Digital Signage


Macro is an authorized NCR NetKey Partner.

What is Digital Signage?

Simply, it's a big computer monitor, attached to a computer running digital signage software.

Anything you can view or build on a computer using software, you can put on a digital sign - which is to say, anything!

NCR NetKey gives you the ability to place this content on digital signage practically anywhere, and easily maintain this content. 

NetKey is recognized as the leading enterprise software platform for digital signage and self-service applications.

NetKey has 27 years experience with 3 U.S. Patents for innovation.

More than 75,000 signage screens and interactive endpoints across 400+ clients:

  • 36 of the Fortune 500 companies
  • 13 of the top 100 US Retailers
  • 10 of the top 100 US Banks and Credit Unions
  • 14 of the top 100 Brands (BusinessWeek)
  • Leading Digital OOH ad network:  7,500+ screens

NCR NetKey is a proven, secure, and scalable software platform with a strong record of successful deployments in multiple industries. 

Some digital signage content can be driven by external data sources –e.g.:

  • Web pages
  • Menu data
  • Current weather
  • Sports scores
  • Flight schedules
  • Stock prices

Program Media by scheduling and targeting content

When: Times, days/dates, and frequency

Where: Which screens play the media:

- Within location (in sporting goods department vs. electronics, etc.)

- Geographically – by country, state, zip code, store region, etc.

- Or other segmentation criteria

Each media player receives all the content it needs; content is stored locally.

Downloads can be scheduled during non-peak hours (e.g. 3AM); also Bandwidth throttling (e.g. “only use X% of
available bandwidth”)

Distribution via local wi-fi or Ethernet network, analog modem, 3G/4G cellular modem, and even satellite.

NCR Netkey Digital Signage can use a peer-to-peer architecture locally One DMP retrieves all content, then shares downloads with peers – no local server required

Redundancy: if the “lead” DMP fails, a new one is automatically engaged.

Efficient & reliable: support for compression, recoverability, bandwidth limiting.

System administrators monitor the health of the system: receive email notification if players are down, or if network connections are lost.

Proof-of-Play Reports: logs of where and when content played – this is critical for ads and merchandising.

For interactive apps, activity reports on app usage, touches (clicks), etc.


Provides at-a-glance view of network status and health

  • Device Status (Incl. Peripherals)
  • 24/7 Alert messages
  • Systems Data Collection
  • Media Playback & Usage Data
  • 24/7 Monitoring and Alerts
  • Remote Maintenance
  • Asset Management
  • Version Control 
  • Grouping, Sorting & Filtering

NCR Netkey Software is Designed for Extensibility

  • Interface with external applications via Web Services, APIs, integrated display of HTML, etc.
  • More than 200 pages of Netkey runtime API documentation for custom solutions
  • Collect data from external databases for content
  • Modular software agent architecture; agents run independently, controlled via Manager
  • Peripheral integration & monitoring (if supported by the device)



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