Interactive Digital Signage Solutions
Get Hands-On With Your Screens
Interactive digital signage solutions are supercharging organisations around the world. From digital wayfinding and digital help points to digital product catalogues and check-in kiosks, touch screen displays do it all.
Interactive Digital Signage?
Interactive digital signage is where touch screen displays are used to interact and engage with a given audience. Screens can range from small tablets right up to large outdoor kiosks.
Users are able to utilise touch screen technology to engage audiences through a variety of features and functions. Actions such as touching or swiping will change what content the user sees on screen.
A member of the digital signage hardware family, touch screen digital signage can greatly increase the usability of your screens. For example, turn a static menu into a browsable food hub, or an outdated map into a live navigation assistant.
How Does Interactive Digital Signage Work?
Touch screen digital signage works in the same way as your standard digital signage screens, apart from the fact they have added touch ability.
Simply install your screens in your desired location and connect to a digital signage media player.
Once connected to the internet, use your favourite digital signage software to control, create, and schedule the content. Screen content is made interactive by placing various “touch widgets” over the content the user wants to make interactive. Each touch widget interaction will lead to new content the user has requested.
What Do I Need For Interactive Digital Signage?
Touch screen digital signage systems work in the same way as any other digital signage solution. You will need software, a media player, and a screen. The only difference is that the screen has touch or interactive capabilities.
For more complex touch screen systems a more powerful media player may be required.
Interactive Digital Signage Software.
Bringing Your Screens To Life.
For your interactive screens project to function, you will need some digital signage software that has touch capabilities. This software allows users to create, upload, and control content for their interactive digital signage displays.
In most cases, it is as simple as enabling touch functionality on various widgets or areas on your content. When a user touches one of these areas, it will load a new piece of content set by the user. For example, a “live weather” button could lead to a page showing the live weather when pressed.
Types of Interactive Digital Signage Displays.
For each touch screen project, there are a large number of different screen options available.
Depending on your project requirements you will need a different type of screen. The most popular interactive digital displays include tablets, freestanding digital kiosks, podium displays, and touch screen commercial displays.
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Top Uses of
Interactive Digital Signage
Arguably the most popular use of interactive displays is digital wayfinding. Create interactive maps and supercharge navigation at your organisation today.
Perfect for retail. Start engaging with your customers with a digital product catalogue. Browse items, check stock, order goods, and buy products right from the screen.
Your digital assistant. With a touch content system, users are able to browse for help, get answers, access support features, and look up information. Perfect for lobbies of large organisations.
Digital Check-In Screens
Start reducing guest and patient wait times and streamline your check-in process with a digital check-in screen. Perfect for hospitals, GPs, and hotels.
Interactive digital displays can be used as a great educational tool. Fully functional, interactive learning systems can be created that allow users to click through and learn about a specific topic. Perfect for Zoos, Aquariums, Museums, and schools.
Near Field Communication (NFC) Displays
With NFC technology, users can embed a “lift and learn” system into their digital signage. When users tap an object with an NFC tag the screen can play content related to the object. This is a highly popular feature in education and retail deployments.
Boost engagement of your digital displays with gamification. Gamification is perfect for capturing attention, increasing dwell time, and keeping users entertained. Gamification-based screens are being used across healthcare, education, and retail environments.
Encourage Good Hygiene
Users are able to interact with special displays called digital hand sanitisers via a sensor. When users activate the sensor, sanitiser is dispensed. Encourage users to stay sanitised with messages on the screen.
“TrouDigital supported the British Airways Global Learning Academy as part of a company-wide service training initiative. The screens and technology are high quality and are an amazing addition to our training environment but it was the service provided from TrouDigital that really stood out. From our first interactions, they were honest, knowledgeable and committed to getting our requirement right. They were supportive throughout every stage of the purchase and implementation and the interactive learning is proving popular with our target audience.”
GLOBAL LEARNING ACADEMY, BRITISH AIRWAYS
Interactive Digital Signage FAQs
How does interactive digital signage software work?
Software for touch screen displays or interactive signs works in the same way as normal digital signage software.
In short, users can use digital signage software to create, edit, schedule, and upload interactive content to their screens.
The only difference is users who are creating touch screen content will be making heavy use of the touchscreen widget. Users will place the screen widget over content they wish to be interacted with. Each touch screen widget will be set up to activate an event or display a new page when touched.
Interactive digital signage software is cloud-based allowing users to control their interactive signs from any location.
Can I use any screen?
Unfortunately not. If you are looking to start a touch screen digital signage project you will need to ensure your screens have touch or interactive capabilities.
Fortunately, there’s an ocean of choice out there when it comes to choosing a touch screen display.
Hardware on offer includes tablets, podium screens, digital kiosks, and touch-enabled commercial-grade displays.
How do I make content for my screens?
Content for your interactive screens can be made right on your digital signage software. With TrouDigital, it’s as simple as dragging a touch widget over the content you want to become interactive. Once in place, set a destination for the touch action/event.
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Where can I use touch screen displays?
Your touch-enabled displays or tablets are fit for use almost anywhere. As long as it can be installed, you’re good to go.
However, depending on the use case of your screens some places will boost the effectiveness and engagement of your screens. For example, if you’re using digital kiosks for wayfinding, a key location would be the lobby of your building. This is because it is often the first place new visitors will enter who are likely going to need its services.
Who is using interactive digital signage?
Touch screen displays or interactive signs are being used across a large range of industries including hospitality, education, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail.
The main purpose of interactive digital signage is to educate, entertain, serve, advertise, and assist its users.
Thanks to the usability that comes with touch screen capabilities, there is a nearly unlimited number of ways organisations can using their interactive screens.
Is any training available?
At TrouDigital we offer free training to all our users. Either ask for one of our guides or contact the team and book a training session with one of our digital signage experts. You’ll be flying in no time!