Thursday, 18 December 2014

Merry Christmas from Display Solutions!

I don't know about you, but for all of us at DSL, we're finding it hard to believe that we're over half way through December already, and Christmas is only a week away! But that doesn't mean we're unprepared - the team here at HQ have been busy this month ensuring your products are delivered before we close our doors for the Christmas period. 

As this is the last blog post of the year, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Thank you to everyone who visited us at EDS 2014, and of course, to our valued customers for continuing to use us as your preferred distributor! We are looking forward to working with you all in the New Year.

It’s been a tremendous year for Display Solutions, with plenty happening at HQ and a number of innovative new products being launched, so here’s a quick overview of the past 12 months for us...

  • We exhibited at a new UK trade show EDS in Coventry in October, and saw great results! 
  • We saw huge success with the Shuttle DS61 – Have you read about it yet? 
  • We introduced a new vandal-resistant range from our in house brand, DisplayTouch – Did you see our product being put to the ultimate test?
  • We created an online Social Media presence - Have you connected with us yet?
  • We joined forces with a new PR Agency - We've been working with Technical Associates since June on our PR campaigns. For any 2015 media inquiries please give us a call on 01480 411600.
  • We employed new staff - Diane (Accounts Executive), Zech (Internal Technical Sales Support & Brendan's right hand man) and I (Marketing Exec ) are all new to the Display Solutions team this year. 

And that’s not it! After having such a successful 2014 the team are looking forward to kicking of 2015 with a bang with some exciting new products from our partners Avalue, Shuttle and Litemax. But that’s not all that we've got in store for you next year; with the recent release of our vandal resistant touch monitor from DisplayTouch, we are looking forward to spreading the word about our innovative and cost effective in house brand. 

Please note, the offices will be shut between 24th December and 2nd January for the festive period.



Thursday, 4 December 2014

Company Profile: Innodisplay


Innodisplay were established in 1993 as a designer and manufactuer of standard and customised A/D board kits and open frame TFT LCD monitors. Innodisplay are based in Asia with their new Digital Industrial complex being located in Suwon, South Korea. The company works alongside well renowned companies such as Samsung, AUO and LG to provide open frame and TFT LCD solutions for digital signage applications. With a strong R&D department, the company has developed their portfolio over the past 21 years, and can now offer touch integration on their products. Innodisplay can also offer customised designs alongside their standard models, and all products meet RoHS compliance regulations. 

Here at Display Solutions, we have seen strong success with the INB1003 TFT LCD controller board from Innodisplay, which is a low cost, low profile small footprint A/D card kit. Account Manager Brendan O'Reilly explains "The INB1003 A/D card kit is versatile enough to run numerous LCD units of various sizes and has the added benefit of a small footprint, measuring in at a compact 60mm x 90mm. Innodisplay's products can be tailored to our customers needs, which offers flexibility when working with unique digital signage solutions." 

To find out more about Innodisplay and their product range, please visit our website at www.displaysolutions.co.uk or contact our Account Manager Brendan O'Reilly on 01480 411600 to discuss our custom product options in more detail. Product data sheets can be downloaded from our website. 



Thursday, 20 November 2014

Product In Focus: The Unicorn ENDAT 3227A

The Unicorn ENDAT 3227A is a small form factor embedded type motherboard, designed for use in Gaming, POS and Kiosk applications.

The ENDAT 3227A is a completely fan-less CPU motherboard, and can operate in temperatures between 0c and 60c. The motherboard measures in at a slim 170mm x 170mm and offers a number of benefits, including:

-          8 USB ports
-          Up to 2GB RAM
-          Intel GM950 Graphic Card
-          ATX power input
-          HD Audio with 1.2W Amplifier

Product Manager Brendan O’Reilly explains “The ENDAT series from Unicorn can offer cost-savings for our customers, without sacrificing the high performance and reliability required for their applications. With the added benefit of being completely fan-less and having a 3D graphics engine using Intel graphics media accelerator 950, the ENDAT 3227A is the ideal solution for Gaming, Kiosk and POS functions. "

Product Applications include:

-          POS System
-          Kiosk
-          Vehicle System
-          Interactive System
-          Industrial Controller
-          Gaming System
-          Medical System
-          Embedded System Equipment



For more information on Unicorn and their product range, visit our website or contact our office on 01480 411600. Data sheets are available on request. 


