How to Protect Digital Displays in the Summer

The rising temperatures and sounds of ice cream trucks only mean one thing: summer is on the way! Known as a fan-favorite of seasons, these warmer months offer a variety of different benefits for anyone and everything. If you have a digital display and it’s placed in direct sunlight, then there is the slight possibility that it could stop working efficiently. If you’re looking for a way to preserve your device this summer, then here are some simple ways to do so.

Keep it Cool

Picture this: you’re standing in direct sunlight without a hat and sunglasses. As the time begins to pass, you realize that’s it’s starting to get warmer by the minute — and very uncomfortable. Although our devices are paired with VacuBond® Vacuum Bonding technology (which acts as a pair of sunglasses for your display), there is still a 1% chance it could get too hot. To prevent this, place all free devices under a tent, or if they’re portable, limit their sun exposure by moving them. This will help keep your machine cool and will avoid any problems that you could encounter.

Take it Inside

If you’re looking for another way to keep your device cool, then it may be best to keep it inside — or limit it’s outdoor time, only if it’s portable. When you get a custom display from Apollo, and it’s meant to be outside, we work our “magic” and create a device that will be able to withstand the elements — but what if you have an older, non-Apollo display outdoors? Well, there is the possibility that it could overheat, which could lead to some problems later on. If the device is portable, bring it in. If the invention is not portable, then it may be wise to power down the display for a few hours to let it cool down.

Monitor It

Sometimes an older, non-Apollo device might not have the strength it once had and will buckle under pressure from the heat and direct sunlight. If that’s the case, then it will be beneficial to monitor the device throughout the day and make sure that it’s still functioning correctly. Another useful thing to do, as mentioned earlier, is to let devices cool down; unplug them if you must. This will not only help preserve the invention but will eliminate anything from happening.

As the global leader in optical bonding, Apollo Display Technologies supports you in all project phases – from the construction of the metal housing and procurement of specific parts to in-house development of controller boards and touchscreen integration. In need of a product, part, or have a project in mind? Contact us today at (631) 580-4360 or click here for more information.

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Different Ways to Clean a Touch Screen Device

Fact: your touch screen is covered in filth. Believe it or not, the screen could be harvesting a heap of harmful bacteria — and even worse, could be getting you (or your patrons) sick. Remain calm, though, because there are a few simple solutions to clean your touch screen and restore its cleanliness.

Surface Smudges

When it comes to your touch screen device, there might be some simple smudges that are wiped across the interface. If you’re looking for the best way to get rid of them, then a simple microfiber cloth will be the perfect solution — and here’s how you do it:

 

  • Take a dry microfiber cloth of any size to start. These can be found at your local home improvement store, or online, for a very reasonable price.

 

  • Next, take the cloth and wipe the screen in a horizontal motion. From side to side, get every square inch of the screen wiped down.

 

  • Once that’s complete, your screen shall be smudge-free in no time!

 

  • If you have a touch screen at your business, this will be a perfect way to keep the screen smudge-free for your guests!

Deep Clean

If you’re looking to sanitize your device, then there is a surefire way to do so. When you’re on the hunt to keep the screen clean, it’s important to find a simple, effective cleaning solution. One of the best ways is to make a solution in a spray bottle. To start, take a spray bottle and fill it to the halfway point with tap water and the other half with white vinegar. Once that’s complete, shake up the bottle and follow these steps:

 

  • Before spraying the solution on your device, it’s important to acquire a microfiber cloth of your choice. This will help wipe down the service and keep it clean.

 

  • Once you acquire the cloth, it’s time to start the cleaning process.

 

  • To clean the device/screen, give the cloth a few, gentle sprays with the solution — but use a very sparing amount.

 

  • Next, take the cloth and wipe down the device/screen in gentle, horizontal motions.

 

  • After that step is complete, let the device/screen air dry before using — and then it will be clean and smudge-free!

 

As the global leader in optical bonding, Apollo Display Technologies supports you in all project phases – from the construction of the metal housing and procurement of specific parts to in-house development of controller boards and touchscreen integration. In need of a product, part, or have a project in mind? Contact us today at (631) 580-4360 or click here for more information.

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The Benefits of an Interactive Mall Kiosk

Picture this: you’re at the mall and are looking for a memorable gift for your grandmother. Unsure of where to start the search, you head to the kiosk in the middle of the mall to find a store — but, the map is entirely outdated. No need to fear, mall owners, since there are custom, digital mall kiosks — but what are the benefits?

Helpful

Of course, a digital mall kiosk will be very helpful to any patron that walks through your doors, since this will be the best replacement for the print medium. Unlike having a human-operated kiosk (or sending patrons on the search for help), this will be the perfect way to have support around the clock and not be having to worry about having a patron’s question going unanswered — or getting lost among the stores.

