Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Display Solutions and Evoke create a unique interactive mirrored video wall

Evoke specialises in providing bespoke kiosk systems to a number of customers across the retail, commercial and public sectors. When there was a requirement to develop a feature rich interactive multifunctional kiosk, Evoke turned to long and trusted partner Display Solutions for their digital signage expertise. 

The project was to create Reflect; a versatile and modular kiosk family enabling Evoke to approach their existing clients with a unique product across multiple market sectors. Within the retail environment the Reflect kiosk would be a unique interactive point-of-sale (POS) system that would improve the customer experience while enabling the retailer to open up new revenue streams and gain potential cost savings. One of the primary requirements was that shoppers would be able to use the interactive display as a mirror and would replace existing mirrors in the stores.

To meet the specifications Display Solutions provided 32” panels to be positioned in portrait mode on top of each other, with a DisplayTouch 99” infrared (IR) touchscreen overlay.  Three screens and one overlay make up one application. An initial pilot of 10 units with a leading sports fashion retailer proved the concept and they have since placed orders to roll the product out across their European estate.

“The system allows users to spend less time finding the right product, with the opportunity to search and buy a product if it's not in stock. It can also mean queuing time for information and payment is reduced,” began Benjamin Jones, Head of Design & Development at Evoke. “The kiosk software can reduce the number of lost sales during peak periods, automate up-selling, provide in-store supplier advertising and gain customer contact details, even when a sale is not made. All of these advantages add up to an increased revenue flow.”

The 32” LED displays were selected as they have a particularly slim bezel. Offering high resolution of 1920 x 1080, the panels can display full HD images and videos simultaneously across all three screens. The DisplayTouch multi-touch 99” IR overlay allows for up to 10 point touch, providing a reliable, user friendly solution, detecting essentially any input including those from a gloved hand.

The applications are powered by an Intel® Core i7 embedded PC and use Microsoft Office custom UI Windows 7 software to allow customers to browse the online shop, and order products online or into the store and therefore further improves the customer experience. 

“After considering capacitive touch we realised we would experience problems with accuracy and decided the IR overlay from our in house DisplayTouch range would be the best fit for this application due to its size and capabilities,” explained Brendan O’Reilly, Product Manager at Display Solutions. “Unlike Capacitive technology, IR touchscreens do not require any transparent conductor patterning on the glass, which increases durability and optical clarity of the overall system, making this an ideal solution for a point of sale kiosk.”

“We turned to Display Solutions as they have always delivered fantastic customer service and the latest digital signage solutions at competitive prices. Display Solutions met our requirements, which enabled us to provide the customised panels to our client within three weeks. All parties involved were extremely happy with the end result, and we believe this type of application will play a big role in the future of high street retail,” concluded Benjamin.

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Friday, 20 November 2015

Introducing the XPC Nano from 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.

The XPC Nano is the latest member of the Shuttle XPC product family.

Equipped with an Intel Broadwell U platform, the 0.5 litre PC offers a variety of CPU options including Celeron 3250u and i3/i5/i7 processors.

The series supports a dual display output as well as 4K Ultra HD video playback when rigged with a i3/i5/i7 processor.

The XPC Nano is suitable for applications including digital signage, home entertainment and office thin-client. 

Other key features include: 
  • The PC can support 1080P full HD when using Celeron processors
  • The series uses Shuttle’s exclusive cooling technology and smart fan design to quickly remove waste heat from the system 
  • The XPC Nano system has a range of I/O connectivity including HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, RS232, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 and an SD card reader
  • The chassis has VESA mounting on the back of the system for easy mount ability on various surfaces including the back of displays  
  • Supports multiple OS versions including Windows 7/8.1/10 and also Linux. The NSO1A runs Android 4.4 OS.


To find out more about the XPC nano, call the team on +44 (0) 1480 411600 or download the datasheet here.

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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Litemax Announces LCD Modules for Industrial Applications with an MTBF of 100,000 Hours

Established in 2000, Litemax are a leading provider of premium and customisable thin film transistor (TFT) LCD displays. 

Last month, Litemax announced that they can manufacture LCD modules for industrial applications with a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of 100,000 hours.

The LCD modules are designed to satisfy the requirements of a diverse range of harsh, demanding environments and vertical markets, such as transportation, marine and gaming.

The technology will be available on all models of the Spanpixel and Durapixel range. 

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 and high shock and vibration resistance. The Spanpixel range also has an operating temperature of between 0°c and 50°c, with low EMI noise.
Litemax Spanpixel

The Durapixel range benefits from vast temperature ranges from -30°c to 80°c, can withstand high shock and vibration levels and offers 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''.
Spanpixel Durapixel

Prior to the upgrade to an MTBF of 100,000 hours, Litemax has been providing an MTBF of 70,000 hours throughout each series. Models of Spanpixel and Durapixel with an MTBF of 100,000 hours are available immediately.

For more information, call the team on +44 (0) 1480 411600, visit our website: or email

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