“The reliable live streaming capability Planet eStream gives us has benefited the wider community, too. This year, the granddaughter of a community member graduated, but unfortunately the individual wasn’t in good health. Being able to watch the entire event from the comfort of his home was a real blessing for him and his family. It meant all the world for them to see their granddaughter graduate.”
Bringing People Together
GCS was keen to expand digital signage across all schools, and Larry had looked at a lot of alternative systems before selecting Planet eStream. He found other systems difficult to work with because they were all very complicated for the end user, and required someone with coding or programming experience to use them. Larry and the GCS team wanted something that teaching staff could use themselves.
“People are very comfortable using the Planet eStream digital signage system,” Larry says. “It’s easy and intuitive to use. You can easily upload a PowerPoint, or even just a URL, which means parents can see what’s on a digital signage screen without even setting foot in the school building. Whether it’s displaying photos from in-school events or reminding parents that it’s photo day tomorrow, Planet eStream absolutely enables us to tell our story and makes it easy for us to do it.”
“Just because I’m technical, it doesn’t mean I want the solution we use to be technical. We want everyone to be able to record, store, upload and retrieve video content easily, and that’s exactly what Planet eStream is enabling us to do.