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The A to Z of Digital Signage: L is for LCD

The A to Z of Digital Signage: L is for LCD

Everyone has heard of LCD technology as it is featured in calculators, computer monitors, smartphones and tablets, domestic televisions and most importantly Digital Signage; but what is it?   LCD, which stands for liquid crystal display, is a flat-panel technology that uses the light-modulating properties of liquid crystals. The LCD panel is made up of… Read More

The A to Z of Digital Signage: K is for Kiosk

The A to Z of Digital Signage: K is for Kiosk

When it comes to Digital Signage the term “kiosk” usually describes a freestanding display, which can be a touch screen or a passive non-touch screen, with an integrated PC or media player used for wayfinding, data capture, ordering, advertising or general information dissemination.   Kiosks currently hold the largest market share of the global Digital… Read More

The A to Z of Digital Signage: J is for JPEG

The A to Z of Digital Signage: J is for JPEG

Images and videos are the most common forms of content for Digital Signage and the best image format to use, to achieve the best balance between quality and file size, are JPEG images. JPEG (which stands for “Joint Photographic Experts Group”, the name of the committee that created the standard) is one of the most… Read More

The A to Z of Digital Signage: I is for IP Rating

The A to Z of Digital Signage: I is for IP Rating

If you are looking for a Digital Signage solution that is to be used in an outdoor environment then you will need to consider what IP rating is required.   IP stands for International Protection (or Ingress Protection) and indicates how much protection something has against two external factors – dust and water. For indoor… Read More

The A to Z of Digital Signage: H is for HDMI

The A to Z of Digital Signage: H is for HDMI

HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface and is a proprietary audio/video interface for transmitting digital video and audio signal from an HDMI-compliant source device, such as a PC or media player, to a monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. Over the last decade HDMI has become the biggest digital replacement for analogue… Read More

The A to Z of Digital Signage: G is for GIF

The A to Z of Digital Signage: G is for GIF

Graphics Interchange Format images, better known by their acronym GIF, are a type of media file widely used on the internet. They are usually short animated images and even though GIFs have been around for over 30 years their mainstream popularity have surged in recent years due to the adoption of fast-speed internet, the increasing… Read More

The A to Z of Digital Signage: F is for Freestanding

The A to Z of Digital Signage: F is for Freestanding

Freestanding Digital Signage solutions are defined as not being attached to or supported by another structure, such as a trolley or mount; this covers a host of products which tend to feature larger screens. Over the last decade freestanding Digital Signage has become more and more popular across all the major markets. Freestanding Digital Signage… Read More

The A to Z of Digital Signage: E is for Education

The A to Z of Digital Signage: E is for Education

Digital Signage solutions are becoming more common in schools, colleges, universities and other training based facilities. As well as technology being used as a tool by teachers to assist with the learning of their students, Digital Signage can also be used as a means to disseminate messages to students and visitors. The most well established… Read More