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by mjstrand
Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Mike Minutes
Topic: Server Upgrades
Replies: 0
Views: 8870

Server Upgrades

We just went through a server upgrade for our primary web server at http://www.strandvision.com. Our previous server was on-line for over 5 years and it looks like the company went out of business (although the server ran perfectly). Since we were not able to get support tickets handled at all, we s...
by mjstrand
Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Fun RSS Feeds
Topic: Comic Strips
Replies: 2
Views: 6650

Re: Comic Strips

Thanks for the excellent detail on this Paul. It is nice to see the innovative ways that digital signage can be used!
by mjstrand
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Mike Minutes
Topic: People look for solutions
Replies: 0
Views: 8998

People look for solutions

Over the past several weeks, I am continually reminded that people look for complete solutions, not just a piece of a solution. There are a few innovators out there who will take pieces from lots of places to save money or to get something done. It appears that most people want the total solution. W...
by mjstrand
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Common Signage Questions
Topic: Images not deleted from my signage
Replies: 1
Views: 7495

Re: Images not deleted from my signage

It does take about 2 minutes for the content to change. Has it been that long? Another possibility is that your cache is setup to keep it too long. If you go to the player computer, run Internet Explorer (it must be Internet Explorer, not firefox, chrome or others). Click on tools, internet options....
by mjstrand
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Common Signage Questions
Topic: Images not deleted from my signage
Replies: 1
Views: 7495

Images not deleted from my signage

There are images I posted and deleted still showing on my screen.
by mjstrand
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Mike Minutes
Topic: The importance of follow through
Replies: 0
Views: 8904

The importance of follow through

For the past several years, I have been amazed at how many companies do not follow through with customers. There are some that do a great job and others that do not even return a prospect's call for information (mine). We firmly believe in (and have seen the benefit of) being responsive to customers...
by mjstrand
Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Mike Minutes
Topic: What news content is available for digital signage?
Replies: 0
Views: 8710

What news content is available for digital signage?

There are millions if not billions of RSS feeds on the Internet. Most are no updated often, but some are. There are many consolidators of feeds as well (search engines being the biggest consolidators). The lesser updated feeds will almost always "love" it if you display their feed to the p...
by mjstrand
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Mike Minutes
Topic: Opportunities
Replies: 0
Views: 8782

Opportunities

Have you ever wondered how often opportunities have been waiting for you? I have been on my new job (taking over Amy's job of sales) for a week now. During that time, several opportunities have shown themselves. I have almost completed a new licensed content deal (should be announced in a week or tw...
by mjstrand
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Common Signage Questions
Topic: How users interact with StrandVision
Replies: 0
Views: 9506

How users interact with StrandVision

I was recently asked how users interact with their signage accounts. The software interacts with the users by logging into their personal signage account on the strandvision.com web site. They specify the content that they want to see on their screens and if desired, the schedule that they will appe...
by mjstrand
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Common Signage Questions
Topic: Production Servers
Replies: 0
Views: 9241

Production Servers

I was recently asked about the layout of our production servers. Our production servers are a series quad core or more linux servers that serve as the web site, the customer input area, the database storage, the dynamic content gathering and the player communication source. These servers are located...
by mjstrand
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Common Signage Questions
Topic: VGA
Replies: 1
Views: 7572

Re: VGA

Every laptop is different, but it all starts by right clicking on your desktop, selecting properties (or personalize on windows 7 or vista). select display and change your display settings. You should see your laptop screen and the tv screen at the top. on the Multiple Displays setting, set it to &q...
by mjstrand
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Common Signage Questions
Topic: Why do pictures look terrible?
Replies: 1
Views: 7451

Re: Why do pictures look terrible?

yes, your marketing people are right. I will try to put it into English and give you some alternatives to have it look better. If you click on the thumbnail of the image (when you are signed into your account), a new window will pop up showing image details. The logo you are working with is 132 pixe...
by mjstrand
Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Common Signage Questions
Topic: Why do pictures look terrible?
Replies: 1
Views: 7451

Why do pictures look terrible?

I am having visitors tomorrow, and have put their names and logo up on page 2 of my screens. Called “Welcome”. Can you take a look for me, cause the logo looks blurry, what can I do to fix this? I asked my marketing people and they started on things like hi res, low res pictures/images etc etc. Didn...
by mjstrand
Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Hardware and System Setup
Topic: Problem with activation
Replies: 0
Views: 8857

Re: Problem with activation

It does not seem to go to the right place, but if you were able to post, you are active. I look forward to help answer your questions! Hope your holiday weekend was great...