Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Choosing an Enclosure Manufacturer

When you decide to purchase a home, you don’t drive by the house, then call the agent and pay the money – do you? Well for sure I would do my homework and you need to as well.

The same can be said for purchase an enclosure or a kiosk, purchasing a kiosk enclosure is an investment and should not be entered into lightly.

Choosing a manufacturer.
There are many high quality manufacturers throughout the world and on the flip side there are manufacturers who will come up with a product that is marginal, as they see enclosures for digital signage as a high profit maker, so one of the first things to do is look at their testimonials, check them to see if the customers are from the digital signage or retail sector, it is no good if you choose a manufacturer who has little knowledge of digital signage.

For example if you see a web site and the customer recommendations are from manufacturing or industrial companies, the chance is the manufacturer has supplied them with an industrial enclosure for their factory floor not a digital outdoor enclosure, so they will not understand fully the requirements for signage access.

Another tool in checking out a manufacturer is to visit their manufacturing facility; here you can see how much of the production is actually related to dynamic signage, you will also be able to get a feel for the units as the most successful manufacturers will have the odd kiosk in their reception or foyer, so visitors can have a play and see the quality of their work.

One company we know have an “open door policy”, so if anyone wants to visit their site they just call in and they are shown round the facility, the Manager has been caught out a few times in jeans and flip flops, however the product and reputation of the company speaks for itself.

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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Choosing The Right Enclosure For A Kiosk Project

Choosing the right enclosure for your kiosk can make you outdoor digital signage campaign a success providing you know what to look for. When you are deploying a kiosk project it can be a daunting task, but the correct way to start the project is with the enclosure that will be based around the kiosk.

The general public may view a kiosk as a metal box, how wrong they are, but at the end of the day they are the customer and the customer is always right.

Getting the “metal box” right is a crucial as the touch screen, hardware or software, the best way to look at an enclosure as the skin and bones of a kiosk, whilst he computer gathers information and crunches numbers the enclosure does the job it was designed for and that is to protect. It will also withstand abuse, both the malicious type and the everyday wear and tear

Stop calling it a metal box!
Some enclosure designs call out to customers, with their unique design and marketing on them, some are even referred to as works of art. Every kiosk needs an enclosure, with the look and feel being as subtle or flamboyant as a person’s imagination. Some enclosures have been simple for example a monitor on a pole, to the ridiculous like the giant iPhones and Blackberry mobile phones, used by Car Phone Warehouse to market the relevant smart phones.

When choosing a kiosk for a marketing application, you have to make the right choice otherwise rather than boosting a bottom line it can sink it! An enclosure is the first thing a consumer comes into contact with, so they have to be appealing, or then will not get used.

LCD Enclosure Global are the worlds leading manufacturer of a unique range or waterproof LCD enclosure, that are used for outdoor digital signage solutions throughout the world. From outdoor TV box to self-serve kiosks.