12 Digital Signage Fails You’ll Be Happy You Didn’t Install

Mistakes can and do happen on some of the world’s biggest stages. Check out these digital signage fails — and be glad you have nothing to do with them.

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Sometimes, even the best companies in the business have bad nights — and these digital signage fails prove it.

We’re not exactly sure what happened here during an Indiana Pacers game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, but it’s certainly no the first time a scoreboard has malfunctioned. And it won’t be the last.

It can safely be called the biggest (at least in terms of size) flub of its kind, and that’s purely because the board itself is among the largest of its kind, with the Cowboys Stadium monstrosity still the standard-bearer.

Related: Our Biggest Sports Fan’s Take on the Best Stadium Technology: Episode 9 of AV+, the Pro AV Podcast from Commercial Integrator

It’s critical that digital signage integration companies put increasing effort into digital signage monitoring, especially since the technology is showing up in more and more applications these days. Even high school stadiums are beginning to adopt huge displays.

Software is also partially to blame with some of these blunders.

While the digital signage market is broad and diffuse, encompassing digital menu boards, kiosks, point-of-sale, wayfinding and digital advertising, software is its unifying factor.

Here’s a roundup of some of the other digital signage fails

Part of the appeal of digital signage is that it turns old-school communication methods on their heads.

When an investment in a digital signage solution quickly fails to meet evolving requirements, well, somebody didn’t do their job well enough.If there is one thing you don’t want out of a digital signage solution, it’s for it to be outdated.

That’s why we offer this free webcast on future-proofing digital signage installations.

In a free Commercial Integrator webcast, Brawn Consulting’s Alan Brawn anchors a conversation about how integrators and consultants can make sure their customers’ digital signage solutions are future proof. Click above for more info.