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Alpha Digital Networks PLC manufacture, install and maintain digital signage solutions for businesses. Our 4K Ultra High Brightness monitors are designed to look amazing in any lighting or weather conditions and built to run 24/7.
We are offering these digital signage packages until the end of April 2019. This offer is valid for the first 8 screens ordered. Packages include the 4K Ultra High Brightness display screen, a pole mount, installation (FREE within 40 mile radius of BB3 0FG- £250 per screen outside of this area), 30 second motion graphic content, 1st year cloud signage software licence.
For more details, please call Robert Taylor on 01254 839137 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A tech day hosted by Darwen-based AV technology specialist, Alpha Digital Networks PLC, at Blackburn Youth Zone on 21 March attracted business leaders from across the region keen to explore the latest AV digital signage and attend seminars on how to communicate with customers through video and photography.
The “Alpha Innov8 Day” also raised funds for Blackburn Youth Zone based at Jubilee Street through a charity raffle and was visited by former MP for Blackburn, Rt Hon Jack Straw.
Featuring slots from keynote speakers, Rob Hallam at BigTank Productions and Jak Spedding Photography, three sessions were held throughout the day. Topics included: “Communicating with your customer through video” and “How to create compelling digital signage content” hosted by Joe Makepeace of Alpha Digital Networks.
The event is set to occur quarterly, with Alpha Digital organising educational workshops for businesses on a range of technology topics
Speaking of the initiative, Joe Makepeace, general manager at Alpha Digital Networks, said: “It was great to be able to help local businesses to experience the latest advanced digital signage. We’re planning to build on this success and host future events at the centre to help businesses to understand how to use interactive technology to engage their customers and drive sales.
“We’re delighted to be able to draw attention to the great work that Blackburn Youth Zone does in our community and we look forward to collaborating and helping to raise more funds for them in the future.”
Based at Arkwright Court, Alpha Digital has been delivering innovative technological solutions to the education and corporate sectors for ten years. Catering for a diverse range of clients, over 65% of the firm’s business comes from repeat orders and referrals. Alpha Digital manufactures, installs and maintains audio-visual and digital signage solutions, including providing hardware and content.
For more information, call us on 03300 020120 or email email@example.com
Alpha Digital Networks PLC has been celebrating International Women’s Day and believes that gender is no barrier when recruiting talented individuals into the tech industry. This has played a big part in the rapid growth of the Darwen based AV company, which has recently attracted business wins from Blackburn Rovers and The Jockey Club.
The firm, which manufactures, installs and maintains audio-visual and digital signage solutions across a wide range of corporate and commercial sectors, has a 50/50 gender split to its workforce, which includes employing women in operations, sales, accountancy and marketing roles.
Based at Arkwright Court, the firm was established in 2009 and operates in a traditionally male-dominated sector, providing cutting-edge interactive AV signage systems to engage customers and drive sales.
Speaking of Alpha Digital’s approach to equality, Joe Makepeace, general manager, says: “We pride ourselves on employing the best people for the job, regardless of their gender. In the past, women often had to outperform their male colleagues to be seen as equal, but these days the barriers to equality are coming down.
“This is a great company to work for and we’re benefiting from the fact that more women are becoming interested in tech and engineering careers. The AV industry is an exciting place to work, with constantly evolving interactive and digital technology that feeds into every aspect of our daily lives.”1
We are excited to invite local businesses to learn about digital technology and content at our Alpha Innov8 Day.
Alpha Digital Networks PLC are teaming up with Blackburn Youth Zone to host our Alpha Innov8 Day on 21st March 2019.
As businesses, we’re all looking to enhance processes, increase the efficiency of marketing efforts and find ways in which we can use technology to provide us with an edge in the marketplace.
The Alpha Innov8 Day offers businesses the chance to learn about how to create compelling digital content and how to deploy this effectively using interactive technology.
The day will be split into three sessions. In each sessions, you will have the chance to take part in three workshops as follows:
1. ‘Communicating with your Customers Through Video’ with Rob Hallam of BigTank Productions (10am, 12pm) OR ‘The Power of Commercial Photography’ with Jak Spedding of Jak Spedding Photography (2pm)
2. ‘Delivering Compelling Digital Signage’ with Joe Makepeace of Alpha Digital Networks PLC
3. ‘Using Interactive Technology to Boost Engagement’ with Alpha Staff
Refreshments donated by Blackburn Youth Zone and Egg Free Cake Box will be available.
We will also be running a raffle for attendees with prizes donated by local businesses. All proceeds will go to Blackburn Youth Zone.
DATE: 21st March 2019
VENUE: Blackburn Youth Zone, Jubilee Street, Blackburn, BB1 1EP
TIMES: Sessions start at 10am, 12pm, 2pm. During each session, you will take part in the three workshops listed above.