Friday, 14 November 2014

Account Manager Brendan O'Reilly visits Electronica 2014

Electronica 2014 is Europe’s largest electronics exhibition, and celebrating its 50th anniversary, it was a date secured in our diaries. With our sister company Components Bureau exhibiting at the show for the first time and a number of our suppliers having stands, Account Manager Brendan O’Reilly flew out to be a part of the show.

Brendan has been spending the past couple of days in Hall A3, where our suppliers Litemax and Innodisplay were exhibiting alongside some key players in the embedded and digital signage industries. The Account Manager explains “It is important to visit shows where our suppliers are exhibiting to keep up to date with the latest technologies which are being demonstrated. Trade shows are a fantastic opportunity for us to spot trends and network to find out more about what visitors are looking for. Electronica has a number of big names exhibiting alongside smaller companies, so it is always interesting to compare and speak to members on different levels and in different markets."

Our partner Litemax had an impressive variety of their sunlight readable and stretched displays on show. The Litemax display range can be used for indoor and outdoor applications, with previous installs including ticketing machines, information displays and kiosks. 

If you would like to find out more about our range of displays and embedded solutions, please visit our website at www.displaysolutions.co.uk For further information on our signage solutions or embedded systems, please contact the office on 01480 411600



Thursday, 6 November 2014

Product in Focus: The Shuttle XS36V4

The XS36V4 is a new fanless barebone Slim PC from Shuttle designed to provide 24/7 operation. The lightweight Slim PC is built into a 1.5ltr chassis, and offers a number of benefits including:

-          5 USB Ports
-          Windows 7/8 Compatible
-          Intel Celeron J1900 / Quad Core (2GHz)
-          3 Video Ports (HDMI, DisplayPort, Automation)
-          External 40W Power Adapter

With a thickness of only 36mm and a completely fanless body, the XS36V4 can operate 24/7 with high energy savings and minimal noise, making it suitable for a number of professional applications such as Office, POS and digital signage.

The XS36V4 is a cost effective alternative to other barebone systems.  Shuttle is renowned for their high quality and cost saving products, and has previously been awarded the BCN prize for their barebone systems in 2007. Product Manager Brendan O'Reilly comments "We are experiencing a growth in interest for barebone systems for various digital signage applications, our customers  can specify their Memory, Hard Drive and OS needs for the XS36V4. Display Solutions can configure these systems in house, meeting most bespoke requirements with the added benefit of quick turn around times."

To find out more information on the product or to see the full Shuttle range available, please visit our website at www.displaysolutions.co.uk or contact the office on 01480 411600 to speak to a member of the team. 

Thursday, 30 October 2014

DisplayTouch introduce new vandal proof range of touch screen displays

Here at Display Solutions, we are pleased to introduce the DTSF-15MOFP, a vandal-proof, open frame touch display. This innovative touchscreen product is the latest to be added to our own brand DisplayTouch range. Featuring superior impact resistance, the DTSF-15MOFP is suitable for a wide range of applications, including kiosk, ATM, gaming and ticketing. When sealed in an appropriate customer enclosure, it is equally well-suited for use in outdoor environments.

The DTSF-15MOFP offers projected capacitive touchscreen features, with an optically bonded protective layer of glass secured over the PCAP touch sensor to enhance the performance of the display in outdoor environments. With a total 7.3mm glass stack-up thickness, this ensures high resistance and protection from impacts whilst meeting the UL-60950 requirement. In addition, the edge-to-edge flush design enables easy cleaning, for a bacteria/dust free screen.

“This new DisplayTouch product is an ideal touchscreen solution for harsh outdoor environments where heavy use is likely,” begins Brendan O’Reilly, product manager at Display Solutions. “The DTSF-15MOFP’s PCT features combined with a highly resistant protective glass guarantees users a reliable, accurate and high-speed touchscreen experience.”

