By Tyon James, Staff Writer
As we in an ever-evolving era of technological advancement and digitized information, Verbum Dei High School has installed a digital board in the Administration Office. This initiative was spearheaded by John Galloway, Director of Information Technology Services. This implementation of the digital board takes the form of a digital “smart” television, and the device will display prevalent news and information in digital form to alleviate the printing of ample announcements in paper form.
The project was carried out around Christmas break and is currently functional. Additions to content will continue in second semester of the 2019-2020 academic year and beyond.
“I appreciate the thoughtfulness going into the installation of the digital board,” said Melissa Flores, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. “There is a consistent traffic rush in the front office and announcements can be out-rightly displayed in a digital form to all Verbum Dei visitors.”
The screen has been mounted on the wall above and behind Flores’ cubicle.
“In talking to Dr. Odom [Chief Academic Officer], she envisioned that the screen will not be updated daily,” said Galloway.
In order to stay consistent and on top of what is being displayed to members of the Verb community, Odom and her administrative team will forward the desired information to the technology team for preparation for display.
“It is not up for tech to decide the content,” said Galloway. “We’re just responsible for delivering the content.”
Galloway said a media server will be used to upload announcements and will be connected via HDMI.
“This is a great installation that will add to the front office,” said senior Drake Pearson. “[It will] assist in delivering announcements.”