At the Wedgemere MBTA station, the Winchester Cultural Council has placed a video monitor in the window of the former coffee shop on the inbound side with announcements and information about Winchester. The display can be seen by anyone riding the commuter rail between Winchester and Boston.
Organizations and individuals are welcome to submit an electronic flier with information of general public interest for posting on the video display. Just write to email@example.com. Fliers should be non-commercial in nature and may advertise an event or an opportunity for public involvement. There is no charge for display.
This is a low-cost pilot project that might lead to similar kiosks elsewhere.
Comments and suggestions are welcome!
Some guidelines for slide creation:
- The display screen has an aspect ratio of 16:9 — tall and thin. An image of 1125 pixels wide x 2000 pixels tall works pretty well.
- When it’s sunny, the top of the image is hard to see due to glare, so we suggest putting the most important content in the lower half.
- Images appear in a slide show, changing after about 5 seconds, so it’s best to minimize words and emphasize the most important message.
- For the same reason, we encourage you to put a QR code on the slide, to make it easier for people to find your website.