How to reduce power consumption of digital signage
With energy costs rising sharply year by year, people are increasing concerned about reducing power consumption. Digital signage is way below lighting, heating, and air conditioning in terms of energy consumption in most offices and retail outlets. Being able to adjust your digital signage's energy consumption will help you save on your power bill. Here are three ways to minimize energy consumption of your digital signage

1. Turn it off when it’s not needed

What can you do to reduce the amount of energy used by your existing displays? Scheduling displays to turn off while not in use is a big first step. Germany and Spain have mandated that signage is switched off between 10pm and 6am.
JAHC, integrated in all Giada digital signage players, can help schedule displays. JAHC is a hardware- based patented technology which helps users manage the devices easily. JAHC integrated in the bios enables end users to set up automatic startup and shutdown schedule, one week as a circle. This function can avoid devices running outside working hours and help users save power expenses significantly.

2. Consider the player

While the media playback device is certainly a smaller factor than the display in terms of power consumption, it is still important, and it is worth putting power consumption on your list of specifications when choosing a player.
In all cases, a purpose-built player is the most power-efficient solution, as there will be no component in the player that is unnecessary and doesn’t contribute directly to the digital signage experience. CPU, memory, video, audio and image decoders, and IO ports are combined on the platform to draw exactly the power they need. The best purpose-built players are fanless. Consider this: a fan is using electricity to get rid of heat that was generated by electricity in the first place.

Giada, established in 1999, is a global brand providing customized digital signage players for enterprises customers. It provides rich choices of fanless players, from entry-level to high performance, powered by Intel, AMD or Rockchip processors.  

3. Check the eco-friendliness of your hardware partners’ packaging

Often overlooked, the hardware packaging used by your preferred hardware suppliers can make big differences to their overall carbon footprint. When choosing a hardware partner, it’s always worth enquiring about how environmentally friendly their packaging is. Consider working with brands that source 100% recycled and recyclable packaging materials.
Giada digital signage players packaging materials are recyclable, containing no hazardous substances and comply with EU packaging directives and other national requirements.
All the measures we discussed above are very easy to adopt and it will help you save a significant amount of energy and money as well as helping the environment. One of digital signage’s advantages is its flexibility. And that means it can be easily adapted in any situation no matter the goal you’ve set in your mind. As a digital signage player provider with more than 20 years experience, Giada is always ready to help you get to your goals effectively even in those uncertain times.

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