Offering both multi-touch and gesture input, these screens are well-suited for a variety of high-performance touch applications. Available as a compact and integrated solution, the touch screen is fitted directly to the unit and no additional assembly is required. The display is HID compliant and therefore easily integrated with a thin client solution or computer.

The DTSF-15MOFP is currently available in 15”, with 17” and 19” versions to follow in 2015, all of which are Windows 7 compatible. RoHS compliant, the screen also carries CE, UL, CUL, and FCC-B safety approvals.

For more information about the DTSF-15MOFP and other products in the DisplayTouch range, please call Display Solutions directly on +44 (0) 1480 411600 or visit the website: www.displaytouch.co.uk

Friday, 24 October 2014

Electronics Design Show 2014: A Recap

We had a great time at the Electronics Design Show in Coventry’s Ricoh Arena this week, with the two day show bringing in floods of engineers, buyers, press and students towards our stand. We were pleased with the turnout to Stand H42 where we were showing off our brand new vandal proof display from our very own DisplayTouch range, alongside an impressive new 42 inch DisplayTouch screen that boasts up to 40 touch points. Other products on show included our high performance embedded systems from Shuttle and our stretched sunlight readable displays from Litemax.

Brendan kept the crowds entertained with the steel ball drop test conducted on our new rugged vandal proof screen from our own brand of touchscreen displays, DisplayTouch. Didn't get a chance to see it for yourself? Check it out  here


Didn’t make it to the show? Here’s a quick overview in pictures….

The 42 inch DisplayTouch Screen with up to 40 touch points

The Stand - Shared with our sister company Components Bureau Ltd

Brendan and Andrew testing out the displays

Brendan getting ready for the steel ball drop test 

Demonstrating our 40 touch point screen

Thank you for visiting 

 If you want to find out more about the products that were on show this week, please contact the sales office on 01480 411600. Alternatively, you can visit our website to see our full range of products and partnerships. We hope to see you next year! 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Final Countdown to The Electronics Design Show

At last, we’re in the single figure countdown to the Electronics Design Show, which is being held on the 22nd and 23rd October at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The team are busy working behind the scenes to ensure our product range is ready to present to you next week on Stand H42. It's our first time exhibiting at the show, so we are looking forward to demonstrating our extensive product range in a new environment. 

Account Manager Brendan O’Reilly has been busy in the demo room this week prepping the latest product to be released from our DisplayTouch range before it is put to the test on our Stand (H42) next week. That's right, we're going to be conducting a drop test on our stand which will demonstrate just how durable the vandal proof displays are. Make sure you pay us a visit to stand H42 to be the first to view our brand new range of vandal proof displays and see them being put to the ultimate test! 

That’s not the only thing you can catch on Stand H42; we are going to be showing off some of our products from our partners Litemax, who specialise in sunlight readable solutions. We will be running the displays off some Shuttle barebone and Slim PC units, which have recently been in the spotlight after being highly commended when installed into a complex outdoor industrial environment. 

If you haven’t yet booked a one-to-one appointment to talk to a member of the team at the show, now is your last chance! To book a slot, please email livia@displaysolutions.ltd.uk or call the office directly on 01480 411600. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!




To find out more about our product range, please visit www.displaysolutions.co.uk or www.displaytouch.co.uk to read more about our in-house brand of touch screen displays.  


Thursday, 9 October 2014

Introducing the 28" Stretched Display from Litemax

Our partner Litemax are known for their diverse range of sunlight readable displays, and we are pleased to announce the introduction of the SSF2845, a stretched display from their Spanpixel range. This blog gives you an insight into the latest product to be brought in from our Taiwanese partner. 

The innovative 28" display offers high brightness capabilities, resulting in maximum visibility in even the brightest conditions. Suitable for a large range of outdoor environments, the SSF2845 is designed for use across digital signage, public transportation, exhibition hall, retail, vending and industrial applications.

The SSF2845 from Litemax Electronics is an LED backlit LCD panel with high brightness levels of 1000 cd/m2 and a wide aspect ratio of 16:3. Featuring a (DVI and VGA) display controller and LED driver, the monitor can display high-quality digital video and computer graphic images in an energy efficient manner through its low power consumption design of just 29.8W.

