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In the Wild – Simon Outlet Mall Digital Signage Wayfinding Outdoor Kiosk

Simon Mall Outdoor Kiosk Digital Wayfinder and Digital Signage Review

Craig is a  senior staff writer for Kiosk Industry Group Association. He has 25 years of experience in the industry. He contributed this article.

Well we went back to the mall yesterday and while we were there we checked up on the digital signage unit installed at the brand new Simon Outlet Mall.  There are 10 of them spaced out around the outlet mall which was just completed 2 years ago and is the next generation outdoor shopping mall with over a 100 shops. Coloradans like being outdoor.

When we last checked before,   it was winter and the units seemed just fine.  Yesterday in Colorado it got to 95 and this unit is oriented to face West and East and direct sunlight.

The unit receives no mitigation or shelter from the sun or the heat.

While we there another customer wanted to try using our side of the unit because the other side wasn’t working. It was non-functional.

On the sunny side it was quite nearly impossible to read the display thru the glare, and yes, the screen was very hot.

On the software side I do like the interface and I will given them an A for the wayfinding.

Digital Wayfinding ROI

On the hardware side, the unit is attractive, it was relatively inexpensive to purchase, but it fails here in Colorado.  Another example of the budget not matching the objective. Now they need to replace the units and the overall costs will likely triple. Should have just got well-designed unit and paid the relatively low extra money.

For site location of the unit, I can understand the way they oriented it as direct right angle but the rest of the outlet mall is not laid out in right angles so they could’ve easily added 15 to 30 degrees of offset i order to avoid the direct sunlight.

Definition of not working is the screen was blacked out and when you touched it white spots would appear.  The screen was very hot for sure.  That was the status of the East side which had been heated up and blacked out.

Outdoor Display Tips From LG-MRI website

Sun is the biggest enemy of LCD displays. It will cause them to heat up, discolor, and eventually turn black. The sun hits the display surface with 1250 watts/m2 of energy, which will cause the temperature of the Liquid Crystal cell to increase significantly, even on the coldest of days. This can have the effect of literally causing the Liquid Crystals to boil and turn black, what is known as solar clearing.

We have all probably seen our phones turn off because they are “too hot” and need to cool down before use, but outdoor displays don’t have the luxury of taking a break when they are too hot. QSRs, media companies, and transit stations rely on the display being on and visible no matter what the ambient conditions are. Keeping LCDs cool is critically important to providing a 24/7 use in all environments, where temperature fluctuates and direct sunlight is always an issue.

LCDs have very low reflection and absorb almost 98% of the solar energy. This means that viewing an LCD outdoors works great because of the low reflection, but keeping it cool is the biggest challenge.

Good advice.


Simon Outlet Mall Digital Signage Wayfinding Outdoor Kiosk West facing afternoon

Simon Outlet Mall Digital Signage Wayfinding
Hardly able to read and extremely hot to touch.

 

 

Simon Outlet Mall Digital Signage Wayfinding Outdoor Kiosk East facing morning

Simon Outlet Mall Digital Signage Wayfinding
This side was just blacked out and unusable.

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Outdoor Signage – Peerless-AV® Named a 2019 Brand Official of Forbes Travel Guide

Company selected as the Official TV Wall Mount & Outdoor TV Provider for the Luxury Hospitality Industry

Outdoor TV Provider for Forbes Travel

outdoor tvAURORA, Ill. – March 12, 2019 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is excited to announce that it has been named the Official TV Wall Mount & Outdoor TV Provider of Forbes Travel Guide.

Each year, Forbes Travel Guide selects brand officials to represent the finest products and services available in the luxury hospitality industry. As an authority on the subject, the company launched this program to help hotels and spas determine which top brands would aid in providing guests with incredible experiences. This year, thirty-five brands, offering everything from caviar to cleaning services, met Forbes Travel Guide’s high standards.

With a complete range of AV products, including LED and LCD video wall mounting systems, fully sealed outdoor TVs and displays, TV wall mounts, and kiosks, Peerless-AV’s solutions seamlessly align with the aesthetic and customer-centric features expected in luxury hospitality settings.

“Peerless-AV provides hotels with a wide range of audiovisual solutions, from high-quality UHD outdoor televisions suitable for year-round use to strong yet sleek indoor TV wall mounts,” says Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “Plus, these solutions have a seamless aesthetic that can be easily installed and maintained, which is essential for hotel guest rooms, lobbies, and more.”

Two of the most commonly employed Peerless-AV outdoor solutions are the UltraView™ UHD Outdoor TV and Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays. The UltraView™ UHD Outdoor TV’s maintenance-free displays offer 4K ultra high-definition resolution and an operating temperature range between -22°F and 122°F. The Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays are also maintenance-free and capable of operating in extreme temperatures (-31°F to 140°F). The displays are fully sealed to protect against the elements, and provide an anti-reflective, high-definition screen for optimal outdoor viewing. Both of these solutions can be implemented in any environment for outdoor entertaining, advertising, wayfinding, and more.

“We are pleased to be recognized by Forbes Travel Guide as a trusted brand for hospitality venues,” said Nick Belcore, Executive Vice President, Peerless-AV. “At Peerless-AV, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality products and services that address all of our clients’ audio visual needs. From television mounts in guest rooms, to durable outdoor TVs in bar and lounge areas, to eye-catching video walls in hotel lobbies, Peerless-AV is able to create solutions that continuously enhance guests’ experiences.“

For more information about Peerless-AV’s indoor and outdoor solutions for hospitality applications, please visit: https://www.peerless-av.com/en-us/professional/applications/hospitality

Connect with Peerless-AV® via social media on TwitterInstagramLinkedInFacebook, and YouTube.

