March 5, 2019

Smart Cities Will Keep Customers Happy

According to Digital Signage Today, "As of 2018, 55 percent of the world’s population live in urban areas. This is set to rise to 68 percent by 2050. That's an extra 2.5 billion people looking for homes, services and jobs in our already crowded urban centers."

Imagine your favorite, local restaurant will now be flooded with more people, stores will have more traffic and your commute will likely increase.  In order to maintain a high level of customer service, the stores are going to have to make modifications to improve their work efficiency. How can they achieve these demanding goals?


According to wikipedia, a smart city is "an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection sensors to supply information which is used to manage assets and resources efficiently."

Within the smart cities, more and more businesses will utilize self-service digital signage with touchscreen kiosks to improve customer service and promote an efficiently run organization.  These include: interactive wayfinding, self-service ticket machines, self-ordering displays and retail touch screens.

What steps does your business need to take to prepare for the rise in traffic? Contact BLR.



June 14, 2016

How Do You Get Around?

Once static placards were the only means of navigating a building or amusement park, but technology is now allowing us to step up the game!  Interactive wayfinders allow people to navigate various floors and directions.  It's the way of the future.  Will you be left in the past or step your building up to the new era?

Contact BLR.

October 21, 2012

Using Digital Signage in Healthcare

Digital signage has many applications to tell a story, while helping to improve the experience of customers while they wait.  

BLR Sign Systems worked with one national health care provider who is constantly striving to improve the relationship between their doctors and their members.  A part of that effort now includes a network of digital signs in waiting areas throughout one of their locations.


The digital signs are designed to deliver compelling information about the health care provider including profiles of the doctors in the facility.  

BLR provided a turnkey digital signage solution, including:
  • content development assistance 
  • digital signage publishing platform (software)
  • media players (hardware)
  • installation
The Result:  Customer satisfaction surveys specific to the new digital signage system indicates that the information displayed on the screens helped better inform them while reducing the perceived wait time.  The network of digital signs is now expanding to other locations.

Call us for a free consultation on your digital signage project.

November 7, 2011

Make Your Logo Pop

Whether outdoors on the side of a building, or indoors in a lobby or conference room, brand identity is something you want people to notice.  Usually, a company wants people to know clearly that they have arrived to their location and that they are in the right building.

Here is an example where we used three dimensional (3D) letters for a company logo.  The letters and the yellow "swoosh" mark were custom painted to match the approved corporate colors. We used this approach on an exterior brick wall near the entrance, and also on an interior wall in a conference room.

Many options exist in 3D letters: they can be made of acrylic, metal, foam, wood — you name it.  The same applies for 3D contour shapes such as you see here (yellow "swoosh") — as well as any logo or mark.  

If you want ideas that you can apply to your own office building or space, visit our sign portfolio — or give us a call at 408-956-9401.