTV for iPad which aims to make the sign up process for new users even easier. As part of our sign up process and to help keep your content private, we require users to enter a TrilbyTV code when they first sign up. This often means a teacher […]

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New Website

Welcome to the brand new TrilbyTV website. We’ve been working on this for a few months now with the main aim to make it easier to understand what TrilbyTV is and why you need it. We’ve also introduced a new look and feel for TrilbyTV with some updated designs. We’re really pleased to bring this […]

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TrilbyTV 3.1

Today we released another update to TrilbyTV for iPad with some great new features for newcomers. In App Sign Up You can now sign up for your own account right within the TrilbyTV app. This makes it even easier to get started with TrilbyTV. Simply tap Sign Up and enter your details when you launch […]

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TrilbyTV 3.0 – Playlists and a new look!

TrilbyTV 3.0 brings a great refresh. We’ve brightened and lightened the TrilbyTV apps to make them feel much more at home on iOS 8 and 9. We’ve also introduced Playlists, which has been a popular request from our customers. Playlists let you create your own lists of videos, arranged in any order you like. This […]

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Great New Public Sharing Features

TrilbyTV is launching great new features to make sharing, showcasing and celebrating work even easier! Thank you to all our users who have given us really useful feedback on how we can improve TrilbyTV. Today we are launching two new features to enhance your use of TrilbyTV.

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TrilbyTV 2.1

Today we’re launching a ton of new features and improvements to TrilbyTV. We just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our TrilbyTV subscribers for all your feedback over the past year. We are happy to announce that today we’re launching a range of new features for TrilbyTV.

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TrilbyTV Player 2.2

Now with Caching! We’ve been listening to your feedback and have just released an update to TrilbyTV Player. The new version of TrilbyTV Player now caches your videos to give you smoother playback and higher quality. You can choose whether to download high quality versions of your videos for playback or continue to use adaptive […]

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