Sign & Digital Graphics

January '19

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24 • January 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S ELECTRIC SIGNAGE display without bandwidth issues. Billboards located in remote areas require different communication options such as cellular modems maintained by the cable carrier with each location having a unique, secure IP address. Additional firewalls and password protection options can be added. Using this com- munication technology makes installation and setup easier, eliminates less secure, wireless communication options, and simplifies remote-location dis- play installation. Manufacturers are opening the hardware to allow billboard companies to use their proven and secure third-party digital signage players, making it easier for them to add to their existing network of displays. Conclusion Today, more than 7,300 digital billboards operate nationwide. With high brightness, high resolution LEDS, the conventional billboard has been trans- formed into the perfect high-tech electronic outdoor display medium. The industry is fully engaged and developing ever-advanced modular solutions to meet the customers' changing needs. While we're seeing these imple- mented in high-profile billboards and displays, engineering is moving toward making them available in smaller applications for greater adoption of the technology. SDG Today's modular cabinets contain heat sensors and on-board diagnostic utilities that help regu- late temperatures so the display works more effi- ciently. (Image courtesy of Optec Displays)

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