Industry News | September 27, 2012

Delphi Display Systems Releases OCS White Paper

Delphi Display Systemsannounced the availability of “Understanding the Technical Specifications of Outdoor Digital Displays for QSR,”a white paper to assist quick-serve owners and managers in understanding the technical information related to Order Confirmation Systems (OCS) and other outdoor digital displays.

“Recently, there has been a lot of differing and confusing product claims on how to properly evaluate and compare outdoor digital displays,” says Mark DiCamillo, director of product management for Delphi Display Systems. “The goal of this white paper was to make all the technical jargon and specifications easy to understand, so that a [quick-serve] manager and owner can confidently make informed decisions when it comes to equipping their stores.”

The “Understanding the Technical Specifications of Outdoor Digital Displays for QSR” white paper defines various technical criteria, how they are used, and how they should be evaluated within outdoor digital signage. 

The document includes:the measurement of screen brightness and why it matters;the significance of having outdoor digital displays that are UL Certified (the gold standard for electronics); what a NEMA rating means; the difference between mean time to half-brightness (MTTH) and mean time between failures (MTBF); and the various options for data transmission, connectivity, and power.

Outdoor digital displays have become an important tool to improve order accuracy and speed of service at drive-thru quick-service restaurants. 

These displays have to function 24/7 in often harsh environments, so being able to choose the right one for any given store is of critical importance. 

This new white paper gives quick-serve managers and owners the tools they need to make the right choice for this equipment.