When the topic of digital signage comes up, most people conjure up an image in their head of a flat screen display similar to the television they use at home. While this is certainly accurate in many situations, there are a wide range of display solutions available.
A relative newcomer to this niche are consumer facing tablets. Steadily falling prices have made repurposing these devices to run digital signage software instead of Angry Birds a lucrative proposition.
When using a tablet, it becomes both the display and the player.
Make sure that your digital signage software is supported. Enplug currently runs on Windows (non RT) tablets.
Many of the features you would consider when purchasing a tablet for consumer use become irrelevant. Factors such as how many megapixels its camera has won’t matter if it is dedicated to digital signage.
Tablets are perfect for table-top displays where counter space is at a premium.
They can also work well in unique scenarios where tablet-specific abilities like battery power and 4G connectivity can be killer features, such as on the award-winning Seoul Sausage food truck above.
Tablets can be the most efficient solution for locations where space is extremely limited as in the bathroom below.
2. Computer Monitors – 19” – 32”
Television’s diminutive sibling who typically enjoys FPS games over reality TV shows.
Monitors are economical at some sizes, but at 32” and above televisions are usually more cost effective.
From a practical standpoint, you can consider a monitor to be a small LCD television that happens not to have an integrated ATSC receiver.
May not have VESA mounting capabilities.
Built in stands make them easy to use for tabletop signage.