Lenexa, KS (PressExposure) June 01, 2015 -- Keywest Technology, Inc. announced today that it had refreshed SignWave with more options and features for 2015, including a bigger wall-mount LCD. The SignWave refresh also includes all-new designer frames that minimize the labor required for installation. The frames offer a multitude of color options, making it easy to match a building's decor. It also received various software updates including an upgrade to Androidâ¢ 4.2 OS, ensuring its ability to run stably in a 24/7 environment. Most significantly, the touch-enabled LCD screen has increased from 10 to 13.3 inches, the largest display available in its class.
SignWave, known for its dependable workaday duty as a digital door sign for meeting rooms and conference centers, pioneered the set-it-and-forget-it philosophy by integrating with popular event and property management software programs. According to Koytt Nichols, Director of R&D, the goals for the SignWave refresh were "to substantially decrease installation time, improve security and increase display attractiveness and visibility."
To this end, SignWave now ships with a touchscreen that is 33% larger than the previous model. "Nobody wants to stop and stare at meeting room signage," says Nichols. "At best, you get a quick glance as attendees shuffle in and out of meeting rooms. The larger screen size gives viewers extra confidence in finding the right meeting place without missing a step."
The larger 13.3-inch display also offers greater display performance with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and a contrast ratio of 500:1.
Besides making the event and meeting schedules easier to see and read, the refreshed SignWave also decreases installation labor by over 50%, effectively reducing the cost of ownership. Part of the labor savings is obtained by using a custom commercial display. The OEM display includes a built-in Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), which means that only a single CAT-5 or CAT-6 cable is necessary to supply both data and power. All external third-party parts have been eliminated. The other part that makes installation a snap is the addition of the exclusive designer frames. The designer frames offer a quick-mount wall plate that hangs over a single gang box. Four additional mount holes are provided in the wall plate to secure it to any wall. This means that if a single gang box is in place and the CAT-5/6 cable is present, SignWave can be installed in just a few minutes to any wall surface.
Another important feature that has been added as an option to the designer frames is the Key-Rex security screws. These OEM screws give SignWave a unique "key" for removing the outer frame that is both tamper- and vandal-proof. This completely secures SignWave in public venues like hotels, where asset protection cannot be an afterthought.
Finally, the SignWave refresh includes a fresh coat of paint, too. The designer frames now come standard with a choice of seven industrial coatings that not only look sophisticated but are extremely durable for a public-use environment. "However," noted Nichols, "we can custom paint or wrap any graphic on these frames to match a building's unique ambiance."
The refreshed SignWave started shipping in the spring of 2015, and all noted options are available immediately. Further details are available at http://www.signwave.us.com.