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  • Digital Signage Solutions, views and opinions please?

     James Culpin updated 1 year ago 3Members · 4 Posts
  • James Culpin

    Member
    January 8, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Happy New Year All,
    Coming from a vinyl & CNC background being very ‘hands on’……this is a painful post!

    Feel i need to get up to speed with the ‘Digital Signage’ age and look into screens & displays etc.
    Open to advice on where to start, companies to talk to and particularly any Expo’s to attend.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

  • Luke Culpin

    Member
    January 8, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Interesting subject, I too would like to know more.

    Another good question is how you go about creating the artwork… whilst a still flat image is pretty simple, where do you start with the moving/motion artworks?

  • Colin Crabb

    Member
    January 8, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    We’ve sold a few – not cheap looking at £1500 – £4000 outlay for a 50" free standing unit depending on what you want to do. Top end units are connected via Wi-Fi or even SIM card so you can change or update adverts without visiting site, plus get status reports, this is a great upsale service that you can provide for ongoing revenue. Smaller presentation screens are a lot less!!

    And no, domestic ‘smart’ TV’s are not suitable, as they are not rated to run 24/7….. yes I’ve had a customer ask this before.

    Artwork is pretty easy for basics flat images just a standard Jpeg etc, you can then progress to simply photoshop timeline (GIF, AVI), and if you really get into it create using something like Adobe premier pro & After Effects for the really coooool video stuff (MP4 etc) (tip: you can buy a huge amount of premade files now from the likes of shutterstock etc), all the units have some form of Android media player software running making it very easy to add files to the internal harddrive, with control on how it plays back. On power loss, they just reboot and play.

  • James Culpin

    Member
    January 9, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Thanks both.
    Any advise on companies to approve or shows to attend?

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