Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Digital Signage

Outdoor digital signage is one of the fastest changing businesses in the world, as it revolves around technology and as we all know technology does change over night.

This is why when outdoor digital signage is used, it has to have some sort of protection from the elements and also offer some futureprofing for upgrades of equipment. It is no good if the solution is right for now but will not accommodate future equipment. Dicover the benefits and drawbacks of digital signage.

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Monday, 27 July 2009

Digital Signage & The Travel Industry.

Understanding digital signage is one thing, but integrating digital signage into the travel industry is a real winner.

You see the more people who travel (and there are a lot...) they are entertained whilst they wait for their planes, trains etc with digital signage, this in turn gives a perceived reduced waiting time also known as wait warping.

This makes them more recptive to advertisers marketing messages due to their relaxed mood, ready for their holiday.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Is it the Death of LCD and Plasma TV’s used in Digital Signage?

Well it’s not time to through them in the skip, however a new technology called OLED displays could push LCD and plasma televisions into the background, making them redundant before they should be.

OLED stands for Organic Light Emitted Diode screens, this is not a new technology as it has been around for a number of years, when Sony launched an 11” display last year for $2,500 the industry thought they had gone insane, not now…

OLED’s have a larger colour range compared with LCD displays, as well as being thinner and using less energy than a plasma display.

With the recession hitting so hard, the retail rollout has been held back, the three main players in this field have got products ready to roll; Sony, Samsung & LG.

Samsung have a 14 inch and 31 inch display production ready, LG confirmed they have a 15 inch display ready for shipping in December 09.

Apple are also working with the idea of putting OLEDS into their range of iPod Touch media players by the end of 2009.

One of the reasons OLED’s should become more popular is that they are built with fewer parts than it’s LCD counterparts, making them less expensive to manufacture. With a typical LCD display taking 100 steps to manufacture a similar OLED only takes 86 steps.

Flexible OLEDs will be a product of the future, allowing the displays to be bend or folded and still work, flexible OLEDs will be easier to integrate into any range of LCD enclosures or HDTV case.