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The electronic indicator board is a sort of innovation, using electronic media, of conventional forms of communicating with indicators as well as posts. An electronic indicator board differentiates itself in the capability for fast updates as well as vibrant, real-time communication. Yet conceptually it is no di… Read More


The electronic indicator board is a sort of innovation, using electronic media, of conventional forms of communicating with indicators as well as posts. An electronic indicator board differentiates itself in the capability for fast updates as well as vibrant, real-time communication. Yet conceptually it is no different from the signboard, the marquee, and similar types of signage.

These electronic signboard precursors go back to well over a hundred years. They remained in analog form, certainly, and their messages were relatively static, staying the same for perhaps a week, probably a month, or possibly for several years. They were mostly textual, but frequently included some type of imagery, specifically if they were utilized for marketing.

It is well known that any type of type of message with consistent (icy) material soon obtains overlooked after a number of repeated viewings. However there was a non-negligible cost connected with upgrading typical message boards, and also a tradeoff to think about. Enhancing the diminishing returns experienced from fixed indications had to be considered versus the expense of upgrading them to something fresh. Read Less
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