BroadSign International, LLC Selected by IDS Santé to Power Healthcare Waiting Room Displays Across France

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Leading French healthcare display network to use BroadSign’s automated CMS to deploy 1,500 screens across 500 locations by 2020

Patients view an IDS Santé screen in a French clinic waiting room.

The BroadSign software allows each location to display their own content, without having to manage hundreds of playlists, and the integrated reporting tools offer total transparency to our customers. - Frederic Faurennes, CEO at IDS Santé

Ad tech company BroadSign, LLC’s automated digital out-of-home software has been selected by IDS Santé, a subsidiary of IDS International, to power its healthcare waiting room network, Comment Ça-Va? The partnership digitizes the waiting room experience to prepare patients for their upcoming appointment and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

For initial deployment, 400 screens were installed in waiting rooms in 100 doctor’s offices. Using BroadSign’s automated CMS, news feeds, medical center information, health tips, quizzes and ad content is displayed on 43 inch LED screens to 800,000 patients each month. By 2020, IDS Santé plans to expand its network to 1,500 screens across 500 locations.

“Seeing as they are already serving the Australian and American healthcare markets, BroadSign had an excellent understanding of our needs,” said IDS Santé CEO, Frederic Faurennes. “The BroadSign software allows each location to display their own content, without having to manage hundreds of playlists, and the integrated reporting tools offer total transparency to our customers. This keeps us aligned with new French regulations regarding digital advertising. Furthermore, BroadSign Mobile is a promising feature to enable our customers to extend their advertising to patients’ smartphones.”

IDS Santé partners with wellness app and wearable providers, as well as pharmaceutical companies such as Novartis and Roche, to display ads across the network. The company also works with French international television channel, France 24. According to a survey, 72% of patients found the waiting room ads interesting.

“BroadSign is well established in the healthcare digital signage industry in the US and Australia, but our partnership with IDS Santé marks our first deployment in healthcare in France,” said Maarten Dollevoet, Vice President of Global Sales at BroadSign. “We are excited to work closely with IDS Santé to further establish both of our brands as leaders in this region.”

About BroadSign

BroadSign is an ad tech company that provides cloud-based software to digital signage and digital out-of-home media owners and operators. Enabling the effective management of dynamic content across complex global networks, BroadSign powers over 120,000 displays in venues such as airports, shopping malls, health clinics and cinemas.

BroadSign’s automated, scalable and secure workflow includes the BroadSign Core CMS for content distribution, playback and proof of performance, BroadSign Serv Direct for sales inventory availability and proposal generation, and BroadSign Serv SSP for exposure to new buyers through a customized programmatic DOOH solution.

About IDS Santé

Founded in 1993, IDS Santé is the largest OOH / DOOH health and wellness network in France. In partnership with over 30 000 healthcare professionals, our place-based media is installed exclusively in healthcare waiting rooms, reaching annually an audience of 22 million people. We are turning the waiting time into an informative and interactive experience, engaging patients to take an active role in their health.

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