At the heart of our Guidance Signage lies the innovative flip-dot technology. This technology revolutionizes the way we approach parking guidance signage. Flip-dot displays, also known as flip-disc or dot matrix displays, are an electromechanical marvel that blends visual appeal and energy efficiency.
Flip-dot displays consist of numerous small discs (or ‘dots’) that can flip between two contrasting colors, usually black and yellow or black and white. These dots give your signage a distinct, high-contrast appearance that stands out both day and night, making it highly visible to drivers and improving the overall user experience in parking environments.
But what makes flip-dot technology work?
Each dot on the display contains a small magnet. When an electric current is applied, it generates a magnetic field that causes the dot to flip, changing its color. The fascinating aspect of this process is its energy efficiency. Once the dot has flipped, it stays in position without any further power consumption. This means the display only uses power when the information is being updated, a feature particularly beneficial in parking scenarios where guidance information might not change frequently.
The advantages of flip-dot technology don’t end with energy efficiency. It outshines conventional LED displays in several ways:
- Superior Readability: The high contrast and reflexive properties of flip-dot displays make them highly visible even in bright conditions, unlike conventional LED displays that often lack contrast and can be difficult to see in direct sunlight.
- Minimal Power Consumption: Flip-dot displays only consume power when changing the display status. This inherent magnetic memory retains the display indefinitely without applied power, meaning multiple displays can be operated on just a few watts of total power.
- High Reliability: With no bulbs to burn out and no mechanical linkages to wear out, flip-dot displays are incredibly durable. Our displays are designed to withstand over 150 million operations on average, which translates to approximately 30 years of usage if the status changes every 10 seconds.
- Eco-Friendly: The low power consumption of flip-dot displays combined with our integrated solar panel system makes our signage an environmentally friendly choice.
- Plug & Play solution: Because of the character of the flip-dot display, it’s possible to have a sustainable solution on the exterior without any external source of power or expensive cabling. There is no need for any additional approvals, and installation reminds installation of the traffic sign, in this case, a dynamic one.
- Operation in extreme conditions: The displays can operate in a temperature range from -40°C to +75°C and relative humidity up to 95% (without condensation). Outdoor applications require a weatherproof enclosure.
- Shock and vibration resistance: The flip-dot display elements are highly resistant to shock and vibration and are particularly suited to mobile applications with wide temperature extremes.
Step into the future of signage with our flip-dot technology. Your messages will stand out, last longer, and contribute to the sustainability of our planet. It’s more than just a substitute – it’s an advancement over traditional parking signage systems.