Digital display

Boost communication with employees in times of uncertainty

Over the course of the last few years, many companies recognized the necessity to utilize Digital Signage in order to continuously communicate with their employees instantly, and more efficiently.

Currently, while many large companies and organizations are questioning their travel plans, itineraries and large mass gatherings such as conferences and trade shows, the implementation or the addition of digital signage displays might be a primary communication tool.
It allows to communicate faster and more efficiently to various work teams that are spread over several work site locations, in different cities or even different countries!

A network managed with an effective content management software, will allow for frequent content updates, that can also be done automatically from existing company databases, making information even more relevant for a work environment. Additionally, our software Intenso(https://www.viftele.com/en/intenso-content-managementsoftware ), is accessible through a secure web access, which allows for even better ease of use.

Implementing your own internal display network, not only allows for the communication of uniform messages to all employees across all company sites but also a wider range of content.
Practical information, motivating recognition-based content or displaying company values can all be valuable. Uniform communications that are fast and animated can be sourced from different departments such as Human Resources, Communications or Health and Safety.

Thanks to software breakthroughs, these messages can also be sent across office computers, which increases the employee’s exposure to important messages as they make their way across work sites.

VIF Télé is a 2019 & 2020 International award-winning company offering an excellent expertise in digital signage, notably to deploy on a new platform, your company’s internal communications.

Contact us to discuss your specific situation.
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VIF Télé stands out at the Global Digital Signage Awards for the second year in a row, a prestigious international award

The sizable project carried out on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, allowed VIF Télé to receive a “High Commendation” mention at the Global Digital Signage Awards in the ‘Museum and Historical Sites’ category.

100 Wellington St is a heritage building and the former United States Embassy in Ottawa. In 2017, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that this building, situated right in front of Parliament, would be dedicated to Indigenous Peoples as part of the government’s commitment to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

VIF Télé was mandated by Public Services and Procurement Canada during the summer of 2019 to install and operate LED screens in 15 windows spread across three facades and two floors of the building. Our team proposed LED instead of LCD screens, which allowed for a maximum coverage of up to 91% of each window.

Displayed content is easily managed with our software, Intenso. It allows for all Indiginous participative parties to regularly renew the visuals, a key benefit in Digital Signage. Content can be displayed in the form of a slide show across individual windows or can showcased in the form of a 4k video displayed across all windows in a synchronized fashion.

VIF Télé chose Canadian distributor Libertévision’s LED screens because of the product quality and the professionalism of their team.

The award ceremony occurred this Wednesday, February 12 in Amsterdam during the ISE – Integrated System Europe – the world’s biggest pro AV show which attracts approximatively 80,000 visitors every year.

This year, the Global Digital Signage Awards’ Jury was composed of professionals from ten different countries.

This is VIF Télé’s second honour at the Digital Signage Award. Last year, the company won the award for its “Live Harvesting” interactive kiosk, which was implemented at the IGA Duchemin grocery store in Ville St-Laurent.

VIF Télé is a Digital Signage operator-integrator offering affordable turnkey systems that are efficient and easy to operate. Founded in 2005, VIF Télé now has clients across Canada, the United States and in Europe.

Sobeys renews its confidence in VIF Télé for its in-store Digital Signage network

Sobeys quest to continue innovating and enhancing their customers’ in-store experience results in the renewal of their partnership with VIF Télé through a multi-year agreement for the supply, operation and maintenance of their Digital Signage network in supermarkets across Canada.

This partnership began 10 years ago when the IGA banner in Quebec was the first to use Digital Signage displays in their stores.

Today, Sobeys, Safeway, Foodland, FreshCo and Thrifty Foods stores have also adopted Digital Signage to help build stronger connections to their customers and enhance their in-store experience.

The collaboration between VIF Télé and Sobeys is reflected in digital innovations which have allowed stores to present specific local content, but to do so within the national marketing strategy.

This partnership led to international Digital Signage recognition in February 2019, a Global Digital Signage Award, for the interactive kiosk implemented as part of the Green Harvesting project, at the IGA in Ville St-Laurent, Quebec.

VIF Télé’s expertise and ability to provide solutions that are tailored to our specific needs have allowed us to improve our communications with our clients and their experience during their store visits” stated Carl Pichette, Sobeys Vice President Marketing and E-Commerce, Quebec.

