All manner of industry and trade can and do use Digital signage to attract attention to themselves. Take the classic case of the retail industry for example. They set up in-store digital media networks which enable customers to get exposure to targeted advertising, touch screen interface, product information programming, and so on.

Digital signage is also very useful in making information known to specific groups. Universities, schools, corporate training centers use these to provide information about faculty, academic events schedule, sports events and so on.

The transportation industry can use this technology by way of installing interactive kiosks for tickets, directions, reservations, flight or train arrival or departure information, and so on. Hospitality industry constituents, such as hotels, resorts, casinos, night clubs, and bars use digital signage to communicate important messages to their guests and patrons.

Hospitals, doctors' offices and other healthcare facilities use signage to communicate vital information to the patients pertaining to the facilities, preventive health programming and so on. In fact almost any organization would benefit from using digital signage. Advertising through digital signage has some inherent benefits, which are something like this:

  • These are times of fleeting attention spans where holding someone's attention has become impossible. People hardly have time to watch television, much less the ads shown on them. Digital signage is a powerful alternative, where customized content across a variety of digital displays exposes the audience to a much more interactive and dynamic interface with the advertiser.
  • An indoor digital signage advertising system works beautifully in areas of high footfalls, such as lobbies, parking centers, escalators, window displays and so on. Choosing the right location is of paramount importance here.
  • Outdoor digital signage on the other hand is a wonderful opportunity to catch moving pedestrian and automobile traffic. Additionally it enables nighttime advertising. That apart the messaging can be changed on demand and in real time reflecting a current event or happening. Advertise breakfast foods in the morning and restaurants at night!

The digital signage equipment range is quite extensive. In the main, it consists of LED digital signage, plasma displays, LCD displays, digital signage hardware, digital kiosks and digital billboards. Considering that digital signage requires so much of technology to be used, it is important that the firm one engages is well equipped and trained to do the job. For they not only have to consult the client on the best possible, solution, but also install the equipment and train the client in its use. Apart from that, they also have to keep the client within budget. Moreover they need to provide adequate repair and service facilities long after the equipment has been installed.

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&sec=article&uinfo=<%=server.URLEncode(2055)%>" target="_blank">Digital Signage is a surefire way of grabbing your target audience's attention. It is no surprise then that the demand for this advertising medium has touched an unprecedented high. John Petersons has been contributing to leading magazines for the past 10 years. He's also an accredited researcher on the subject for leading research institutes in the US.