Five Trends Shaping Digital Signage

Advertising is crucial part of the success of any organisation – and signage can play a key role, whether it is static, interactive, analogue or digital.

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Digital signage undoubtedly leaves an impression on the viewer – indeed, it has a very impressive recall rate of 83%.

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There are a number of trends that are continuing to shape the industry, and more will likely emerge. But what are some of the key ones to look out for?

Digitised Texture Designs and New Customisable Signs

Traditionally, designs have been imprinted on computerised texture. But, in the future, producers are likely to find ways of taking these illustrations/designs to a higher level in terms of how they look.

When a digital texture is used, it brings the signage to life by creating more light and allowing movement. This enables signs to be brought to life but at a fraction of the cost of doing it via a traditional screen. It means organisations can create impactful adverts at a lower cost.

Advances in technology mean that signage can now be created in a variety of shapes and sizes – making it possible to have custom-made digital signs.


Touchscreen devices are the norm in today’s society. So it comes as no surprise that digital adverts in the future will surely involve touchscreen panels. Indeed, at present the only reason these are not commonplace is to do with the perceived lack of interconnectivity between what the customer does and what they see. This is something that newer technology (such as being able to incorporate breaks to mimic the console) will help to tackle.

To learn more about how modern signage can benefit your organisation, why not take a look at the website of an industry-leader such as Mood Media today?

Digital Advertising

Digital solutions are great for dealing with advertising that needs to be updated on a regular basis. Software that permits easy content tagging makes life much easier – as does using cloud-based media players connected to that signage. This means that all schedules and content can be managed using web-browsers.

Content Streaming in Real Time

Digital signs are a great platform to share real-time content (video and/or audio) and open-up numerous possibilities. This is a brilliant way of promoting services/products in an entertaining and fun way, giving the consumer a memorable digital experience.

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The Invention of Television

In a television interview, Lord Reith the architect of Public Service Broadcasting i.e. Educate, Entertain and Inform, described television as the having the potential to be the biggest social menace that the society had ever seen. And he was responsible for the creation of the BBC and its introduction to the UK! How did we get the “telly”? It’s a convoluted story that I will attempt to tell you now.


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First off, to pick up a signal you need a decent receiver. Whilst we don’t have analogue waves any more an Ariel or dish is still required. As people with TV Aerials Swansea and South Wales will testify will be able to look at that for you easily.

The concept of TV has many people claiming to have invented it. The telephone and telegram had been around for a while and Cinema was going as strong as it ever was. It and the radio were where most people got their news without reading it from a newspaper. What if the cinema could be broadcast to a smaller unit in the home?

The invention of television was a competition to see who could get there first. It was not just individuals but also companies vying for a practical working model that could be sold to the public. It was viewed as having the potential to unit Humanity through communication in ways that had never been dreamed before. There are 5 names that represent the main creators and developers, and these are.

Zworykin and Rosing

Combining the work of previous scientist who had worked to create projected images via signal these two scientists perfected the process so that at least very crude images could be sent and then received via a cathode ray tube in the back of the TV which then put the image on a screen. It was not a moving image as the ray could not keep up with the stream sent. However, this proved the system could work. This was the basis for TV’s working model for many years.


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John Logie Baird

Baird worked on the principle of using the Cathode Ray and a Nipkow Disk in conjunction with amplification of signal and power to enable the sending of images that actually moved. He was also able to do this via a transatlantic link again showing the power of TV and its instant ability to communicate as it crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Baird also used colour though this was not taken up on the actual sets due to cost until later.

Kalman Tihanyi and James P Mitchell

Tihanyi in 1936 theorised the creation of a Plasma screen that we have today but the Cathode ray would hold sway for many decades after that. Mitchell in 1978 prototyped and showed the LED based screen that we have as standard. All though not actually inventing the TV, they are important moments in the development of the TV you have today.

Telecommunications – The Industry of Opportunity

The telecommunications industry provides television, telephone, cable services, internet, broadband, cellular phones, and satellite services among other. This massive industry is broken up into four sectors: wireless, wired, satellite, and “other”. Careers abound. In addition to the designers of these primary goods and services, layers of supportive occupations are necessary to keep this industry growing. Telecommunications jobs also include salespeople, client service agents, instructors, repair specialists, marketers, among others. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that 52% of individuals employed in telecommunications are in installation, maintenance, and repair professions.

The biggest sector of telecommunications covers wired carriers. These carriers deliver landline phones, DSL, cable TV and Internet services. Transmitted over cables and lines, these carriers control access and characteristically charge for access to the content delivered. They may or may not own the network used. These carriers don’t produce the content delivered (for example, a cable TV carrier delivers the service but they don’t produce the awards show or concert you are watching).

