Digital signage solutions include servers or players to store your messages, networking systems and services to deliver them, and large screens with special adapters to display them in brilliant lifelike color.
Philips offers a turnkey, plug-and-play digital signage solution. The Philips Adtraxion player with software and hardware tools, features a series of connected digital displays that can be managed via a local (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) connection. Users can customize the system and content. Content scheduling is programmed through an onscreen calendar. Integrated digital signage systems are also available from NEC, Sony, and others.
Visual Circuits Mantis digital signage solutions from Focus Enhancements, can deliver multiple channels of visual information over LAN and WAN to a variety of high-definition (HD) and standard-definition (SD) displays in retail, healthcare, and other applications. Four-channel systems start at about $8,600, plus the cost of networking, displays, and decoders.
The impressive new lineup of displays from Pioneer Electronics includes the high-definition, 50-inch PDP-505MX PureVision. This flat-panel plasma screen, with a street price of around $5,000, integrates technologies for high brightness and video noise reduction. Pioneer's new PureVision displays are available in sizes ranging from 42 to 61 inches, and accept optional digital signage adapters from NEC, Sony, Cabletime, Magenta, and others, for inputs from compatible analog and digital systems.
Other large-screen displays particularly suitable for digital signage include: Samsung's 400pN ($7,819) 40-inch plasma with built-in Ethernet, the LG 50PY2DR ($7,199) 50-inch plasma with 5000:1 contrast ratio, Sharp's PN-455 ($9,595) 45-inch LCD for digital signage with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, the Hitachi CMP4211 ($5,999) 42-inch plasma with full RS-232 serial control, Panasonic's super bright, giant 65-inch TH-65PHD8UK ($15,495), and Sony's FWD-50PX1 ($6,249) 50-inch plasma with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, and flexible input and interface options.
For a wealth of information about this rapidly developing application, check out the free Digital Signage Quarterly at www.activelight.com.
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The latest cost-effective projectors are light enough for the road, yet bright enough for large conference rooms and public areas. These multimedia units from BenQ 3400MP, and NEC's 2.2-lb. LT20.
The versatile MovieTime DV10 from Optoma, features a built-in DVD player and 2.5-Watt stereo speakers. This sub-$1,500, 8-lb., DLP-based, 480p native model, delivers 1000 lumens of brightness with a 4000:1 contrast ratio for watching DVDs. It also offers component, composite, and S-Video inputs, for image sources other than the built-in DVD.
Delivering high impact visual information anywhere, anytime, through the appropriate media, can be profitable, convenient, and fun.