21 Philips video wall displays were used to create a 3×3 screen and a 4×3 screen. Each screen was mounted onto a pop-out bracket and daisy chained with DVI cables. The content was controlled and updated remotely from a Windows media player running embed.
At the time of installation, video walls were by far the best solution available. Fast-forward a couple of years and this is not the case. LED screens are fast becoming, if not already, the go-to option for large displays thanks to many benefits, with some being listed below. The drastic drop in price is also a huge benefit and now in some cases makes LED cheaper than video walls, therefore being the most cost-effective solution.
Absen A275 1.5mm pixel pitch panels were chosen to create a 6×6 screen and a 8×6 screen, where they are daisy chained with power and data. The dimensions of the new screens are almost an exact match using 84 LED panels.
After installing some additional hardware, each screen benefits from 4 inputs, PIP options and audio, which is all controlled from an easy to use touchscreen, running embed. The space can now be used to inform, educate, entertain and through video conferencing and casting hardware, arrange and hold meetings.
Even when using the slimmest bezel possible, each video wall display is still noticeable. LED benefits from a modular concept that fit together to offer a truly seamless canvas with no disruption to the content.
If, and when, a video wall display goes faulty you could potentially lose a large section or your screen. However, a pixel failure with LED is less catastrophic and usually goes unnoticed by the untrained eye.
Over time, like any LCD display, the colours will fade and in a video wall become inconsistant. Thanks to batch production and intense testing, LED guarentees unifrom and accurate colour representation.
Other benefits and more information on LED can be found here.
If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above, look no further. We can help!
If you feel your digital signage isn’t having the impact you were hoping for or have a project in mind, we can offer you a free, no obligation, consultation or quote. Below we will go through a few reasons why you may want to consider revamping your digital signage.
Even over the last 5 years, the way your content is managed has changed for the better. It is now so easy to update and manage, whether this be via a USB stick or the cloud, to make sure your target audience gets the relevant information at the correct time.
Cloud based software
Update and manage your content whenever, wherever using the cloud. embed signage is a cloud based software we supply which allows you to log in to your online account from any browser or smart phone to create, update and publish content to your registered devices. Advanced scheduling capabilities can also bet set up depending on time, dates, days, weather conditions, temperature, wind speed and device connectivity guaranteeing relevant content is always on display.
Sign up for a free 28 day trial of the software here.
Manually update content by uploading image and video files to a USB stick and inserting this into your display. The files are downloaded and stored onto the displays internal memory, then once the USB has been removed, the files will be shown on a full screen loop.
Your content is the driving force behind your digital signage as this is the aspect that can really grab attention and entice customers in. Engaging content with rich, vivid colours will draw audiences closer where a quality over quantity approach will make them stay.
With the help from Allen Creative, a professional design agency, we can make sure your needs are met and audiences respond!
Bigger, smaller, brighter, thinner and lighter are just a few characteristics that have made hardware cooler (and cheaper in most cases). Most commercial grade displays now come with internal media players, eliminating the need for additional hardware and therefore no additional cost. Multi output media players also make projects cheaper by allowing you to control and show content on multiple displays from a single device.
Bezel-less canvases can be built upto any size thanks to LED panels giving your audience a near-prefect seamless experience that would be difficult to miss, whilst shelf edge and POS displays can be used in smaller areas to make sure nothing is missed.
What can be achieved?
The video below shows what can be effortlessly achieved using some of the latest hardware and embed signage. A lift/place and learn experience allows the customer to interact with the product, and by simply placing it on the shelf gain access to product information.
Google is taking Digital Signage very seriously of late. Their Chrome browser and OS offers multiple digital signage services with a name you know and trust. From media players and devices to digital signage software and its own chrome device management platform, Chrome has every aspect of Digital Signage covered… so let’s take a look at it in a bit more detail:
BENEFITS OF CHROME FOR DIGITAL SIGNAGE
Chrome devices run Chrome OS, which is designed by Google. The digital signage focused devices range from small dongle types to 24/7 commercial grade media players and all in one touch screen solutions, all of which guarantee:
Starts in seconds and gets faster over time, allowing you to focus on getting things done.
Built in encryption, sandboxing and automatic updates give all chrome devices high quality security.
Chrome devices are built from ground up with speed, reliability and simplicity at their core, providing unmatched uptime and security for signage deployments.
CHROME DEVICES FOR DIGITAL SIGNAGE
Chromeboxes are sleek, compact devices that are suitable for digital signage and kiosks. We recommend the use of AOPEN Chromeboxes due to their 24/7 design – the only Chromeboxes on the market designed specifically with digital signage in mind.
Chromebases are simple all-in-one touch devices perfect for kiosks or POS displays.
Chromebits allow you to turn any screen into an digital sign. These devices, although not commercial grade, provide a great entry level option to those on a budget that may already have displays in place.
Using Chrome Device Management, an administrator of a G Suite account can manage and configure more than 200 features and polices on Chrome devices. User, device and network settings can be pre-configured to a Chrome device or remotely configured from the control panel. These settings can be applied to the entire organisation and all of its chrome devices or specific settings can be set for individual devices.
Chrome sign builder is an entry level, basic digital signage app that allows users to schedule and display URL’s.
Web content such as menus, images, YouTube videos, playlists and Google presentations can be scheduled to play for specific times or all day for a set number of days. You configure the builder once in the initial setup and then you proceed to create schedules and specify the URLs for the content.
The Chrome sign builder can be downloaded and installed on any Chrome device or any other computer with a Chrome browser from the Chrome web store.
The Fully Loaded…
embed signage is a cloud based digital signage software with heaps of features. They are also Google Cloud Chrome Technology Partners too, a status only given to businesses that create products that complement, enhance, or extend the reach / functionality of Google Cloud products.
The feature rich software allows users to create multi-zoned, multi-media layouts that can be scheduled to play at certain times of the day, days of the week, specific dates and even weather conditions. Content is published to the devices which download and store it locally for playback. There are also a wide range of free plugins and widgets such as Twitter, RSS and weather that are available to use.
Pair embed signage with an AOPEN Chrome Device and Chrome Device Management gives you a great digital signage package. Not only do you get the advanced features of the embed signage software together with the reliability and speed benefits of the Chrome device but you can also remotely manage and deploy devices in kiosk mode (locked down to the signage application only) incredibly easily and in minutes using the Chrome Device Management – here’s how:
Eclipse Digital Media are proud to present their LED Wall that has been nominated at this years Install Awards. It is one of six finalists in the Best Retail/DOOH Project category scheduled to be held on Thursday 29th June at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in Kensington, London.
This will be the 4th annual Install Awards where excellence across the entire pro-AV industry is recognised. The ceremony focuses on the best projects, and the people that make them happen, during the preceding 12 months. This years black tie event will consist of dinner and drinks followed by the awards presentation and ending with an after party all hosted by presenter and standup comedian, Jimmy McGhie.
“We are so proud to be nominated for this award alongside the other high quality projects. Alot of hard work has paid off and as you can see, the result looks fantastic.”
Director, Eclipse Digital Media
Matalan Indoor LED
Working closely with Eclipse Digital Media, Matalan evaluated several solutions before deciding the LED Wall would deliver the big impact they were after.