The Study Abroad office and OISS in the International Center each have a large flat screen TV mounted in the hall outside their lobbies. They have them connected to computers via VGA cables on the other side of the wall and show PowerPoint presentations on them. They work great and are much easier to update or change out completely verses a static bulletin board.
For your situation, the computer interface might be a challenge because of location, but you should be able to work with PhysPlant to figure out a solution. Most likely they could run a high quality cable back to a computer somewhere. It might need a signal repeater or something though to keep the picture at a workable quality.
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From: Gary Schrock [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 12:38 PM
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Subject: [MSUNAG] experiences mounting a monitor in a hallway?
Just kinda wondering whether anyone has had to deal with trying to mount a monitor outside in a public hallway. (Our advising office has to keep putting different posters out in the hallway, and thought that something like this might be a good way of making the content a bit more dynamic and easy to change).
Any thoughts on how people have done this? Unfortunately, it looks like the spot where it would be best to put this the other side of the wall is a stairway, so just punching through the wall to mount a computer to drive it wouldn't be practical.
Basically I'm just kinda looking for any helpful ideas, we've never tried doing anything like this before.