Beautiful digital signs can grab attention because they are constantly changing and are bright and colorful. If you intend to go this route, you'll need software that can control your sign. There are several features to look for when choosing digital sign software.
Advantages of a Digital Sign
There is no limit to what can be displayed on a digital sign. The digital signage software allows you to create and store information related to the operation of the digital signs. You may have dynamic product catalogs that you need to display. For example, you might want to market a particular product on a particular day.
DIY Digital Signs
You may choose to create digital signage software yourself. However, you'll have to pay the cost of having to create it yourself rather than devoting the time to other aspects of your business. Even smaller businesses would be better off finding a sign manufacturer who can also recommend software to control your digital sign. There might also be limited capabilities and features found in digital signage software that you create on your own when you don't have access to the latest technology.
One of the advantages of professional digital signage software is that with monthly pricing, you will have low startup costs. Typically, a software company will not perform the installation themselves. However, if this is important to you, it may be worthwhile to look for companies that do. Many software companies will have installation partners whom they can recommend to you.
If software is developed by a third party, you will need to be trained on how to use the software. Ask the company about whether they will offer training seminars. Depending on how sophisticated the sign is, you may need to be trained for as long as 20 hours.
Digital signage software needs to be compatible with your existing computers. The good news is that digital sign software usually has very low system requirements. However, if you are using a computer that doesn't run a major operating system or if you have not updated your computer in a long time, it might be worthwhile to purchase new computers.
For whichever videos you intend to use with your digital sign, make sure that the video format is compatible with the digital sign software. For example, most software programs are compatible with AVI. But with the right software, it will be much easier to control your digital sign.
Contact a sign manufacturer like Cardinal Sign Corporation for more information.