Impress your customers with the scale and clarity of a video wall. While having a cinema-sized screen in your business is an enticing prospect, there are a few things to consider before ordering popcorn for prospective viewers.

Sometimes big is too big, so will your customers be able to comfortably appreciate your content? How large and what shape should the display be? Will you need custom-made content for the display? Can power and data be run to the video wall?

There’s a lot to think about.

Because a video wall is an impressive way to showcase your business to customers, it is important to ensure the screens you choose are the right fit. You need to know the video wall is always working and always ready to engage viewers.

Accordingly, a display needs to:

  • be bright enough to be easily read
  • have a warranty that supports 16/7 or 24/7 commercial use
  • have a device that distributes content to the correct panels in your display
  • have controls that allow each screen to be monitored remotely
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As you can see, there are a number of decisions that need to be made when choosing an outdoor display, and we’re here to help guide you through that process. To get the discussion going, we’ll need to know a few things.

  • Will the video wall be inward or outwards facing?
  • Is it in a sun-drenched or high-bright area?
  • Is power and data already available?
  • Do you plan on running 4K or UHD media files?
  • Do you require shop-fitting to house the displays?

Fortunately, we’ve done a lot of the hard work matching screens to specific use cases and are experienced system integration partners for brands like Samsung and Philips, companies whose displays are fit for purpose and ready to carry the load in a busy, commercial environment.

Your business needs are unique and because of that we’ll work with you to find the right product to suit the use-case: inwards or outwards facing, standard or high-bright conditions, portrait or landscape, standard, high or 4k definition.

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Learn more about getting the right video wall display for your company. Call or email us today and let us help pull all the moving parts into a proven and reliable digital signage solution to meet your specific needs.

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We could all use a little help right now. Whether that’s wrangling the kids with home-schooling or finding innovative ways to make the bottom line add up.

That’s why we’ve partnered with our friends at Finlease. As they say on their website, they have ‘finance solutions to help’. We understand that signing off on a new digital signage solution, or expanding on the one that you have, is a big commitment.

The figures can be daunting – now more so than ever – however we can help you spread the cost of that commitment.

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One of the great features of the Finlease programme is that your signage outlay moves from being a capital expenditure to a more manageable recurring monthly payment, one that comes out of your operating budget instead.

And that lets you do the sums more readily. Ask yourself if the monthly sales income generated by campaigns on your digital signage will cover the monthly repayments? We can certainly help you do the maths on that. If it does, and it should, then you’re in a winning position.

As a supplier on the Finlease programme we’ll do the paperwork for you. It’s another way we can help make things a little easier at the moment.

If this sounds appealing please get in touch and we’ll talk you through the options. We’ll let Finlease talk about the baby orangutang in their marketing, which does make us smile. It’s another way they’re helping right now.

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More people are working in new ways. They need new tools to work remotely and effectively. They need the power of the cloud.

If you have aging computers and laptops that can’t meet that need, CloudReady might be the answer.

CloudReady transforms old computers into machines that work. It’s a cost-effective solution that gives more power to employees, students, healthcare professionals and frontline workers. It makes them agile. It makes them more productive.

CloudReady is a scalable way for organisations to deploy the secure Chrome environment onto  almost any hardware.

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Chrome OS is an excellent solution when you need to control both your fleet of devices as well as the security of your IT systems. CloudReady allows you to install Chrome OS on a computer within twenty minutes.

Almost any device can be used and turned into a Chrome environment with all the security and manageability that enables.

  • Transform old devices and save money
  • Enjoy the security and stability of Chrome OS
  • Enable remote and frontline workers
  • Leverage cloud compatibility
  • Reduce e-waste
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Don’t dispose of old computers and waste your budget disposing of old computers. Speak to us about turning your tech into a secure, cost-effective network of Chrome devices with CloudReady.

Leverage all the cloud-computing benefits Neverware CloudReady means for your staff and your organisation.

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The best device management platform to run your digital signage network.

Google’s Chrome Device Management (CDM) combined with Laqorr, datmedia’s content management system (CMS), provides the perfect platform to build a secure and reliable digital signage network that is easy to manage. Simply load the app onto your Chromebox device, then manage your content from the cloud.

