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When Replacing a Digital Sign is The Right Thing to Do

There are a lot of advantages to replacing an old digital sign with a new digital sign. One clear advantage is the fact that the technology has drastically changed even from as little as five years ago. Now digital signs are available in 10mm, which means this is quadruple the pixels as a 20mm and you can display the same number of characters and lines in a smaller space. This also means your organization's vibrant messages can be seen at a further viewing distance. A new LED sign will increase your impact and your presence in your community.

Another important advantage to upgrading your digital sign is the conveniences of newly available technology. For example, creating animated messages for your sign used to be costly or it required a software technician. Now with our latest cloud-based sign software technology SignCommand.com, a variety of custom animated options are offered with a few clicks of the mouse. Creating amazing and eye-catching text animations that can be individually customized with your choice of font, color, text size, and animation speed is now available to all. This is a value added bonus that has never been offered before.

Additionally, if you have an older digital sign from another manufacturer, you may struggle to get parts or technical support in the event of an issue. We offer digital signs that come with certified components that are likely going to be available in the future. We also offer a lifetime warranty on faces and support structures and our team of highly skilled technicians are available to our customers Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST in the case of any technical issues that may arise down the road. This will give you peace of mind knowing you have the highest quality digital sign with the best warranty in the industry.

Another reason for replacing an existing digital sign is zoning laws may have changed and instead of having the simple monochrome sign because that was your only option at the time, you may be eligible to upgrade to a full color digital sign based on zoning law changes. In most areas, the zoning regulations have been relaxed and now allow many other options, which will draw much more attention to your digital sign and messages.

Like all electronics, digital signs will not last forever and will need to be replaced after a certain amount of time and use. The industry standard length of time a digital sign will remain effective is 100,000 hours, which equates to 11.4 years if used 24/7 at full brightness. This does not mean the sign will not work after that time, but the brightness will be half of the original vibrancy, and the industry considers this to be end of life.

In addition to all of the above advantages, the cost of a digital sign, in most cases, is less than it was 10 years ago. With the advances in technology and the ability to scale our expertise and knowledge, we have been able to offer a better digital sign at a lower price point than we were able to offer 10 years ago. Please contact one of our consultants to get a quote on a new digital sign and find out if this is the ideal time to upgrade your digital sign.

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