To reserve your place, please book a ticket on Eventbrite or email Anna.Bottomley@adnplc.com.
There is a lot more to purchasing an interactive touch screen for the office than just buying the largest panel that will fit. We will talk you through the things you should think about when wanting to invest in an interactive touch screen for your office.
Using interactive digital tools in the office can help staff collaborate effectively and this has become a hot topic in most companies. The interactive nature of this technology also allows the movement of digital data between staff and locations, meaning businesses can work as effectively as possible.
Choosing the right interactive solution, either replacing a projector or non-interactive screen, can be daunting. This can especially be the case if using this sort of technology is new to you and the business. You might also have reservations about the true cost of these solutions but this article aims to answer some questions you may have about choosing your own interactive touch screen.
The Right Screen for the Right Room
Choosing the correct or ideal location for your interactive screen is one of the most important parts to integrating the technology.
Interactive screens now coming in a range of sizes and prices, so choosing the location for your screen is more about meeting the needs of the user than putting it somewhere just for status.
Regardless of the screen size, the display needs to work for the size of the room it’s in. You might want to put screens in a few rooms of different sizes and shapes so it is important to choose a solution where each screen works with the same software and in the same way so that there is no confusion.
It is important that you think about how people will use the screen. If it will be used mainly for presentations or large meetings, then a larger screen in a larger room will work well. However, if you have small teams who have small meetings in huddle spaces, small screens will work perfectly.
At Alpha Digital Networks, we believe that simplicity and ease of use is an integral part of delivering a smooth interactive technology experience. An interactive touch screen that needed calibration, driver updates and a long user manual would not be suitable for the modern office environment.
Interactive touch screen technology has become a part of our everyday lives, from smartphones to touchscreens in retail spaces. We are all becoming used to intuitive and easy-to-use technology.
Bring Your Own Device
In many businesses now, staff are issued with a laptop or smartphone to use for work purposes. However, as these tools might not suit all staff, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has become more popular.
Reducing Travel Costs
Traditionally, meetings had to take place face-to-face. However, interactive touch screens can integrate seamlessly with your video conferencing system, meaning you can have meetings with colleagues from anywhere. This reduces travel costs and also your carbon footprint.
Therefore, choosing an interactive touch screen that can integrate with your video conferencing system is vital to ensuring that collaborative working with colleagues is successful in your business.
Finally, there is the consideration of the true cost of ownership. Purchasing the cheapest solutions is not always the most cost effective in the long run. The screen you purchase is a considerable investment in your company’s collaborative future and work ethic.
That is why our AlphaInteractive 4K touch screen displays are perfect for the office. They have great picture resolution, have Android OS as standard with the option of adding Windows 10, and have software that allows staff to use on-screen tools to enhance their work performance.
If you would like more information about our 4K AlphaInteractive touch screens, call us on 03300 020120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We also offer free, no-obligation demonstrations if you would like to see the screens in action.0
Many schools and businesses are still using projectors in their premises. It might seem a daunting prospect for them to upgrade to an interactive touchscreen. However, the benefits of interactive touchscreens for the classroom or boardroom far outweigh the price implications.
Interactive touch screens have become a major part of our everyday lives. Both the education and commercial sector are taking advantage in this technology to improve collaboration and engagement in lessons and meetings.
You might be wondering why they have become so popular. Lets have a look at the benefits of interactive touchscreens.
Interactive screens last longer than projectors
One of the main benefits of interactive touch screens is the expected lifespan. Our AlphaInteractive touch screens typically last around 60,000-80,000 hours of continuous use. However, projectors tend to last around 5 years with you having to change the bulb. Bulbs can often cost as much as the projector system. Our AlphaInteractive touch screens also come with a 5 year on-site warranty as standard. This means that you can have peace of mind that your screen will stand the test of time.
Easy to use
People of all ages can use interactive touch screens, it even comes naturally for most. We have found that even those who struggle with computers and using a mouse find it very instinctive to use their finger to swipe and touch the screens. We pride ourselves on our screen’s quality and ease of use. Our screen panels are ultra-smooth, making it easy for anyone to control effectively. Interactive touch screens are also easy to connect and sync your resources with. Simply plug in a laptop and away you go, meaning you don’t have to wait around for an IT Technician to help upload your content. Interactive touch screens have Android or in-built Windows operating systems so that you have the flexibility to instantly integrate your content.
No more calibration
Traditionally, projectors and older interactive whiteboards needed to be calibrated every day. However, interactive touch screens are self-calibrating so you just need to switch it on and away you go.
