“What was your biggest takeaway from DSE 2018?”
One of my biggest takeaways from DSE 2018 was how we still do not have many outdoor touch screen options. This includes the combined screen and enclosure solution. While some kiosk vendors are making progress with heat management, those same solutions may not work with rugged vandal-proof touch glass. Day versus night lumens can be managed with light sensors, but not as easily when combined with glare issues from direct sunlight and touch glass. Also, some vendors are still relying on touch overlay devices that have limitations compared to touch detection technology on the screen glass. Finally, large outdoor pixel panels have up-close pixel pitch gaps and don’t support video wall touch panels. Nevertheless, each display technology area is improving yearly, and new problems are being solved every year. I look forward to next year!