Enclosure systems can also assist indoor applications where displays are in sensitive areas that need protection from the public. An enclosure solution does add a measure of cost to a project but when properly utilized the enclosure will ensure the operation, “up-time” and integrity of the overall solution. A good enclosure solution will permit installation of digital messages in places thought previously impossible.
Having the ability to install signs virtually anywhere can differentiate a system wide signage solution in the marketplace, bringing greater revenue, more complete information to patrons, or simply ensure the safety of the traveling public. Outdoor enclosure solutions can be a challenge to implement as the complexity is dictated by the exposure to the public and elements required by the installation. Be sure to deal with an enclosure company that has the experience to recommend the appropriate solution for the specific need.
Engage a firm that specializes in the manufacture and placement of enclosures and not necessarily display mounts or content solutions. The selected firm must also have the appropriate enclosure thermal management experience necessary to assist in the proper specification of a heating/cooling configuration. Remember, any enclosure solution selected has to do the job day in and day out for years to come. Experience, warranty, service capability and reputation in the marketplace are the keys to proper selection of your enclosure system provider.
Putting a digital signage project together prior to installation is no small task. Pre- or post equipment selection carefully considers hiring a professional installation organization with experience in digital signage installation. What may seem relatively easy for an in-house install crew can spiral out of control when these individuals may not have experience configuring displays or installing enclosures solutions properly. There are a number of companies that specialize in digital signage installations and cover everything from construction and cabling to physical installation and configuration of displays, media players and mounting solutions. Choosing the right install crew can save time and money as well as having an invaluable resource for all things digital signage that was not covered in the specification process.
A digital signage project may seem overwhelming but fear not, as with most industries there are a number of professional consultants to help navigate the digital signage waters such as the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) for professional assistance regarding who to contact. There are additional tools like industry webinars and trade groups related to the digital signage industry.
Fortunately the digital signage industry has embraced the market and developed an outstanding framework of trade shows, professional organizations and information resources in a relatively short period of time. This industry takes pride in providing superior products and services with a standard of conduct and training from industry experts. When developing a digital signage project you will be well served to research the various products and services you need along with the professionals who provide them. Regardless of the solution chosen, your project will certainly be a success utilizing the resources outlined in this article while planning it.
Karl Jackson, director of business development, ITSEnclosures will be presenting the Industry Roundtable Discussion entitled, “Transportation Digital Signage and Hardware Needs,” at Digital Signage Expo 2014 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Feb. 12.