Outdoor Digital Signage
There are lots of challenges when applying outside digital signage but despite this more and more digital screens are being built outside to take advantage of the greater audience numbers these outside digital advertising screens can create. While the most obvious challenge for carrying a industrial grade LCD screen outdoors is protecting it from the weather, and in particular rainfall, the problems connected with the sun can be just as difficult to overcome. Video Walls
The problem with the sun and outdoor digital signage is the direct sunlight will often make the screen unreadable. Not only can sun cause glare (you should know what that’s like when you attempt to watch the TV at home throughout the summertime where quite often you are forced to shut the curtain to watch the display obviously ) but even when there is absolutely no glare in bright sunlight the display will appear dim and difficult to read. But there are ways to ensure the display is as easy as you can when taken outside:
Ensuring you have the brightest kind of display potential will go along way to ensuring the display is readable. The brightness of LCD screens is measured in nits (aka candela per square metre). The minimum display brightness for any outside LCD screen should be 800 nits but LCD with 1000+ nits are available and must be taken into account when looking to get into outdoor digital signage. It should also be noted that in general industrial screens have greater nit values and are better suited to outdoor signage screens.
Preventing glare is done in many of ways. Regrettably, no matter which way you select that there probably will be some drop-off in brightness. Direct sunlight can cause more problems than just glare too. Display burn can grow if the sun is constantly on it either the outside digital display should be turned off from the sun another remedy to protect against this display burn should be considered like cooling the display itself.
A great deal of content that works well in indoor locations does not respond well to be taken outside. Use colors and designs that are more prominent in outdoor locations. There’s often a lot of trial and error involved with this but check what works and what does not and you need to soon develop a flare for designing material that’s suitable for outdoor digital signage.
Outdoor Digital Signage