The evolution of digital signage is bringing information into your day, right in front of you
Due to high visibility and space saving design, opportunities for information transmission are increasing
As an expert in transparent materials such as fluororesin and polycarbonates, AGC has also accumulated decades of knowhow in optical bonding of transparent materials. For more than a decade, AGC has also been pursuing R&D in the fields of glass protection panels and display devices, frequently seen in modern daily life. Glass-integrated digital signage infoverre™ is one of the latest technologies and products combining such technologies.
By attaching an LCD monitor directly onto a glass surface, infoverre™ makes it possible to minimize the reflections of sunlight or indoor lighting and deliver clear, high-contrast images. This low reflection enables sufficient visibility even when the brightness of the backlight is minimized, allowing operation with low power consumption. Monitor stands are unnecessary as the thin, lightweight LED module is supported by the adhesive glass surface, saving space. Since installation on existing glass is also possible (separate glass diagnosis required), people can get information in many situations.
From commercial facilities to train stations —
immediately see the information you want
Through high visibility and space saving, infoverre™ creates new opportunities to get information in locations such as building walls, sports stadiums and shopping malls. For example, at see-through ticket gates at a station with limited space, infoverre™ made it possible for passengers to easily confirm operation status even while walking.
In the near future, digital signage will support your family life
infoverre™ provides a new value of digital signage and has even greater potential for the future. Part of this potential was exhibited at a futuristic virtual restaurant installation at Expo 2015 in Milan.
AGC showed images on glass tabletops to provide an experience of serving food in a virtual space. Multiple infoverre™ panels were placed under the glass table to allow images to suddenly appear from the dark. Images on the screen responded to the motion of visitors' chopsticks by a motion sensor, and the effect was amplified by infoverre™ that provided the clear visual expression without being disturbed by the thickness of the glass. This installation was part of the engaging live performances in the Japanese pavilion — one of the most popular pavilions at Expo Milan, earning high evaluation among visitors.
Today, infoverre™ is used mainly in commercial and public facilities. At the same time, it has potential to be used in general living environments, enabling residents to read news displayed on the wall while preparing to go out, for example. In the near future, information appearing in front of you might be as common in daily life as when you use a smartphone or PC to get information today.