Aqualite weatherproof outdoor TV monitors and displays help the BBC deliver live and pre-recorded outside broadcasts for TV news, sports, entertainment and live events.
Aqualite Outdoor have established an excellent reputation within the outside broadcasting market through successfully integrating the IP66 range of outdoor, all weather TV digital displays in the latest mobile television studios and outside broadcast units. Aqualite staff have extensive knowledge and experience of the engineering and project management of outside broadcast systems.
“The aim of our business is to supply a very high quality product and service for the outside broadcast market. We have successfully achieved this by offering the right products and keeping very close relationships with our clients and Aqualite is fast becoming the market leader for the supply, rental and sale of fully weatherproofed TV monitors for the outside television broadcast industry.” said Kim Menen of Aqualite Outdoor.
“We have built strong alliances with TV production partners and broadcasting equipment distributors who have a vast degree of broadcast experience to help deliver the best outside broadcasting TV monitors and have a proven track record within the industry. As the foremost supplier of IP66 HD TV monitors, Aqualite are well-placed to support the growing demands of outside broadcasters across the world” he added.
As an example, the BBC have seen the potential of using Aqualite TV monitors and screens as part of their outside broadcast set up.
“We use the Aqualite 32” LED TV on our sporting outside broadcasts as an outdoor presentation monitor, usually pitchside mounted on a Unicol Stand. Obviously the waterproof factor is of great importance to us, as Broadcasting must go on no matter what the elements.” said Dermot Scott, the Vision Supervisor in the Technology and Operations department at BBC Northern Ireland.
“Also the High Brightness daylight readable aspect is of great importance, especially when our journalists, presenters and pundits are viewing live pictures and using these to steer their conversation. We have used Aqualite at several of our local sports grounds and also at Murrayfield, when we were doing presentation for S4C. We’ve had the Aqualite display for around three and a half years and it’s very much commented on by other Broadcasters!” He added.
Aqualite Outdoor is situated in the UK, with operating offices in Germany, Poland, Holland, Belgium, France and Denmark.
The Aqualite range of IP66 outdoor TV display screens can bring real benefits to both patients and healthcare providers in medical centres, hospitals, clinics, doctors surgeries, GP practices, nursing homes, etc.
Kim Menen the CEO of Aqualite Outdoor announced, ‘Aqualite Outdoor have recently installed an extra large outdoor LED billboard at the Optimax Clinic in Hampstead, London. For queue and appointment management, for practice advertising or as a digital signage solution, these electronic noticeboards, flat screen TVs and large screen display monitors are a very effective communication tool.’
Optimax Eye Clinics are the UK’s longest established Eye Surgery Specialists. Founded in London in 1991, they have over 25 years’ experience and pride themselves on clinical excellence. They offer a range of vision correction treatments including laser eye surgery, lens replacement surgery, and cataract treatment, as well as cosmetic procedures.’
Katre Green of Optimax takes up the story,’Optimax provide treatments to our patients at 22 city centre clinic locations around the UK but our head office is on Finchley Road by the 02 Centre and Frognal Station in north west London. This is one of the busiest roads in London and we wanted to capitalise on the high traffic flow by using a large outdoor billboard or LED display screem to promote our business and our location’.
She continued,’ We were impressed with Aqualite’s anti glare and high brightness displays which ensured our messages and promotions could be clearly seen and understood in the brightest of summer afternoons and the darkest of winter evenings. The fully sealed TV unit is resistant to rain, snow, sleet, city pollution and traffic emmisions and the screen could be used all day and every day. However now that we have installed the screen, we have the display set on a timer so as not to disturb our neighbours with bright lights overnight.’
‘As well as providing great branding for Optimax, and making sure that our logo and colours are easily recognised, we also use it to display information for prospective patients. Updating the content from the Aqualite app, we can easily advertise when we have an opening day coming up, swapping out the videos we display on the screen.
