Headquartered in Turku, Finland, FirstView has been living and breathing digital signage since 2004. Initially focused on hotel conference systems, today, FirstView’s screens are used by hundreds of businesses and government organisations for information sharing and advertising. Usability, organisational-level screen management, reliability, competitive pricing and comprehensive add-on features are what make FirstView a digital signage market leader in the Nordics.
FirstView offers customers digital displays of nearly any size, from small tablets and POS monitors, up to walls of displays. The FirstView package also includes media player devices and a browser-based content management system (CMS). An unlimited number of screens around the world can be connected to the same CMS to control, schedule and deliver all content over the internet.
Having attracted interest outside the Nordics, FirstView began rolling out screens across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. But with that success and growth, FirstView was facing challenges related to asset management and meeting the standards set in their customers’ service level agreements (SLAs).
In selected countries, FirstView were using SIMs from local operators, without an overarching network strategy. In every market, they were dealing with a separate operator, each with a different system, solution and price.
FirstView wanted to streamline processes, gain better control of connectivity, and better align their pricing in all markets.
By integrating SIM cards in media players, digital displays can be installed anywhere in the world where cellular networks exist.
Rather than buying a separate SIM card solution for each market, the Telenor Connexion Global SIM gives digital signage integrators access to Telenor’s worldwide network, supported by dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity experts. Service integrators can reliably manage and deliver content around the world, with the power to adjust content on individual displays.
The end result is increased control of the communications chain, reduced installation and service costs, and easier fulfilment of service level agreements (SLAs) with end-customers.