Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We're freshening up for Spring and Easter!

Did you know that we've launched the Easter content pack this week? 

Given that it's the northern hemisphere's Spring again, and Easter and Spring always seem to go together, we thought it was a great time to freshen up the content pack collection.

The new content packs are ready for you to download and enjoy with a variety of nsquared's educational games.

For digital tables, visit your admin portal to download the new content pack for nsquared make words, nsquared snap and nsquared herding.

nsquared's Windows 8 app store software also has Easter treats waiting so take a look for the seasonal facelift.

Have fun!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Making large format multi-user screens easier to use

Shared screens should be accessible

The face of technology has changed quickly since the invention of the first computers and it continues to do. So that we can continue to get the benefits of the new platform offerings we need to move our management policies forward in keeping with the use case scenarios of the various devices.

Which user should log in?

Large format displays driven by touch input are being placed into meeting rooms, foyers, and other shared spaces. Increasingly they’re placed in these spaces with the specific intent that several people will use them simultaneously and collaboratively without intermediary devices such as the keyboard and mouse.  Multi user screens, particularly those in horizontal format, are designed to enhance conversations and communication. Conversations flow more naturally and meetings can come to resolution more effectively and efficiently.

To provide their full design benefit these devices need to be easily accessible and available for anyone that comes into the space, as are whiteboards, phones and light.

In an enterprise environment this means a couple of things:
1. The large format shared-screen computer should not be domain joined. 

2. Any network resources required for the screen to operate need to be provided to the PC that is driving the screen.

This thinking represents a new way forward and a change in the way all computers in an organisation are treated equally. Shared computer experiences are a different use case to personal devices and need to have different permissions set.

If you want to find out more get in touch with us at nsquared.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

nsquared rooms makes booking meeting spaces easy.

Did you know........ 
..........that nsquared rooms is great for finding available spaces for ad hoc meetings?

Being part of a large organisation can be a great thing. In a big company there is always plenty going on and lots of people with whom to collaborate and learn. It is often hard to find available meeting rooms at short notice. The room booking systems can be overly complicated and support personnel won't have time to make the booking for you that quickly. So you then end up in a noisy café, which is not a good scenario for a confidential chat. What if you could search for, and book a room, as soon as you knew you needed it?
With nsquared rooms you can do just that.

You can find out quickly what rooms are available within your timeframes. Better than that, you can book any of the available rooms all by yourself. It’s all connected to Microsoft Exchange so the information is updated immediately, which means interruption-free meetings.

We’ve seen it used in building foyers, at floor entrances by the elevators, and dotted around university campuses and business estates where they’re being used to great effect. Take a look here to find out more about nsquared rooms.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Is your software up to date?

Did you know...
... that nsquared software is constantly being updated and improved? 

At nsquared we have have one ambitious, straightforward goal; to get people talking and collaborating together again to move the world forward. 

So that we can achieve our goal, we're constantly reviewing our software. We're considering the feedback that we receive from our customers while we pay close attention to how our software is used, and how it could be used. This allows us to plan how to improve the software you use, and then go about making it better. We want to make it so that you can use it with more speed, more fluidity, and more ease. This will allow people to reconnect. It will enable conversations to flow and be inspired. It will enable creativity and collaboration even more so than it does now.

Updated software keeps the conversations flowing.

We've just run another set of updates for our digital table and Windows 8 software; our customers will shortly be receiving notifications and updated download links.

To find out more about nsquared's multi-user collaborative software download a catalogue, give us a call or email us.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

nsquared media viewer tracks digital signage interactions.

Did you know that nsquared media viewer has content tracking?
nsquared media viewer is a unique interactive digital signage platform that enables you to track all interactions with your content. 

This means that you can view what content was viewed, when it was viewed, how often it was viewed, how long it held the attention of viewers, and even what type of phones have been used to capture QR coded content.

To date, our clients are using nsquared media viewer successfully in a number of ways that include :-

Sharing company information internally on their kinect and touch-enabled digital signage players.
Presenting interactive information to potential clients at events and shows.
In foyers and corporate entrances for visitor information.
In sales rooms and ‘experience centres’ for product information sharing.

If you’d like to get a clearer picture about what’s interesting to your customers, you can request a catalogue download, give us a call, or send us an email to find out more.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

nsquared maps sends routes to your phone.

Did you know that you can email routes from nsquared map to any device that has email and web access?
nsquared maps is an off the shelf product that is designed to add value to a range of different environments as diverse as Real Estate, Food and Beverage outlets, shopping centres, emergency management centres and tourist information venues. One of the best ways to add value is to include a 'take-away', and having the ability to share map routing information is extremely valuable and useful.

Real Estate sales? Easily add each of your properties to the map with unique graphic identifiers so that your clients and prospects can see how easy it is to move between properties, inspections and amenities.
Emergency Management? quickly add assets and location on the map to ensure that your teams have the information they need so that you can send routing information to personnel on the ground.
Food and Beverage Franchise?  Let people know where you are and where else they can find you. Add the location details to the map and enable your customers to explore their options and record them.
Tourist Information Centres? Quickly add and update information on local attractions and amenities for visitors to your area. Routing information will be as up to date as possible.

In all of these scenarios, being able to create routes between points of interest and take away directions is an important and in some cases life saving benefit. We've cleverly enabled you to do just that as long as your personal device has email and web access. Find out more about nsquared maps here, or watch the video below.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Five reasons to customise your nsquared education apps.

Did you know that you can add curriculum relevant content to nsquared education apps? 

nsquared’s education admin portal enables you to easily change content in many of the education software applications. 
This means that you can either use the content packs that we create and upload for you, or you can create your own content. 

Libraries and Community centres are using this feature to promote current global and local events in an entertaining and educational way that’s fun for everyone. 
School teachers and school librarians are also using the web based content management tool to easily introduce content that’s relevant to units of learning. 

Some ideas for content you can create:
1. Create a jigsaw puzzle of a picture from your last school field trip.
2. Build a new pack for nsquared makewords to teach the students how to spell words related to your current class project.
3. Help students to recognize items from the latest history lessons by adding them to a game of nsquared snap.
4. Use nsquared missing card to help students solve maths problems.
5. Help the students to remember the artifacts they have been learning about by collecting them in nsquared herding.

“It has the benefit of engaging students who we’d normally see completely disconnected from their learning experiences”
Parramatta Marist College. 

If engaging your students and community members is high on your agenda, visit the nsquared admin portal to add new and exciting content to your software.
Not sure how to get to the admin portal? Take a look in your hints and tips guide, or send the team at nsquared an email at sales@nsquaredsolutions.com.