The SignWave digital door sign, a pioneering electronic meeting room display for event scheduling data automation, receives a complete refresh that provides conference room managers a plethora of installation options, colors and features all wrapped around a larger and higher resolution LCD touch display.
LENEXA, Kan. (June 1, 2015) – Keywest Technology, Inc. announced today that it had refreshed SignWave™ with more options and features for 2015, including a bigger wall-mount LCD. The SignWave refresh also includes all-new designer frames that minimize the labor required for installation. The frames offer a multitude of color options, making it easy to match a building’s décor. It also received various software updates including an upgrade to Android™ 4.4 OS, ensuring its ability to run stably in a 24/7 environment. Most significantly, the touch-enabled LCD screen has increased from 10 to 14.1 inches, the largest display available in its class.
SignWave, known for its dependable workaday duty as a digital door sign for meeting rooms and conference centers, pioneered the set-it-and-forget-it philosophy by integrating with popular event and property management software programs. According to Koytt Nichols, Director of R&D, the goals for the SignWave refresh were “to substantially decrease installation time, improve security and increase display attractiveness and visibility.”
To this end, SignWave now ships with a touchscreen that is 40% larger than the previous model. “Nobody wants to stop and stare at meeting room signage,” says Nichols. “At best, you get a quick glance as attendees shuffle in and out of meeting rooms. The larger screen size gives viewers extra confidence in finding the right meeting place without missing a step.” The larger 14.1-inch display also offers greater display performance with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a contrast ratio of 700:1.
Besides making the event and meeting schedules easier to see and read, the refreshed SignWave also decreases installation labor by over 50%, effectively reducing the cost of ownership. Part of the labor savings is obtained by using a custom commercial display. The OEM display includes a built-in Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), which means that only a single CAT-5 or CAT-6 cable is necessary to supply both data and power. All external third-party parts have been eliminated. The other part that makes installation a snap is the addition of the exclusive designer frames. The designer frames offer a quick-mount wall plate that hangs over a single gang box. Four additional mount holes are provided in the wall plate to secure it to any wall. This means that if a single gang box is in place and the CAT-5/6 cable is present, SignWave can be installed in just a few minutes to any wall surface.
Another important feature that has been added as an option to the designer frames is the Key-Rex™ security screws. These OEM screws give SignWave a unique “key” for removing the outer frame that is both tamper- and vandal-proof. This completely secures SignWave in public venues like hotels, where asset protection cannot be an afterthought.
Finally, the SignWave refresh includes a fresh coat of paint, too. The designer frames now come standard with a choice of seven industrial coatings that not only look sophisticated but are extremely durable for a public-use environment. “However,” noted Nichols, “we can custom paint or wrap any graphic on these frames to match a building’s unique ambiance.”
The refreshed SignWave started shipping in the spring of 2015, and all noted options are available immediately. Further details are available at www.signwave.us.com.
About Keywest Technology
Keywest Technology is an authentic developer of digital signage technology and a full-service provider offering solutions from simple playback to large multi-sign and interactive networks. Keywest builds systems with a holistic approach that includes key software technologies, creative design, system design, and comprehensive support plans. Based in Lenexa, Kansas, the company is dedicated to making business communication as enjoyable as a day at the beach. For more information, visit www.KeywestTechnology.com.