An Amazing Display of Impact: LG’s Innovative new 86-inch Ultra Stretch Signage

The future of digital signage has arrived, bringing the equivalent of four Ultra HD monitors stitched together without a single seam. It’s LG’s new 86-inch Ultra Stretch Signage 86BH5C—the world’s first 58:9 extended wide format display—and it’s introducing a huge change in the way we can use space efficiently. By enabling a wide array of dynamic digital content across a broad canvas, the display is ideal for unique placement requirements in landscape or portrait configurations. Below are some sample applications to get you thinking. We encourage you to stretch your imagination and create exciting new ways to use this amazing display.

LG Ultra Stretch Signage Applications

Applications abound in retail, where vivid imagery and dazzling videos attract, grab and hold customer attention. Display advertising and promotions in malls, shopping centers, supermarket chains, automobile showrooms, department and large clothing stores. Enhance the shopper experience by mounting above shelves or creating vertical pillars with customized messaging that targets the right customers—taking advantage of four screen sections or using the display as a single super widescreen.

Transportation and Public Spaces
Take advantage of scalability in areas with heavy foot traffic and high customer attraction rate, such as airports, bus and train stations, banks, government buildings and public venues. Use the display for real-time information, alerts and breaking news; even generate revenue with local business advertising.

The 86-Inch Ultra Stretch Signage is an ideal solution for healthcare applications including bed tracking in the Emergency Room, Intensive Care and Neonatal Units. LG’s In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology ensures screen content is clearly readable even from an angle.

In quick-service restaurants, sports bars, cafes and entertainment venues, use the display as an ultra-wide menu board with dynamic introductions of new items and specials. Provide richer product descriptions while allowing for creative design flexibility and real-time updates. Even show live sports or other entertainment on part of the screen.

Digital Décor
For unique visual applications, use the 86-Inch Ultra Stretch Signage as structural art. Display decorative imagery that changes throughout the day, week and season.

Stretch your messaging potential
Here are some of the display’s capabilities:

Ultra HD Resolution
LG’s Ultra Stretch Signage delivers Ultra HD resolution (3820 x 600) for an immersive viewing experience. You need to see it live to fully appreciate it.

Multiple Screens
Use Picture-By-Picture (PBP) technology to divide the screen into four segments in landscape or portrait modes. Display a single widescreen image/video, or two, three or four images/videos at once.

Daisy Chain
Using a media player the Ultra Stretch Signage 86HB5C supports lateral tiling for 1×4 or 4×1 installations (landscape or portrait) and up to a 4×4 installation with daisy chain configuration. Use a LAN daisy chain to control and monitor devices, distribute content and update firmware.

Smart Platform with webOS
With LG’s webOS platform software developers can install and run their software in a simplified solution. It supports HTML5 to easily build apps that work on any platform or device, and eliminates the need for an external media player.

Take your content to incredible new lengths with the innovative 86-Inch Ultra Stretch Signage 86BH5C, exclusively from LG. Learn more about this amazing display here.

LG leads the industry in commercial displays, and offers commercial TVs, IT products, large format displays and video walls that make technology easier and the imagery spectacular. With expert vertical market managers and application engineers, we offer display solutions tailored to the conditions of your ever-changing market.

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Digital Signage for Healthcare: Five tips for finding the right provider

The healthcare facility experience is changing for the better. New digital signage technology is replacing low-performing customer service and staff tools with networked information systems and world-class imagery. Major benefits include targeted messaging, simplified wayfinding, efficient patient monitoring and improved patient room satisfaction.

If your healthcare facility is contemplating digital signage, or wants to upgrade existing displays in specific areas, here are five tips that will help you choose the right provider to maximize ROI.

1) Choose a provider with the latest high-resolution screens
The latest technology is compatible with all digital content management software. Plan your content around health tips, services, general information and entertainment to reduce perceived waiting times, and more.

2) Choose a provider offering interactive touch screens
Touch-screen digital signage with real-time mapping can be placed in entrance areas, hallways and lobbies to welcome, check in, and guide patients and visitors to their destinations within your facility.

3) Choose a provider offering subscription-based feeds
Subscription-based feeds for medical networks, news, weather reports and lifestyle messaging will enhance your facility experience with timely information. Also use the feeds and networks to generate ad sales revenue.

4) Choose a provider with robust scheduling software
Work with a content management provider that can integrate your IT and patient appointment/procedure scheduling systems. Your staff will spend more time with the patients and less time tracking their information across your facility.

5) Choose a provider with healthcare grade HDTVs for patient rooms
Healthcare grade televisions help create a homelike atmosphere for patients as well
as a much more efficient workflow for clinicians. These TVs must meet stringent UL standards, and are engineered to withstand hard use, long operating hours and routine screen sanitization. Features such as rounded corners and touch panel buttons provide a much safer environment as well. Even the signaling and nurse call controls must meet reliability and safety criteria. Consumer grade products have no such requirements.

Most importantly, healthcare grade TVs have a warranty that covers hospital use, unlike consumer models. Some manufacturers even offer an on-site or exchange warranty, so if a problem does occur, patients are minimally impacted.

LG is an established leader in the healthcare industry, offering digital signage solutions and HDTVs that make technology easier for healthcare professionals and patients alike.

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