Prevalence of Outdoor Information Screens

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Using TV screens for providing information is not a new phenomenon. It was common to see old CRT monitors in places like train stations and airports to provide timetable information and other travel news. However, with the rise of the flat panels TV, the use of information screens has expanded and more and more businesses and institutions are using displays to keep customers, staff and members of the public informed.

The great advantage of using screens to provide information is that content can be uploaded remotely and if the displays are networked, the information can be disseminated over a large area. Commonly, these screens are standard LCD or plasma TV devices, kept protected using a form of LCD enclosure. The enclosures permit the screens to be used in outdoor locations ensuring the devices are protected from the weather and are resistant to impacts, vandalism and theft.


Information screens are still prevalent in transport hubs. Not just train stations or airports either. It’s increasingly common to see screens housed in LCD enclosures at bus stops and taxi stands. Not only can these screens display important travel information but they can also provide advertising, helping to pay for the outdoor digital signage.


More and more schools, colleges and universities are using information screens to provide important information to students and staff. Because of the size of modern educational campuses, LCD screens are ideal as it does away with the need for a member of staff having to go around the entire site posting up the information. Outdoor LCD enclosures are often mounted outside, at the gates and entrances to campuses to ensure people arriving can be aware of important information – crucial when there is an emergency situation.


More and more corporate companies are investing in information screens to provide customers with information, and also to provide information to staff. Sales targets, pending orders and other crucial information can be relayed throughout companies, preventing the need for meetings and other time consuming methods of passing this information.

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