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Jul 13, 2017

How Long is 50,000 Hours?

The typical lifetime of Leyard and Planar’s LCD display solutions is 50,000 hours. That means that if you turn on a Clarity® Matrix® LCD Video Wall right now, the LCD displays will run for 50,000 hours before they achieve half-brightness (and will continue to run beyond that, of course). Let’s put it all into perspective: 50,000 hours is over 5 years 50,000 hours is over 297 weeks 50,000 hours is over 2,083 days What could you do in 50,000 hours? You could travel to the moon and back 347 times. You could drive from Los Angeles, California to New York, New York 2,439 times. You could have Lord of the Rings Trilogy marathon over 73 More…

Clarity Matrix , lifetime , LCD video wall

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Nov 10, 2016

What is Digital Signage?

This week, I spoke at the Digital Signage Federation and Digital Signage Expo sponsored panel discussion called “Coffee and Controversy” and one of the questions posed to the panel was whether the name “digital signage” was a benefit or hindrance to the industry. The term has been used by market researchers to describe the kinds of screens that are used in public venues, versus residential, consumer or television products. The term “digital signage” being used as a synonym with “public information displays.” The term has been a catchall for a variety of technologies, ranging from displays to players to content creation for applications ranging from More…

digital signage , LED , LCD video wall

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May 27, 2015

Wayfinding and Playfinding: an Interview with Leslie Wolke

We had an opportunity to spend some time with Leslie Wolke of Leslie Wolke Consulting in Austin, Texas and New York City.  She is the co-founder of the SEGD’s XLab annual conference and is an independent consultant specializing in wayfinding technologies.  Her clients include the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, New York University Langone Medical Center, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. We asked her questions about her passionate work in wayfinding and a new trend that she has identified called “playfinding.” Q.  Leslie, thanks for chatting about trends in wayfinding today. You have used the term “playfinding.” Can you explain what it is and what More…

touchscreen , LCD video wall , wayfinding