Why You Should Choose a Panorama Screen Display

A beautiful display screen can take your business to the next level! Today’s society is all about technology, and finding unique and beneficial ways to incorporate technology into your store or company will have you seeing benefit after benefit. Creative display screens can do just that.

If you’re looking for something truly unique and next level, consider installing a panorama display, you won’t regret it!

What is a Panorama Screen?

Unlike traditional display screens, panorama or panoramic, screens are exceptionally wide. Like panorama photos, these screens allow your business to display visuals that are more real, bold, and help you to better connect to your customers or audience. You are able to see an image in multiple directions making for a 3D-like experience. A screen like no other, for sure!

Benefits of a Panorama Display Screen

Adding a display screen to your office, store, or business will only have you wishing you did so sooner with the wide range of benefits that comes with doing so:

  • Easily convey your messageIf you have information that you want your customers or employees to know quickly and conveniently, a display screen is the solution. Add crucial information, current news, and answers to frequently asked questions to your display to save everyone the time and hassle of asking or looking up on their own. Have a sale coming up? Advertising a new product or service? Everyone can see it from your panoramic display screen!
  • Attract new customersA panorama display is nothing less than eye-catching and can be seen from far distances. Screen displays are a great way to get more people to notice your business and invite them to come in.
  • Excellent visual qualityIf you’re looking to show off some beautiful imagery, a panorama display is perfect. The widescreen is great for helping images stand out, and both look and feel realistic as if you’re in the image itself.
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Steps For Cleaning The Inside of Your Computer

Heat is the enemy of your desktop computer, and it’s cooling abilities are crucial to its functioning. Over time, dust and debris build up inside your computer and then undermine your computer’s cooling efficiency. This will result in a shorter lifespan and possibly serious damage to your computer if not properly taken care of regularly.  

Follow these steps to help you with the process of cleaning the inside of your computer:

Step 1

Turn off your computer and make sure it is unplugged from the electrical outlet or surge protector.

Step 2

Carefully open up your computer’s case.

Step 3

Grab a handy can of compressed air and use short bursts of air to release sitting dust and debris. Try to stay at least a few inches from the motherboard’s surface, memory, processor, and expansion cards to avoid damage.

Step 4

Use your compressed air to remove the dust and debris from the fans. Hold the fan with your finger to keep it from spinning while cleaning it. Fan blades are delicate and can easily crack, so make sure to be careful. Use rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab to finish cleaning off the dust and debris from the fan. If possible, consider removing the fans from the computer’s case before cleaning for an easier and more thorough cleaning.

Step 5

Next, use the compressed air to remove dust and debris from the power supply. If there is a dust filter underneath the power supply, be sure to clean that too.

Step 6

Again, with the compressed air, clean the heatsink and the fan mounted to your processor. Removing these items for a more thorough cleaning may be needed. Remember to clean the thermal grease off the heatsink and processor before cleaning with a lint-free cloth and isopropyl alcohol. Before putting it all back together, apply a new coat of thermal grease.

Step 7

Finish by dusting off all the ports with the compressed air and cotton swabs with rubbing alcohol.

 

Good as new! Ideally, you’ll want to follow these steps and clean out the inside of your computer every 6 to 12 months to ensure it’s working correctly at all times.

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4 Ways Touch Displays Help Your Business

Now is the time to install touch screen displays for your business. Both your employees and customers will quickly see the benefits of your newly installed touch display systems and will thank you for it. Here are just a few of those benefits:

Boost Employee Productivity

Touch displays can help improve your employee’s productivity and effectiveness. Touch screens can work through tough conditions, can be waterproof, and work with gloved hands making for uninterrupted workflow.

Engage With Customers

Interactive touch displays allow for customers to become more like participants in your business. Displays can contribute to a more fun, memorable, and exciting experience. Bright and visually intriguing displays can help attract customers as well. 

Quicker Customer Experience

Customers value their time often just as much as quality and price. Touch screens can help contribute to a faster and more convenient customer experience, especially with businesses such as fast-food restaurants, movie theaters, and train stations. 

Improve Accessibility

Touch screen technology can heavily benefit individuals with disabilities and improve their accessibility with your business. Individuals can zoom, increase text size and image size, and have text read aloud with voice technologies depending on their needs. Touch screens, as well, can be more comfortable and easier for individuals in wheelchairs to read and interact with. 

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How to Get Water Out of Your Phone

Most of us have done it before, and it will likely happen again! If you’ve dropped your phone in water, it’s logical that your first thought might be that this is a complete disaster, and there’s no hope to save your phone, but it’s not true! If you act quickly and with the proper technique, there is a good chance you won’t need to invest in a new device.

