Large digit industrial displays - their functionality, flexibility and uses

06 Nov 2019

Sometimes size matters. It might not be something we prefer to admit, but in life, there will always be occasions where bigger is not only better but completely necessary. That’s one for many reasons why large digit displays are still utilised in hundreds of sectors across the world today.

Whilst in many situations, a more ‘showy’ and complicated display might be desired (in marketing, for example), there are many more where all that is required is accurate, speedy facts and figures delivered to employees and customers in real-time. In such situations, large digit displays are still the most practical choice.

The benefits of large digit displays

  • Their crystal clear readability is undeniable whatever the weather, the environment or the time of day, which makes them ideal for situations where immediate clarity is a necessity.
  • They are cost-effective enough to be a viable alternative to digital displays, as long as the only information that needs to be presented is numerical.
  • Their accuracy is incredible, with precise figures that can be updated instantaneously in real-time for situations where it’s imperative everyone knows exactly what’s going on at all times.
  • They can be panel or wall-mounted for maximum flexibility.
  • Digit displays are, by their nature, far more hard-wearing than many more ‘modern’ alternatives and are housed in durable aluminium enclosures that are dust-tight and watertight to a rating of up to IP65.
  • As they are easy to build and are modular by design, large digit displays can be built to exact specifications regarding size and voltage.
  • Installation is incredibly simple and they are also simple to service.

Industries that use large digit displays

Manufacturing - As a replacement for more in-depth Andon boards, but a step-up from the traffic light systems that some factories utilise, these displays can provide a variety of information from time and temperature to process signals. They can even act as real-time clocks. This makes them a perfectly flexible tool for the manufacturing sector.

Education - Whether you require a timer for the classroom to hang above the whiteboard or a handy counter for maths lessons that can be read from the very back of the room, there are countless potential uses for large digit displays in the education sector.

Sports and entertainment - In a sports arena, it’s pretty important that the audience (and the teams for that matter) know what the score is and how long is left on the clock. 

Large digit displays are a more affordable and easily readable alternative to digital screens and have a distinctly old-school look to them that might help to set your sports hall apart from the competition. Displays can also be used in music venues and general-use event halls to be used for a variety of services.

Retail - In a world where everything can (and will) be digital and online, there’s something quite direct and old fashioned about a physical retail store using a large digit display to provide numerical information to shoppers.

Finally, if you want to add a touch of whimsy to your home, why not ditch the dull analogue clock in your living room and replace it with a digit display? If nothing else, it will certainly be a talking point amongst friends and family. 

No matter how or why you choose to invest in them though, there is a reason why, even in a world of hyper-connectivity, the Internet of Things, and self-driving cars, these bold and reliable displays are still being enjoyed by millions of commercial and domestic users across the globe.


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