Deploying a digital signage network on any scale can be a long, involved process for a business. However, spending the bulk of their time and effort selecting hardware and software solutions and comparing the benefits of various content providers means customers may miss a critical aspect of the process: the installation. This is where an experienced integrator can prove invaluable. Contracting the services of an accomplished integrator will help guarantee quality installation and service over the life of an LED display, ensuring the long-term success of digital signage projects.
How to Choose a Great Integrator
An integrator’s job is to create a system that works and meets requirements, delivered on time and on budget. But that’s just the beginning. A truly great integrator goes the extra mile, translating business requirements into superior technology solutions with a long lifespan. The process begins with excellent communication skills. A skilled integrator will listen, learning the unique issues the client faces and the distinct needs of the viewing audience. The integrator should not simply be an order taker. Rather, the integrator should have the expertise to determine both the current requirements of the project as well as future goals, advise the customer about existing and upcoming technology, and then recommend a future-proof solution that will scale as technology and business needs evolve. This will help save money and effort over time while guaranteeing many years of productive use out of this significant investment. Finally, an integrator serves as a trusted partner for the long haul, providing ongoing support as systems need to be refreshed and updated.
A Great Integrator Makes for a Stress-Free Installation Process
Installing a digital display is a lot more complicated than setting up a home entertainment system; therefore, clients should work with an integrator with experience in the many nuances of digital signage. At the minimum, a digital signage network that has been improperly installed or set-up will deliver something less than what the end-user had hoped for, leading to constant frustration—as well as an ever-mounting price tag—as troubleshooters try to track down issues and correct them. At worst, a system could prove a safety hazard in violation of various building codes. In short, hiring a cut-rate installer who doesn’t have the proficiency to handle the job may save a few dollars now, but will undoubtedly end up costing more in the long-run.
The Benefits an Experienced Integrator Brings to the Table
There are many reasons to work with a professional digital signage integrator. First, a professional integrator will have long-standing relationships with the major equipment manufacturers with verifiable experience in the installation of their products. Next, a great integrator will be able to translate complex technical requirements and industry terminology into terms the end-user can understand, providing them with the knowledge to make an intelligent choice. Further, experienced integrators not only pay attention to the details of a project but the big picture as well, addressing issues early in the planning process before they become costly problems. Also, a seasoned integrator knows which products work well together, and which may end up causing compatibility problems down the road. They also know how to properly handle gear, ensuring that neither the equipment nor facility is inadvertently damaged during installation. Finally, when issues do arise, it’s essential to be working with an integrator who has both the financial and human resources to correct any mistakes and make things right.
The PixelFLEX Partner Network is designed to service our clients at a higher and more efficient level. At PixelFLEX, we know that without our partners, we do not succeed. Our team develops unique digital solutions for our partners through innovative design and careful implementation from the ground up to ensure the perfect LED display results for your unique situation. We provide a best-in-the-industry on-boarding process with in-person “hands on” training, along with an industry-leading warranty program, documentation, support, and service that give you peace of mind in your decision to choose PixelFLEX.
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