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Is it Okay to Leave Your Technology Out in The Cold?

November 5, 2020

The weather is nothing but unpredictable this time of year, leaving us with some cold, bitter nights and so warm, almost summer-like mornings. Though you can’t predict what the next day will bring, you can be diligent about how you protect your technology from constant change. Especially when the first cold night hits. So if you’re worried about cold weather your and technology, here’s what you should consider keeping all your digital assets protected from the elements:

Is It Made to Withstand the Weather? 

One of the most significant factors in temperature damage would be moisture. WIth our VacuBond® dry optical bonding process, you can keep foreign objects and water from making their way into a device gap.  When weather consistently varies, condensation is more likely to occur; potentially leading to freezing and cracking of the screen. So if your digital devices are not protected, you’ll want to keep them away from extreme temperatures.

The Temperature Danger Zone

Believe it or not, LED screens and most outdoor displays are meant to work best when it’s cold out. However, this isn’t the case for some other technology like your laptop or cellphone. Leaving these devices in extreme temperatures could lead to a shattered display screen. At the same time, when it comes to business, your outdoor displays may work as well as they always have. With cold temperature actually leading to top performance.

However, there are some cases where the extreme cold could harm your outdoor displays; when severe snow and winter storms occur, your signs could be at risk. You’ll want to keep an eye out the next day for any damage and look to repair any as soon as possible. One fundamental way to keep your screens working all winter long is by keeping them running. Constant on and off could lead to breakdowns. If that is not an option, consider putting them in standby mode when not in use.

Contact Us Today to Learn More About Our Custom Digital Screen Solutions!

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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