  • Easy to Manage.
    Configure, monitor and remotely troubleshoot all of your devices from one console.
  • Simple Security.
    Chrome devices encrypt your data and receive automatic security updates from Google.
  • Reliable.
    Chrome devices are built to keep working with simple, redundant architecture and no moving parts.
  • Affordable.
    The low total cost of ownership (TOC) of Chrome devices breaks down the barriers to reaching scale.
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CHROME DEVICES

Chromebox 4

Chromebox 4 features a 10th Generation Intel® Core™ or Celeron® processor and DDR4-2666 memory for faster, smoother and more energy-efficient performance. It also supports up to three 4K displays and comes equipped with versatile USB-C® 3.2 Gen 1 and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports for fast data transfers, and USB-C also supports power delivery and DisplayPort connections. Offering easy access to Chrome and Android apps including Laqorr, the device is ideal for use in public spaces.

Chromebox Commercial 2

Tough and tamperproof, the Chromebox Commercial 2 is an enterprise solution for digital signage, kiosk and video walls. A powerful and reliable commercial grade media player, the Chromebox Commercial 2 supports 4K/UHD output for incredible resolution. It can operate 24/7 and comes standard with a 3 year commercial warranty.

Chromebook Flip

​The Chromebook Flip combines powerful processing with a startling 360° hinge that lets you flip between a high-performance Chromebook or a handy Chromebook tablet. This versatile touchscreen device frees you to work anywhere, anytime with thousands of Chrome Apps including Laqorr. The Chromebook Flip has long lasting battery life and lightning-fast USB-C inputs. Comes with a 1 year commercial warranty.

Here’s a guide to performing simple actions which might resolve issues you’re experiencing with your media player. First, note which type of player you’re using then follow the steps.

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CHROMEBOX 4

If you are experiencing any of the following problems on your digital signage screen, here are some steps you can perform which should resolve the problem.

Symptoms

  • The display is black or shows the message ‘no signal’
  • You are seeing old or expired content
  • You are seeing something other than content
  • The screen displays a background image that says
    “Call datmedia” or “Contact datmedia.com.au/support”

Check indicator lights to ensure it is receiving power (see diagram above). Check all cable connections between TV and media player are tight and secure.

Reboot the player by removing power (turn it off at the wall, at the reset or inline switch, or remove the power supply) for at least 30 seconds. Then power on.

NOTE:

  • If the device is displaying content but not reporting online in the Laqorr CMS, you should reboot the device using the steps above.
  • If the device does not start reporting online in the CMS within five minutes after the reboot, check network cables and local network.
  • If screen is not displaying content after 2 mins, remove power to the TV for for 30 seconds, then power on.

If problems persist, contact datmedia support online or email support@datmedia.com.au

Please provide as much detail as possible including images.

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MINIX

Symptoms

If you are experiencing any of the following problems on your digital signage screen or music player, here are some steps you can perform which should resolve the problem.

  • The display is black or shows the message ‘no signal’
  • You are seeing old or expired content
  • You are seeing something other than content
  • The screen displays a background image that says
    “Call datmedia” or “Contact datmedia.com.au/support”
  • Your music player is not playing music

Check indicator lights to ensure it is receiving power (see over for diagram). Check all cable connections between media player and TV or amplifier are tight and secure.

Reboot the player by removing power (turn it off at the wall, at the reset or inline switch, or remove the power supply) for at least 30 seconds. Then power on.

NOTE: 

If the device is displaying content but not reporting online in the Laqorr CMS, you should reboot the device using the steps above.

If the device does not start reporting online in the CMS within five minutes after the reboot, check network cables and local network.

If screen is not displaying content after 2 mins, remove power to the TV for for 30 seconds, then power on.

If problems persist, contact datmedia support online,
email support@datmedia.com.au or fax 07 5647 3406.

Please provide as much detail as possible including images.

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Once you’ve found the right kind of displays and media players for your network, you’ll need to decide where they’re going to go.

Will the displays be wall mounted? Perhaps you want them in a window, but do you want a floor to ceiling pole mount, or simply a floor mounted bracket? Do you want a cover for the back of the screen, or will you place another screen there instead? Perhaps you want a free standing display in its own housing.

As you can see, there are a lot of choices and a lot of decisions to be made. Each display might need a different kind of mount, or bracket, or housing or shop-fitting, not to mention cable runs for power and data.

Fortunately, we’ve done a lot of the hard work in this space and can recommend a number of solutions. We’ve partnered with a variety of companies whose equipment and experience we value, brands like Vogel, Robustel, Aidoru, Redback, Datapath and Kramer. These are companies we recommend because their products are ready to carry the load in a busy, commercial environment.

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Learn more about how we can help manage the installation of your digital signage network and ensure you have the right solution for your digital signage needs.

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