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Digital Signage

The Bloch School is equipped with four means of digital signage that can display customized content in both buildings: The Bloch Executive Hall video wall, the Bloch Executive Hall entrance screens, the Bloch Heritage Hall student lounge screens and the Bloch Executive Hall Finance Lab stock ticker.

Please see below for specific requirements for each. Please submit material for the Bloch Executive Hall and Bloch Heritage Hall screens to infoaccess@umkc.edu.

Video Wall, Bloch Executive Hall

The video wall is the 20-screen structure located in the center of the 2nd floor atrium in the Bloch Executive Hall.

Video Wall, Bloch Executive Hall

Acceptable Content

  • We do not accept material or events that are not Bloch School-related for the video wall.
  • All submitted content is subject to final approval by the dean's office.

Timing

  • We ask that content be submitted at least one week prior* to the date you wish it to start running.
  • We recommend content tied to events begin running at least a week prior to the event.
  • Content without a specific end date will run for two weeks unless otherwise specified.
  • Special event signage: If you're having a special event in the Bloch Executive Hall and wish to have special content running during the event (such as a welcome message or slide show), send that content at least one week prior to the event.

*While we ask to have content in a timely fashion, we understand this is not always possible and will do our best to accommodate your needs, resources allowing.

Technical Submission Requirements

  • Lay out your content on a canvas of 3840 x 2160 pixels, 96 dpi. We're serious about 96 dpi - if you need help with that we have some tips.
  • Use larger type.
  • Use lots of visuals and try to minimize copy as much as possible.
  • Include: title, description, date/time, graphics, RSVP and/or contact information.
  • Acceptable file types include: .png, .jpg and .mp4.

Hey, not everyone is a designer! If you have questions or need help with submitting your content according to the required specifications, please contact infoaccess@umkc.edu for help.

Entrance Display Screens, Bloch Executive Hall

The entrance display screens are located at both main entrances on the 2nd Floor of the Bloch Executive Hall (next to the way-finding screens).

Bloch Executive Hall Entrance Screens

Acceptable Content

  • Both Bloch and non-Bloch related material and events may qualify for the two display screens located at the 2nd floor entrances of the Bloch Executive Hall.
  • All submitted content is subject to final approval by the dean's office.

Timing

  • We ask that content be submitted at least one week prior* to the date you wish it to start running.
  • We recommend content tied to events begin running at least a week prior to the event.
  • Content without a specific end date will run for two weeks unless otherwise specified.

*While we ask to have content in a timely fashion, we understand this is not always possible and will do our best to accommodate your needs, resources allowing.

Technical Submission Requirements

  • Lay out your content on a canvas of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 96 dpi. We're serious about 96 dpi - if you need help with that we have some tips.
  • Use larger type.
  • Use lots of visuals and try to minimize copy as much as possible.
  • Include: title, description, date/time, graphics, RSVP and/or contact information.
  • Acceptable file types include: .png, .jpg and .mp4

Hey, not everyone is a designer! If you have questions or need help with submitting your content according to the required specifications, please contact infoaccess@umkc.edu for help.

Student Lounge Screens in Bloch Heritage Hall

The Heritage Hall screens are located on the first floor of Bloch Heritage Hall in the student lounge.

Student Lounge Screens in Bloch Heritage Hall

Acceptable Content

  • Both Bloch and non-Bloch related material and events may qualify for display screens located in the Bloch Heritage Hall student lounge.
  • All submitted content is subject to final approval by the dean's office.

Technical Submission Requirements

  • Lay out your content on a canvas of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 96 dpi. We're serious about 96 dpi - if you need help with that we have some tips.
  • Use larger type.
  • Use lots of visuals and try to minimize copy as much as possible.
  • Include: title, description, date/time, graphics, RSVP and/or contact information.
  • Acceptable file types include: .png, .jpg and .mp4

Hey, not everyone is a designer! If you have questions or need help with submitting your content according to the require specifications, please infoaccess@umkc.edu for help.

Stock Ticker, Bloch Executive Hall

The stock ticker display strip is located outside the finance lab, in Bloch Executive Hall.

Stock Ticker, Bloch Executive Hall

Acceptable Content

  • We do not accept material or events that are not Bloch School-related.
  • All submitted content is subject to final approval by the dean's office.

The ticker display is capable of displaying short messages for very special occasions. Please contact infoaccess@umkc.edu for more information.

Resources

Templates:

Photoshop Templates

Photoshop template for BEH video wall (3840 x 2160) - .psd download
Photoshop template for standard displays (1920 x 1080) - .psd download

*Note a layer is included in the file indicating the seams of the screens. This is merely a guide and must be turned off before exporting your final document.

*Important Photoshop Read Me/Instruction file - .pdf download

InDesign Templates

InDesign template for BEH video wall (3840 x 2160) - .indt download
InDesign template for standard displays (1920 x 1080) - .indt download

*Important InDesign Export Instructions - .pdf download

*Note: if you are using InDesign, the width and height is adjusted down for exporting at 96 dpi/ppi. No need to change the settings.

Publisher Templates (not recommended)

Publisher template for BEH video wall (3840 x 2160) - .pub download
Publisher template for standard displays (1920 x 1080) - .pub download

*Important Publisher Read Me/Instruction file - .pdf download

*Note: It is important that your file is submitted with a resolution of 96 dpi/ppi. If you are using InDesign or Publisher, make sure the Resolution is set to (96 dpi/ppi) as you Export your file.

Video .mp4:

Encoder settings for BEH 4K video wall

3840 x 2160 Video Encoder Settings

  • Format: H.264
  • Width: 3840
  • Height: 2160
  • Frame Rate: 30
  • Profile: Baseline
  • Level: 5.1
  • Bitrate Encoding: Constant (CBR)
  • Target Bitrate: 40 Mbps (no more than 60)

Encoder settings for standard displays

1920 x 1080 Video Encoder Settings

  • Format: H.264
  • Width: 1920
  • Height: 1080
  • Frame Rate: 30
  • Profile: Baseline
  • Level: 5.1
  • Bitrate Encoding: Constant (CBR)
  • Target Bitrate: 40 Mbps (no more than 60)
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Kansas City, MO 64110
816-235-2215

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