What Could Happen if a Touch Screen Isn’t Optically Bonded?

When you hear the term “optical bonding,” what comes to mind first? For most, it’s a term that signifies that their custom touch screen display is of the highest quality and will be protected from wear and tear over time. However, there are some screens in the field that choose to go without optical bonding, which could be a cause for concern — and here’s what could happen without this important “shield.”

Won’t Protect Against the Sun

Having a custom touch screen display optically bonded will act as a pair of sunglasses for your screen. This will help protect it from sun exposure, keeping the display quality of the screen intact for the years to come. However, if a touch screen is placed in direct sunlight and is without optical bonding, then there’s a chance that the display can start to obtain a yellowish tinge and stop delivering crystal-clear graphics.

Daily Interaction can Damage the Screen

Now, you might be saying to yourself: “Isn’t the sole purpose of a touch screen to be touched?” While that is very true, a screen that foregoes optical bonding will have less of a chance of holding up over time. Think about it: if a screen doesn’t have a “shield” and is continuously being interacted with on a daily basis, there’s a strong chance that the screen can get damaged — which is something that no screen owner ever wants to endure.

Glaring will Occur

Going back to the concept of acting like a pair of sunglasses, if your screen isn’t optically bonded, there’s a higher chance of glaring on the screen. This, of course, will make your screen a little less appealing to audiences — and on a bright, sunny day, much harder to read and interact with.

When you’re looking for quality, Apollo is the answer!

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 Dos and Don’ts of Digital Signage

When it comes to digital signage, the possibilities can be endless. And if you’ve looked into having one (or a few) installed at your business, then you know that this will be one of the best investments you can make to help stand out from the rest. However, before you dive into purchasing your digital signage, there are some universal dos and don’ts to know and use! 

Do Think About Placement

If you’re not too sure about where you’d like to place your digital signage, then it’s essential to weigh out possible areas of where you’d like to house it. Whether it’s on a wall, suspended from the ceiling, or on a standalone unit, the possibilities are endless and personal expectations can be met!

Don’t Obstruct it from Sight

Think about it: if you were thinking about advertising for your company, where would your initial advertisement strive? Since the answer is quite clear (put your advertisement out in the open), you’ll want to make sure that your digital signage will be seen by the masses — and not hidden behind a structural obstacle or two. By thinking about placement, as mentioned earlier, you’ll reap the benefits of digital signage!

Do Take Advantage of Digital Signage

As it has been said, print mediums aren’t as effective as they once were. Additionally, print advertising is rather expensive to mass produce — and even more costly to make a revision or edit to something already printed. 

With digital signage, you’re at an advantage: being able to change your message at any interval; you’re not limited. Therefore, take advantage of having this readily available and don’t hesitate to start moving print advertisements over to your new digital platform!

Don’t Neglect Your Unit(s)

Sometimes, it can seem easy to resort back to paper mediums — especially when you’re in a rush. However, think about the amount of paper, ink, time, and money that goes into that. And when compared to the ease and finesse of a digital medium, using a paper medium will usually seem much less appealing (especially when you’re trying to reduce your carbon footprint).

Are you looking to take your business’ presence to the next level?

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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