‘We have our Aqualite Outdoor LED display screen on the front of our building, in between the two main windows. It certainly sets us apart from other shops and buildings in the area and makes the clinic really stand out in fact you really can’t miss it!
Outdoor LED TV Advertising Display Screens
If you are a company that is currently selling, renting or hiring outdoor and all weather IP66 LCD & LED TV display panels, digital signage systems or outdoor advertising screens then please contact us to learn about this exciting business opportunity selling the Aqualite range of Outdoor billboards, screens, displays and signs.
Aqualite Outdoor are delighted to announce the installation of what we hope will be a number of outdoor LED advertising billboards for a roadside & car park display at Haynes Bros Ltd, Ford Car Sales Dealers in Maidenhead.
We were originally contacted by the IT department at the car dealership to enquire about our range of IP 66 rated outdoor weatherproof LCD and LED TV advertising screens and we discussed the various issues and challenges which related to the road side site, to determine the best product and specification screen to supply.
Robin Menen of Aqualite takes up the story. ‘ The Aqualite Outdoor range of big TV screens and LED billboards are suitable for all road side locations such as petrol stations, car sales lots, transport cafes, diners, retail parks, distribution centres and commercial, business and industrial estates.
The screens are designed to work in all weathers from freezing Arctic conditions to Tropical heat and humidity and offer high visibility even in direct sunlight with anti reflective and anti glare screen coatings that ensure marketing messages are hard to miss and easy to read.’
Haynes Bros Ltd (Ford-Maidenhead) had occupied the site for many years and traditionally utilised a 2m x 2m static “billboard” type vinyl sign used to advertise and promote various car sales offers and display information throughout the year.
This big vinyl advertising sign was located at the entrance to their car showroom and angled towards oncoming traffic and pedestrians for the best visibility and exposure.
Their problem was that every time they wanted to run a promotion or change the advertising messages in any way- they had to design and get their signage company to reprint a large vinyl replacement advertisement which would then replace the current sign message being used.
This was not only costly but also took time and effort to do, not to mention that they found themselves restricted in terms of being able to offer multiple advertising promotions from the single sign.
Aqualite Outdoor discussed the various challenges including orientation, brightness and viewing distances involved and decided, along with Haynes, that a pixel pitch of 3.9mm was the optimum LED module to use housed in the existing frame from the old vinyl sign. The brightness of the new Aqualite outdoor LED billboard needed to be controlled at night, so as not to dazzle drivers.
After planning consents had been obtained, Aqualite Outdoor installed a brand new 2m x 2xm P3.9 LED advertising billboard that could be connected to the Ford car dealership’s internal LAN, allowing for the real time updating and ever changing delivery of car sales adverts, car promotions and high impact Ford marketing messages.
Aqualite Outdoor thanks Haynes Bros Ltd in Maidenhead for the opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of their big screen LED advertising billboard range. We look forward to providing further outdoor advertising display screens at other car showrooms and car sales forecourts manged by the Haynes Ford dealership.
In the public areas of airports, train stations and othe public transport hubs, digital signage systems using LED TV displays and monitors have become the established way to broadcast fast changing passenger and travel information.
These extra large, anti glare LED TV screens are also used for duty free POS displays, billboards and other retail advertising in airport restaurants and shops.
At Heathrow Airport Aqualite Outdoor LED TV screens are used to display Key Performance Indicator info and air cargo handling, sorting and freight forwarding information in cargo, warehouse and distribution areas.
Chris Fahey who is Head of IT at Courier Facilities at London’s Heathrow Airport takes up the story.
‘We found Aqualite after looking for a modern solution to provide our ground staff with information during the day- we were previously using a whiteboard and decided it was time to upgrade to something more high tech.
Ultimately, the decision to go with an Aqualite outdoor screen came down to the fact that their screens are specifically manufactured to situations like ours. We needed a weatherproof outdoor display that was fit for our purpose & that wouldn’t break the bank.
