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Benefits of Digital Menu Displays at Restaurants and Fast Food Spots

Upgrade your restaurant with digital menu displays. You’ll improve sales and make your managers’ lives easier because they don’t have to manually change menus as your restaurant switches from breakfast to lunch or from lunch to dinner offerings. Find out more about the benefits of including digital menus and how you can see a return on your investment in this technology.

Show Specials at a Moment’s Notice

You don’t have to wait for posters to get printed when you want to showcase special deals, meal options, or events. Simply upload the images of the items and information onto the digital menu displays. You can also choose which displays to have the specials on them, so you don’t need to sacrifice screens outlining menu offerings to show off special deals.

Reduce Time Needed to Change the Menu

With digital displays, you control the content from a computer or tablet. Therefore, changing the displays is simple and requires much less time than replacing posters or stacks of paper menus. If you have static menus written on boards, someone needs to rewrite the information those when prices shift or menu options change. With digital menus, no one has to climb a ladder to make changes to the menu data.

Influence Customers to Try New Items

Digital menu displays have a strong influence on customers. In fact, customers carefully look over the digital displays and nearly 30% report the information on those menus as influencing their choices. If you want to get customers to try a new item or promote a high-profit option, use the digital displays to your advantage.

Increase Sales

On average, the sales of restaurants that integrate digital menus increase up to 5%. This rise in sales will eventually produce a return on your investment in the new menus. Depending on your current sales, the amount of increase you could see in dollars could be in the range of tens of thousands or more.

Get Professional Digital Menu Displays for Your Restaurant from Experience Audio Video Inc.

Getting digital menu displays for your restaurant requires professional consultation to find the right screens and have them correctly installed. The screens should stand up to the rigors of your restaurant’s daily operations and still remain clear and easy to read. At Experience Audio Video Inc., we’re experts in all forms of sound and sight producing equipment for businesses. Let us help you to find the best displays for your menus and install them in your restaurant. You can begin to see the perks once you start using the digital displays.

To get started with upgrading your restaurant menus, contact us today at the commercial site for Experience Audio Video Inc.




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Upgrade to Digital Signage for Your Bar

As of 2021, the bar and nightclub industry had a $25.1 billion market with an expected growth of 25.2%. Consequently, if you own a bar, you need to make your venue stand out from others by catering to the changing tastes of patrons. For 2021 and beyond, alcohol consumption is on the rise, putting your bar in a prime position for growth. Use digital signage to make your newest drinks known and to advertise old favorites to a new demographic of bar patrons.

Why Use Digital Signage in a Bar

Adding digital signage makes the notifications easier to see in the dimmer lighting frequently used in bars. For instance, you can’t promote drink specials written on a chalkboard if your patrons cannot see the board. Digital signs in your bar stand out with their bright screens that you can adjust as needed.

Plus, you can add images, audio, and video. You can even create slideshows of promotions that you want to show to your patrons.

What to Advertise on Your Digital Signs

Digital signage basically takes a screen and displays the images you tell it from a tablet or computer. In this sense, a digital sign is a way to display the contents of files showcasing your drinks. The things that you advertise are up to your imagination.

How Else You Can Use Digital Signage in Your Bar

One simple way to use the signs is the same way that you would a chalkboard where you write daily specials. However, you don’t have to limit yourself to only this use. The digital signs in your bar can help you to advertise drink specials, notify guests about happy hour deals, showcase live events, or promote specific drink brands. With the option to include moving images, slideshows, still images, or audio, your digital sign screens become easy-to-change advertising sites in your bar.

Contact Our Commercial Division at Experience Audio Video Inc. for Professionally Installed Digital Signage for Your Bar

If you want the convenience of changing the information on your bar’s signs through an app and the benefits of making quick changes, contact us at Experience Audio Video Inc. Our commercial division works specifically with venues like yours to get high-quality signage, audio system, and much more installed. Your customers will have a better experience and you can encourage sales of new drinks with digital signs. Start your bar upgrade today.




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Make the Most of Your Business Communications with Digital Signs

Your business needs to keep up with changes at any time. Consumers can find out instantly about your daily specials, flash sales, seasonal deals, and more through digital signage. Whether you have a counter service restaurant or a retail store, you can benefit from the flexibility of digital signs.