“Real world applications for this screen include information display systems at bus stops and railway stations,” comments Brendan O’Reilly, Product Manager at Display Solutions. “The combination of sunlight readability and excellent size makes the SSF2845 ideal for many outdoor and rugged environments.”

The ultra-wide 28” design offers a wide viewing angle both vertically and horizontally. It has a generous resolution of 1920 x 357 pixels and can display vivid colour videos in the brightest of light. In addition to its sunlight readable capabilities, the monitor also features high shock and vibration resistance to ensure reliable operation in severe surroundings. The SSF2845 reliability is estimated with a half-brightness lifetime of 70khrs.

“Our partnership with Litemax Electronics opens up a wide portfolio of innovative products for our customers in terms of high brightness, sunlight readable displays. The SSF2845 is already garnering particular interest with system integrators looking for a reliable and advanced display solution,” adds O’Reilly.

To find out more about our range of sunlight readable displays, please contact the sales office on 01480 411600. Alternatively, you can have a look at the product range by visiting our website at www.displaysolutions.co.uk 


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Company Profile: Shuttle

Established in 1983, Shuttle is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of a variety of SFF (Small Form Factor) Computers and accessories. The company, who are based in Taiwan has gone on to become a well renowned global name after being the first to develop a commercially successful SFF Computer in 2001. Over the past 30 years, Shuttle has received awards for their innovative designs and solutions, including the top prize BCN award for their Barebone PC systems in Japan in 2007.

Shuttle is dedicated to their constant research and development of new innovations, following TQM procedures to ensure all products are developed to the highest possible standards at all times. The company also adopts a strong environmental policy which involves lowering their carbon footprint and promoting eco-friendly products and procedures.

The Shuttle product range offers a variety of XPC systems, Barebone Systems and Slim PC’s which are suitable for a variety of applications including:

- Industrial signage applications
- Large scale applications e.g Video Walls
- Various indoor and outdoor digital signage applications

Some of the latest product releases include the DS81, which is equipped with Intel Haswell Systems and additional ports to display 4K content, making it the ideal solution for a digital signage system. Another new addition is the XS35V4, which uses the latest Intel Bay Trail systems for enhanced system performance.

We have recently seen a successful install into an Industrial Train Depot in the heart of London, which saw the DS61 system get put to the test in an outdoor, complex environment with a number of screens operating in various locations. The DS61 benefits from having a wide temperature range and has rich I/O ports, making it a perfect barebone system for a media player. 

To find out more about the Shuttle products available, please contact our Account Manager Brendan O’Reilly on 01480 411600. You can view the full product range at www.displaysolutions.co.uk


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Together you'll see what we can do...

Here at Display Solutions, we are technically described as a distributor in the digital signage industry. But what exactly do you get from your distributor? Purely a product, or an all round supportive service from inquiry to installation? That's where we're different.

Our dedicated team have worked hard over the past 18 years to differentiate ourselves from the standard distributors in the market. With our technical knowledge and strong relationships with our overseas partners, we can offer you:

-          Shorter lead times
-          Components or complete turnkey packages
-          Lower costs

Not to mention our wide product portfolio, where our range covers:

-          interactive displays
-          ruggedised systems
-          embedded computing
-          touch screens
-          single board computers
-          individual components

To put it simply, it's your vision, and our capability. Together they create the unmatched technical innovation, interactivity, quality and value for money, brought to you by Display Solutions. We can see your project through from consultation to design, manufacture, installation and most importantly, after care. Or, if you just need a component, we can provide you this too. Your vision, and your choice.

Find out how we're different from the rest by calling us on 01480 411600. Alternatively, you can visit our website at www.displaysolutions.co.uk


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Company Profile: Litemax

Here at Display Solutions, Litemax are on of our main suppliers and strongest partners. So we thought it was about time we gave you a little more information on the company…

Litemax are a Taiwanese manufacturer of LCD displays, ranging in sizes from 7’’ – 60’’. Located in Tapei, the company has been running since 2000 and has experienced fast growth over the past 14 years. With over 100 employees and a capital of $12M USD, Litemax has become an established name in the LCD market, recently winning the Taiwan Excellence Award 2014 for their 38” ultra-wide sunlight readable LCD screen. Litemax sunlight readable displays are suitable for a range of applications, especially exposed outdoor environments. We have had great success with installs into bus stops, information points and kiosks, where they are put to the test with extreme weather conditions and 24/7 operation. 