We currently use our screen airside at our Heathrow airport cargo facility to provide real time updates and information on delivery bay allocation and shipments to our ground staff.
We’ve noticed a measurable increase in our coordination and efficiency as an organization since installing the display screen.
Having the ability to remotely update the information we broadcast to employees in real time is a world apart from our old system and I don’t think we can ever go back!
We were initially worried that finding an outdoor screen capable of withstanding the extreme weather conditions like the high speed winds and hail storms we occasionally experience at Heathrow would be impossible. But after 5 years, our Aqualite is still going strong without a single issue whatsoever. I think going with a dedicated manufacturer like Aqualite rather than trying to use an outdoor case with a TV inside it has made a difference as this screen is very solid and has done a reliable job every day.
Overall my experience with Aqualite has been excellent since the beginning, the team made an obvious effort to make sure they understood my needs and that I would receive the right piece of technology for my situation. The screen was affordable, arrived on time, and has surprised me with its durability. I’d most definitely recommend Aqualite to anyone in need of an outdoor screen.’
Digital Displays are a leading AV and TV distributor based in Pretoria, South Africa. Yazi supply, design, install, maintain and service complete outdoor digital signage display screens, LED advertising billboards, messaging displays and extra large mobile electronic screens.
Digital Displays have been appointed as Aqualite Outdoor TV screen distributors for Southern Africa covering Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Sipho Ndala the founder of Digital Displays said’ We have become is a leading supplier of indoor and outdoor digital signage, touchscreen displays and extra large billboards in South Africa.
We also provide queue management solutions for various business sectors in Southern Africa . Our markets include: retail, education, transport, health care, hospitality, government, public sector, manufacturing, corporate offices, banking and finance.’
‘We need to offer the very best products and work with the latest cutting edge technologies to make our customers advertising and signage dreams a digital reality’ he continued
Siph explained, ‘The Aqualie Outdoor range of outdoor TV screens are resistant to all African weather conditions such as heavy rain, high humidity and direct desert sun. The screens are also resistant to salt, sand, heat, dust, insects and pollution. The television unit interior is thermostatically controlled so that screens can run at their best in the hottest day and coldest night conditions. Also the TV screen glass has an anti glare and anti reflective screen coating that ensures the brightest, high visibility, eye catching media displays both inside and outside.’
Kim Menen CEO of Aqualite Outdoor thinks that in a post Brexit world it has become paramount to explore emerging markets ‘We believe there are business opportunities in Africa in both the residential and commercial TV display markets. Aqualite Outdoor TV display screens are perfect for installation in gardens and patios, bathrooms, hot-tub and pool areas,’
‘ But they are also robust enough to work perfectly in harsh and extreme locations. such as factories, food processing facilities, mines, quarries, oil refineries, construction sites, airports, ships, shipping ports, gas and oil rigs in marine, desert or even tropical locations.
‘These outdoor TV screens are purpose built for the harshest environments and are resistant to the worst elements of South African weather’ said Kim.
PIDS Display Screens For Train, Metro & Bus Stations
LCD and LED digital display screens are the most efficient way to broadcast fast changing travel information and arrival and departure schedules to passengers in the public areas of transport hubs such in airports, ports, train stations, bus and coach depots, ferry terminals, etc.
Sam Russell, Communities and Stakeholder Manager of Arriva Rail in London explains a recent challenge to improve the passenger info display system (PIDS) for train passengers about other public transport options near their train stations.
‘What we were looking for was a solution that would help us to present this information on a safe, robust and easily installed digital display screen, in a suitable location on the station where it was clear and visible.
We decided to install Aqualite’s IP66 digital display screens because the product was an excellent fit for our needs, in terms of protection from the British weather and display quality. Also the display screens were quickly and conveniently available.
