There are many locations where you will find a TV screen mounted outdoors and for a myriad of reasons too: from providing information – such as news and weather – to commuters on platforms; to advertising to shoppers along the high street using outdoor digital signage.
Even homeowners are utilizing outdoor TV screens providing poolside entertainment or backyard viewing, and they can even be found in locations as diverse as theme parks and zoos.
An assumption, often made, about outdoor digital signage, exterior information screens and other outdoor TVs is that they are expensive to utilize. And while it is true, specific outdoor digital signage systems and all-weather LCD screens are many times the cost of standard commercial and consumer grade devices, there is, however, a more budgetary constrained solution.
Standard TVs, either consumer grade or commercial, can still be used in an outdoor environment regardless of the weather conditions – they just need protecting from the elements.
Simple and cost effective protection for almost any size and make of LCD or plasma screen is readily available in the form of an LCD enclosure. LCD enclosures house standard LCD devices and are commonly available in a range of sizes. They provide all the protection necessary for outdoor digital signage or exterior TV operation, protecting the enclosed TV from the elements.
Weather protection, controllable temperatures inside the enclosure and a steel protective cabinet provides all-round protection from both the elements and physical threats such as vandalism.
The biggest advantage of LCD enclosures over other outdoor systems is the cost savings. Not only is the protection comprehensive, often superseding that provided by specific outdoor TV models, but with a combined cost of LCD enclosure and screen much less than a made-for-outdoor TV, it is enabling far more businesses and homeowners to take advantage of outdoor space.
Outdoor LCD enclosures are being utilized as outdoor digital signage along high streets, information screens on railway platforms and in people’s back yards.