Benefits of Digital Signs

Digital signs do much more than static signs can in your business. By showing changing images, they draw the attention of your customers. In fact, digital signage is so effective that it could boost sales by 30%. Using these signs can increase your sales if you take advantage of their distinctive features.

Digital Signage Features to Use

When installing digital signage in your business, don’t make it a digital version of static signs. Change the information to match your customer base. For instance, if you have a restaurant, showcase lunch specials during the lunch rush and dinner specials later in the day. You could also make your customers aware of new dishes with your signs, changing the images to create a slideshow or videos of new or featured foods.

In retail, you can use similar tactics to make customers more aware of sales or new arrivals. Make sure to customize your digital signage to your target audience, which will often change throughout the day and week.

Retail, Restaurant, or Office – Any Business Can Use Digital Signage

Don’t limit the use of digital signs to only stores and restaurants. In fact, large offices can use digital signage to convey information to visitors and employees. For instance, visitors can use interactive maps on signs to find their destinations and workers can learn about news around the office.

Upgrade to Digital Signs with Help from Experience Audio Video Inc. Commercial Services

At Experience Audio Video Inc., we help businesses to achieve their AV goals. Contact us to see samples of some of the digital signage we’ve installed for other companies. You can also find out how we can help you to upgrade to this form of innovative, sales-driving signage that will draw more attention.





Digital Signage Box

A digital signage player is a small, physical device that extracts content to a TV, monitor, or other digital display. A digital signage player is a crucial part of any digital signage system. Digital signage players come with a variety of features. These features include support for multiple content formats, built-in security, multi-screen support and internet connectivity. 

Hikvision has created a new digital signage box because of today’s need for social distancing and customer safety. The box can display important information provided by Hikvision products such as:

  • People Counting – Displays the number of people that have entered and people who can still enter. Provides alerts when the maximum number of people are detected to ensure social distancing criteria. 
  • Mask Detection – When a customer without a mask is detected, a customized text notification will pop up.
  • Temperature Screening – An image from our highly accurate skin-temperature screening cameras with a temperature detection reading displayed.

Additionally, information such as advertising pictures or videos can also be displayed in a loop. Hikvision’s digital signage box comes with free software to set up and manage your display(s). The software can support up to 50 channels of digital signage.


The Hikvision digital signage player provides multiple security features. A few of the features are; three-level verification of materials, programs and schedules to avoid incorrect releases, and encryption of data storage and transmission to prevent data tampering view temperature results on a local monitoring screen for quick identification. 


The player also features multi-level user permissions and organization features that allow for materials, programs, terminals and users to be managed from one central location. It will also support:

  • Static and dynamic materials, including applications, pictures, audio, video, PDF, streaming media, web pages, live video, third-party data, and more.
  • Variable display modes, such as display by day, display by week, custom display, and more. Remote control and management of one or more screens, including timed startup/shutdown, timed brightness/volume and screenshot previewing.
  •  Five-level organization for the management of materials, programs, terminals, and users
  • Creation of custom users and allocation of user permissions according to user levels.
  • Remote control and 433 MHz wireless communication that enables control over the information distribution box in any direction.



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How to Improve Your Customers' Experiences at Your Restaurant Through Digital Signage

When your restaurant customers arrive, don't let them imagine what your food looks like. You can do more than give them static images on a menu, too. Through digital signage, you can readily display specials, featured items, and daily dishes with high-definition quality in video format.

Protect Your Employees From Chalk Dust

Forget about the old method that required a worker to write the daily specials or soup of the day on a chalkboard. Customers would not always notice these as they walk to their tables, nor would they know what they were ordering if they chose one. Putting your specials on digital menus lets you get rid of the dusty chalkboard and update the menu based regularly and effortlessly.

Through digital signage or menus, you can show your customers what your specials look like. Additionally, changes to the featured dishes can happen in moments, letting you customize the digital signs or menus your customers see based on when they visit your restaurant.

When your customers see the specials in high definition, they may be more likely to choose those dishes. You can increase sales of higher-priced dishes and boost your bottom line while improving your customers' satisfactions of your restaurant. But this isn't the only thing HD screens can do for your restaurant.

