What is totem/freestanding digital signage?
Freestanding digital signage usually refers to the combination of:
- a self-contained enclosure
- a screen or screens
- a media player computer
- audio speakers (if required)
- the appropriate cabling
- a cooling system to avoid the electrical hardware overheating (if appropriate)
Types of freestanding digital signage
There are many different types of freestanding digital signage. These are the five most popular:
Totem (also called a kiosk) – These are self-contained, stand vertically at a height of 180-220cm. Used for portrait screens, these can be used for touchscreen or display-only and single or dual-sided.
Monolith – Like a totem they are vertical and can be single or double-sided but the screens are landscape. They can accommodate more screens if vertically stacked.
Lecturns – Used for small, interactive screens for use by one person at once, these are between waist and chest high, and self-contained with an angled shape.
Pedestals – Used for medium-sized, interactive screens for two people to view at once. More flexible than a lecturn, they tend to have an adjustable height, and a screen mount that can be swivelled to landscape or portrait.
Some of the types of totem/freestanding digital signage we can supply
Indoor floor-mounted totem
(designed to IP43 standards)
Outdoor floor-mounted totem
(Super-robust or standard) (designed to IP65 standards)
(single or dual-sided) (single screen or twin-stacked)
Why choose Saturn for your totem/freestanding digital signage?
Quality – We started out buying our freestanding display enclosures from other businesses, but found that some were prone to leaking or were easily damaged by vandals. So, we designed our own range and have evolved the designs over the last ten years.
We’re proud to say that the three-point locking system in our totem enclosures has a 100% track record in keeping vandals out.
In addition to a three-year warranty on electrical hardware, we offer a guarantee on all of our enclosures, standard and bespoke (the length of guarantee is dependent on the design complexity/component parts selected).
Experience – We’ve supplied and installed totems, monoliths, pedestals and lecturns indoors and outdoors around the UK at cinemas, car showrooms, hospitals, and railway stations. We are responsible for the maintentence of these and know which hardware to use in different circumstances, so our buying advice is second to none.
Prices – We’ll liaise with our suppliers to get you the best deal on your screens and any other hardware you need, and install it (NB: all our electrical hardware comes with a three-year-warranty).
Convenience – Installing freestanding digital signage is often more problematic than standard displays because of variable lux levels, power supplies, and variable wifi strength. We can supply and install your hardware, whether it’s indoors or outdoors and sort out any power and connectivity requirements.
Content – Should you want touchscreen freestanding displays, we have an in-house content creation team who can design user interfaces and do the relevant software development for you.
Why we don't display our totem/freestanding digital signage prices
There are three key reasons we don’t display prices for totem/freestanding digital signage on our website.
1. We set our hardware prices based on what we’re paying. We shop around for the best screen and media player prices, and where we can, we use bulk buying to get better rates from our suppliers and pass those savings on to you. If we charged a flat rate, you’d inevitably pay more.
2. The more hardware and services you buy from us, the more our prices come down. We like to form long term relationships with our clients and reward them for spending more with us.
3. Prices vary massively. There are so many different types of freestanding digital signage, screen sizes and models that you can use, that showing the price of one or two can be really misleading.
Why use SaturnVision software for your totem/freestanding digital signage?
Our cloud-based, enterprise-grade digital signage software will enable you to:
- Schedule content by day/time/frequency
- Split the display to distract waiting customers (e.g. news feed, weather, live TV)
- Integrate third party systems (e.g. EPOS) with your on-screen display
It also offers remote access to aid trouble-shooting and has a system crash auto restart/recovery function to aid continuity. To save energy and screen life, it has an adjustable sleep mode. You can also set different user permission settings.
With this solution there are variable elements that depend on your exact requirements. Please get in touch with our sales team on 0161 222 0706 or fill in our contact form for a customised quotation using our four-step process below, or to get a ballpark starting price for this solution.
Our four-step customised quotation process
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