Here’s what you need to do in case your drop your phone into the water:

  1. Get your phone out of the water as soon as possibleThis should be obvious, but the less time your phone is submerged, the better the chance it has for it to survive!
  2. Turn it off right away – If it isn’t off already, make sure to turn it off and keep it off. The goal here is to make sure it doesn’t short circuit. 
  3. If you can, take out the battery, SIM card, and SD – What kind of phone you have will determine what you are able to remove. This step helps you get everything out in the open for more airflow and quicker drying time.
  4. Dry it out – Dab your phone with a cloth or a paper towel. You’ll want to make sure the phone is tilted on its side so gravity can help get the water out.
  5. Give it timeAllow for the phone to air dry and leave it for as long as possible.

What NOT to do: 

  • Don’t blow into your phone with your mouthYou may think this will help, but instead, you’ll likely push the water further into the phone causing more damage.
  • Don’t use a blow dryer – Aside from pushing the water further into the phone, the hot air will quickly overheat your phone.
  • Don’t put your phone in a microwave or any heating up contraption – This will only destroy your phone.
  • Don’t be so quick to grab some riceThis is what people tend to think is the most effective way of drying out your phone, but many studies show that natural air drying your phone out is a better method, especially if you are in a warmer climate.

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How to Protect Your Electronics During a Storm

There’s always another storm just around the corner. Rain, wind, and lightning can all wreak havoc on our homes and property, including electronics. Whether it’s flooding, a lightning strike, or a power surge, it’s possible to protect your electronics from being damaged by these elements.

Protecting Electronic Devices and Yourself

With these helpful tips, you’ll be able to protect your electronics, data, and yourself from serious harm that comes from storms:

  • UnplugBefore there’s a storm, the safest bet is to unplug all your electronics and avoid any risk. It’s the only way you can be confident that you and your electronics will be safe.
  • Back up your data regularlyStorm surges can destroy plugged-in electronics and completely fry their data. Backing up your data before a storm or regularly can prevent the loss of any important electronics content.
  • Use surge protectors – Connect your electronics and critical devices to surge protector strips to prevent damage from a storm-related power surge.
  • Avoid use during an active storm When there is an active storm, don’t use any electronics plugged into an outlet. Wait until you are sure the storm passes.
  • Don’t use any wet electronicsIf any electronics get, do not use them until they’ve thoroughly dried and been checked by a technician. For example, don’t use your washer or dryer if there was any flooding. Have them checked by a professional before to be sure there is no risk of harm or injury.

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What is Optical Bonding?

Do you ever take a moment to appreciate the beautiful, bright screen on your electronic devices that has made your life easier in a multitude of ways? Well, you can thank optical bonding for that!

What is Optical Bonding?

Optical bonding is a crucial process that consists of applying a thin layer of resin to a glass screen or touchscreen, which is then attached to an LCD panel of a monitor. This process is done to secure the two together in order to create a solid bond without any pockets of air in between them. 

Screens that have used optical bonding are most commonly used for technology within the military, medical, marine, and transportation industries where screens would likely endure heavy lighting, the outdoor elements, and other harsh conditions.

What Are The Benefits of Optical Bonding?

Having screens that have undergone the optical bonding process have many benefits over other displays:

  • Greater durability – The cover glass and LCD cells are both better protected from shock.
  • Better imaging – Optical bonding eliminates internal refraction creating a better and brighter display.
  • Better touch screen – Optical bonding reduces parallax, and without the air gap, the touch is much more accurate for a natural and reliable experience.
  • Protection from dust and moisture – Dust and moisture are unable to penetrate the glass because of the eliminated air gap.
  • Lighter display weight – The hardened adhesive layer makes for a lighter display that’s easier to handle and transport. 

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How High Temperatures Can Affect Your Electronics

No one likes feeling overheated, and that goes for electronics too. The summer heat is one of the main culprits to electronic devices overheating, but there are other things you can do that will cause your devices to get too hot. When any electronics are exposed to high heat, they can be severely damaged and become unreliable. Here’s what you need to know to protect your electronic devices:  

How do High Temperatures Hurt Electronics?

When it comes to heat and electronics, the hotter the temperature, the less functional the electronic device will be. As well, when electronics run for long periods in high temperatures, the longevity and reliability of that device will decrease.

 

Cell phones and laptops have all dramatically decreased in size in recent years, making them more vulnerable to damage from overheating. The smaller size of electronics means their systems run with a higher heat density causing them to heat up much faster than ever before. While many companies try to include cooling systems in their products, they aren’t a match for the summer heat outside or the indoors when there is no air conditioning.

How Can I Prevent my Electronics From Overheating?

Here’s what you can do to make sure your electronic devices don’t overheat and get permanently damaged:

  • If there’s no air conditioning, don’t use your phone too much – If the power goes out in your home from a heatwave, playing on your phone might be your first choice of activity, but make sure to give your electronics a break and use them for short periods as they are hot too!
  • Don’t leave your electronics in a hot car – Temperatures inside vehicles can rise to around 20 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the outside temperature.
  • Avoid leaving your devices indirect sunlight – They’ll start to heat up very quickly!
  • Don’t store your device in a cramped area – Good airflow can help prevent overheating.
  • Keep your device and the area it’s stored clean – Dust, hair, and debris can easily clog the device’s vents and cause overheating.
  • If your device feels hot, give it a breakWhen an electronic device starts getting warmer than normal, stop using it and let it cool down with the system shut down.