We all remember the rigmarole of having to close all the blinds when using the projector in class but then you couldn’t see the notes you were writing because the lights were off. With interactive touch screens, the anti-glare glass means that you can keep the blinds open even on a sunny day and still have fantastic, bright picture quality. Our AlphaInteractive screens are also 4K so that you can get the best quality picture to display your content.
Touch screens can add huge value to the lives of those with physical limitations. Using interactive touchscreens can help them to operate the device, instead of using more difficult mouse and keyboard systems. Our AlphaInteractive touch screens also have toughened glass so that they can be hit with great force but no damage will be inflicted. Our screens have been developed for schools environments so we made sure they are fairly indestructible. Alpha Digital Networks has supplied our screens to special schools throughout the UK with great success. We can also provide wall mounts and trolleys that can move up and down to make the screen accessible to everyone.
Alpha Digital Networks manufactures, supplies, installs and maintains 4K interactive touchscreens and other AV equipment for the education, retail and commercial sectors. You can see our full product range here. If you would like to chat about how our interactive touch screens can improve engagement and collaboration, please contact us on 03300020120 or email email@example.com
We have some amazing offers on our refurbished interactive touch screens during March 2019 with Easter installation available. You can improve collaboration in the classroom with our great interactive touch screens without breaking the bank.
We have limited stock available of refurbished AlphaInteractive touch screens at a significantly reduced price.
Our special offer includes:
1 x £575
2 x £525
3 x £475
1 x £700
2 x £650
3 x £600
1 x £750
5 x £700
10 x £650
This refurbished interactive touch screens price includes a 6 month on-site warranty. Installation is not included but can be provided. The screens are marked as grade A- meaning they may have some minor cosmetic damage and the design may differ slightly from our current Series 5 screens.
If you would like to find out more information about this offer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us at 03300 020120.
Digital Advertising trends are constantly transforming and shifting. However, every so often, it is a good idea to take a step back and look at the trends to inform your advertising for the future.
It is everywhere
As with most technology, the longer it has been around, the further it moves along the price curve. Lower prices allow you to take advantage of digital signage’s flexibility and great return on investment possibilities.
Digital signage is a great tool for small businesses to create affordable advertising. The cost of digital signage can be small when compared to traditional advertising. Digital signage also gives you control over content creation, timing and enables you to react to the market. For example, if the weather changes, you can advertise products to suit at the click of a button.
For businesses of all sizes, digital signage advertising will become even more affordable with a greater return on investment. Also, many advertising companies offer an online buying experience so that advertisers can choose a space on digital billboards anywhere, irrespective of their location. This can give extra options to advertisers, making it easier to reach their audience.
Tech giants can help DOOH
The industry association OAAA said that the top 10 OOH (Out-Of-Home) advertisers in 2017 were McDonald’s Restaurant, Apple, Geico, American Express, Google, Amazon, Coca-Cola, HBO, Verizon and Chevrolet. Two standouts on this list are technology companies Apple and Amazon.
Digital signage is a natural choice for businesses whose bottom line depends on technology. Digital signage can be tailored to the needs of tech companies that want showcase their latest products and services. We believe that, as the technology continues to grow, so will the use of DOOH (Digital-Out-Of-Home) because of the benefits to businesses of all sizes.
Personalisation is becoming more common
Digital signage and online apps can be used together to enables audiences to interact and engage with the signage itself. You can also increase the personalisation of the content. User preferences can be stored and integrated into the experience.
In terms of customers who opt in to retailer apps, digital signage can be used to advertise specials that are relevant to them and their buying pattern when they get close to the store. Speciality items tailored to your audience’s buying patterns can be shown across your digital signage network from outdoor screens to the indoor store screens.
According to Forbes, Millennials will make up 33 percent of the workforce by 2020, and 75 percent by 2025. If you think about these statistics with the desire of millennials to rely on social media sharing, it’s easy to see the potential benefits of digital advertising and signage. A 2012 AIMIA, Inc. survey found that millennials’ affinity for and with technology is reshaping retail environments. We now have product information, prices and reviews at our fingertips. Powered with this, millennials are leaning towards companies that offer convenience at the best price.
It is inevitable that technology and the economy will continue to grow with and complement each other. Digital advertising trends show that digital signage is growing to fill this need in the ever-changing retail sector.
Thinking about investing in digital signage?
Alpha Digital Networks offers end-to-end digital signage solutions. We manufacture, supply, install and maintain high-quality interactive digital signage solutions for the retail, commercial and education sectors. Our in-house digital content team can look after your content to ensure your message can be heard loud and clear by your audience. As we manufacture the hardware too, we can ensure nothing is lost translation and your project can be fulfilled to your specifications. You can view our products here.
If you would like to speak to our team about your project, please call us on 03300 020120 or email on email@example.com.
