Livewire Digital’s SmartScreen application for City 24/7 was acknowledged on the Today Show as one of the top applications to watch in 2013. The screens are powered by Livewire’s digital signage software and managed through its eConcierge® Content Management System. The SmartScreens are interactive digital signs placed throughout the city of New York. The first of the 32″ touch screen-based screens was unveiled on November 20 in Union Square by City 24/7. City 24/7 plans to introduce the SmartScreens in 12 more metropolitan cities in the near future.
The project has been the collaborative effort of a number of Fortune 500 companies who, together with Livewire Digital, worked with City 24/7 to provide this one-of-a-kind product. The interactive screens provide public access to location-based information such as restaurants, parks, and shopping venues as well as local events and city-wide events. When not in use, the screens will display advertisements, and users will have the ability to view more information about the ads at the touch of a finger.
Livewire’s hosted eConcierge® solution and Livewire’s hosted Enterprise Server, a collaborative development effort by York-based Livewire and KioWare, provides the ability for clients to easily maintain and update information and ads displayed on the remote digital signs. Livewire’s technology also makes the content readily available to client’s web site and mobile application. Livewire recently integrated Zagat ratings into their eConcierge® Venue Management framework.
David McCracken, Livewire’s President and CEO, comments, “It’s an honor to have our software shown on the Today Show. The City 24/7 application is a great example of how our flexible eConcierge® system is easily adapted to businesses and municipalities of all sizes. The platform provides the technology for City 24/7 to connect with users via their SmartScreens, mobile app, and web site, and allows City 24/7 to easily keep the content fresh and up to date.”