The way we interact with displays, whether it be in a supermarket, train station or at a vending machine needs to be quick, informative and fit for purpose. Having a reliable design partner that can help implement cutting-edge display and embedded technologies into your retail and signage display systems can ensure your customers remain happy.

Our Retail & Signage Design Expertise

With extensive design and development expertise, we can help you with your retail and signage design challenges, including:

Display readability

  • Vending machines and signage systems are often located in outdoor environments, causing sunlight readability challenges. Viewing angles and readability can be greatly improved with optical bonding processes or by applying specific films with our coverlens customisation service. By adopting a display technology with wide viewing angles, such as the superior LCD IPS Display, your user interface can be read almost side on.
  • Increasing the luminance of the backlight unit is also an effective way of overcoming readability issues - read more about our Backlight customisation services;

Rugged design

  • Retail and Signage systems are often exposed to harsh environments as well as frequent public use requiring a highly reliable and rugged design. We offer vandal proofing solutions with high mechanical impact protection rating (IK08, IK09) ensuring a design to withstand the most challenging situations.
  • Thermal management is a critical factor for retail and signage systems used outdoors. An extended temperature range display is an option, or to reduce the risk of overheating from the sun and prevent discolouration of your display, an IR filter overlay can be applied and the use of  UV glues adopted. 

 Embedded design challenges

  • When used to display high-quality imaging content, retail and signage systems may require a powerful CPU with high performance video and graphics capabilities. We can help you select a high-speed graphics ARM or X86 CPU and optimise its design to make sure your content runs smoothly - read more about choosing embedded components.
  • Vending machines and signage systems often need to be connected via network hub for real time remote management and auditing of transactions, therefore requiring CPU systems with specific I/O functionalities. Working with you to understand your system connectivity requirements, we can help you achieve a bespoke board design including WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G or 4G, GSM and LAN networks – read more about our motherboard customisation services.

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