Guide to Flat Panels for Digital Signage

By David Keene

As long as we’ve been covering the digital signage industry, digital signage display and flat panels have gone hand in hand. Although video projection still dominates in the classroom, boardroom, and auditorium (for now), flat panels– especially LCD and plasma panels–seem to be the technology that keep the digital signage market growing year after year. That’s not to say there is not other display technology in the digital signage world. There is plenty. But it often seems LCD panels alone, with their inexorable economies of scale, are taking over the flat panel world. On the surface, they often seem to be, but there are both old and newer flat panel technologies out there now, and more coming in the future.

I just edited a special Supplement on flat panels, for our August edition of Digital Signage magazine. And that Digital Signage Guide to Flat Panels is now available online (link, at the end of this news item, to access). The Digital Signage Guide to Flat Panels is a special supplement to Digital Signage Magazine that provides integrators with advice, product news, and how-to tips about flat panels.

  • This issue includes:
  • - Picking the Best of an Ever-Evolving Crop
  • - The Right Tool for the Job: Commercial vs. Consumer Panels
  • - The Continuing Evolution of Flat Panel Displays
  • - Flat Panel Product Briefs


The Digital Signage Guide to Flat Panels is not meant to be a roadmap for the future. The industry still needs to address today’s top issues: deciding between LCD and plasma, and deciding between commercial vs. consumer grade flat panels. And I could not think of two professionals more able to tackle these issues than Alan and Jonathan Brawn. They have both been involved in this industry since before we called it “digital signage”. And of course, now with their DSEG (Digital Signage Experts Group) education, training, and certification initiatives, both Alan and Jonathan Brawn are again at the forefront of the industry.


To check out the digital edition of Digital Signage Guide to Flat Panels, click on:

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/newbay/flat_panel_2010/