 

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How Touchscreen Technology Can Benefit Your Restaurant

The use of touchscreens to help businesses has been a common trend in recent years as technology continues to advance and improve our lives. Restaurants are just one of the many types of businesses that have been increasingly utilizing touchscreens for both employees and customers to use as a means of quicker, more efficient service. 

Here’s how touchscreen technology can be used in restaurants:

Ordering

When it comes to customers ordering food, touchscreens can be very beneficial:

  • New items can easily be added to keep the menu always accurately updated
  • Orders can be easily customized to their specific liking
  • Images can help the customers decide what they want
  • Customers can order a drink, extra side, appetizer, etc. without needing a busy waiter’s attention
  • Overall quicker service

Payment

Giving customers the power to pay on their own can be very beneficial to your restaurant:

  • Replace cashiers and have customers order and pay on their own to avoid mistakes and speed up the ordering process
  • Lessens the time customers are in the restaurant
  • Comfort for customers in handling the payment process themselves
  • Groups of people can easily divide the check or pay for their individual orders

Kitchen

Touchscreen technology can be used to help any busy kitchen:

  • Makes orders more clear and easy to read leading to fewer mistakes and a higher volume of customers
  • Keep track of the timing of orders and how long it takes to reach the customer
  • Helps specify whether the order is dine-in, take-out, or for delivery

Organization

Being well-organized is key to the success of any restaurant. Touchscreens can help keep all aspects of the restaurant organized to help promote efficiency and save money:

  • Keep track of all inventory amounts
  • Keep track of expiration dates and avoid spoilage
  • Monitor the time, type, and amount of all orders
  • Schedule reservations
  • Easily keep track of tables and where customers are seated

 

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Ways to Keep Your Computer Setup Clean

While many of us are enjoying or adjusting to our new home work setups, it’s important to remember how now, more than ever, is a great time to brush up on your cleaning habits. You’ll spend a lot of time on your computer, so make sure you’re keeping it neat, tidy, and most importantly, germ-free. 

Cleaning Your Computer Monitor

Don’t just reach for the nearest spray cleaner because many of those products are great for windows or countertops but can damage your delicate computer monitor. You can purchase one of the many cleaners specifically designed for monitors or make a cleaner at home. Distilled water with some white vinegar is an easy at home cleaning solution to clean and get rid of any built-up grime on your computer monitors. Only use microfiber cloths, like what you would use when cleaning glasses, to clean your monitor as paper towels, rags, and other materials are too harsh. Make sure the monitor is off before you start cleaning!

Cleaning Your Keyboard

Your hands are all over your keyboard, so make sure to regularly clean it to eliminate any germs or bacteria that are hiding. Start by unplugging the keyboard and turning it over and lightly tapping out any loose crumbs, dust, or debris. Next, use a brush to get through the crevices of your keyboard. A toothbrush, baby bottle brush, and other small, delicate brushes you have at home all do the trick. Canned air is also a great tool to get into those nooks and crannies. To rid your keyboard of germs, use a rubbing alcohol wipe, or a disinfectant wipe and carefully wipe it down.

Maintaining a Neat Desk Space

Keeping your desk clean and tidy will give you peace of mind and help you feel less overwhelmed while you’re hard at work. Some tricks to keep your desk items tidy include:

  • Use velcro to mount items that aren’t being used on the wall or sides of your desk.
  • Upcycle containers to keep like items together, organized, and out of the way.
  • Bundle computer wires together with velcro, zip ties, or hooks to keep them out of the way.
  • Label your items, folders, and drawers.
  • Put items away after their use right away to avoid clutter.
  • Keep a trash bin nearby.
  • Minimize distractions with minimal personal items and only supplies that you use every day.

And don’t forget to use the appropriate disinfectant cleaner for your desktop and wipe it down regularly!

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Tips for Successful Summer Digital Signage

The summer weather brings a lot of foot traffic out and about, making the need for outdoor signage more vital than before. Though the traditional print ad might catch a consumer or passerby’s eye, when you strategically place your digital signage, you can not only get the attention of the consumers you are looking for, you have more freedom of the messages you want to project too.

When it comes to your summer signs, here are a few things to always keep in mind: 

Consider Foot Traffic

Are your signs easy to see if someone was walking on by? Does your message hold attention? Now is the time to think about where you place your messages and how often you change them. With digital signage, you can easily change your message daily or within minutes if need be, making it great for high traffic areas. You could potentially share a new message to locals every day, without waiting for the printers.

But Be Mindful of the Season

Depending on your location, you’ll want to keep rain and heat in mind. Be sure your signs are not always in direct sunlight. But be sure to pick a place that is adequately covered yet often accessed. 

Consider Movement

A static message with bold imagery can help catch eyes, but what about a moving or ever-changing message? Not only will you stand out against the rest, but you are also more likely to get a consumer to stop, read, and possibly come in based on your modern display. 

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