The Durapixel range benefits from vast temperature ranges from -30c to 80c, can withstand high shock and vibration levels and up to 2000 nit LED backlighting,  making it a suitable option for transportation, gaming and kiosk applications. The Durapixel range products are available in sizes from 6.5'' - 60'' and offer a life span of up to 70000 hours. 

The Spanpixel range has been designed to provide stretched sunlight readable screens for a variety of outdoor environments. The product range benefits from low power consumption, high shock and vibration resistance, supported by a long life span of up to 70000 hours. The Spanpixel range also has an operating temperature of between 0c and 50c, with low EMI noise.

To find out more about the Litemax range of products, please visit our website at www.displaysolutions.co.uk or call the office on 01480 411600. 

The Spanpixel Range 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Electronics Design Show Preview

We announced earlier in the year that we were to exhibit at the Electronics Design Show in October, at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, and we’re now in the 6 week countdown to the show! Here’s an insight into what you can expect to see on Stand H42 on the 22nd and 23rd October…

We are excited to announce that we will be unveiling our newest touchscreen products from our DisplayTouch range, which have been designed to resist strong impacts in exposed environments. 

The DTSF-17MOFP is the latest product to be added to Display Solutions’ own DisplayTouch range. This vandal-proof, open frame Projected Capacitive touchscreen features an optically bonded protective layer of glass secured over the PCAP touch sensor to enhance the performance of the display in outdoor environments. With a total 7.3mm glass stack-up thickness this provides superior resistance and protection from impacts whilst meeting the UL-60950 requirement. In addition, the edge-to-edge flush design enables easy cleaning, for a bacteria/dust free screen. Offering both multi-touch and gesture input, these screens are well-suited for a variety of high-performance touch applications, including kiosk, gaming and ticketing. The DTSF-17MOFP is available in a range of sizes, from 15” to 19”, and is Windows 7 compatible.

“Our DisplayTouch range offers proven durability, usability and originality,” comments Brendan O’Reilly, product manager at Display Solutions. “The range presents products ideal for any indoor environment, where a reliable, accurate and high-speed touchscreen experience is required. Working closely with system integrators in the entertainment, information, retail and education industries, we help develop fast and easy solutions to suit the ever growing demand for high-performance touchscreen technologies.”

However, that’s not the only new product we will be unveiling at the October show. We are pleased to be exhibiting our latest product from Shuttle, the DS81. The new DS81 is a slim, yet powerful embedded barebone PC. Shuttle’s DS81 supports the latest software and trends in high-performance digital signage. Pushing the limits in terms of interactivity and connectivity, the DS81 supports seamless playback of ultra-high definition video and graphics.

“The Electronics Design Show is a key event for Display Solutions,” continues O’Reilly. “Visitors to the stand will discover and experience our latest display technologies, which are underlined by our technological expertise and know-how within the digital signage sector and our ability to offer innovative solutions to meet the most challenging demands.” We're looking forward to showing off our latest product portfolio - we hope that you pay us a visit on Stand H42 to meet the team, ask any questions, and watch our product demonstrations. 

For more information on our product range, or to book a meeting with us at the show, please call the office on 01480 411600.  Alternatively, you can visit our DisplayTouch website at www.displaytouch.co.uk  


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Account Manager Brendan O'Reilly visits the Far East

At the end of August, our Account Manager Brendan O’Reilly took a trip out to the Far East to visit some of our partners and discuss some exciting new product releases coming up in Autumn. Accompanied by one of our customers, Peter Cieslak from RSL, Brendan flew out for a jam-packed 6 day visit to China and Taiwan.

