Digital signage is basically a sub-section of digital signage. Digital screens employ technologies like LCD, LED, plasma, DLP, and LCD/Plasma screen to project digital content, audio, video, web sites, restaurant menus, and so on. The content may include one-dimensional images, animation, video, or digital content that is recorded digitally. The digital signage consists of one or more displays and is remotely connected to the centralized display system through a network or local area network.
Today, digital signage is used in a wide variety of environments and for multiple purposes. Retail stores and restaurants utilize digital signage in their retail and food court locations to attract customers and increase sales. Educational facilities also make good use of digital signage to enhance the learning experience of the students. In corporate environments, digital signage helps the management or owners of a company to easily communicate with their staff, employees, or customers by displaying various messages and information.
Hospitals and medical centers make good use of digital signage to display doctor’s directives and emergency information, as well as to attract patients. Many government offices and museums also use digital signs to communicate vital information and perform other functions. Radio and television stations also make good use of digital signage to enhance entertainment and inform the audience. Digital signs come in a large variety of sizes, styles, and colors to meet the needs of different industries. They are especially useful in warehouses and factories to help workers and managers to easily identify certain objects.
Digital signs are used to attract customers, and they come in different designs to cater to different market segments. These displays allow users to select the content that they want and then instantly see it on their computer monitors. The technology behind digital signage makes it suitable for any type of display. It enables the display of both static and moving digital content, which help improve the functioning of the devices.
Retail stores use digital signage in their stores, which allows customers to easily access the content they want to view. Digital signage can be installed inside retail stores to display the products available, or in the case of e-commerce sites to help convey the message to the customers faster. Electronic signage is particularly useful in malls to help maintain the cleanliness of the shopping mall. It is an effective means to disseminate information, such as sales details and special offers in malls. It also helps improve traffic and security in the shopping mall.
Public outdoor areas such as parks and beaches use digital signage, which displays current and historical information, along with interactive games, to keep the visitors busy. Interactive digital displays can also be installed in the parks to provide information about the history of the park and its location, and it enables the visitors to interact with the area and participate in activities or games. Interactive digital screens are also used in other public places, such as airports, railway stations, hospitals, and other places of work. Public service venues such as government buildings and courts use interactive digital display units to inform the public about pending events, upcoming events, and historical information. Digital signs can also be installed to provide traffic and parking information.
Digital signage can be used for indoor purposes as well, such as in restaurants and bars. Video walls are a good example of indoor digital signage, which display video images on the walls to entertain the customers. In addition, audio visuals display information about the place and different videos are interspersed to add more fun to the experience. Video walls are particularly effective in showing live video, showing the ambience of the place, and attracting customers to come inside and enjoy the experience.
Interactive digital signs allow users to search for a product or service by inputting specific keywords, and these signs usually appear on the top of the page. The digital signage that appears above the key words also appears with the related images. The digital signage that appears on the top of the page also appears lower in comparison to those that appear below the keywords, which helps users to navigate easily. In short, digital displays and interactive digital signs are an excellent way to promote and explain your business or products to the public, in an engaging and entertaining manner.