An often forgotten issue is how to distribute content. Chapter 5 describes manual
as well as automated distribution methods. Sending CDs and DVDs by mail might do
with small-scale systems, but broadband distribution is a great improvement. I have
tried to describe the benefits and drawbacks of both alternatives. In the case of
broadband distribution, manual retrieval of content as well as the remote printing
option is described. Of course, also presented is the fully automated retrieval of
content for digital signage, along with aspects on how to choose size of server and
Internet backbone connection capacity.
Chapter 5 contains 16 full-color illustrations.
Media players programmed to retrieve content automatically from the central server
provide many benefits to a digital signage system.