|Media and marketing should be interesting, fun and informative and Digital Signage systems can
offer this by a adding a wide range of functionality and flexibility
to standard signage and
information dissemination methods.
Digital Signage is one of the fastest growing areas of AV systems There are a variety of 'Digital
Signage' Screen systems available offering various functions and features and of course, different
'Basic' systems are generally stand-alone screens with a small internal processor unit. Information
is compiled onto a computer and uploaded onto a USB stick of flash memory card and inserted into
the screen allowing the media to be shown. More advanced systems will allow for a mix of media
including picture slide shows, video and music and some will even allow for scheduling changes of
information as well as screen on / off facilities. However, the information still needs uploading by
hand to each individual screen.
'Networked' systems offer greater flexibility. By linking screens together across a network, a
central user can compile the required information in one location and send that information out to
each screen, be that to all screens at once or different templates to different screens. The method
in which these operate varies tremendously with all-in-one systems to separate controlling 'boxes'
which can be connected to any screen. With a network connection, many will allow for web
information, RSS feeds to be shown as well as other inputs such as TV and external devices. The
user can add screens to the network system as required and continue to control them from a single
or multiple points.
Phoenix AV is able to provide information on and supply a wide range of products, however in view
of the fact that many will be new to Digital Signage, we believe that the following products will
offer the best all round solutions.