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Spark Digital Signage

Showcase student projects, advertise events

Digital Signage is available in various locations throughout The Spark to showcase your student projects or advertise your campus events. Our goal is to support the WSU community in offering creative and innovative ways to highlight academics and foster engagement.

Content must be submitted at least one week prior to requested publish date and must adhere to all specifications. The creation of content for display is the responsibility of the group presenting the information to the campus community.

Digital signage may be rejected for content that does not meet the specifications or is deemed inappropriate or not relevant to the WSU community. Files are not archived and the requester must resubmit if additional run time is needed.

Please see specific display descriptions below for additional information.

Availability

Digital signage requests in support of credit-bearing courses are available at no charge to students and faculty. Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and departments will be charged a nominal fee for all digital signage. Outside vendor requests may be approved for events scheduled to take place in the facility or that directly support the WSU community.

Contact

Questions? Please send an email to AMS@wsu.edu.

Pricing

Per Single Screen

Credit Bearing Course

  • No charge

Registered Student Organization

  • $25 per week

WSU Departments

  • $25 per week

Outside Vendors

  • $50 per week

Design Specifications and Standards

Hill Climb LED Wall

Exterior facing hill climb LED wall screen

Specifications

10 ft x 10 ft LED Modular Type Configuration
Located on Eastside and  viewable 24/7 from Waller Way

Notes

Audio is not available for this display.

  • All ads must maintain a 1:1 aspect ratio with a minimum of 800 x 800 pixels.
  • Minimum resolution of 72 dpi and Maximum resolution of 96 dpi.
  • Images must be saved as a .jpg and will be played for 10 seconds per rotation.
  • Videos must be formatted to 24 frames per second (fps), saved as AVI.
  • Videos must be no more than 30 seconds. We recommend less than 20 seconds.
  • University departments should refer to brand.wsu.edu and follow required university identity and style guide standards.
  • Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) have permission to use WSU spirit marks, but not the university logo. More information is available at brand.wsu.edu.
  • Files must be no larger than 250MB.
  • When designing promotional materials for the digital signage system, please keep clarity and aesthetics in mind by using easy-to-read fonts and clear photos. Make sure to include all pertinent information such as date, time, location of an event, and your departmental logo/name. Less content is better for digital signage, as viewers are typically on the move and there are many ads in rotation at any given time.

Video Wall

Video Wall in the Atrium

Specifications

Full 4k video content, no audio for advertising
Located in the Spark Atrium

Notes

Ads will not be run during scheduled events.

  • All ads must maintain a 16:9 aspect ratio with a minimum of 1920 x 1080 pixels. We recommend 3840 x 2160.
  • Images must be saved as a .bmp and will be played for 15 seconds per rotation.
  • Videos must be formatted to at least 24 frames per second (fps), H.265 codec and saved as .MP4 with no greater than 2 MB bitrate.
  • Videos must be no more than 30 seconds. We recommend less than 20 seconds.
  • University departments should refer to wsu.eduand follow required university identity and style guide standards.
  • Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) have permission to use WSU spirit marks, but not the university logo. More information is available at wsu.edu.
  • Files must be no larger than 500 MB.
  • When designing promotional materials for the digital signage system, please keep clarity and aesthetics in mind by using easy-to-read fonts and clear photos. Make sure to include all pertinent information such as date, time, location of an event, and your departmental logo/name. Less content is better for digital signage, as viewers are typically on the move and there are many ads in rotation at any given time.

Information Desk Display

Info desk screens

Specifications

65” Monitor
Located behind the Spark information desk

Notes

The display is reserved for “What’s happening today” events scheduled in SPARK only. No fee if your event has an official reservation. No videos.

  • All ads must be sized to 1920 x 1080 pixels.
  • Minimum resolution of 150 dpi and Maximum resolution of 300 dpi.
  • Images must be saved as a .bmp and will be played for 10 seconds per rotation.
  • University departments should refer to brand.wsu.edu and follow required university identity and style guide standards.
  • When designing promotional materials for the digital signage system, please keep clarity and aesthetics in mind by using easy-to-read fonts and clear photos. Make sure to include all pertinent information such as date, time, location of an event, and your departmental logo/name. Less content is better for digital signage, as viewers are typically on the move and there are many ads in rotation at any given time.

Northside Display

Northside display screen

Specifications

65” Monitor
Located on the Northside ground level

Notes

High traffic area located next to Starbucks on the ground floor.

  • All ads must maintain a 16:9 aspect ratio with a minimum of 1920 x 1080 pixels. We recommend 3840 x 2160.
  • Minimum resolution of 150 dpi and Maximum resolution of 300 dpi.
  • Images must be saved as a .bmp and will be played for 10 seconds per rotation.
  • Videos must be formatted to at least 24 frames per second (fps), H.264 codec and saved as MP4 with no greater than 2 MB bitrate
  • University departments should refer to brand.wsu.edu and follow required university identity and style guide standards.
  • Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) have permission to use WSU spirit marks, but not the university logo. More information is available at brand.wsu.edu.
  • Files must be no larger than 500 MB.
  • When designing promotional materials for the digital signage system, please keep clarity and aesthetics in mind by using easy-to-read fonts and clear photos. Make sure to include all pertinent information such as date, time, location of an event, and your departmental logo/name. Less content is better for digital signage, as viewers are typically on the move and there are many ads in rotation at any given time.

Digital Signage Request Form