Digital Signage Hardware, Software, and Support


OptiSigns software is offered at no charge by Duke OIT for all schools and departments on the Durham Campus and The Marine Lab.

OptiSigns software offers many "applications" including, time, date, weather, RSS feeds and much more. DukeFlyer, Warpwire and YouTube are all fully compatible with OptiSigns. For more information on OptiSigns software, visit their website

The Amazon Fire Stick 4K Max can be used to deploy OptiSigns. The advantage of using the Fire Stick is you can easily switch to television or other programing (separate subscriptions are required). The disadvantage is that it will require you to have an Amazon account in order to register the device.

The OptiSigns Android Stick Player Pre-configured is also available. This comes with all software pre-installed and will automatically update as new software is available. 

The Lenovo Desktop TC M70q Gen 3_Intel Q670_Tiny_ES (part#11T4S8VN00) has also been added to Buy@Duke.  This is a good option for instances where there's no wired connection and WiFi signal strength isn't stable. ($326) This device can be managed by your local IT staff or by CDSS for a monthly fee.

There is a wide variety of hardware that can be used to deploy OptiSigns. Any other hardware must comply with Duke's policies on software security. Please contact the OIT Service Desk if you have questions or concerns about deploying other hardware on the Duke Network. 


Once you've received your hardware, you'll work with IT support and/or OIT Media Engineering to have it set up and configured to your account on our system. Questions: contact

Duke Digital Flyer Player

Duke Digital Flyer Player software is offered at no charge by Duke OIT for all schools and departments on the Durham Campus and The Marine Lab.

Duke Digital Flyer Player can be deployed on any compute system that complies with Duke's network use and security policy and has a web browser that can be locked down to "kiosk" mode. It can also be used within Duke CampusVision and Zoom Rooms.


Four Winds Interactive:

Service for Four Winds Interactive at Duke University will end July 1, 2023. Current versions can continue to run until the end-of-service date. We encourage customers to migrate to OptiSigns or Duke Digital Flyer Player at their earliest possible convenience. 

Article number: KB0025742

Valid to: September 12, 2024