21. May 2015

AOK Federal, Berlin

Initial Situation

In October 2008, the AOK Federal Association moved into its new premises in the capital. Now the organisation has its head office in a historical building, right in middle of Berlin, near the Hackeschen Hoefe. It contains a conference area with six rooms of varying s izes. These have now been equipped with a modern digital signage system. One of the main requirements following the relocation was the intention to achieve extra efficiency, and that included the signage too.


Up to 14 events take place daily in these six conference rooms at the AOK head office. A large number, making monitor surveillance a necessity. These are intended to immediately display which events are taking place in which of the rooms. Furthermore, it was considered that the content displayed should be fully centralised, and with a programme which could be used easily and intuitively. Intended changes were meant to be fast, such as the input of the most varied types of files – from images, to Powerpoint presentations and right up to complete image films. Name plates were intended to provide information regarding the conferences taking place in the rooms.


The approximate 600 square metres of conference area at the AOK head office was equipped with the modern Macnetix Digital Signage system. As well as two large monitors in the entrance a r e a , n ame plates decorate the individual c o n f e r e n c e r o o ms . T h e large monitors provide a total display regarding the events taking place, whilst the name plates provide information and details of the respective conferences. Changes can b e ea s i l y inserted with the software editIT/ playIT, as can the input of the data. Usually the s y s t em d e a l s wi th appoint – ments that are stored centrally wi thin the system. Profound IT knowledge is not necessary, because the programme can be easily learnt. However, the playing of data fi le formats such as logos, images, Powerpoint presentations or films is possible via the displays. All this, and without a lot of ef fort, providing count less playback options.