Provide Patrons a Place to Relax for the Game

For casual dining locations, you can install HD televisions around to show a variety of sporting events. If you still have small-screen CRT TVs hanging from your bar's ceiling, get rid of those to give your customers a better experience. HD televisions bring the game to them in realistic details. This small service you provide to your customers will keep them coming back for watch parties.

Set Yourself Ahead of the Rest

Your guests don't have to have a dull restaurant experience. Bring them better visuals of the food they will try and offer them ways to relax. Through digital signage and HD TVs, you can potentially increase sales of specials and make your customers want to return. For more information on how to integrate digital screens into your restaurant, phone us at Experience Audio Video in Orange County at (714) 744-4455.


What Makes Digital Signage Better than Traditional Signage?

One of the technology solutions that Experience Audio Video offers is digital signage. This high-tech approach to signage has been gaining quite a lot of ground in the last few years. But is it really worth the investment?

You may be skeptical of digital signage. After all, people say it can get expensive, and technology failures can be embarrassing. What makes it worth investing in? What makes digital signage better than traditional signage?

In a word, it’s more dynamic. Allow us to elaborate.

Dynamic Engagement: Digital Signage Is Brighter

Digital signage is far brighter than traditional signage. Brightness grabs attention, and isn’t attention the point of your signage in the first place?

When you want to grab people’s attention, bright, light-emitting digital signage is a great choice.

Dynamic Messaging: Digital Signage Is Easy to Change

Second, digital signage can be easily customized and changed in the moment. In this way it’s exceptionally dynamic.

If your signage needs change, even briefly, you can easily reconfigure digital signage to display the message of the hour. With traditional signage, changing your message takes some serious work. You have to order new signs from a vendor and wait weeks for them to arrive. Or you end up scrawling something on printer paper and taping it to the sign— not exactly elegant or professional.

Dynamic Animation: Digital Signage Moves

Lastly, digital signage is an improvement over traditional signage in that your signage can come to life. Take advantage of the fact that digital signage is video-capable. Create animated flourishes for your signs if you have the capability. Or at least experiment with basic animations and transitions in your favorite presenter software.

See for Yourself

We hope we’ve convinced you of the value of digital signage. But in this case seeing could be believing. Contact us today for a free demo and quote.


Lobby Looking Tired? Refresh It with Digital Signage

The lobby of your business is vitally important. It’s the first thing people see when they arrive. It tells customers and clients a great deal about you, and it sets the tone for what they should expect throughout their visit.

Far too often, though, businesses underinvest in their lobbies. Perhaps the thinking is this: lobbies don’t generally make money by themselves, and they don’t provide a ton of functionality for your staff.

Given how crucial your lobby is to the customer/client experience, though, you can’t afford to let it go. You need to keep it looking fresh.

If your lobby is looking tired, one extremely easy way to refresh your look is with digital signage. The team at Experience Audio Video has helped numerous clients do just this already, and we can help you, too. Here’s what you need to know.

Digital Signage Injects a Modern Feel Without Blowing the Budget

First, quality digital signage injects a modern feel wherever it gets installed. And it doesn’t have to be an overwhelmingly expensive upgrade.

Remodeling your entire lobby with a sleek, modern aesthetic may be well outside your budget right now. But have you seen the price of TVs these days? Large 4K displays are shockingly cheap compared to just a couple years ago. Adding digital signage can be a very cost effective way to modernize the look and feel of your lobby.

Digital Signage Allows for Customized Messaging

Second, digital signage allows you to easily customize the messaging in your lobby. Your logo and brand messaging get top billing, of course, but consider the possibilities. VIP clients coming for a visit? Give them a customized welcome (even incorporating their logo) using your digital signage. New branding initiative or ad campaign? Display elements from your campaign on a rotating basis using your digital displays.

The possibilities for engaging, dynamic display content are nearly endless when you deploy digital signage in your lobby. Contact us today for a customized quote for your space.


Retail Space: Digital Signage Makes the Difference

One thing we’re always trying to do for our commercial customers here at Experience Audio Video is to improve their digital footprint in unexpected ways. Our culture of continuous improvement extends to the customer experience created by each of our clients. That’s why today’s blog post focuses on digital signage in retail spaces.

