Signtech. Co., Ltd., established in 1997, specializes in manufacturing panels for advertisement. The company, once an analogue signage manufacturer, turned its eyes on digital signage in 2005, realizing the limitations of the LED light market. Geun-ho Hwang, CEO of Signtech, said the reason to convert its business was because, “Though we have achieved satisfying results in light panel business, I saw the limitations of the analogue signage market in terms of both size and profitability. So, I boldly decided to enter into the digital signage market, which had a big potential.” Since then, the company has been targeting hospitals, shopping malls, and public institutions and has expanded the market considerably.
VISTRO Series, Digital Signage Systems
Signtech’s main products are digital signage systems. The company recently released the ‘VISTRO’ series in 2008, which adopted high resolution digital information display (DID) based on embedded PC. Unlike its competitors who use high CPU for their digital signage, Signtech adopted a simple embedded PC for ‘VISTRO’ series. This was an important move as the company focuses on the basics of signage such as durability, design, and price competitiveness. As a result, the VISTRO series is fast, price competitive and durable.
Geun-ho Hwang, CEO of Signtech emphasizes on the basics of signage, “In the streets, there are many examples of many digital signage which doesn’t don’t serve the purpose of signage. Digital signage is to advertise products, not to show off high technology. Our focus is to maximize the advertising effect from our signage by using the least functions.”
VISTRO series uses a SUPER DID LCD Panel which has 1,366 X 768 dpi resolution, 1,500cd/m2 brightness, and 2000:1 contrast. It also transmits media content to display via local networks and web networks. It is used at airports, museums, and public offices as well as for commercial advertising, and is also exported to Japan, North America, and Europe.
Other Signage Products
Other than digital signage, Signtech produces viewing systems (e.g. patient queuing systems, stand sign devices, POP view products, apartment systems ,and multi-vision systems), and as well as panels and stands for advertisement (e.g., LED light panels, non-light panels, LED light panel stands, non-light panel stands, and sign stands).
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