LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Vertigo Group has announced availability for its Universal Outdoor Display product line which is now being delivered and installed at numerous transit and commuter locations across North America. This line of Vertigo digital display solutions was designed and built specifically to meet the demands of the Out-Of-Home Advertising Media marketplace. Samples of the system will be demonstrated at the digital signage Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center, Feb. 25-26, booth number 1945. Consisting of a modular design for ease of service and maintenance, the Vertigo Universal Outdoor Display includes the LCD modules, power supply, Environmental Control Unit (ECU), display controller (embedded PC), and signal distribution system.
With this modular solution, the media network operator can utilize an industry-standard Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) service strategy to maximize uptime and minimize maintenance costs. The Vertigo Universal Outdoor Display is the first digital signage solution of its type to offer this modular configuration and designed to be deployed in harsh environments. The Universal Outdoor Display is rated for temperatures from -40C to +50C and is IP55 rated for exposure to rain and bad weather. The current Universal Display solution is being deployed with landscape-mode 52-inch LCDs of 700 nit brightness. The system will also be made available with larger and smaller displays (from 32- to 82-inches diagonal) and can be configured for landscape or portrait-mode display. High-brightness (up to 2000 nit) and sunlight-readable transflective displays will also be available. The system includes Vertigo’s patent-pending display enclosure system with integrated thermal management technology which, combined with appropriate screen selections allow the system to be used in direct sunlight. “The Vertigo Universal Outdoor Display was developed in direct response to the needs of our global outdoor advertising customers as a digital replacement for the static and scrolling signs they have been using for decades.” said Ralph Idems, Vertigo Group president and CEO. “We are confident the introduction of this standardized, modular product approach will have tremendous positive impact on the expansion and adoption of digital signage technology by media companies and network operators worldwide.” Vertigo Group will also be displaying their innovative “InfoToGo” public information and way-finding pillars recently deployed by Astral Media throughout the Toronto metropolitan area.