Trips to the Far East have become part of a routine for Brendan and Cheng here at Display Solutions, with all of our suppliers located in the China and Taiwan regions. This trip involved meetings with partners such as ASRock, Litemax, Shuttle and Unicorn as well as our manufacturing plants for our DisplayTouch range. Brendan O’Reilly comments "By visiting our partners in China and Taiwan, we can see the latest products in the flesh and discuss large projects at ease with all the key members in one room. Peter accompanied me on this trip to discuss a potential project, which enabled him to gain peace of mind from seeing the product and manufacturers face to face opposed to over the phone or internet. " One of the key projects discussed on the business trip was our newest, vandal proof touch screen product from the DisplayTouch range, due to be arriving with us in October. We will have more information and a demo of the product on display at the Electronics Design Show in October, so make sure you pay us a visit on Stand H42. 

L-R: Peter Cieslak from RSL, Kensi Lui from Shuttle and our Account Mananger Brendan O'Reilly 

We are pleased to announce that whilst visiting our LCD partner Litemax in Taiwan, Brendan was awarded the Best Distributor 2014 certificate from the company. It was a great honour to receive this award from Litemax and we are pleased to see our partnership growing! With new products being released all the time, we are looking forward to seeing what the future holds.

Litemax Best Distributor Award 2014

For more information on our partners, please  visit www.displaysolutions.co.uk or contact one of the team today by calling 01480 411600. Stay tuned to find out the latest on our upcoming product releases! 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The ASRock SBC 210

You may have heard the name ASRock being mentioned a few times now on our website, social media sites and of course, this very blog. However, what you may not know is how their new SBC 210 motherboard is a cut above the rest, offering you the perfect balance of value and performance...

Display Solutions can now offer you the new 3.5” SBC industrial board from ASRock, the SBC-210. Incorporating the latest Intel Atom processor, the SBC-210 delivers high-end performance for a wide range of professional equipment, as well as digital signage, POS systems, kiosks, panel PCs and applications in the automation market.

The SBC-210 integrates the latest Intel Atom Baytrail processor, meeting the most recent operating systems requirements. The board is rich in I/O features, including 6 USB ports and 4 COM ports within a small compact footprint of 148 x 102mm. Supporting a single channel DDR3L 1333MHz, the system can hold up to 8GB in memory.

“I am excited to add this new industrial board from ASRock to our portfolio,” comments Brendan O’Reilly, product manager at Display Solutions. “ASRock is effectively the third largest manufacturer of motherboards in the world, and because of this, the SBC-210 is based on both commercial and industrial components; making this particular board especially cost-effective compared to full industrial solutions.”

The SBC-210 is completely fanless; the underside can accept a heat sink for efficient and effective conduction cooling, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use within operating temperatures ranging from 0ºC – 60ºC.

“Thanks to its small footprint and excellent price versus performance ratio, the versatile ASRock SBC-210 meets the design criteria for engineers and system integrators involved within a wide variety of different markets,” adds O’Reilly.

For more information about ASRock’s SBC Motherboards, please call Display Solutions directly on 01480 411600 or visit the website: www.displaysolutions.co.uk




Thursday, 21 August 2014

Is your display durable?

Display’s are popping up in almost every shop, station and street corner at the moment. From your local bus stop to a shop counter, digital signage is becoming an ever more popular solution and can be designed to fit all shapes and sizes. But with constant use and occasional abuse, just how reliable are they? 

In the UK, when installing a display into an outdoor environment, it is vital to consider the potential impacts the product could face, such as extreme winds, rain, and unfortunately, vandalism.  Repairing and replacing displays doesn’t come cheap, and that’s why it’s important to make sure you get the right product, first time round. Some of the key issues to consider when buying or integrating a display include:

-          Is it weatherproof?
-          How resistant is it?
-          Is it easy to maintain?
-          Is it easy to use?

Here at Display Solutions, we have worked hard to develop partnerships which provide you with the most durable and reliable digital signage components to fit a variety of indoor and outdoor environments. Whether it’s located in a busy train depot, outdoor public environment, or in a retail store, we know what works best. Our technology is improving everyday, with our DisplayTouch range now offering waterproof and vandal proof solutions for indoor applications, and our partnership with Litemax providing reliable sunlight readable screens for outdoor integration. We can also provide you with embedded components from brands such as Shuttle, Unicorn and ASRock to give you the best performance at the core of your product.