“We are very pleased to continue our collaboration with Sobeys, one of Canada’s largest retailers. Our daily involvement with their team has allowed us to help them realize their in-store marketing strategy” stated Benoit Johnson, President of VIF Télé.

VIF Télé has also been the supplier for the internal IGA-Radio for the last 7 years. The musical programming is selected by each merchant and includes the diffusion of audio messages, some of which can be programmed locally.

A project executed by VIF Télé in the health sector is the subject of a case study by the screen manufacturer Philips!

Specialists in digital signage sector published a case study written by Philips stating that ‘‘the digital signage specialist, VIF Tele conducted an upgrade at a Montreal health organization’s 43 locations’’. The scale of this project included a total of 115 screens installed across Montreal’s integrated University Health and Social Services Centres, a public tender bid that VIF Tele won, proposing Philips products.

An article published on the AV Magazine website is available here.

Sixteen:nine also published on their website a summary of the case study, highlighting the quality of the content presented on the digital signage network.

The full case study is available here.

VIF Télé, a company already awarded internationally, also won a public tender bid for a similar project for the Health and Social Services Centres of Laval.

VIF Télé AN INTERNATIONAL FINALIST TWO YEARS IN A ROW

For the second year in a row, VIF Télé is a finalist at the global Digital Signage Awards.

Our project submission, 100 Wellington St. Ottawa is finalist in the Museum and Historic Sites category for the 2020 Digital Signage Awards..

This project consisted of integrating large scale, custom LED panels into the windows of this historic building: an architectural gem that stands in the most unique location, right in front of Parliament Hill.

In 2017, after being unoccupied for nearly 20 years, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, dedicated this building as a space for Indigenous Peoples.

The total scale of the project was of 15 custom LED panels installed in the windows located on the second and third floors of three different facades.

The content chosen and managed by Indigenous participative parties can be applied to specific windows as well as large-scale visuals across the entire group of windows.
This is all done with the use of our Content Management Software, Intenso.

Mandated by Public Services and Procurement Canada via the construction PCL-ED consortium, VIF Télé acted as the Operator-Integrator for this project. The completion of this unconventional project was extremely time sensitive. From the moment the proposal was signed, our team was given 7 weeks to deliver a functional LED solution.

100 Wellington St., Ottawa – VIF Télé de VIF Télé sur Vimeo.

We chose Libertévision as our LED provider, a partner that supported us throughout this project in a professional manner from the design of the material to the implementation of the project.

100 Wellington St., Ottawa sits in front of Parliament Hill, one of the most visited sites in Canada with 3 million annual visits.

Winners of the 2020 Digital Signage Awards will be announced mid-February in Amsterdam, during the Integrated Systems Europe Show.

In 2019, at the Digital Signage Awards, VIF Télé won the Small business/local award for its interactive Live Harvesting kiosk at IGA Duchemin — St-Laurent.

 


DIGITAL SIGNAGE AWARDS 2020

Finalists listed here ( http://www.digitalsignageawards.com/results/))

Category entered: Museums and Historic Sites
Title of project: 100 Wellington St., Ottawa
Registered Company: VIF Télé (Operator-Integrator)

How to compare apples and oranges?

We often heard clients wonder how to unravel different proposition that all looked the same at first glance.

Some organisations want to implement a digital signage project but they don’t have all the information they need to do so and how to evaluate it.

Sometimes the sentence “I’m lost there are so many propositions and they are so different from one another!” is heard.

We sometimes see buyers compare a domestic screen price which is not guaranteed in a commercial environment to a screen conceived to operate 24 hours a day during 5 years. Or even not take under consideration the quality and frequency of the support service, the technical support, the software features and the monthly fees.

Often in the past for public invitations for tenders and even for tenders from private organisations that solicit proposals to implement a digital signage network, we would only look at the price.

More and more we see some evaluations grids including 4 to 8 criteria.

Recently, in a municipality from Quebec, submissions for a digital signage network were requested by publishing the following evaluation grid:

  1. Tenderer’s experience in a similar implantation: 10 points
  2. Mandate assigned project manager’s experience and expertise: 10 points
  3. Equipment’s capacity to answer the mandate’s needs: 10 points
  4. Compliance with functional requirements: 30 points
  5. Methodology, schedule realization, training: 10 points
  6. Additional features: 5 points
  7. Price: 25 points

In another public tender, we saw a simplified breakdown:

  1. Tenderer’s experience and expertise: 20 points
  2. Team’s experience and expertise: 20 points
  3. Understanding of the estimate, the approach and the equipment proposed: 20
    points
  4. Price: 40 points.

