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How IoT and digital signage software are transforming 4 verticals

Displays with impact

March 13, 2020

How IoT and digital signage software are transforming 4 verticals
According to research from the global management consultancy Bain and Company, the IoT market should reach $520 billion by 2021—up from $235 billion in 2017.

And there’s a huge opportunity for solution providers like you to get in on the action. By harnessing the potential of IoT sensor-driven devices combined with digital signage software, you can create truly powerful solutions that can vastly improve your customers’ businesses in a broad range of industries. Here are 2 examples:

Throughout the health care industry, in hospital rooms, rehabilitation centers and doctors’ offices, IoT-driven digital signage is improving the quality of care, as well as experiences of patients and their families.

  • There’s been a rapid increase in the adoption of biometric sensors, such as glucose monitors. These devices allow patients to take their own readings, which are reported back to their electronic health records.
  • Some doctors are now using digital signage to show patients an overview of their health and treatments. A digital display replaces the physician’s paper notes and clipboards, capturing and structuring the key parts of the consultation right in front of the patient’s eyes. This not only increases transparency but also improves the patient experience and the doctor/patient collaboration. Additionally, some hospitals are now using digital signage to provide a summary of the status of monitoring devices attached to patients. 
  • Hospitals and other large healthcare facilities are increasingly making use of wayfinding signage to help visitors locate patient rooms or treatment facilities. 

Smart cities
All over the world, IoT and digital signage are making smart cities smarter.

  • IoT sensors that monitor traffic flow and patterns and are linked to digital signage are now used to alert drivers to congestion, slowdowns or accidents automatically. Public transportation also uses sensor-driven technology to alert riders to delays or other potential problems.
  • Wayfinding signage is helping pedestrians and drivers get from point A to point B and navigate tricky intersections.
  • Outdoor displays in some U.S. cities have also become a crucial source of information during hurricanes, floods and other extreme weather conditions.
The potential is vast and so are the opportunities
Spend some time talking to your customers about their challenges and see if there’s an IoT digital signage application to address their needs. Feel free to contact Tom Jones, Ingram Micro’s pro AV expert, to brainstorm ideas. And if you’d like to discuss other IoT innovations you’re thinking about for your customers, contact the IoT experts at Ingram Micro or call (800) 456-8000, ext. 76251.