Since the installation we have found that our customers and industry partners value the new information that the screen has been able to provide’
Kim Menen of Aqualite Outdoor added, ‘Our 1p66 rated electronic screens offer the best display solution for train and underground station digital signage networks.
These high visability screens can withstand all weathers and can be used to broadcast train timetables and directions at the entrance, in the ticket hall or passageways and on the platforms.
They are also ideal for displaying dynamic advertisements on the escalators and can be used to create magnificent visual effects.’
For more info on the Aqualite range of IP66 rail & train station TV info display & signage screens please contact us
Liffey Meats pride themselves on being able to respond quickly and efficiently to their customer”s needs and are always looking for opportunities to use smart factory technology to increase production on the factory floor.
Liffey Meats are Ireland’s most modern and progressive beef processors and are situated in Co. Cavan, from where they have built a formidable supplier base from quality assured farms which guarantee complete traceability and excellent beef.
Garth Kivlehan, of Liffey Meats explains… I’d seen that rugged LED TV display screens were becoming available, I looked at a few different displays and for me, this was by far the best display option.
I made contact with Aqualite and I was sold, a few weeks later we’d ordered a 42” screen, taken delivery and installed it overlooking the production hall which specialises in beef de-boning for hind quarters”
“Having the screen works very well for us and has actually increased factory production; we’ve looked at the numbers and our production has increased by between 5-10% – just by installing it in our production hall. The entire factory and workforce can now, at any given time, clearly see our performance targets, it’s a great motivator!”
“As you would expect we need to ensure complete cleanliness throughout our facility, nowhere is this more important than in out butchery hall where we have the screen, so the great benefit of the IP66 rated 100% waterproof screen is that, along with everything else in the hall we wash it every day with high pressure washers, foamed and sanitized daily.
We probably have the cleanest digital signage screen in the county! “
“The beauty is that as the targets are displayed to everyone in the production hall (including Supervisors). Before we installed the LED TV display screen, it was just Supervisors that were issued with the daily targets, who then had to communicate to our production line staff”
Garth goes on to explain how it’s used….”Shown in the picture is the room temperature (top left corner). We display the time (in the top-right hand corner) the bottom left is the target number of quarters of beef required, in this case at 622 and the bottom right is the ‘actual’ number of quarters of beef being produced at that time, it shows green if we’re above target and a red light if we’re slipping below our yield target.”
“I’m now looking at the possibility of ordering more Aqualite screens, I’m sure they’re great for outdoor TV but I do think there is much more of a market for these screens to be served as ‘total information displays’ for production facilities”
Kim Menen of Aqualite Outdoor added “It can sometimes be a challenge for companies to develop effective internal communications, the screen at Liffey Meats is a fantastic application and we”re delighted it”s being put to such productive use. It just shows how using an Aqualite screen in this environment, to monitor productivity, can have a direct effect and ultimately increase profit”
Across the UK outdoor TV screens are proliferating. The trend started in pubs after 2007, when the UK smoking ban came in. pub andlords realised they had to make a virtue of forcing their customers outside, and duly began putting up British weatherproof TV display screens to show live football and cricket matches, horse racing and other sporting events.
“Meanwhile, in our own private gardens, Brits have started to embrace outdoor living like never before, installing hot tubs and fancy barbecues once considered suspiciously ‘New World’. Is it any wonder that our nation of sun-worshippers is now switching on to the idea of alfresco viewing at home with a UK weather proof TV screen in the garden, patio, terrace or any other outside area?
UK newspaper Daily Mail’s Film Critic, Brian Viner tests the new breed of outdoor TV screens and asks the question, “Is it time you got an outdoor TV for your garden?” Daily Mail (Newspaper and Mail Online)
Outdoor TV Screens For UK Homes & Gardens
“TV Manufacturers have cottoned on to increasing demand with a new range of high-definition smart TVs, boasting all the functions of a good indoors TV set. These outdoor TVs have the ability to withstand UK weather conditions from blazing sun to lashing rain and even frost and snow.”
