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3 Digital Signage Kiosk Solutions for Virtually Any Environment

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Jun 21, 2017 9:30:20 AM

Kiosks (large and small) have been popping up at banks, malls, and restaurants for years now and it seems that the digital signage trend will be everywhere you look in the very near future.

With the introduction of pinpoint touchscreens and tablets, kiosk solutions can be displayed in a multitude of ways that do not need to break the bank to install. In fact, kiosks have been in the news a great deal over the past few months, especially regarding minimum wage issues pertaining to quick service restaurants, like McDonald’s, who plans on deploying kiosks for faster service and more accurate ordering. When searching for a kiosk solution, many factors will need to be considered in order to find the perfect solution to meet the needs of a company or a customer… in any environment. The 3 types below show that not all kiosks are created equal and each one has its own identity.

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3 Types of Enclosure Cooling for NEMA 4X Computer Enclosures

Posted by ITS Enclosures

May 31, 2017 9:15:22 AM

When deploying enclosures in a challenging environment, thermal management is critical.

Enclosure cooling is necessary for maintaining the optimum performance of electronics and for keeping a computer system protected from elevated levels of heat. Since a NEMA 4X enclosure requires a watertight seal, a unique set of challenges must be overcome when installing a NEMA 4X computer enclosure. NEMA 4X enclosures are unable to utilize an open cooling system, meaning the cabinet requires a closed loop cooling system that uses forced convection. With a closed loop system, no seal is broken. The market has several closed loop solutions that will keep your enclosure cool and protect your electronics. 

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3 Common Misconceptions for Digital Drive-Thru Menu Boards

Posted by ITS Enclosures

May 22, 2017 2:03:48 PM

Why are outdoor digital drive-thru menu boards important?


The technology behind outdoor digital menu boards has been around for over a decade, but only a small percentage of Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) in the United States have made the leap to digital. Digital signage provides an innovative platform to deliver mouthwatering content to entice customers to purchase an item or two. It is also very beneficial to the quick service restaurant owner/operator. According to a study conducted for Samsung and highlighted in the article, ‘Promotional Campaigns Get Timely and Tactical in the Drive-Thru Lane‘, “Digital in drive-thru lanes decrease drive-thru times (more cars per hour means more sales), reduce food waste because of improved order accuracy, and reduce the labor costs of printing, shipping and putting new posters in place, and then verifying the right information is up where and when it needs to be.”

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8 Keys for Selecting the Proper PC Enclosure

Posted by ITS Enclosures

May 18, 2017 10:45:46 AM

In an industrial setting, protecting a computer, printer, monitor, keyboard, and related peripherals from dangers - like humidity, dust, grease, lint, dirt, and liquids - is a must!

When searching for the perfect enclosure solution, what specific details should a company consider? The enclosure options below are designed to point out critical issues to guide a company in determining which model and accessories will create the best solution.

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3 Considerations for Recessing LCD Enclosures

Posted by ITS Enclosures

May 1, 2017 1:33:05 PM

As digital signage becomes more and more popular, companies are finding creative ways to deploy signage in various locations, like the inside of a wall.

The ability to recess an LCD enclosure into a wall provides a clean, sleek installation and, therefore, does not become an obstruction to passerby’s.
 

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Best Accessories for Freestanding NEMA 4X Computer Enclosures

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Apr 20, 2017 10:43:56 AM

Stainless Steel/NEMA 4X enclosures are ideal for harsh, industrial environments where corrosive liquids pose a threat to electronic equipment.

A NEMA 4X enclosure rating ensures that the cabinet is approved for indoor or outdoor use, and will provide protection against corrosion, windblown dust and rain, splashing fluids and hose directed water. In fact, most weather conditions (snow, rain, sleet) will not harm the enclosure. When planning an enclosure deployment, consider certain accessories that will maximize utility and provide the most effective solution for the user. 

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The QSR Digital Presell Board – 3 Quick Benefits

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Apr 18, 2017 11:03:45 AM

Presell boards at a Quick Service Restaurant drive thru can be the store’s most influential marketing tool for customers waiting to order.

With eye catching and glitzy imagery or video, limited time offers or food and drink specials can be highlighted in a unique and fun way. This can lead to bigger orders and more revenue for the restaurant. As the article, ‘Outdoor Digital Signage Lights Up QSR Industry’ states, “some QSR operators see as much as 70 percent of their sales from people who never walk in the store…Because of the enhanced, personalized customer experience digital menu boards bring, QSRs are in a position to upgrade their old displays and start reaping significant financial benefits from these new digital displays.”

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4 Considerations for Deploying Computer Enclosures Outdoors

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Mar 30, 2017 1:59:04 PM

When deploying computer enclosures, outdoor environments create a unique set of challenges.

The risk of equipment failure - through multiple damaging reasons - requires computer equipment to withstand solar heat, rain, snow, sleet, and extreme temperatures. In addition to environmental concerns, one must consider the technical aspects that are important when installing expensive electronics in the outdoors. The internal assembly must be designed to withstand harsh, unforgiving conditions.

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7 Questions for Developing an Outdoor Digital Signage Strategy

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Mar 24, 2017 10:40:12 AM

An effective and smart content strategy plays a major role in the success of digital signage. 

When the layers of the onion are peeled away, how does one accomplish this task? A plan begins to take form when the end user can answer several questions related to the overall project objective.

Take the time to ask the following 7 questions to all possible team members including IT, marketing, sales, facilities, and any others that may be involved in a portion of the project. It will be surprising how each department may answer the questions differently.

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Why Manufacturing Facilities Need Computer Enclosures

Posted by ITS Enclosures

Mar 17, 2017 11:08:56 AM

On the factory or manufacturing floor, computers, monitors, printers, and peripheral devices are necessary and commonplace.

Essential electronic equipment demands security and the utmost protection from extreme heat (or cold), falling dirt, destructive dust, and splashing fluids. A heavy-duty, NEMA rated computer enclosure is the perfect solution to protect the process and extend the electronics’ useful life.

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