Easy to Change

When it comes to kiosks, a digital interface will be easy to change over time — because let’s face it: not every store lasts. To help save funds and be extremely cost-effective, a digital mall kiosk is perfect, because it will also be able to display anything you’d like to present, including digital advertisements, and can be changed at any time!

Interactive

One of the best features of a custom, digital mall kiosk? It can be completely interactive — thanks to our touch screen technology. Forget about that pesky print-maps. With a custom touch screen display from Apollo, your patrons will be able to interact with the map and press around on the different stores and listings. It will be a win-win situation for anyone who uses it!

Energy Efficient

Looking for the best way to bring in revenue, but cut down electrical bills at the same time? The solution is a custom digital kiosk from Apollo! Our team manufactures each product with the latest (and greatest) green solutions. These will not only lower your monthly bills but will also be able to give you a powerful device that saves the most funds (and the environment, too)!

Completely Custom

Don’t worry about having a standard display screen set up in your mall — because, with Apollo, we’ll make a completely custom display to embody your brand. That’s right: it’s the best solution to any mall or business and will help make your establishment the star of the show! It’s indeed one of the most significant additions to a mall or shopping center of any size!

As the global leader in optical bonding, Apollo Display Technologies supports you in all project phases – from the construction of the metal housing and procurement of specific parts to in-house development of controller boards and touchscreen integration. In need of a product, part, or have a project in mind? Contact us today at (631) 580-4360 or click here for more information.

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The Benefits of a Custom Solutions

When you’re taking a stroll down 5th Avenue in New York City, what’s the first thing that catches your eye? For most, it could be the incredible array of designer shops — but what about the digital displays that inhabit their windows? If you’re a business owner and you’re looking for the best way to attract your audience, then there is a simple solution: a custom digital display — but what are the benefits?

Unique

One of the most significant benefits of having a custom solution is that it will be unique to your business. Whether your store sells shoes or pets, there is a custom display that will meet your needs! If you’re under the impression that it will be a standard monitor — then that’s wrong, because Apollo can make a unique display to cater to your brand!

Custom

As mentioned before, Apollo can take your idea of a digital display and make it completely custom. From the metal framework to the screen itself, the possibilities are endless. One of the best features of a custom Apollo display is that we can craft it to match any idea, shape, and style you have in mind. Forget about standard displays — because Apollo is completely changing the technological game!

Efficient

When you have a custom solution from Apollo, not only will it be what you envision, but it will also be energy efficient. Unlike traditional digital displays, a custom solution from Apollo will use the latest and greenest technology to function correctly — while saving money on your energy bills each month!

Money-Saving

Tired of spending hundreds of dollars each month on print advertisements? When you opt for a custom solution from Apollo, you’ll be making a wise investment. Not only will your digital display use energy efficient materials, but it will also be interchangeable — since you can change your digital design (on the screen) at any time!

As the global leader in optical bonding, Apollo Display Technologies supports you in all project phases – from the construction of the metal housing and procurement of specific parts to in-house development of controller boards and touchscreen integration. In need of a product, part, or have a project in mind? Contact us today at (631) 580-4360 or click here for more information.

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How a Digital Display Works in Television

Lights, camera, action! When it comes to television production, nothing is off limits. In fact, major news networks are continuously looking for ways to entice their viewer and raise their production value! One of the most recent trends in television production is using a custom digital display to create a backdrop — but what does that entail?

How it Began

When television cameras first began to roll back in 1941, producers used what they had around them: paper, regular walls, and a dream. Looking back on older television productions, you can see the difference of how backdrops looked then compared to now. As the television productions became more demanding, especially for news broadcasts, producers needed a way to be able to speed up the process of changing the backdrop without taking too much time during commercial breaks — and that was the birth of a digital display backdrop in television.

How They’re Used

While watching either your favorite morning show or news program, you’ll notice that the backdrop behind the anchors is illuminated and changes quite frequently. This “magic” is due to a custom digital display backdrop. These backdrops save producers the precious time they need, in addition to the money they need to save for production costs. Whether it’s a local television show or part of a major cable network, you’ll definitely notice the rise of digital set pieces and how vivid they are!

Other Uses

Another way that producers can use a digital display is on a talk show. To further elaborate, picture your favorite daytime talk show host discussing a current pop culture event. Behind the host is a series of screens (or one large screen) that shows a photo of the celebrity they’re talking about. This not only adds production value to the show, but it makes the job of the host (and producers) easier when trying their audience photos of what they’re talking about. Custom digital displays from Apollo have a variety of uses and no dream is too big to create — especially when it comes to television!

As the global leader in optical bonding, Apollo Display Technologies supports you in all project phases – from the construction of the metal housing and procurement of specific parts to in-house development of controller boards and touchscreen integration. In need of a product, part, or have a project in mind? Contact us today at (631) 580-4360 or click here for more information.

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