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Commercial Displays - What is a Commercial Display?

17.05.15 Posted By Peter Askew

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  • Clarendon Homes

    Domain HomesClarendon Homes has been building new homes in Australia for 35 years. During that time Clarendon has won over 50 awards including the illustrious HIA & Master builder Awards. Tammex provides touch screen solutions for Domaine by Clarendon display homes in QLD and NSW.

Commercial Displays are engineered to be used on a long term basis, sometimes being on for 24/7. They are used to display business messages to your customers, advertising with in a retail environment and even a menu at your local McDonald's Restaurant. Commercial Displays usually have different connectors to your home TV that allows you to connect your PC to stream video and presentations with easy. To help you with your decision on buying a Commercial Display we have created this guide.

What manufacturers make Commercial Displays?

There are 5 main manufacturers of Commercial Displays. Panasonic, Philips, Samsung LG and Sony. These manufacturers are well position within the market as they also supply consumer televisions. With some modifications and sometimes complete new designs, there Commercial Displays are of very high quality and they make displays for all sorts of applications.

Commercial Display

What are the main differences between a Commercial Display and a TV?

As mentioned earlier, Commercial Displays are designed to be kept on for a much longer period of time, some as long as 24 hours, 7 days a week. Commercial Displays have connections to allow you to connect to a RS232 device, network connection, wireless connection and HDMI connection.

Commercial Displays also come with touch functionality built in or transformed with the use of a touch overlay. A touch overlay is a device that fits on to the Commercial Display to allow you to turn the Commercial Display into a touchscreen device. Touchscreens are used in shopping centres and airports to help customer find information they are searching for. Some of the uses for a Commercial Display are:

 • Retail Advertising
 • Menu displays in restaurants
 • Flight & passenger details at airports
 • Health videos in medical clinics.
 • Company messages in a corporate environment
 • Fashion displays in clothes shops

What sizes do Commercial Displays come in and how are they mounted?

Commercial Displays start at 32 inch and go as big as 80 inches. There are many sizes inbetween but the most popular sizes are 32 inch, 42 inch, 46 inch, 55 inch, 60 inch, 65 inch and 70 inch. Prices start from around $600 for a 32 inch Commercial Display.

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