Outdoor Digital Signage
There are plenty of challenges when implementing outdoor digital signage but despite this more and more electronic displays are being built outside to take advantage of their greater audience numbers these outside digital advertising displays can generate. While the most obvious challenge for taking a industrial grade LCD screen outside is protecting it from the weather, and specifically rainfall, the problems associated with the sunlight can be just as hard to overcome. Video Walls
The issue with the sunlight and outdoor electronic signage is that direct sunlight will often create the screen unreadable. Not only can sunlight cause warmth (you must know what that’s like when you try and watch the TV at home during the summer months where very often you are forced to close the curtain to watch the screen obviously ) but even if there is absolutely no warmth in bright sunlight the screen will appear dim and hard to read. But there are ways to ensure the screen is as readable as possible when taken outdoors:
Assuming you’ve the cleverest kind of screen potential will go along way to ensuring that the screen is readable. The minimum screen brightness for any outside LCD screen should be 800 nits but LCD with 1000+ nits are available and should be considered when looking to get into outdoor digital signage. It should also be mentioned that in general industrial displays have greater nit values and are better suited to outdoor signage displays.
Preventing glare is accomplished in a number of ways. Optical bondng, anti-reflective glass and tinting are only some choices. Sadly, no matter which way you select this there most likely will be some drop-off in brightness. Direct sunlight may cause more problems than just glare also. Display burn can develop whether sunlight is constantly on it so either the outside digital screen ought to be turned away from sunlight or some other remedy to protect against this screen burn ought to be considered like warming the screen itself.
A great deal of content that works well in indoor locations doesn’t respond well to be taken outdoors. Use colours and designs that are more notable in outdoor locations. There’s often a great deal of trial and error involved with this but assess what works and what doesn’t and you need to soon develop a flare for designing content that’s acceptable for outdoor electronic signage.
Outdoor Digital Signage