by Brianna Crandall — August 17, 2020 — As businesses around the country reopen amid the ongoing pandemic, LG Business Solutions USA has expanded its suite of Health Protocol Solutions, introducing new digital signage packages that give businesses eye-catching platforms to provide information, guidance, wayfinding and interactive experiences. Digital signage display provider LG partnered with other technology providers to offer an array of new options including wellness kiosks, occupancy management systems, portable battery-operated solutions, and even contactless interactive digital signage displays.
Dan Smith, vice president of business development, LG Business Solutions USA, stated:
Digital signage solutions are enabling businesses to be flexible and accommodating while the nation responds to changing public health guidance and varying in-store regulations.
These purpose-built digital signage solutions combine LG’s leading displays with the industry’s top sensors and software. They’re designed to help retail stores, schools, transit centers and public venues address specific needs that are unique to the current consumer environment, including greater information sharing, customer health monitoring and occupancy tracking.
Wellness kiosk solutions
The new Wellness Stations are an ideal solution to provide information, health equipment and peace of mind to customers, staff or visitors in any type of physical environment. The upright, rectangular system includes a thermal scanner for temperature readings integrated with a 22- or 32-inch LG digital webOS Signage display for displaying health information.
The system has a motion-activated hand sanitizer dispenser along with slots to hold boxes of gloves or masks. It even tracks how many people are using the hand sanitizer. As a compact, all-in-one solution, no additional components are required.
Occupancy management solutions
Many retail stores and public venues have begun tracking real-time occupancy to abide by local and internal policies. The new Occupancy Management Solutions integrating LG displays can reduce staff workload by automatically tracking when customers enter and exit while providing guidance to incoming customers. This eliminates the need to place employees in close proximity to customers at each entrance. At the heart of the occupancy systems are 49- and 55-inch LG displays married with a separate media player that helps manage inflow by updating arriving customers to wait times or current store occupancy.
For high-traffic restrooms in transit centers or public venues, a new SmartRestroom solution informs users of the bathroom’s current occupancy and cleaning status. The system uses external sensors and LG’s webOS Signage platform to automatically detect and relay occupancy information to custodians through a push-alert when a cleaning is required, based on usage. The system is built around a 32-inch LG display that mounts outside the bathroom entrance.
Health protocol / compliance signage solutions
Property managers and owners of retail stores, hospitality venues, schools and colleges, along with other commercial and institutional facilities, are dealing with ever-changing local regulations and corporate policies, experimenting with new layouts, and doing their best to make customers and visitors feel safe and informed. During this time, ubiquitous digital signage is crucial to clearly communicate rules and limit staff interaction with customers, whether it’s located in the outer windows, in an aisle, next to a product display, at a register or anywhere else.
To provide ultimate flexibility and convenience, the Portable A-Frame Display Solution combines a 32-inch webOS Signage display, an optional on-board battery and either a folding base or a rolling base to allow relocation at a moment’s notice. The LG display is mounted vertically to match the width of the base and allow un-intrusive placement in foot traffic zones.
For bigger needs, LG has launched a series of standard and high-brightness solutions that are available in 49-inch and 55-inch display sizes, complete with a Peerless-AV SmartMount Flat Panel Cart for simple and flexible placement.
Contactless interactive solutions
For interactive displays in retail and public venues without using touchscreens, a number of contactless interactive solutions that allow customers to connect with on-screen digital content through mobile device links or voice controls is now available through LG’s health solutions page. With contactless interactive solutions, businesses can continue to foster the close-knit customer interactions, while showing their commitment to providing safe, healthy shopping experiences. Packages are customizable, built around virtually any LG Signage display to fit specific needs.
LG’s Health Protocol Solutions digital signage packages are available now through select LG Business Solutions distribution partners. To learn more, visit the LG Business Solutions USA website. This announcement follows LG’s initial Health Protocol Solutions launch and recent collaboration with Clean Remote, as well as other products such as a vivid, transparent OLED display with cutting-edge touchscreen technology for an engaging digital signage experience that can serve as a high-tech interactive space divider for a variety of facilities.
The LG Electronics USA Business Solutions division serves commercial display customers in the US lodging and hospitality, digital signage, systems integration, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Illinois, with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, the division delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA, based in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, a global force in consumer electronics, mobile communications, home appliances and air solutions.