Whether you’re a retail-focused business or your retail space is limited to a gift shop or visitor’s center, digital signage takes your customer experience to a whole new level. Here are two ways to consider using digital signage in your retail spaces.

Improve Your Curb Appeal with Digital Signage

First, we want to help you improve your curb appeal with digital signage. Think of all those vintage movies with a crowd of people standing in front of the electronics store, taking in some news headline. There’s a reason that shows up so often in film: digital displays catch the eye and make a big visual impact.

Whatever your storefront looks like—even if it’s just a window or glass wall inside a larger establishment—you can enhance your current display efforts by adding digital signage. Use the signage to welcome people into your space, to highlight current promotions or to showcase desirable merchandise.

The most important thing is to commit: make the investment in digital signage right away. As far as how you use your digital display, the choice is up to you.

Use Smaller Digital Signage in the Store to Highlight Items

We also recommend implementing smaller digital signage inside your retail space. You can use these signs to highlight specific items. There’s also the occasional item that has real potential but that’s hard to understand at first. Try using a digital display to show off the features and real world uses of an item, helping customers to see the value for themselves.

About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or for a Free Consultation.


Modernize Your Dining Spaces with Digital Menus

One of our passions here at Experience Audio Video is to help our commercial customers enhance the customer experience in every way possible. We started discussing last week how digital signage can help to enhance the customer experience in retail spaces. This week we’re turning our attention to what digital signage can do in dining spaces specifically.

Digital Menu Signage Helps Modernize Your Dining Spaces

Unless you’re a restaurant, the focus of your business isn’t dining. Your dining spaces are adjacent to your core mission, but they aren’t a primary focus. And with anything that isn’t core, it’s easy for a dining space to start looking a little tired.

One quick and simple way to inject some modern appeal to your dining spaces is by replacing your menu signage with digital menu boards. A well-designed digital menu board adds a pop of color and life to a space that’s otherwise likely pretty industrial looking.

You also gain the ability to advertise specific products or specials in a much more professional way than you could before.

Digital Menu Signage Simplifies Updating Menu and Pricing

Another perk of adding digital menus is the ease with which you can update your menu and pricing information. Without digital menus, you may have to physically cross off or cover up discontinued items, and it’s usually not possible to show what you’ve run out of in a given day.

With digital menus, you can quickly and easily customize or update your menu using a computer or (in some cases) a mobile device.

By implementing digital menus, you’ll make a frustrating, complicated process simple.

Trust Our Experience for Your Upgrade

Do you want to learn more about upgrading your dining spaces with digital signage? Contact Experience Audio Video today to find out how we best can outfit your space.


About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or for a Free Consultation.


How Will Digital Signage Improve Your Commercial Office?

There’s no one answer to improving the productivity and accessibility of your commercial office, given no two employees or customers are the same. 

But by using digital signage in the office, you’re taking a big step forward to making efficiency and comfort a core value of the workplace.

At its simplest, digital signage allows you to take content and send it out to your displays. You’re able to manage what content gets seen, and even control variables like when it gets seen.

Allowing for this level of instant customization means presenting information to anyone who enters your office in a way that makes sense to them. And when people feel like they’re being understood, they’re far more likely to enjoy the experience they have at your business.

So what can digital signage do for your commercial office?

Put Visitors At Ease

When seated in your waiting room, customers probably don’t want to read a month-old People magazine, but they do want to see the information that is relevant to them. From streaming top news headlines to giving them factual data on your company and its success, digital signage allows you to help reduce the stress of waiting to be seen.

Reduce Burdens On Employees

Your employees should be able to focus on clients, not worry about giving directions or explaining basic facts. When you have digital signage installed, visitors can learn this information on their own, which frees up your staff to provide meaningful connections.

Cut Down Wait Times

Digital signage can also be hugely helpful in reducing wait times on the back end of your business. As soon as someone checks in, their name can be displayed to employees who can act faster on gathering necessary materials or data. A more personal experience can be delivered as there is no need for in-betweens to relay information via phone or in person.



About the Author

Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio and video installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team. One phone call and you will know right away the difference in working with Experience Audio Video vs. others in the area. Contact us now at 714-744-4455 or for a Free Consultation.