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Mobile Messages to Screen

MMTS is a software application designed for the task of receiving and organising SMS and MMS messages for play out on big screen displays at events. It enables SMS to Screen and MMS to Screen activity for all kinds of gatherings. It is especially popular at music festivals where user generated content like this can help fill screen time - in, around or combined with advertising.

Key Features

  • Support for both SMS (text / txt) and MMS (photos / multimedia) messages
  • Simple user interface which makes it easy to manage and playlist messages as well as canned videos and images
  • Multiple mail account management including quick backup switch-over in case of server failure
  • Rule based sorting of incoming messages in to a dynamic, categorised and date/time sorted folder structure
  • Message display duration algorithm ensures text messages get displayed on screen for just the right amount of time
  • Dedicated live transmission and operator display screens
  • Multi-channel option offering more than one live transmission (tx) display output for more creative screen arrangements
  • Exact play timings with operator's countdown timer for accurate time slot management in a stage managed environment such as a large festival
  • Playlists automatically calculate playback time and provide a countdown on transmission
  • Robust error management - required for a live system where error messages cannot be displayed on screen
The system can be hired from Digital Antics as a turnkey package including hardware, software and operator.  For larger installations (e.g. festivals) the MMTS display computers will typically feed a downstream portable production unit (PPU) or screen switching system.  The downstream system will then output to the LED, projection or plasma screen for the audience.

The MMTS software is developed in house at Digital Antics which means that any special requirements can easily be accommodated by way of bespoke modifications and extra modules.  Examples include special graphical effects, dynamic templates, external message API integration and device control.

As seen at...

  • Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Celebrations and 46664 Charity Awareness Concert (London’s Hyde Park - 2008)
  • Hard Rock Calling (Hyde Park - 2011 & 2012)
  • Download Festival (Donnington Park - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010)
  • Virgin V Festival (Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire - 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
  • O2 Wireless Festival (London's Hyde Park - 2005, 2006 & 2007)
  • Virgin Media Launch Event (Covent Garden, London)
  • and more...

Text the Fest at V Festival 2010

The operator's console...

Typical graphics output to public screens...