In the last several years, AV integrations in every day settings have skyrocketed and we have certainly taken notice. From restaurants to airports, classrooms and more, smart and interactive digital signage is all around us. That said, when we’re surprised about an installation, it’s certainly something to note. Just take a look at these unique finds below.
6 Unique AV Integrations
Forget mirrors. Digital signage has entered the dressing room. Neiman Marcus’ Memory Mirror, for example, is no mirror. This digital signage integration allows shoppers to record a video of themselves in an outfit and download it or share it on social media.
Now this technology is also available at Neiman Marcus beauty counters to allow customers to review product demonstrations.
Not only does this chain offer customizable ordering via iPads and walls of glorious digital signage, it also completely removes human interaction from the equation. Customers customize their quinoa bowls with a plethora of healthy options and when they are ready, an employee pops them into a cubby.
As we near the holiday season, having one less thing to worry about is always appreciated. Our personal favorite as we worked with Volta Industries on this project, the company implemented custom vehicle charging stations throughout three Illinois shopping centers. Customers can pull in and fuel up for free while they take care of their shopping.
A Starbucks in St. Augustine, Florida has a two-way camera that allows baristas to see folks placing an order. The customer is also able to see the employee and review materials on a menu board, making it the ideal drive-thru situation for the deaf community who can now communicate via sign language.
Drexel University has implemented a wireless kiosk that allows students to take an anonymous, two-minute screening surrounding their mental health. If their results show any indications of mental illness (depression, anxiety, eating disorder, etc.), the kiosk will provide resources and information for the students to seek help.
Before and after a long and grueling trip, some passengers like to wind down with a refreshing beer or wine. Chicago’s O’Hare Airport has implemented a new technology that allows customers to use a self-serving beer and wine dispenser through touch screen kiosks. We’ll cheers to that!
What is the most unique use of digital signage you’ve encountered? Tell us below!