Sign owners want to be able to efficiently update and manage their digital signage remotely, from a centralized location. Ensuring reliable connectivity for those tasks was an enormous challenge. Depending on the location, and even the customer’s industry, the barriers can be significant.
"For instance," explained David Leighton, President and CEO of LEIGHTRONIX, "retailers need to comply with the PCI (Payment Card Industry) standard, which restricts the traffic they allow onto their networks. Others simply have a policy of not allowing any outside traffic on their Wi-Fi networks. That meant we had to find a way to create our own private network to update and manage signage."
LEIGHTRONIX initially used Digi for cellular routers to provide cost-effective 4G LTE connections. The company then expanded to include connectivity with Digi XBee® cellular modules. These flexible, pre-certified radio modules are easy to deploy, and make it possible to switch between multiple frequencies and wireless protocols as needed. Additionally, they are integrated with Digi Remote Manager®, which enables easy configuration and control from a management dashboard.
With Digi XBee cellular modules embedded in its digital signs, LEIGHTRONIX can offer its customers a drop-in, end-to-end solution that provides fast, cost-effective updates and the ability to fully manage their signage remotely.
To learn more about digital signage applications and Digi technologies, visit our digital signage web page or download the Digital Signage and Interactive Kiosks solution brief.
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