Protecting Screens in Outdoor Locations

Outdoor screens are now a popular and common from of information and advertising. Far more practical than static signage, outdoor digital signage has many benefits:

Attractive and eye-catching outdoor digital signage will be far more noticeable than static signage. Moving images and transitions draw the eye and make the content really stand out.

Remote uploading of new content means that once erected, the digital sign will not need a technician to put up new content as it can be uploaded remotely and distributed to multiple devices on a network, save both money and time.

In comparison to indoor digital signage, outdoor still has several advantages: increased audiences in outdoor locations and more likelihood of being noticed with less competition than for indoor systems.

Using a screen outdoors, however, does come with some challenges and additional costs. Many of the off-the-shelf digital signage displays such as freestanding digital posters are unlikely to work in an outdoor location; the rain, wind, and excessive temperatures most likely to disable it.

A common solution for outdoor digital signage is to use a standard commercial screen and provide the protection with an outdoor LCD enclosure. This enables you to source your own screen and choose the model, type and size best suited for the campaign.

LCD enclosures are designed to hold most types of LCD or plasma flat screens and come in a variety of sizes from small 24” enclosures ideal for small information screens to larger 70” LCD enclosures that will protect huge outdoor displays.

The protection offered by an LCD enclosure is fairly comprehensive sealing inside the display and not only keeping it dry and free of weather elements, but also providing eh perfect temperature inside the enclosure, regardless of the ambient weather.

LCD enclosures also provide extreme physical protection, something most outdoor digital displays fail to counter effectively, and can withstand the most tenacious attempts at vandalism or accidental impacts.

This post was written by Richard N Williams

Richard N Williams

Richard N Williams is a writer and journalist based in Birmingham, UK. He has many years of experience writing about all aspects of the internet and digital technology. He is the author of several technology related books and his articles have appeared in various publications, trade magazines and online journals. Richard N Williams Google+

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