“As this paper’s film critic I spend an awful lot of time watching screens in darkened rooms; it seemed like a treat to watch TV outside in the garden from the comfort of a deckchair, glass of beer in hand.”
So I decided to give some of the latest outdoor televisions a try. They all require mains power so, depending on how close your nearest socket is to your back door, you’ll probably need an extension cord.
Mind you, I now have my wife to contend with, rather than my mother. ‘Why on earth would you want to be watching television at all on a lovely summer’s day?’ she asked. This time around, I had a ready answer. ‘Because the sun is out — and the cricket is on!’
My mother’s familiar rebuke still echoes, more than 40 years after she first issued it: ‘Why do you want to be cooped up indoors watching television on a lovely summer’s day?’
It was a fair point, and — finally — I have the perfect riposte: ‘OK, I’ll go and watch TV in the garden!’
TEST: With a handsome black surround, this gained even the grudging approval of my hard-to-please family. The IP66 protection means it will cope with temperatures up to 68c, and as low as 20 degrees below zero, which just about covers all four seasons at my home in Herefordshire, UK.
There is also the capacity to build a PC into the model, turning it into a kind of giant home computer that you control with a touchscreen — although that’s intended more for interactive use at UK transport hubs and tourist attractions than for your garden or patio.
The sound came through two small attachable ten-watt speakers, and the picture quality was decent, although as with all the models boasting high-gloss screens, I had to fiddle with the positioning of my deckchair before I could completely get rid of the sun’s reflective glare.
“On the whole, though, I was impressed with the Aqualite. The company proudly claims that its TVs work well in factories, mines, quarries, airports and ships, as well as on gas and oil rigs in Arctic, desert or even tropical locations.”
Now it can add, that it can also handle the rigours of a Herefordshire patio!
VERDICT: Aqualite Outdoor TVs are the best of the bunch of regular outdoor TVs — if you’ve got the cash.
Aqualite Outdoor TV Ltd have announced an exciting new sales partnership with JBandA Distributors of San Rafael, California in order to better serve the big screen outdoor TV advertising display market in the US, Canada and Caribbean
JBandA are one of North America’s leading AV equipment distributors and the deal will see Aqualite full range of highly innovative IK10 and IP66 rated, all weather and water proof LED & LCD TV display screens for sale exclusively across the US, Canada and Caribbean.
Aqualite Outdoor TV Ltd is the market leading manufacturer and distributor of all weather, waterproof IP66 and IK10 rated outdoor TV advertising display screens.
Commenting on the agreement, Kim Menen, CEO of Aqualite Outdoor said “We are delighted to be partnering with JBandA in California for the distribution of our all weather outdoor TV range. We are set to increase our presence in the US, Caribbean and Canadian advertising and digital display markets with the planned launch of further IK10 and IP66 rated display screens that can be used all across north America from Alaska to Florida. These screens are sea spray, steam, fog, mist, rain, sleet and snow proof and are also resistant to salt, pollution, smoke, sand, dust, pollen and insects.
Jeff Burgess at JBandA adds “Aqualite is a highly versatile, progressive and innovative outdoor TV screen manufacturer with a big future and so we’re proud to be able to use our proven expertise and experience to introduce their range of IP66 and IK10 rated LED and LCD TV screens, monitors and displays to the Caribbean, Canadian and American market”
Aqualite Outdoor TV monitors are 100% water proof & weather proof and are suitable for use in the very harshest weather conditions. These digital displays are available in screen size 26” 32” 42” 55” 65” 70” 74” 82″ 100” to 136” and give the best and brightest picture in any indoor or outdoor location.
All screens offer Full-HD, 1080p picture resolution and the top of the range sunlight-readable, High Brightness, LED back lit screens, offer a 1,500cd/m2 brightness level which is three times the brightness of your average living room LCD TV.
Outdoor TV Screens For Sale In US, Canada & Caribbean
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