Ask the Board – October 28, 2019 | ANGEL CORDERO

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“What are effective cost-reduction strategies that can be employed with digital signage to keep your capital investment and maintenance low?”


Whether you have five or 500 signs, cost does matter.  Here are some considerations that may help your organization save money:

  • Share content from computers or media players to several screens using a video splitter
  • Consider lower-cost media players instead of more expensive workstation computers
  • Protect screens with enclosures and kiosks to reduce damage
  • Use outdoor fans to protect your screens from overheating and failing
  • Share and reuse content to reduce your creation costs
  • Document procedures to help new team members ramp up quickly
  • Monitor your systems and content remotely without having to travel to each location 

Finally, help yourself and the planet by reducing power and light pollution.  Leverage TV screensavers and shut off timers. Many signage systems can use schedules and send messages via RS-232 or HDMI CEC to turn on and off screens at certain times.

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Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

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