An important aspect of purchasing an LED sign is the planning and preparation of how it will communicate over the internet with our cloud-based software. We offer several different methods of communication for our outdoor LED signs.
The following factors are important when deciding on a communication method:
The sign connects to the internet through a cellular modem that is pre-installed inside the display. Wireless data plan is managed by Stewart Signs, and includes unlimited data in either 5-Year or Lifetime data plans. Provided by Verizon Wireless' extensive coverage area.
The sign connects to the your organization's internet router or network device through a pair of wireless network devices. One device is pre-installed inside the sign with an exposed antenna, and the other is typically installed on an outside wall that is facing the display. This wireless device is connected to the network device via an Ethernet cable. The two devices communicate with each other using RF technology that operates on the 2.4 GHz frequency.
The sign communicates to your organization's internet router or network device with an Ethernet network signal. This is done through a Cat5e or Cat6 cable, up to 330 feet in length, that is connected between the sign and network device.
The user exports the new display message or other settings to a provided USB drive. The USB drive is then brought out to the display and plugged into the USB port for transfer. Once transfer is complete, the USB drive can be removed. This method is available standard on all outdoor LED sign products, and is typically used as a secondary method of communication in case of issues with the primary method.