Compelling outdoor retail digital signage needs to be taken seriously as part of your brand marketing data research.
Firstly, you must try to understand who your target customer is and how your brand interacts with them. Although digital signage for retail enables you to deliver dynamic content, you must personalise and customise it to boost engagement. You can read some key statistics driving the growth of digital signage here.
We have put together this short checklist of things to think about when you are setting up your digital signage for retail.
Consider Your Audience
Prior to setting up your digital signage in your retail space, you must understand who will interact with the screens and content.
When examining your audience, you must think about their gender, age, income, lifestyle, political views and hobbies. The more information you gather and analyse can drastically affect of number of customers who engage with your signage so it is very important to really think about these things. With all this information, you can then create a ‘customer persona’ and you can use this to inform and tailor your content.
Outline the Goals of Retail Digital Signage
The first thing to consider, is if you are going to use your retail digital signage to appeal to existing customers or draw in new clients. Another thing to think about is if you want to sell products or services instantly or showcase the benefits of your product and increase brand awareness. In fact, 84% of UK retailers believe digital signage creates significant brand awareness.
To make an informed decision about these goals, you will have to know:
– Your customer buying cycle of your product or service
– The time of your offer (will it be instant or are you planning something for a longer run?)
The objectives of your retail digital signage should be based on your product concept.
These objectives can also be more specific. For example, a café might want to increase sales of tea so they could showcase an offer at the point-of-sale to influence customer behaviour.
Content is King
Digital signage software for retail is very flexible and allows you to showcase information in dynamic, interactive ways with results you can track..
Digital signage gives you the flexibility to tailor your content to suit your customers and goals. With traditional posters, you would have to design them, print them, distribute them and then spend time putting them up. Now, with digital signage, you can update the screens instantly, or on a timer, from one location.
Therefore, you can utilise your time more effectively by thinking about what would appeal to your target audience. Whether it is images, videos, text, interactive content or wayfinding, you can use digital signage to engage and inform.
Alpha Digital Networks manufactures, supplies, installs and maintains digital signage solutions, including hardware and content. As we are an end-to-end solution provider, we can give you peace of mind that there will be no miscommunication so your digital signage solution will work for your budget and needs. Our dedicated content team can understand your vision and fulfil your brief. Coupled with our own hardware, we provide you with the perfect solution.
For more information about what we offer, please contact us on 03300 020120 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Real estate digital signage can easily bring a personal touch to both your content and your businesses.
Customers, and people in general, love interactivity. They particularly enjoy interaction with businesses whose content is customer-centric. Getting your message across effectively might seems like a difficult task but we have 5 solutions for you.
1. Introduce your agents with digital signage software
Unfortunately, a number of estate agents have become faceless entities and do not seem to have a personality to tenants and potential buyers.
Digital signage for estate agencies allows you to introduce your agents with as much personality as you would like. This can add so much to the customer experience as it could allow customers to choose who they want to work with.
Through utilising this opportunity, digital signage helps your business to create trust between your business, agents and customers. Consumers want value at the moment and this personalisation is an engaging way to add value to your service.
2. Show different interior designs
Obviously, not every customer like the same house interior and, sometimes, it can be difficult to appreciate a property. To resolve this issue, digital signage could be used to show different interior design or renovation ideas to suit the tastes of the potential buyer. This could increase sales because it would create more ease in the customers’ minds.
3. Allow clients to use personalisation features
Our most popular digital signage solutions for estate agents deliver dynamic listings so that customers can interact and tailor their experience. Therefore, you could use this in your business.
Wishlists are a perfect way to improve customer experience. You could use interactive screens, either indoor or touch-through glass, to display your website or viewing platform and allow customers to add properties to their wishlist.
You can use the digital signage to do this by:
Allowing them to send it to their email by typing it on a form on the screen.
Use QR codes to open the listing on a phone.
4. Show testimonials to gain trust
Digital signage software can deliver content in various ways to engage your target audience. Testimonials, feedback and reviews are a great way to gain trust from potential customers.
For example, you could install digital signage in the reception hall of your building and show:
5. Welcome new clients and tenants
Digital signage can enable you to introduce yourself or send welcome messages to new tenants.
This is a fantastic way to start off your relationship with them. You can also reach out to new homeowners with dynamic content feeds. Utilise this tool to deliver important news, introduce staff, up-to-date contact information and tips.
Digital signage software can make a big impact on real estate, but the industry is just starting to take advantage of this technology.
However, digital signage is a tool and to get results, you need to use it properly and to it’s full potential. We think we have covered some of the ways that you can utilise signage in your business.
We offer both the hardware and signage content with full training in our digital signage packages. If you would like to speak to us about our packages, please call us on 03300020120 or email email@example.com