SignBoard Smart Sign Platform
The SignBoard electroluminescent smart sign came about as a result of wanting a simple, single purpose electroluminescent light sequencer for building sign prototypes that required custom lighting patterns. So we came up with this prototyping platform for the creation of sequenced EL wire and panels. We also added integrated Bluetooth beacon capability* allowing us to create attention getting displays that can interact with Android and iOS smartphone apps.
The SignBoard is for sign shops, exhibit builders, display designers, artists and makers. It is an electroluminescent display sequencer capable of controlling 200 sq. in. (and more depending on inverter) across eight addressable EL segment channels. Lighting sequences programmed via a simple Windows app that uploads the code to the board via USB serial connection.
A simple application might use eight A6 size EL panels to create a grid of 4″x6″ segments for an animated directional sign or retail POP display. Many online sources offer an array of stock EL shapes and sizes.
SignBoard electroluminescent smart sign capitalizes on the “Internet of Things’ revolution
in proximity marketing by integrating a USB socket for powering an iBeacon compatible Bluetooth LE device such as the Radius RadBeacon, and for the Samsung Placedge mobile proximity platform. Adding an optional Bluetooth LE Beacon to the SignBoard* connects it to an event’s wayfinding app for enhanced attendee satisfaction. As a smart sign, it can add in-store reach to a loyalty app. At an event it works with your wayfinding app.
*USB socket for powering an iBeacon compatible Bluetooth LE device such as the Radius RadBeacon USB.
Easy Electroluminescent Programming
The included Windows programming GUI application lets you set EL light timing and duration with a simple point and click interface. And real-time feedback makes for fast setup and sequencing.