Introducing Trilby TV Digital Signage

We had some interesting partners attend our 10 Year Anniversary Event on May 6th. We thought we would share one of them with you in a little more detail.

Trilby TV is our new digital signage partner who specialises in schools. They were formed by some passionate educators that wanted to bring schools signage back to life in an “easy to use” and controlled environment.

The concept is pretty simple….



Use the iPad app, Chrome app or website to upload your video and select a category.



Get the video approved for playback, all it takes is one tap from a moderator who could be a teacher or student.



Your video will playback on your digital signage. Simply install the player app on your PC, Chromebit, iPad, or AppleTV. And that’s it! – your students work can bring the school signage back to life and even be accessed by parents from home.


If you would like to arrange a demonstration or free trial to show you how good it really is, please contact us today on 01695731233 or email

Conference Video: A Head Teacher’s Journey with Facebook

Clare Berryman, Head of the first ever school we used the SocialSchoolMedia approach with to harness Facebook for parental engagement, told her story at a conference and here it is – much overdue but better shared late than never! Enjoy.

From the day’s agenda blurb:

Clare has a proven and recognised track record of innovation including the creation of a ‘much observed’ new school curriculum design. She is a Leader of Education with the National College and provides CPD and support within Lancashire authority on creative approaches to the curriculum and personalised learning. Clare is no technical expert but recognised long ago that if the school was to engage with parents early on in the relationship then social media was the right tool for the task; particularly Facebook. Clare is shortly to have her children making apps for and in the school and is looking forward to seeing the learning that will come from this.

(Originally posted on 01/14)

Virtue at the Sophos Security Council


Virtue Technologies was yesterday invited to attend the Sophos Partner Security Council. Attendees included just a small handful of key partners with Sophos represented by the UK Channel Manager, VP Product Management and Senior VP and General Manager for Network Security.

Sophos arranged this event for two main reasons;

1. Sophos want to enable key partners to feedback  what we and  our customers want to see in future product releases or changes to existing products – it also gives us a chance to discuss any issues. The new acquisition of CyberRoam was discussed to provide some insight as to how the two companies and their products were going to merge.

2. Sophos then provided visibility of the product roadmaps for SophosCloud, Endpoint Security, Network Security (UTM) and MDM.

Keep an eye on our blog as there are some very interesting developments on the way…

Achievement through innovation

Whether you are an education expert looking for fresh ideas – or you are looking to pick up some free additional CPD training and advice about how to integrate technology and innovation into learning – Education Innovation will be for you.

We realise that time and resources are incredibly valuable for education professionals and also that when correctly implemented and applied, technology and innovation can help to raise the performance of staff and the achievement of pupils.

We know that the vast majority of national events are held in London and the South East, so this year we’re exhibiting at a national conference and exhibition which is free and accessible to a much broader range of our customers.

The free, two-day, national event takes place at Manchester Central on the 27/28 February and will offer access to inspirational keynote speakers, CPD training, workshops, and a full exhibition of innovative solutions.

The event is designed to help education professionals to raise achievement and performance by effectively integrating innovation and technology into the learning environment.  It includes contributions from Government ministers, the Department for Education, OFSTED, BIS, Naace, NFER, NTAB, IoE, Jisc, BCS and many more.

The theme of the event is “achievement though innovation” with topics covered including:

  • Improving your OFSTED performance
  • Guidance on implementing the new curriculum
  • E-safety and dealing with cyberbullying
  • Mobile learning, tablets and BYOD
  • More effective use of MIS / Cloud Computing / Data management
  • Apprenticeships and innovative ways to encourage entrepreneurism
  • More effective and efficient procurement
  • Change management for introducing computing into the curriculum
  • Technology supporting dyslexia and autism

See the website to view the amazing line up of speakers and supporters, or to put your institution forward for an Education Innovation Award (closing deadline 31st January).

Education Innovation is also co-located with:

Find out more at

We hope to see you there!