Modern LCD TV screens have now all but replaced the traditional CRT displays used for decades as TVs and computer monitors. The flat, light and image quality the modern LCD has not only improved the home TV experience, but also has allowed the use of LCDs for all sorts of out of home applications. Digital signage, information screens and computer displays are all now performed with modern LCD displays, and this use is expanding.
Not every location where you can use an LCD display is an environment for which the technology was designed.. With an increase in out of home applications comes a rise in the need to protect screens from certain environments, which is why waterproof TV enclosures were developed.
Who Needs a Waterproof TV Enclosure?
A waterproof TV enclosure enables LCD TVs to be used in any environment where there is a risk of the screen getting wet. The number of applications where waterproofing a screen is necessary is almost unlimited but most commonly includes:
Outdoor digital advertising
Where screens are used outside to provide promotional messages. Digital advertising has seen a huge rise in popularity in recent years as more and more advertisers realize the benefits of using LCD screens, with its ability to display dynamic content, instead of static posters. While this was once only an indoor application, often seen around shopping malls and airports, advertisers are now implementing outdoor digital advertising due to the large potential audience that gets to see the messages. Of course, any screen that has to operate outside needs protection from the weather, which requires a waterproof TV enclosure.
Outdoor Information Screens
Using LCD screens to provide information is a real boon for service providers. Transport companies, public buildings and large organizations are able to communicate in real time to large numbers of people. From timetables and schedule changes, to important news and information, LCD screens enable instant communication. Outdoor information screens, positioned near an entrance, are by far the best method of ensuring visitors are aware of important messages, and again, waterproof TV enclosures are used to ensure protection.
Outdoor TV Entertainment
Using a TV outdoors is a fantastic luxury for anybody who enjoys relaxing on the back porch or by the pool. By using a waterproof TV enclosure householders can have a permanent outdoor TV that can be kept outdoors in all weather without having to worry about it suffering damage. But it’s not just householders who are using waterproof TV enclosures to protect outdoor TVs, bars and restaurant are commonly installing TVs outside to entertain patrons who are either dining or drinking outside.
Industrial Wash Down Locations
LCD screens have benefits for factories and industrial locations too. Not only can these businesses use them as information screens to communicate with workers, but also with so many factories automated and controlled by computer, LCD screens are often used as PC displays. Obviously, many factory floor locations contain a lot of water, especially in the food production industry where liberal amounts of water is used to clean areas. For this reason, many factory floor and industrial areas use waterproof TV enclosures to keep screens protected in such areas.