Featuring 900 Employee Photos, Video Wall is Easily Updated Via X2O Platform to Keep up With Growing Company
MONTREAL — November 17, 2015 — X2O Media, a Barco company, announced today that the company’s award-winning X2O platform is powering an employee photo video wall in the St. Cloud, Minnesota headquarters of Marco, Inc., a leading technology services provider. With the visual communications platform providing simple content updating, the video wall has become a key element in supporting Marco’s culture as the company continues to experience rapid growth.
When Marco had less than 100 employees, it began the tradition of hanging printed pictures of every employee — sorted by hire date — on a 30 foot by 10 foot wall. As the company grew to over 900 employees, however, the wall wasn’t large enough and the process of sorting printed photos became cumbersome and time-consuming. For its tradition to live on, Marco required a solution that would accommodate the company’s growth and automate the sorting process. The answer was an employee photo video wall.
Featuring 55-inch displays in a 5×2 configuration, Marco’s video wall cycles through pictures of all employees — sorted by hire date — in stunning 1920×1080 pixel resolution. If an employee joins or leaves the company, the photos are automatically resorted. Marco displays additional employee content, such as recognizing winners of the company’s C.A.R.E. (Customers Are Really Everything) award, in a scrolling ticker below their photo. In addition, Marco can easily update and display its office locations as the company continues to expand geographically.
“Our employee photo video wall is an important part of Marco and has become a symbol of our culture that resonates with our employees, customers, and vendors,” said Jeff Gau, Marco CEO. “On tours of our corporate headquarters, it is always a highlight. With the X2O platform, it couldn’t be easier to update content on the displays and keep employee photos sorted.”
The X2O platform dramatically streamlines content management workflows by simplifying the creation and management of media-rich channels for visual communication networks. Using a highly intuitive graphical user interface, the HTML5-enabled software makes creation, scheduling, and playout of dynamic content to any screen including digital displays, video walls, tablets, and smartphones incredibly easy. Linking to internal and external data sources is also simplified, enabling the incorporation of data-driven graphics connected to corporate databases such as SAP®, Excel® spreadsheets, or RSS feeds. Users simply drag and drop content to create channels quickly from HD video, still images, 3D animations, PowerPoint® slides, and more.