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.

SECURITY FEATURES

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. 

USER FEATURES

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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Experience Audio Video has been serving Orange County and Area since 1999 for residential and commercial audio, video and security camera  installation services. 5 Star Yelp Ratings, Thousands of Referrals, there is not a better choice than Brian Chappell and the Experience Audio Video Team (License #804783). 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 info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


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 info@eav-inc.com 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 info@eav-inc.com 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 info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.


4 Reasons You Should Be Using Digital Signage In Your Commercial Office

One of the key concepts embraced in modern offices is to have spaces that reflect your corporate culture. For commercial offices, this means engaging clients and employees in open communication and developing a quick way to disseminate information throughout your office. When everyone is up-to-date and on the same page, things will run smoother overall.

To easily facilitate this kind of openness in a commercial space, digital signage works seamlessly to enhance your overall space’s look while ensuring that information is always shared timely. These four reasons should be more than enough to convince you that a digital signage setup will help boost your company’s success.

  1. Embrace Transparency

Millennials are looking for workplaces that are more transparent with decision-making at all levels. When you have digital signage in your commercial office, you can share valuable information with all employees immediately. Plus, if you are open to employee feedback, sharing ways that they can get in touch with you to discuss ideas is easier when everyone can look at a screen to see that’s an option.

  1. Your Team Feels Important

When you share information with everyone on your team through digital signage, they’ll feel more important, knowing that you care enough to keep them in the loop. You’ll also have the ability to specially recognize employees who hit certain milestones, as well as celebrate things like birthdays.

  1. You’ll Help Everyone Stay on Target

Your employees will be able to see actual progress made when you display metrics on your digital display screens. That means accomplishments will be easier to note, and employees will stay motivated to complete the job.

  1. You Can Connect Employees with The Public

Does your company have an active social media presence? By streaming content directly to your digital displays, your employees will be able to get involved in the action, but will also be able to see real-time feedback from customers. That means a better experience can always be developed for everyone in the office.

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 info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


Is Your Commercial Office In Need Of A Morale Boost?

The new year has come, which means it’s time to get your commercial office back in business. But when you look around, do you see employees who look like they are up to that task?

Boosting morale and efficiency after the holidays can be tough; people have been traveling, partying, celebrating, and generally not thinking about getting work done. That transition back can make things even worse if your facility isn’t designed to encourage and support everyone getting back to work.

How can you help ease your employees back into work while making sure that your clients are getting the attention they need? Try some of these easy upgrades to your commercial space to get your staff back into the swing of things.

  • Play music at reasonable volumes in open work areas to cut down on ambient noise and help relax and motivate employees.
  • Offer a huddle space that allows employees to get together away from their desks to strategize and brainstorm.
  • Place digital signage around the offices to share information with staff and to celebrate individual accomplishments, awards, or milestones.
  • Use digital scheduling to help employees reserve conference rooms and workspaces, and allow them to control elements like the thermostat and music when they are using them.
  • Allow employees to open or close blinds and windows throughout the office. Using motorized window coverings will let employees do so with the touch of a button, and can allow you to control which blinds can be open and when.
  • Make sure audio solutions in your conference room and throughout the office are allowing clear communication with employees or clients from elsewhere.
  • Help employees and clients feel safe at all times by installing security cameras in your facility, particularly in dark areas like parking garages or hallways.

 

 

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 info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.

 


How Digital Signage Can Help Your Commercial Bar

Are your patrons getting all of the information about your commercial bar that they should be?

With digital signage, you can keep both your employees and customers up-to-date on scheduled events, select notifications, and promotional opportunities. Create your own content to engage patrons while they drink and keep them around longer.

But beyond content related to your business, you can also use digital signage to boost your revenue with advertising dollars. With this kind of setup, you’ll work with a third-party advertising company to display ads on your digital signage. The downside of these advertising platforms is that you often won’t be able to control the content, which means your customers may not find them interesting.

Sticking with either of these methods exclusively can mean sacrificing your ability to keep everyone up to date. If you only have advertising on your digital signage, people may grow bored and ignore your signage altogether. But if you just have your own content, you’ll have to keep it updated regularly.

The ideal setup is typically to have a combination of advertising and business content, giving your customers relevant information promptly. You don’t have to spend as much time devising and uploading content, and you’ll have a fresh selection of advertising that helps promote other local spaces.

Finally, remember that you’re giving your customers something to look at other than their phones. TV stations and preferences vary, so giving people a new object to look at means they’ll stay happier longer. Use that to your advantage, and see greater success.

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 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 info@eav-inc.com for a Free Consultation.