Digital Signage
 
Digital signage is a method of electronically displaying advertising or other information. Digital signage is also sometimes called dynamic signage or digital out of home, abbreviated as DOOH. Often times the content is displayed in places located remotely from the source of the information, such as in public or private places for informational or advertising purposes. The messages delivered can be displayed at specific times. Digital signage is used in retail stores, fast food restaurants, schools, libraries, office buildings, medical facilities, airports, train and bus stations, banks, auto dealerships and other venues.

There are several advantages for using digital signs instead of printed signs. Digital signs can be quickly updated anytime from a remote location, while printed signs require physical replacement and require someone to travel to each sign location. Digital signs are environmentally friendly because they do not create any material waste such as paint or paper. Digital signs can be animated and can deliver multimedia content such as sound and visual content. The data on the screen can be updated in real time by means of an Internet or VPN intranet network connection. The information is often times compressed to minimize the amount of data required to send over a network. If an extra-large display is desired, the decode and display system may include multiple tiled screens. In this case intelligent decoder hardware is required for stitching together the large image across multiple displays.

System Architecture

Digital Signage System Architecture
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SLIDESHOW - Digital Signage Decoder System Design
  • Decoder System Design Options
    To view the different design options: Use the arrows on the sides of this window to click through the different decoder design systems. You can also access specific examples via the tabs on the bottom of this window.
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    System 1: External decoder w/separate display for high-end video

    System Design 1 - External decoder with separate display for high-end video

    System 3: Mid-range signage for graphic/text displays

    System 3 - Mid-range signage for graphic/text displays
    System 2: Integrated decoder and display with motion compensation for video

    System Design 2 - Integrated decoder and display with motion compensation for video

    System 4: Variable message signs (VMS)

    System Design 4 - Variable message signs (VMS)
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  • External decoder with separate display for high-end video
    Features:
    • Flexible connectivity
    • Flexible inputs - decodes HD programs in most formats, including MPEG2, MPEG4, H.263/4
    • High performance up-scaling up to 1080p60
    • Wireless HD video output
    • 3D Graphics support
    Decoder application diagram
    Applications:
    • Gas station displays
    • Outdoor displays
    • Waiting rooms/lobbies (banks, doctor’s offices etc)
    • Retail signage (mall, department stores, etc)
    • Corporate information systems
    • Cinema lobbies
    • Stadium & arenas
    • Subways
    • Elevators
    • Hospitality – hotel lobbies, etc
    Featured Products
    Function Description
    Video SoC High-performance multi-format HD Video decoder, supports up to 2x1080p H.264 decode
    Video decoders Supports composite, S-video, component; Industrial temp range
    PoE solution 6W to 200W complete module solutions
    HDMI receiver Up to 4-ports, HDMI 1.4a, HDCP 1.2 compliant, ARC & HEC support
    HDMI transmitter HDMI 1.4a, with or without HDCP, 48-bit color depth at up to 1080p@30Hz
    Wi-Fi module 802.11a/b/g/n data rates up to 35Mbps; chip or module solutions
    Cellular module 2G or 3G cellular connectivity; 14.4Mbps DL/5.8 Mbps UL speeds
    Antenna Internal, external or custom antennas, cellular & Wi-Fi
    SATA SSD High reliability SSDs with fast read/write access
    Memory Up to 256Mb, 166MHz SDRAM, Industrial temperature grade
    Flash Many-time-programmable, small sector flash, combo memory or concurrent SuperFlash
    Scalar High performance scaling and de-interlacing
    Wireless HD Multi-gigabit wireless data rates @ 60GHz
    Power management Single/multi-channel DC-DC regulators & LDOs
  • Integrated decoder and display with motion compensation for video
    Features:
    • Flexible connectivity
    • Flexible inputs - decodes HD programs in most formats, including MPEG2, MPEG4, H.263/4
    • High performance up-scaling up to 1080p60
    • Wireless HD video output
    • 3D Graphics support
    Integrated Decoder & Display Solution diagram
    Applications:
    • Gas station displays
    • Outdoor displays
    • Retail signage (mall, department stores, etc)
    • Corporate information systems
    • Cinema lobbies
    • Stadium & arenas
    • Hospitals
    • Hospitality – Hotel lobbies, etc
    Featured Products
    Function Description
    Video SoC Integrated MIPS microprocessors, 2D graphics engine with full SVG blending capabilities, scaling engine, 3D comb filter and video decoder
    Frame rate converter De-judder, frame rate converter solution for converting 60Hz up to 240Hz
    Video decoder Supports composite, S-video, component; industrial temp range
    PoE solution 6W to 200W complete module solutions
    Wi-Fi module 802.11a/b/g/n data rates up to 35Mbps; chip or module solutions
    Antenna Internal, external or custom antennas, cellular & Wi-Fi
    Memory Up to 256Mb, 166MHz SDRAM, industrial temperature grade
    Flash Many-time-programmable, small sector flash, combo memory or concurrent SuperFlash
    Power management Single/multi-channel DC-DC regulators & LDOs
  • Mid-range signage for graphic/text displays
    Features:
    • Simple, low-cost design leads to faster time-to-market
    • ARM processor is integrated in some graphic display controllers
    • Graphic display controller supports: dual capture (YUV), dual digital outputs (RGB), content may be same or unique to each panel
    Embedded Mid-range Signage Displays
    Applications:
    • Order signs/displays in fast food/drive-thru restaurants
    • Food courts
    • Outdoor displays
    • Retail signage (mall, department stores, etc)
    • Corporate information systems
    • Cinema lobbies
    • Stadium & arenas
    • Hospitals
    • Hospitality
    • Airports
    Featured Products
    Function Description
    Graphics display controller Rendering engine for 2D/3D graphic acceleration functions
    ARM processor Multiple peripheral options, high amounts of embedded FLASH and RAM
    PoE solution 6W to 200W complete module solutions
    Long range wireless ethernet Long-range wireless 900MHz or 2.4GHz module, 40 mile line of sight ethernet bridge
    Wi-Fi module 802.11a/b/g/n data rates up to 35Mbps; chip or module solutions
    Cellular module 2G or 3G cellular connectivity; 14.4Mbps DL/5.8 Mbps UL speeds
    Antenna Internal, external or custom antennas, cellular & Wi-Fi
    SATA SSD High reliability SSDs with fast read/write access
    PCI to SATA PCI/PCI-X/PCI-E to 1/2/4-port SATA/eSATA
  • Variable Message Signs (VMS)
    Features:
    • Wireless or wired network connectivity
    • Power over Ethernet driven
    • Enterprise-grade security support
    • 2D image support
    • Wireless 802.11i support
    • Simple design, faster time-to-market
    Variable Message Signs (VMS)
    Applications:
    • Freeway signs and traffic control
    • Outdoor displays
    • Stadium & arenas
    • Displays outside malls/restaruants
    Featured Products
    Function Description
    Ethernet to serial Wired or wireless 802.11i ethernet option, built-in web server for device communication and configuration via a standard browser
    PoE solution 6W to 200W complete module solutions
    Long range RF RS232, RS485, SPI or UART connectivity, 1.54Mbps DSSS radio
    HD FIFO memory High speed synchronous sequential access with maximum speed up to 150Mhz
    Advanced LCD controller Digital progressive RGB 48-bit output, supports resolutions up to SXGA
    Wi-Fi module 802.11a/b/g/n data rates up to 35Mbps; chip or module solutions
    Cellular module 2G or 3G cellular connectivity; 14.4Mbps DL/5.8 Mbps UL speeds
    Antenna Internal, external or custom antennas, cellular & Wi-Fi