Mounting outdoor digital signage

By | October 11, 2010

Outdoor digital signage due to its uniqueness is sometimes located in some high visual area, but mounting the unit at the correct height can be an issue.

When digital outdoor signage is planned it will be in a high traffic area, but one thing to consider is how to mount the solution, especially when you take the total weight of the hardware and the LCD monitor enclosure into account, as this can be a whopping 165lb!

If you are in the industry you will know some of the following, so please excuse it as we don’t wish to try and tell you how to suck eggs.

The way the outdoor digital signage hardware is mounted is the weakest point of the installation; some organisations have a policy to bolt the protective LCD housings that defend the hardware from the weather and physical attack directly to the wall, other organisations depending on the location the solution is being deployed in need to angle the hardware so people are not struggling to see the advertisements.

LCD Enclosure Global has several solutions for mounting their range of protective LCD monitor enclosures; let us first look at the LCD enclosure and how it can be mounted.

Each enclosure can be mounted directly to the wall through the rear wall of the enclosure, audio visual installers normally use anchor bolts for maximum strength, however if the unit has to be angled down this is achieved using the rear mounting pattern on the enclosure that is 600 x 400 and is compatible with all VESA 600 x 400 universal mounts, making the solution as cost effective as possible, as there is no need to purchase expensive mounting frames dedicated to mount this enclosure.

Do you know what VESA is?

VESA is an acronym for Video Electronics Standards Association and is an International standard that is used to mount flat panel screens, however there are the odd manufacturer of commercial screens for digital signage that are not compatible with VESA, so you have to purchase costly mounting frames from the display manufacturers.

This standard relates to the mounting holes, for example a 600 x 400 VESA mount has mounting holes on the rear of the TV display at 600 mm wide x 400 mm high on the centre line of the display and varies according to the display used.