Depending on every organisation’s needs, different departments representatives can participate in the proposition analysis; not only the accounts department!

Weights like this allow you to get the best value for money; to get what you paid for.

With this kind of evaluation grid, we can even distinguish apples and oranges.

 

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Interactive kiosk “Live Harvesting”: VIF Tele wins a Global Digital Signage Award 2019, an international prize.

Last summer, for the “Live Harvesting” project at IGA Duchemin in Ville Saint-Laurent, an interactive kiosk allowed the supermarket’s customers to see and order their own organic vegetables. These were harvested live from the garden on the rooftop of the store.

Through this interactive kiosk, after ordering, customers could see a gardener in real-time harvest their fresh vegetables. These were then delivered to the customers’ shopping cart before they even showed up at the check-out counter.

For his part, the gardener had a “wifi” tablet allowing him to update daily the inventory of fresh vegetables ready to be harvested. This information was then being transmitted directly to the interactive kiosk so customers could decide which vegetables they wanted to order.

In this case, digital technology enables the consumer to connect … with nature!

The innovative aspect of bringing together different sources of content in one interactive kiosk to improve customers’ experience was regognized by the jury composed of 28 digital signage professionals from 9 countries.

For this project, VIF Tele acted as the operator-integrator collaborating with IGA Duchemin’s family, Sobeys’ marketing team, Cartier Communications’ agency and Deux-huit huit firm.

VIF Tele is a Digital Signage Opeator-integrator offering efficient, easy-to-operate and affordable turnkey systems. Founded in 2005, VIF Tele now has clients in Canada, in the United-States and in Europe.

VIF Tele now has clients in France and in the United States!

Our content management system Intenso is now implemented on screens in restaurants in France and in the United States.

Our first clients outside of Canada!

Since their implementation, Copper Branch restaurants use VIF Tele’s system for their digital menus boards.

This vegan restaurant chain founded in Montréal is in constant expansion and now extends beyond Canada’s borders.

During the past few days, restaurants opened in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and in Brest, France.

Other openings are planned in those countries and in Canada in the upcoming months.

In France, as required by our customer, each franchisee can easily modify the content and prices displayed on its screens via a secure web access.

An other few hundred of VIF Tele customers in Canada already benefit from this feature. Thanks to our content management system, they can edit daily their menu displayed on their screens.

The content management system Intenso was developped according to the standards and practices taught at ÉTS (École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal). It is known for its simplicity of use and its inexpensiveness.

The Live Harvesting/Frais du toit project of IGA Duchemin is a finalist in an international competition: The Global Digital Signage Awards.

The innovative project Live Harvesting/Frais du toit at IGA Duchemin of St-Laurent is a finalist at the Global Digital Signage Awards in Europe.

The idea of setting up a vegetable garden on the rooftop of a supermarket was unique in North America.

With the integration of different technologies, customers get to see the rooftop garden while they are shopping in the store. This allows them to choose their own vegetables from the garden by using a touch screen at the interactive kiosk which is an innovation of international caliber!

As an operator-integrator @VIF Télé collaborated with @IGA in particular @IGA vive la bouffe, @sobeys, @cart1er and @deuxhuithuit to integrate various softwares, equipments and contents from different sources on a single interactive kiosk.

A live camera on the rooftop, an educational video and a touch screen to order on an ‘online’ website are elements set up to improve customers’ experience. It allows them to choose their organic vegetables grown on the rooftop of the supermarket. This way, they get them fresh in their cart before they even get to the cashier!

The winners of the Digital Signage Awards will be announced in February during a ceremony held in Amsterdam.

Digital interactive rooftop garden project – IGA Famille Duchemin

The grocery store IGA Famille Duchemin, in the Saint-Laurent borough, has a rooftop garden where it grows its own organic fruits and vegetables.

Customers can see the urban oasis from a live camera and select on an interactive kiosk the produce they want, delivered in their shopping cart before the checkout!

VIF Tele was operator/integrator for this digital interactive project, in collaboration with Sobeys, Cart1er Communication and Agence 288.

See the Global news report: https://globalnews.ca/video/4331264/this-montreal-supermarket-lets-you-pick-fresh-produce-from-its-rooftop-garden