Why the need for LCD enclosures

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An LCD enclosure is a protective device designed to house standard flat screen TV’s such as LCD and plasmas allowing them to be used in areas that would otherwise unsuitable. LCD enclosures protect from all sorts of hostile elements enabling digital signage in even the most extreme of areas.

LCD enclosure with front open to show mountings

An Armagard LCD Enclosure

One of the major uses for LCD enclosures is in the outdoor digital signage industry. The problem with placing plasma and LCD screens outside is that they are extremely vulnerable to the weather.

The rain in particular can short circuit a TV screen almost immediately which is why many companies opting to use digital outdoor signage enclose the plasma and LCDs in LCD enclosures. Enclosures designed for outdoor use are normally built to NEMA guidelines (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) ensuring their waterproof potential.

Good quality LCD enclosures are usually fitted with additional climatic control such as air conditioners and heating systems so the units can be used throughout the height of summer and in the frozen winters.

But rain and weather are not the only potential hazards that LCD enclosures protect against. Vandalism and theft are a common concern when leaving expensive LCDs and plasmas unattended which is why many LCD enclosure manufacturers ensure they are solidly built with anti-tamper locks and highly secure brackets.

Even industrial areas where high levels of all sorts of harsh elements such as dust to jet washers, are no obstacle for LCD enclosures, the NEMA 4 rating ensures no ingress from small dust particles whilst also protecting against jet washing.

LCD enclosures allow conventional flat screen TV’s to be used in almost any environment.

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