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Digi Signage / Info Display / Narrow Casting / Streaming
Interactive Digital Signage in a Shopping Mall
Nowadays, digital signage is everywhere. It has become a popular marketing tool which can provide real time information, advertising and messages in rich multimedia formats to attract consumers. Interactive digital signage allows consumers to interact with the signage to enhance customer engagement and in-store sales. Among all public places, shopping malls are one of the ideal venues to utilize interactive digital signage.
Since this interactive digital signage was to be deployed in a mall where it is crowded and noisy, the digital signage monitor had to be large enough, with good image quality, to draw people’s attention. Moreover, fast, yet accurate touch responses were also required to build a reliable interactive interface. Lastly, the signage had to be rugged enough to withstand constant use and interactivity. Thus, reliability and longevity were key.
Advantech DSD-3032 and ARK-DS520 were selected for the application. DSD-3032 provides 32” large format monitors supporting 1366 x 768(HD) resolution and unparalleled image quality with configurable I/O. Unlike commercial grade monitors, the 32” digital monitor is designed with a metal frame and is fanless. Moreover, DSD-3032 is equipped with optical multi-touch solution which provides accurate 2-point touch with 4 mm tempered glass and anti-glare feature. Its versatile signal interface including HDMI, DVI, and VGA offers customers a wide range of signal options. The monitor also provides RS-232 and RS-485 for OSD (On Screen Display) remote control. Finally, DSD-3032 is fully integrated with ARK-DS520 providing our customer with a total solution for their digital signage applications.
• Optical multi-touch solution
• Wide viewing angle of 176°/176°
• Versatile signal interfaces of HDMI/DVI/VGA
• Wall mount solution with 200 x 200 mm
Dazzling Christmas LED Walls in Brussels
IDklic, a Belgian company specialized in Digital media, and a full-service provider for digital signage solutions, they managed and distributed the content on the LED walls for Christmas Market in Brussels.
Flight Information Display System (FIDS) for Airports
Flight Information Display Systems (FIDS) help improve communications and keep passengers constantly informed of travel information. To manage the heavy and ever increasing passenger traffic, an airport in the Middle-East needed terminal-wide FIDS that broadcasted information from a constantly updated database to numerous multimedia displays placed strategically throughout passenger facilities.
Passenger Information Display System (PIDS) for Railway Stations
Passenger Information Display Systems (PIDS) are digital information systems which display real-time information for passengers. Train operating companies are constantly striving to improve passenger satisfaction by offering more than just arrival and departure times. They also offer news and entertainment content as well as safety and emergency announcements and much more. These days, advertising is an important revenue stream for train operators, and that’s why PIDS are becoming more and more indispensable. A national train operator in Belgium was looking for an effective solution to upgrade their existing and outdated passenger information system whilst providing extra value to their customer experience.
Inurface Media Installs Digital Menu & Ferry Information Boards for Stena Line
Stena Line, an ABTA member, is an international transport and travel service company and one of the world’s leading ferry operators which operates in three business areas: Scandinavia, the North Sea and the Irish Sea with a network of 18 strategically located ferry routes in Europe. Stena Line has a modern fleet with a total of 35 vessels including fast ferries (Stena HSS), traditional combi-ferries, RoPax ferries for freight and passengers, and pure cargo ships, it’s a stable and profitable group and is committed to providing passengers with the best service and experience possible. During 2009, approximately 15.4 million passengers traveled with Stena Line. 3.3 million cars and 1.6 million freight units were transported during the same period. Inurface media was asked to provide a menu board solution for their two latest Superfast ferries, Superfast VII and Superfast VIII, following a £26 million refurbishment. Stena Line needed a flexible solution which allowed either the remote IT department or onboard customer service team to update the menu boards with the latest information.
Real Time Display and Branding Communication
One of our Chinese customers was working with a chain of automotive maintenance centers in Shanghai to revamp its digital signage system.Their earlier media player solution used commercial grade computers, and their frustrations with the short product life cycles sent the system integrator seeking a more rugged and enduring solution.Advantech’s digital signage media players met all requirements for high-definition video and real time information delivery as well as long product life, all at an impressively affordable price.
Fast Food Chain’s Multimedia eMenu Delights Guests
A global fast food giant, as part of their branding strategy, was revamping the digital signage systems at their restaurants in China, starting with their chain outlets in Shanghai. Their original digital signage platform was powered by commercial-grade PCs, with attendant frequent downtime and short product lifecycles. To overcome these frustrations, the fast food chain sought systems with greater reliability, and opted to install industrial-grade signage players instead. They also hoped that the upgrade could include support for full-HD video playback as well as content in other formats, including Flash, scrolling marquees, and hi-res images, all of which they intended to use to enhance presentation of their brand image.
Digital Signage Display Showcases Upscale Cosmetics Advertising in Singapore
In cosmetics, brand loyalty is built by offering unique, high quality products to the consumer and showcased in a fashion that accentuates beauty. From the models chosen to display the cosmetic products down to the retail shop displays, everything must look sleek and elegant. At the heart of Orchard Road in Singapore is the Paragon, a choice destination for up-market shoppers, with six levels of designer and luxury boutiques, shops, and cafes.
Digital Signage Fun at the Taipei International Flora Expo
After nearly four years in the works, the 2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition opened this November 6th, 2010. The service administrators for the event realized the importance of a reliable information broadcasting system for event handling. After reviewing similar setups at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai and other exhibitions, they proposed a network of digital signage displays to communicate premium services and information throughout the Flora expo. The plan called for an installation of fifteen units designed for interactive use around the "Pavilion of the Future".
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Pharmaceutical / Medical / Healthcare
Palm-size Fanless System for Medical Nursing Cart
Smallest Embedded Box PC Saves Power, Space, and Costs Area: USA, Project: Advantech rolled out the world’s smallest embedded box PC at the very beginning of 2012. Dubbed the ARK-1120, it features a palm-print size of 133.8 x 43.1 x 94.2 mm (W x H x D) and weighs only 0.8 kg. Small yet impressive, its CPU runs at above-average speed yet with much reduced power consumption. This mini killer product received its first order from a medical cart supplier based in the USA. This medical cart maker’s previous solutions used a laptop bolted to the top of the cart, or a commercial PC placed in the cart cabinet, with a matched monitor on the desk. Both laptops and commercial PCs are space-consuming, however, and difficult to secure to mobile carts, and their product service cycles are of short duration, which meant they had to be replaced every two or three years.
Building a Robust and Reliable Highway ETC System via Advantech's Solution
In recent years, highway toll systems have become more complex. Toll collection systems need to be able to collect monies from a range of sources i.e. cash and credit cards. But these require toll booths and therefore slow the flow of traffic. To alleviate these issues and keep the traffic moving a recent addition to the collection system is to build a highway with no toll booths. Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) systems use gantries over the highway, with monitoring equipment, in the form of transponders, to gather information from cars and lorries passing beneath them.