Marquee Manager Administrator:  How it Works

Marquee Manager is a marquee management system that allows you to easily communicate to a variety of different marquees, using a simple generic language.  Marquee Manager establishes connectivity to visual displays through serial ports, TCP/IP sockets, or RF connections through the Alarm Cast Server. The core engine controls marquee connectivity and implements marquee drivers. The gateways or clients then feed requests to Marquee Manager for processing. The engine sorts and prioritizes messages to be displayed to ensure high priority messages are displayed first. Because Marquee Manager allows you to manage templates, board resources can be shared by production, maintenance, health and safety. Marquee Manager centrally controls messages to visual displays from multiple sources simultaneously. It displays data from OPC, HMI / SCADA, MES, Building Management and maintenance systems.

Data Sources:


Visual / Audible Display Devices:

  • Adaptive Micro Systems
  • Allen-Bradley InView
  • Electro-Matic Products Inc.
  • Full matrix LED Andon boards
  • Line matrix LED Andon boards
  • MacDonald Humphries
  • NETCON Unit
  • Nu-Media Display Systems
  • Stack Lights
  • Static Controls Corporation
  • Sounders and PA Systems
  • Uticor Technology

Andon Systems

Andon systems are production quality control and monitoring systems that support plant management. Functioning as communication systems, Andon systems aid plant line workers, team leaders, and supervisors in completing assembly operations in-station.

If there is a problem at a station, an operator can pull the Andon cord or activate a push button, causing the conveyor to stop and the marquee board to display the problem. The Andon marquee boards inform every team member of the status of the assembly process. When a problem is reported, using the Andon system, the marquee board will illuminate the appropriate station number and play the associated music or vocal announcement. Other information displayed on the board could include production information, material calls, quality checks, system faults, OEE, and health and safety messages.