From VHS tapes and video monitors that came out in the 80s and 90s and created a buzz in the advertising world to today’s super sharp and highly interactive ultra-thin screens; digital signage has come a long way and has revolutionized the way consumers interact with brands.

Today, digital signage solutions are being widely used by businesses across various industries. They have now become a must-have feature and a retail establishment without digital signage is often deemed outdated or boring by the customers.

At BlinkSigns, we help our clients get the right digital signage solution for their business. Our goal is to educate our customers and help them make informed decisions. In this article, you are going to learn about the 3 basic components of digital signage solutions and what functions they play in a visual communication system.

  1.   Display/Screen:

There a lot of different types and formats of digital signage screens available. Some of the screens look very similar to standard consumer flat-screen TVs but they can be operated 24/7 without any screen burns. The other types include digital menu boards, video walls, transparent LED displays, digital kiosks, interactive touch screen displays, and more.

Most of the digital signage companies don’t manufacture the screens and get them sourced from popular vendors such as Philips, LG, Samsung, or Panasonic.  At BlinkSigns, we invest in high-quality commercial-scale grade screens that are not only visually appealing but also durable enough to stand the test of time.

  1.   Media Player:

A media player is a small computer device that is connected to the digital display to feed content to it. All digital signage screens that we see in public spaces or commercial areas are typically powered by the media players. Media players also come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Today most media players and android powered and their size can be as small as a USB stick that can easily fit in the palm of your hand.

It is important to consider the specifications of your hardware and software when choosing a media player. At BlinkSigns, we help our clients pick the right media player that not only caters to your currents needs but is also scalable to cater to your future needs as you grow.

  1.   Content Management Software

The CMS is the software that is installed into digital signage to manage and control the content of your network. There are many different types of content management software available and they come in a range of prices. Choosing the right content management system is also extremely important as it plays a huge part in achieving your goals with digital signage.

The features depend upon the pricing and the vendor. However, the basic must-have features include, uploading and organizing your content, creating a playlist, and distributing content to multiple players. 

 

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