Digital posters and digital Menu boards seem essentially identical, even someone from the energetic advertising industry occasionally have problems spotting the gap. Technology is driving digital Signage into new places and this brings with it some potential issues, not all companies can afford to spend thousands of pounds in dynamic signage, well both options highlighted can offer the identical end results with low investment of money and time, so now any company from auto repair shops to dentists may have these in their client waiting areas.
Digital posters are manufactured for client reception and waiting areas, so they can provide advice to your clients when they are waiting for their vehicle. Now we are seeing this alternative appear in beauty salons, dentists and even little corner shops.
Why a digital poster?
Selecting an electronic poster is the entry level for any digital signage solution, in addition to being the most cost effective it is also the quickest to install and configure. No software to configure or code only drag the content that you would like to use from your digital menu board software camera and drop them to the storage device, then using any text editor generate a list of the pictures you want from the sequence you would like them to be exhibited, then save the file with an xml extension and drop this also on into the storage card. Displays sizes, range from 20 inches and go up to 40 inches, can be mounted in either vertical or landscape position.
Benefits – Affordable, simple to prepare, easy to generate a digital signage solution
Disadvantages – may only display digital pictures, MPEG video and MP3 sound files
The media player is a SS Solution with no moving parts to break down the number one issue with HDD is your cost associated with replacing the moving components, and that is the reason a SS alternative is the best solution in the marketplace.
Digital menu board
As the name implies, these were originally manufactured for displaying eye catching digital menus in Quick Serve Restaurants QSR, these come in two segments, the first using a built in media player like the digital poster and the next group has an external solid state media player. Dynamic menu board with an Integral media player is extremely much like the electronic poster, nevertheless these come in much larger sizes beginning at 32 to 82 inches, they utilize the identical size memory cards from 64MB to 12 GB, enough for almost any digital signage effort.