AIS Partners with Dakota Audio to provide Digital Signage Solutions for Museums and Exhibits

American Industrial Systems, Inc. introduces a new line of information and interactive digital signage displays for museums and exhibits. AIS’ extensive line of museum digital signage monitors can display simple floor information, or completely interactive audio/visual information kiosks and pedestals for exhibits. Bringing on directional audio specialists, Dakota Audio, AIS has created a new level of experience at museums. Delivering a focused audio/visual presentation gives exhibitors a superior level of information compared to static signs. AIS offerings include stand-alone & networked digital signage players, displays, interactive touchscreens, and content management software for museums. Available from 5.67″ to 65″ sizes are available in many mechanical designs for flexible integration. Floor information displays, exhibit showcasing, navigation kiosks, and individual exhibit pedestals are just a few applications to create a new experience for museum patrons.

Give patrons control of the experience through the addition of interactive touchscreens and pushbuttons mated with AIS displays and Dakota Audio Focus Audio Speakers. Providing audio/visual digital signage for museums is fraught with challenges. Many times the spaces are open with little or no acoustic isolation between exhibits. Fortunately, with AIS Digital Signage Display with optional privacy filters and Dakota Audio directional audio arrays, it makes deploying a complete solution simple and effortless.

AIS digital signage displays’ content can be easily updated via wirelessly through LAN based content management software, eliminating the need to print new static signs for a layout change. Flexible monitor sizes, mounting options, and audio solutions make for a turn-key digital signage experience, in turn increasing traffic and attractiveness of exhibits and museums.

Key Features and Benefits for AIS SVS-2101 and SVS-2103 Digital Signage Players & Displays:

* Display
o 5.6″ to 65″ Sizes
o Touchscreen and Pushbutton technology compatibility
o Several Mechanical Designs
o VESA standard mounting holes
* Audio
o Dakota Audio Focused Sound
* Software
o Pre-Configured content management software
o No additional player license and PC hardware needed
o Plug & play, simple schedule management, and personalized content
o Supported content formats
+ PowerPoint (static) 2003 & 2007
+ MPEG-1/2 [email protected] (1080p), MPEG-4 [email protected] AVI
+ JPEG
* Reliability
o Solid-state fanless design, rugged metal enclosure, and shock/vibration resistant
o Lower power consumption, quick boot-up time, and less downtime
* Scalability
o TCP/IP-based data communication for local (LAN) manageability
o Centralized management and managed through internet via by web-based software
* I/O Connectors
o HDMI, DVI, VGA, S-Video, and composite
o 3.5mm audio jack, 2X RCA
o 10/100 based Ethernet and USB
* Local Storage
o 4GB CF (holds up to 6-hours of typical 3Mbps video)
o Optional up to 160GB HDD
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About Dakota Audio
Founded in 1995 by Lynn Mader, Dakota Audio pioneered the development of very thin directional speakers with full range sound capabilities. Fourteen years later Dakota Audio sells more directional speakers than all of its competitors combined and over 75% of the museums in North America use Dakota Audio products. Dakota Audio manufacturers over 20 speaker solutions in over 50 different configurations including speakers for digital signage, flat panel TV screens, sports bars, touch screens, kiosks, waiting rooms, and outdoor environments – all products carry a five year warranty. Notable users of Dakota Audio Directional Arrays include: several museums within the Smithsonian Institution, Metropolitan Art Museum, Samuel Adams Brewery, Boeing, Disney, Country Music Hall of Fame, Carlyle & Co., The Newseum, and many more. Dakota Audio is headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota with its sales division located in Austin, Texas. More information is available at www.dakotaaudio.com.

Source: http://www.aispro.com/news/digital_signage-museums.asp