Don't let yourself fall foul to poor quality products. Speak to our Account Manager Brendan O’Reilly today on 01480 411600 to find out more about our durable range of digital signage products. To see Display Solutions full product portfolio and partnerships, visit our website at www.displaysolutions.co.uk


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Company Profile: Unicorn

Unicorn are one of the most recent partnerships to form under the Display Solutions umbrella. The company originated in Taiwan in 1986 and has since gone on to become a major player in the industrial PC industry. Unicorn are well renowned for their reliable and cost effective products, with flagship products including the ENDAT series of motherboards and their barebone PC systems.

Unicorn products are designed to be used in a variety of applications, some of which include:
  • POS
  • Gaming
  • Kiosks
  • Digital Signage
  • LAN stations
The product range from Unicorn can offer you a cost effective product for your digital signage or industrial solution, making it a strong contender against the blue chip manufacturers in the market. And there should be no hesitation on their level of quality, with their constant focus on test and measurement, supported by their extensive technical expertise, you can rest assured the products are fit for your application. 

Account Manager Brendan O’Reilly comments “The Unicorn ENDAT range offers a solid Mini-ITX platform from a price and feature perspective. The AMD eKabini board with Radeon HD 8000 brings excellent graphic performance covering the need for high end Digital Signage and Gaming applications, whilst the ATOM Range implements useful features such as SIM Card support for 3G, wireless and GSM Functionality this connectivity option is an added benefit for Signage / Kiosk and vehicle applications.”

For further information on Unicorn and their full range of products, please contact the office today on 01480 411600. Alternatively, you can find out more by visiting our website at www.displaysolutions.co.uk 


Thursday, 7 August 2014

A DOOH Discussion



Digital Out of Home – it’s becoming an ever more popular topic in the digital signage industry, with industry experts predicting the global DOOH market to hit nearly $10B by the end of this year. PQ Media have also announced this week that they predict DOOH to grow by 12.4% over the next four years. 

There are many benefits to using DOOH to help build your advertising campaign and brand awareness, and it is clear to see just how successful it has been for big players such as Pepsi Max and Vogue. So what is it that makes DOOH so appealing? Take a look at these 5 key elements... 

-Impact: It does exactly what it says on the tin. 
-Engage: DOOH provides another platform for you to engage with your customers. 
-Flexibility: It can be widely used in a range of environments and applications 
-Adaptability: Perfect for those with a testing environment or a unique idea. 
-Economy: Advertising doesn't come cheap, but DOOH provides great value for money. 

How can Display Solutions help you? 

With a lot of our customers now focusing on DOOH and more challenging environments, we have got the experience and knowledge which are essential when ensuring you get the right product for your DOOH system. Whether its a simple display in a shopping centre or an informative display in an outdoor location, we have links to a number of reputable partners in Asia to provide you with the most reliable system. You can see a list of our partners on our website at www.displaysolutions.co.uk

If you are looking for a digital signage solution for your DOOH requirements, speak to us today. Contact our Account Manager Brendan O’Reilly on 01480 411600 to see how we can provide you with a tailor made solution for your DOOH requirements. We're here to help. 


Image Source: www.google.com 



Thursday, 31 July 2014

Company Profile: AUO

AUO is a Taiwanese technology manufacturer that specialises in the display and monitor industries. Established in 2001, the company was formed after a merge between Acer Display Technology and Unipac Optoelectronics Corporation. AUO are famous for their high quality and innovative products; most recently being ranked in the top 5 of China's patent list and winning the 2010 Gold Panel Display Award. 

AUO has been dedicated to protecting the environment from the very beginning and was the first to have introduced the energy management platform. The endeavors resulted in the Company being the world’s first manufacturer to have acquired ISO 50001 energy management certification and ISO 14045 eco-efficiency assessment of product systems verification.  AUO is targeting a 25% reduction of carbon emissions in all its fabrications by 2015. 