About Peerless-AV

Driving Technology Through Innovation

For over 75 years, passion and innovation continue to drive Peerless-AV forward. We proudly design and manufacture the highest quality products, ranging from outdoor displays to complete kiosk solutions, digital signage mounts to wireless systems. Whether a full-scale global deployment or custom project, Peerless-AV develops meaningful relationships and delivers world-class service. In partnership with Peerless-AV, you are trusting an award-winning team of experts who will support your business every step of the way. For more information, visit peerless-av.com.

 Media Contact

Beth Gard

bethg@lotus823.com

(732) 212-0823

Peerless-AV® To Exhibit New Indoor and Outdoor Kiosk AV Solutions at ISE 2019

Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays and Indoor and Outdoor Kiosks to be demonstrated in Hall 12, Booth H90

 Peerless-AV Indoor Outdoor Solutions at ISE 2019

peerless-av outdoor kioskAURORA, Ill. – January 17, 2019 – Peerless-AV®, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of the highest quality audio and video solutions and accessories, is excited to announce its showcase for ISE 2019. Products including Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays, along with a range of fully integrated, indoor and outdoor kiosks will be on display in Hall 12, Booth H90.

Debuting at ISE 2019, Peerless-AV’s Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays (XHB432, XHB492, and XHB552) will be put to the test in various impact and water demonstration scenarios, highlighting the resilient, all-weather capabilities. The outdoor displays offer full HD 1080p resolution for a bright, crisp picture and color accuracy up to 178°. Featuring a fully sealed IP68-rated design and an operating temperature range of -31°F to 140°F (-35°C – 60°C), there is no need to change filters or service the display, creating a maintenance-free solution for year-round use. Available in 43″, 49″, and 55″, the Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays include IK10-rated cover glass for the ultimate screen protection, remote and local monitoring functionality, 2500 nits of brightness, an updated input panel/compartment and cord cover, and IR control and button board lockouts.

In addition to the Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Displays, Peerless-AV will also be showcasing its new Smart City Kiosk (KOP25-XHB, KOP25-OHF). With a focus on functionality and aesthetics, the Smart City Kiosk is designed to be modern, approachable, practical, and endure the rigors of everyday use. To accommodate a variety of displays, the Smart City Kiosk can incorporate a 49″ or 55″ Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Display, or a 46″ or 55″ Samsung OHF Display. The all-weather rated Smart City Kiosk is ideal for sharing community information, travel, and weather details, as well as advertising, entertainment, and more.

Other products on display include a variety of information and wayfinding kiosks, including the All-in-One Kiosk Powered by BrightSign® (KIPICT2555) and the Universal Indoor Portrait Kiosk (KIPC25).

Peerless-AV will be exhibiting its range of AV solutions at ISE 2019, Hall 12, Booth H90 from February 5-8, 2019. To schedule a booth interview, contact Beth Gard, bethg@lotus823.com.

Connect with Peerless-AV via social media on TwitterInstagramLinkedInFacebook, and YouTube.

About Peerless-AV

Driving Technology Through Innovation

For over 75 years, passion and innovation continue to drive Peerless-AV forward. We proudly design and manufacture the highest quality products, ranging from outdoor displays to complete kiosk solutions, digital signage mounts to wireless systems. Whether a full-scale global deployment or custom project, Peerless-AV develops meaningful relationships and delivers world-class service. In partnership with Peerless-AV, you are trusting an award-winning team of experts who will support your business every step of the way. For more information, visit peerless-av.com.

 Media Contact

Beth Gard

bethg@lotus823.com

(732) 212-0823

Resource – Sunlight Readable High Bright Displays & panelbrite

Sunlight Readable Displays (High Bright)

sunlight readable displays by panelbriteSunlight-readable displays (or high bright)  are a core component of outdoor kiosks and self-service.  Along with the enclosure and typically the PC, the high bright display is a main economic component and reliability is paramount. And that means in some very challenging environments. A parking lot unprotected in Dallas Texas in the summertime can get well over 130 degrees.

Panelbrite is one of our members and is the premier outdoor display provider (along with Litemax).  I personally have many years of experience with their products and I have never been disappointed, only pleased.

Here is a background primer on Panelbrite with Keith Grapes.

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Peerless-AV Outdoor Displays Webinars – 3/21, 11 am CT

Peerless-AV Outdoor Displays Webinar Tomorrow 3/21, 11 am CT

Outdoor KiosksThis special webinar training focuses on the two types of outdoor displays offered by Peerless-AV. The webinar will cover the Xtreme™ outdoor display, which is fully weather proof and impact resistant, making is perfect for commercial applications. The webinar will also feature the UltraView™ outdoor TV, which is perfect for residential and light commercial applications.

https://peerlessmounts-events.webex.com/peerlessmounts-events/onstage/g.php?MTID=e86db33195734eed4a29002a509b431aa

Outdoor Displays

There has never been an outdoor daylight readable display built to withstand the harsh outdoor elements like the Peerless-AV® Xtreme™. The fully-sealed weatherproof design provides the ultimate protection, while the patented Dynamic Thermal Transfer™ system passively cools and thermally heats the display eliminating the need for filters, vents or fans. With the highest water and dust ingress protection ratings in its class, the Xtreme display is a perfect choice for any indoor or outdoor location.

For more information on Outdoor see Outdoor Kiosks here on KI.

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