It would be difficult to overstate the degree to which Duran is pleased with the performance of the ViewSonic smart displays, which enabled his vision of a circular digital banner to come to life. The benefits have been multifold.
For one, Duran noted, when people come into the center the digital banner is the first thing that grabs their attention.
“The AMTEC Trainer is a half-million dollar machine – it calls for more than just a printed banner. The high-impact screens go along with the machine, it’s like they’re a part of it,” said Duran. Highlighting another benefit, he adds, “I also think that it makes the students proud of their training room. They go in there to learn and they see a workspace that’s state of the art – that means something to them.”
That, it is clear, means a lot to him.
“We didn’t have enough people in San Antonio to work at the Toyota plant, people were retiring and Toyota didn’t have enough people to replace staff. Our center is training their new employees. And it’s incredible what this program does for these kids; it literally changes their lives.”
Having performed so well for the digital banner, Duran put the smart displays to work throughout his WCOE facilities: at each doorway of the Corporate College to list staff and meetings and mounted on the wall in the entryway for guest use.
“Everyone that comes in is just amazed when they see it there,” said Duran. “They love using it; the touchscreen is so responsive. And we love that now we don’t have to give up one of our computers when visitors need to check email.”
An additional ViewSonic smart display in his assistant’s office serves as a security monitor of sorts, displaying images from a video camera in the entryway, giving Duran an advance look at who’s walking into the center. Clearly a steadfast proponent of the benefits of technology, Duran also installed a ViewSonic EP4646 46" two-sided ePoster in the center’s lobby to inform visitors about the center’s mission, programs and corporate partners.
But that’s not all – and one gets the sense that Duran’s not yet finished finding uses for these multifunctional monitors.
“These ViewSonic all-in-ones for Android have been ideal for us at this center; we’ve put them everywhere. I even have one in my office hanging on the wall that I use as digital signage,” he said. “In fact, I love them so much I have a couple of them at home – one set up as a giant clock in the guest room, and the other my grandkids use for playing games and doing schoolwork; they love that the touchscreen is so friendly and easy to use. I even gave my granddaughter one for Christmas.”
Duran’s enthusiasm for ViewSonic isn’t reserved only for the displays. He stresses that the customer service he’s gotten from his sales reps is second-to-none.
“I’m truly thrilled to death with ViewSonic,” said Duran. “Everyone I’ve worked with has just been fantastic; Walter and Jason have really taken care of me. They give me everything I need, and tell me exactly how to make it work. If it’s up to me, if ViewSonic has what I need, I’ll only buy ViewSonic.”