Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas

Mike joined Armagard in 2010 and is the company’s marketing guru. Mike handles all of Armagard’s marketing requirements, dealing with exhibition organisation and producing essential marketing material that’s distributed to customers. Mike is also recognised as an article author, contributing extensively to Armagard’s article output in order to raise the profile of the business on a national and international scale. Mike Thomas Google+

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Importance of Temperature Control for Outdoor Digital Signage

Outdoor digital signage is increasing in popularity. More and more digital screens are placed along high streets, storefronts and roadsides every day, with outdoor digital signage one of the fastest growing advertising mediums around. And it’s not only advertisers that are using digital signage in outdoor environments; information screens outside schools, libraries and transport hubs

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How Long Does an Outdoor Screen Last?

A PYE television, one of the first commercial televisions ever produced, is still operating after 65 years. TV collector Steve Farley, is still using the television, which has, in its lifetime, shown events such as Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, the moon landings and the assassination of JFK.

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The ISE 2013 Exhibition – All You Need to Know

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) is the largest professional Audio Visual (AV) and electronic systems show in Europe. ISE 2013 now in its ninth year, will take place at the Amsterdam RAI convention centre from the 29th to the 31st of January, and bring together industry experts to discuss the latest AV innovation and product solutions available.

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The use of Modern Digital Displays for Transit Signage

Armagard enclosure used for public transit signage

Since the rise of digital signage, one industry that has turned to this use of modern, flat screen displays as a means of communication like no other has been the transportation industry. Providing customers with a transit signage system that keeps them posted on all the latest changes to services helps transportation companies reduce complaints, keeps their customers happy, and makes for a more efficient service.

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Digital Signage in Education – Benefits of an LCD Enclosure

Digital Signage in Education - a totem enclosure on a UK university campus

If a school is going to invest in a piece of technology, they need to be confident that the investment is worthwhile. This will only be the case if the technology lasts to be used year after year. This is where Armagard come in. We offer a range of LCD, industrial and stainless enclosures that are extremely hardwearing without impacting on usability. These can be installed at the same time as a screen, and will ensure that it is safe from the elements, as well as the students.

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Correct LCD Enclosure and Digital Signage Installation, Maintenance and Operation ensures long life

2 diagrams showing the right and wrong way for a successful LCD enclosure installation

Due to the quality of the engineering and materials that go into the construction of an LCD enclosure, these protective housings for displays can last for years, often housing generation after generation of screen. However, incorrect LCD enclosure installation, improper use and lack of maintenance could reduce its effectiveness and lead to premature failure of the protected device.

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Touch Screen Enclosures: How to Increase Branding with Outdoor Interactivity

A Interactive Touchscreen | Armagard 2013

Armagard touchscreen enclosures provide a unique solution for using interactive screens in outdoor locations. Using a capacitive touch-foil film attached to the outside of the protective glass, the touchscreen enclosures provide total protection against collisions, wind-blown debris, impacts, vandalism and varying temperatures, while enabling full touchscreen interactivity.

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Outdoors Sports Displays: Why Stadiums Are Ideal For Digital Signage

Enclosures Keeping Displays Safe in a Busy Football Stadium, 2012 Armagard

Sports stadiums are ideal places for digital signage because they have multiple locations where there is a requirement to present information and for opportunities to engage with visitors and fans. The information presented can be about services on site such as food, drink and public conveniences; it can be about rival sporting events where the result may affect teams and organisations competing.

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Digital Signage Gives Return on Investment and More

A high quality digital signage system will be an asset to your company for many years to come. Screens can last for a long time, and over the years they can mean a significant reduction in the cost of printing and replacing traditional adverts. It can also mean that you’re able to react quickly and positively to all kinds of situations.

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Why an Enclosure Is Long Term Value for Money

Purchasing the enclosure will add longer life to your equipment. It is less likely to be stolen or damaged; access to private data will be restricted; your maintenance costs will be much lower over the long term; your insurance costs and claims will be reduced and the unit will last longer because you will have preserved it better than leaving it exposed to people, weather and crime.

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