Open Y Digital Signage
Digital signage allows an organization to publicly display rich, dynamic information. For YMCAs, one of the primary uses is to provide easy, real-time information in branches about class schedules for members. This information can be interspersed with promotional information or announcements as needed.
Many YMCAs and similar organizations would benefit from the use of digital signage as an easy, convenient way to provide information to their members. Unfortunately, the expense of proprietary solutions has made digital signage cost-prohibitive for many smaller YMCAs, and even larger organizations would benefit from lower costs. Moreover, much of the information that YMCAs would like to present on digital signs comes from third-party systems that do not necessarily integrate well with existing digital signage solutions.
The Five Jars team has created a set of modules that build on the Open Y Program Event Framework to pull class information from systems including GroupEx Pro, Personify, and ActiveNet. Through a simple user interface, administrators can manage digital signs across multiple facilities, allowing class information along with other content from your website, to be displayed on screens with the flexible control and YMCA brand-compliance you need. Since this is built on Open Y, it does not require a costly subscription to a third-party service.
YMCAs like YMCA of Greater Twin Cities, YMCA of Greater Brandywine, and YMCA of Greater San Antonio have adopted the Open Y digital signage solution to both improve functionality and reduce costs. In addition, the Digital Signage project and all features have been published as an open-source library on GitHub, so anyone can use an improve it.
See next case study
YMCA of Greater Brandywine
We worked with the YMCA to digitally transform their membership experience. Starting with a migration to the Open Y platform, we quickly followed with improved Group Exercise schedules, a streamlined program registration process, a digital signage launch with promotional and schedules screens, all while lowering expenses for future Open Y upgrades and digital signage software.
Amazon Alexa Skill for YMCA
Channel Islands YMCA
Council for Exceptional Children
Five Jars went through the full cycle redesign with the CEC team to digitally transform their web presence and improve brand consistency across all platforms. We created a digital ecosystem for the CEC to host 70+ microsites and created an engaging, positive website visitor experience.
Get a stunning website, integrate with your tools,
measure, optimize and focus on success!