A popular product range from AUO is the general display portfolio, which is manufactured in sizes ranging from 5.7"- 24" and can be used in a range of applications including Kiosks, POS systems and IPC's. The G series benefits from having high brightness, wide viewing angles and longer lamp life. AUO also offers a full range of LCD panels for public information display (PID) applications, including general digital signage, interactive white boards, transportation information, video conferencing, and advertisement. From 27” – 75”  these are designed and successfully implemented for indoor and outdoor applications, and combine features such as high brightness, super narrow bezel with LED backlight systems.

All of AUO's products are designed to have low power consumption to minimise their carbon footprint. If you are looking for a reliable display for your kiosk, digital signage or POS system, please contact our Account Manager Brendan O'Reilly to see how our AUO product's can provide you a durable solution. 

Please contact our office today on 01480 411600 to find out further information, or visit our website at www.displaysolutions.co.uk to see the full AUO range available. Alternatively, you can watch this short video from AUO here to find out more about their vision. 



Thursday, 24 July 2014

Introducing the Shuttle DS81

After a visit from Kensi and Kathleen from Shuttle last week, Display Solutions are excited to announce the latest product to be added to their portfolio. Let me introduce you to the DS81, the perfect product for a diverse range of commercial digital signage applications. 

“Shuttle has been supplying small form factor (SFF) embedded barebone systems to the market for over 30 years,” says Brendan O'Reilly, product manager at Display Solutions. “Supporting the Haswell fourth-generation processor, Shuttle’s DS81 is keeping in line with Intel’s roadmap of the latest technology.”

Shuttle’s DS81 is equipped with an Intel® H81 Express Chipset that supports Intel® Haswell fourth-generation Core™ i3/i5/i7 processor. The system supports dual-channel DDR3 1600 memory with a maximum capacity of 16GB, and the CPU integrated Intel® HD graphics 4600 is compatible with DirectX11.1 to deliver significantly increased processing and graphics performance.

To meet the diverse requirements of a variety of digital signage applications, the DS81 provides a wide range connectivity interfaces, including USB2.0, USB3.0, RS232/422/485, SATA 6G and full size / half size Mini PCIe. The system has built-in display ports to accommodate 4K content and allows end users to play ultra-high quality video and multimedia content with Dual Screen Display options.

The rugged design of the DS81 allows for 24/7 stable operation over long periods of time; Shuttle uses high-performance industrial capacitors and has integrated its innovative heat pipe cooling module with variable speed fan enables effective cooling to ensure reliable operation in environments up to  50°C.

“Shuttle has a very structured approach to the digital signage market, which we find very exciting,” adds O'Reilly. “The DS81 fits perfectly with our customer’s requirements for a rugged and reliable system that supports ultra-high definition media requiring 24/7 operation in outdoor environments.”


To find out more information on our Shuttle product range, visit our website at www.displaysolutions.co.uk or contact one of the team today on 01480 411600.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Ask the Expert: Brendan O'Reilly, Account Manager at Display Solutions Ltd

Finding out what products are best for your digital signage requirements is not as simple as ordering an item from a catalogue. With new products and technologies coming to the market on a regular basis, all having unique features and application restrictions, it is difficult to portray the key elements in a small listing. When you don’t hold technical expertise on digital signage, it is hard to understand exactly what you need for your application; there are a number of questions that should be asked, and only an expert can give you the best answers.

Display Solutions Account Manager Brendan O’Reilly has a wealth of experience in the IT industry, and in spending over a decade at Display Solutions you can be sure he can give you the best advice possible. We pride ourselves on our value-added service, which is why we will strive to answer all your questions and work hard to develop the most cost-effective and reliable solution for your requirements. The Account Manager comments “We carefully choose our partners in the Far East to supply quality Hardware for Digital Signage Applications ensuring a low Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO) with easy to integrate solutions”. 

If you are looking for a digital signage solution and you’ve got some questions for the expert, contact Brendan today on 01480 411600. You can find out further information on Display Solutions by visiting our website at www.displaysolutions.co.uk

Brendan O'Reilly of Display Solutions