Wireless telecommunication carriers deliver Internet and data by sending signals over a network of radio towers. The best image of the wireless sector is cell phones. Signals are transmitted through an antenna straight to customer’s phone and from there, info and voice transmissions can be sent and received.

Satellite telecommunications send and receive information via satellites and are able to transmit a variety of data including images, messages and more. Businesses often use satellite as back up to DSL services and the government relies heavily on satellite transmissions. Direct-to-home satellite TV is classified in the wireless grouping and not satellite. Other telecommunications refers to services such as radar stations and radio networks.

Telecommunications is such an exciting field. We’ve watched data transmission capabilities (bandwidth) change with the evolution of fiber optics. The speed capabilities of fiber optics allow for rapid transmission of data. Some carriers offer fiber optics cable to residential customers; provide video on demand, faster high-speed Internet, cable TV, and a telephone all delivered through one single line. With increasingly speedy connections, watch as even more data and apps are easily delivered to mobile devices. The future is bright for the field of telecommunications.

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Internet Marketing – A Virtual Store

Internet marketing is the equivalent of having a store to sell your product or service, except it is online. The challenges with having an online presence are the same as if you had a brick and mortar establishment: Build rapport with the customer, explain the benefits of your product or service, and plant the desire to buy your product or service; retain them as loyal customers. Add to that, provide great customer service, and offer rewards for their business, such as coupons or member perks. With a great internet-marketing plan, you can win customers and increase sales, and gain a regular following.

The first thing to do is to get probable customers to your virtual business. Using search engine optimization, pay per clicks, ads, and email marketing will bring them there. When the public visits your site, it’s up to you to keep them there. How? By having an effective sales and benefits message and by demonstrating how your product or service fills their needs. Design your site to showcase products or services in ways that appeal so that potential customers can picture you as the solution to whatever brought them to your site, to begin with.

In internet marketing, you don’t have a greeter standing by your door. You don’t have a real person building rapport with the customers, so the next best thing is to make your site so user-friendly and welcoming, that the visitor trusts you and what service or product you are selling.

Have you ever walked into a store and known immediately that it wasn’t for you? It may have been the employee’s attitude or the darkness of the store, or the product displays, or the cleanliness, but whatever the reason, you wanted out fast. Well, websites make the same impressions, so be sure that your website is easy to use, welcoming looks credible and professional, and has contact info prominently displayed. Don’t make it hard for someone to reach you.

Best practices always mean adding something extra for the customer, like a pleasant surprise. Follow up purchases with a confirmation, add customer friendly guarantees and return policies, and even free shipping. Keep the customer’s trust and you’ll broaden your customer base.

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Cleaning Your Digital Camera Sensors: The How and the Why

My official advice is simple: don’t get the sensor dirty in the first place and, if you do, get it professionally cleaned. Even if you’re only a keen amateur, it’s well worth the expense of a professional clean every year or so to keep your investment in good working order.

Cleaning Your Digital Camera Sensors

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That said, if you’re reading this you’ve probably already decided to ignore my advice and have a go at cleaning your sensor yourself. So, in this article, we’ll be looking at a few of the different techniques for doing just that and some of the key points to remember.

General Hints and Tips

– If you have a recent Canon DSLR, you can almost certainly ignore this article as your camera already cleans it’s sensor automatically every time you turn it on. The camera uses very high-frequency vibrations to shake any debris from the sensor aided by anti-static coatings which hopefully repel dust in the first place.

– Always make sure you have a fully charged battery before trying to clean your camera’s sensor. This is because you need power to keep the mirror up and out of the way.

– Only ever use proper, purpose-made cleaning products which were manufactured for the purpose in a clean environment and sealed for protection. As this writer for All Things Photography found out, dirty cleaning equipment will only make matters worse.

– Never use canned or compressed air to clean a sensor directly. The force, propellant and low temperature will cause irreparable damage to the sensor and related electronics.

Doing the Deed

Professional photographers such as Bournemouth wedding photographer all have their own sensor cleaning routines, and it’s fair to say that the actual task is not technically challenging although it can be fiddly.

Above all, remember to be slow and be gentle. You should always start with the least invasive and softest option to avoid any possibility of damage to the sensor before trying other methods if you haven’t managed to get things clean.

This means starting off with a blower or vacuum, which are perfect for removing loose dust and debris. If that is not effective, you can move on to options such as brushes and then ultimately a wet swab if there is no alternative.