About Scala

Scala is a digital signage solution providing customized digital communication to businesses including retail, hospitality, education, healthcare, and more. With solutions for any industry type, and fully customizable digital signage, Scala allows users to communicate their message, from multiple outlets, to both employees and customers from one central location.

Scala solutions allow users to create audience engagement experiences with the Scala designer tool by using one of the many in-built templates, and connect a network of digital signs, kiosks, websites, mobile devices, or any internet connected device. The content manager facilitates the planning and continuous management of content through pre-planned playlists which can adapt to trends and even target specific customers. For added customization, businesses can also set up role-based permissions to provide certain employees with access to the data presented on the screen, and edit the playlists depending on real-time information from sources such as news, weather, and traffic.

With Scala’s various digital signage possibilities including interactive fitting rooms, digital menu boards, kiosk services, wayfinding, digital advertising, and in-store targeting, users can communicate messages to their customers in an interactive way. For retail businesses, interactive marketing and tailored targeting can help increase sales and brand awareness, whilst quick service restaurants can benefit from Scala’s queue management tools and menu display screens.


Key benefits of Scala

  • Benefit from 24/7 playback with the Scala content player, even during network interruptions or system updates. The player also downloads individual changes as they are made, rather than the entire playlist.

  • Target specific user segments, or even individual customers, and edit content based on real-time external events such as weather, traffic, customer gender, and more.

  • Create dynamic playlists (and sub-playlists) using scripts, messages, videos, flash or static images and manage the playlist from anywhere. Set user permissions so that only selected staff can make changes to the playlist.

  • Use the Scala designer tool to create dynamic content, combine text, graphics, sound, and video, add transitions, plan layout, create content in any language, create templates and publish.

  • Track player health log and log events for advertisement billing or reporting thanks to data communication between the player and content manager.

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    Scala Software - The Scala content manager allows users to manage media, playlists, approvals, users, and more
    Scala Software - Organize media by file type, categories or metadata
    Scala Software - Add media to playlists with the click of a button
    Scala Software - Schedule playlists to show on specific dates and times
    Scala Software - When creating playlists users can customize every aspect from transition times to audio ducking
    Scala Software - Add playback devices and control the health of the channels with regular reports
    Scala Software - The Scala designer allows users to add images, videos, files, audio, and more
    Scala Software - Control the page transitions, element durations, and more, with the Scala designer tool
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    Scala Software - The Scala content manager allows users to manage media, playlists, approvals, users, and more
    Scala Software - Organize media by file type, categories or metadata
    Scala Software - Add media to playlists with the click of a button
    Scala Software - Schedule playlists to show on specific dates and times
    Scala Software - When creating playlists users can customize every aspect from transition times to audio ducking
    Scala Software - Add playback devices and control the health of the channels with regular reports
    Scala Software - The Scala designer allows users to add images, videos, files, audio, and more
    Scala Software - Control the page transitions, element durations, and more, with the Scala designer tool

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    jason
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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    Reviewed on 2022/07/28

    Provides optimum programming facilities and best for static programmers.

    Provides optimum programming facilities and best for static programmers.

    Pros

    Scala is a best fit for programming aspirants if you ask me. Unlike other popular programming tools, It is suitable for functional programming since it's object-oriented and also provides a huge library of useful components.I like its simplicity, ease of use and affordability.

    Anyone with any experience-level can use Scala and there are several learning resources included with the app.

    Cons

    Poor support services. It takes almost an eternity before you get help on discord. I don't enjoy it.

    Taher
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    • Industry: Consumer Services
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    Reviewed on 2023/10/17

    I love it and I used it for more than 12 years

    I love it and I used it for more than 12 years

    Pros

    Content Manager feature Designer featurePlaybaack of the player can run for 30 days if the network switched off with the same content.

    Cons

    Cost is high and some client go with cheaper cloud systems

    Alternatives Considered

    BroadSign

    Reasons for Choosing Scala

    Because client needed something light and easy to use and cheaper.

    Switched From

    BroadSign

    Reasons for Switching to Scala

    I like the capability of scala specially with integration
    Patrick
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    Scala can be a great platform depending on your use case.

    Reviewed on 2018/06/27

    Pros

    The Scala platform (Designer, Content Manager, Player) provides a great deal of out-of-box functionality for a variety of uses. Its main pros are flexibility, user interface, and scalability. Scala Designer gets you started quickly with creating and publishing content with support for many file types and a large library of built in transitions and clip art. Content manager allows you to easily organize and create advanced frame sets for playback. This flexibility makes Scala great for a variety of applications such as large video walls, menu boards, or standalone displays. Another pro of Scala (Content Manager) is its user interface. It is divided into logical sections making it easy to navigate and make changes, however, you will become best friends with your mouse as there is a lot of clicking involved (see cons). Lastly, the scalability of the software makes it ideal for small or large deployments. Adding additional players is seamless allowing you to expand your network with little effort.

    Cons

    Make sure you have a solid use case and understand what Scala can do out of the box and what you will need to develop to achieve your desired functionality. Scala provides functionality that can serve a variety of use cases, however, some will require more work than others. Basic video walls and simple signage (1 media item to the next) are well suited for Scala out of the box. However, more advanced playback behaviors (think if this then that kind of behavior) will certainly require custom script development which can be a challenge as ScalaScript is nowhere near as universal as developing in other languages. As mentioned in the pros, Scala Content Manager provides a logical user interface, however, nearly every setting requires and enormous number of mouse clicks to get things done.

    Gavin
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Powerful Digital Signage Platform

    Reviewed on 2021/11/11

    Pros

    We have used Scala for 13+ years now, it's probably the most proficient Digital Signage platform available, allowing you to create everything from simple displays showing screens to fully interactive displays, triggering from external sources, rateboards, flight boards, etc.
    The customer facing UI is excellent and allows simple building and scheduling of playlists and displays.

    Cons

    The power of Scala means that it's not easy to just pick up, for most of the complex stuff I would always advise getting the experts in to help you build and implement the project.

    Daniel
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    The ideal programming for the specialized beginner

    Reviewed on 2021/02/15

    There are a large number of stages accessible for advanced signage. The battle is discovering one...

    There are a large number of stages accessible for advanced signage. The battle is discovering one that addresses the issues for all specialty units in a venture. I've worked with a few signage organizations that offer bits of highlights, that must be conduit taped together to make a whole usable bundle. Scala appears to have everything under one rooftop, without being needed to acquire different equipment and programming suppliers to make everything work.

    Pros

    Scala is by all accounts one of the favored stages that our computerized media group employments. This makes it a simple choice when searching for an answer. Our group knows about the stage to such an extent that I have implicit help and usage help previously, during, and after the business cycle with the client. We're likewise ready to give configuration administrations to our clients, for those that might not have an in-house group to do this.

    Cons

    Nothing that I have found up until this point. I have had a few chances to create and propose Scala as a total advanced signage arrangement. The solitary thing that has been a drawback for me to date is that I haven't locked in my neighborhood Scala accomplice rep more. I realize that are a superb wellspring of data. I will make an objective to interface with my nearby rep/accomplice to make that relationship.

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    Scala offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$200,00/month
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    Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese

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