Venus Control Suite for LED & LCD Digital Displays

Easy, Powerful Content Creation, Management and Scheduling Software

Your ability to efficiently manage the content on your digital displays is as important as the digital technology itself. Venus Control Suite is an intuitive software solution that lets operators like you create, manage and schedule content on all your displays – indoor and outdoor, LED and LCD. It is easier than ever to use, combining powerful functionality with an amazing user experience.

 

Manage Your Display Your Way

Flexible Editing Tools

Venus Control Suite provides editing options tailored to your display design and the level of creative control you want. Web Editor provides a quick and easy editing tool and Layout Editor can be used for more advanced content creation.

VCS Mobile Web Editor

Web Editor

Use the web editor to quickly and easily create messages on any internet-enabled computer, tablet or mobile device. Create templates to serve as an easy starting point for content creation, enabling you to stay consistent and on-brand when creating additional future presentations 

Layout editor on screen

Layout Editor

The layout editor within Venus Control Suite provides an easy-to-use interface to create and manage layouts, keeping content dynamic and fresh. This tool allows users to divide displays into regions or zones so independent playlists can be scheduled as needed. 

VCS Media Library

Drag and Drop Upload

Easily upload media by dragging and dropping files into your media library. 

 

Filters and Tags

Take advantage of filters and tags to locate content quickly and easily. Use existing filters and tags and add your own to organize your content library the way you want it. 

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Flexible Options for Your Network Size

Venus Control Suite provides scheduling options tailored to your network size, including simple scheduling of one display to synced scheduling across LED/LCD to conditional scheduling based on different conditions such as weather. 

Simple Scheduling

Easily add content to a playlist, set your schedule and get on with your day.

Synced Scheduling

Coordinate content for multiple displays to play in unison.

Conditional Scheduling

Set rules to adjust content based on time, season and other data inputs.

Venus Control Suite Dashboard

Check on Your Display

See what is currently playing right on your dashboard and receive error messages when issues arise. Generate visual reports of playback information. 

VCS proof of play

Provide Details Proof-of-Play Reporting

Advertisers and business owners are all about proof-of-performance and evaluating the return on investment. The more robust your reporting system, the more insight you can get from how your digital display system supports business strategies. 

Easy Access from Any Device

Whether you’re in your office, in your easy chair, or on the road, you can control your displays from any Internet-connected device with our cloud-based solution. Venus Control Suite provides a simple mobile experience from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. 

Flexible Experience

Venus Control Suite is intuitive and flexible to meet the needs of any level of user. From basic to advanced, this system works for everyone. 

Secure Cloud-Based Software

Technology and security go hand in hand – and it’s important to know the essentials to keep your network safe from intruders. Daktronics offers a solution to host Venus Control Suite software on one of the most secure data centers in the world. Multiple firewalls and secure connections ensure your display communicates directly to Venus Control Suite with no interference from other traffic. 

Managing Content Is Easier Than Ever

You can create and manage content schedules any way you want. Drag and drop files into the media library and organize them in a playlist to quickly schedule campaigns. Keep track of your content by using your own tags.

Easily Manage a Network of Displays

When you own and operate more than one display, or displays at multiple locations, it’s beneficial to place displays into an account hierarchy, allowing you to share content and schedule access to more than one operator and manage multiple displays efficiently. Venus Control Suite’s cloud-based solution allows you to: 

  • Provide access to multiple authorized users
  • Control multiple displays that can share content and schedules
  • Choose simple or more sophisticated scheduling and multiple playlists

Optimize Your Schedule and Foresee Future Profit

vcs profit tracker

This exclusive sales grid enables you to view what advertising space is and will be available for your customers, allowing you to maximize revenue on your displays. Ask about Daktronics exclusive scheduling model.

Easy Display Control

Easily see display status and fire up or turn off your entire network from one interface. Venus Control Suite includes the ability to schedule remote functions of your display, such as scheduling on/off days and times. Additionally, you can adjust volume, input and brightness all from one user interface.

Emergency Alerts and Announcements

For Safer, More Informed Communities

These emergency alert systems are integrated with Venus Control Suite’s cloud-based solution. Choose the desired level of involvement by turning on alerts and selecting time and frequency. Then, when there's an alert in the area, it automatically runs on the display(s). With this easy integration, you can use your digital display to give back and keep your communities safe.

NOAA Logo
Emergency Alert System Logo
National Weather Service Logo
Wireless Emergency Alerts Logo
Amber Alert Logo
Silver Alert Logo

IPAWS (Meteorological, Safety, Fire, Environmental, Transport), AMBER Alerts, Silver Alerts, Crime Alerts, Wanted Posters and Election Results

Inform & Entertain Your Audience with Data Integration

Data Studio allows you to get the latest and most current data on your display to inform your audiences with weather feeds, sports scores, election feeds, etc. The ability to accept third-party feeds is critical to meeting this expected feature. Easily input and show data and combine data from multiple feeds to create more compelling, informative content. Trigger data-driven content for display on all your screens. 

Conditional Scheduling

Conditional Scheduling in Data Studio allows content to be played based on the value of data from a data source.  For example: a rule can be created that triggers an umbrella piece of content to show up only when a weather feed says it is raining. 

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Just getting started with Venus Control Suite?

If you have recently purchased a display that uses Venus Control Suite, we can help you get started. Have content ready to go when your display arrives for installation. Find information on accessing your media kit, selecting additional training options and staying current on the latest features on our blog.

Access Media Kit and Content Studio

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Product Specifications

Importable File Types

  • Video file types: .avi, .mpg, .mp4, .mov
  • Image file types: .png, .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .tif, .tiff, .psd
  • Data feed types: Time, Temp
  • On data capable displays: RSS, Atom, .XML

Supported Mobile Browsers

  • iOS Safari®
  • Android® Chrome®

Supported Desktop Browsers

  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® v11 and newer
  • Microsoft® Edge®
  • Google® Chrome®
  • Mozilla Firefox®

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