Read what our team at the Cirrus Office has to say about the LED display industry, LED signs and Cirrus LED systems.

New “Video Background” Feature Added to the LED Cloud

We are excited today at Cirrus Systems! The new video background feature is live on the LED Cloud. What does that mean? Our customers can now log in to their LED Cloud account and spiff up their signs with cool animated backgrounds, all with the click of a mouse. Creating a video file formatted to fit the size of your LED sign can be cumbersome and many users simply don’t have the time or the ability to do so. That’s why our friendly software developers have come to help. Our users can now take advantage of LED Cloud's new video capabilities and display a more eye catching, dynamic message to potential clients. Now available are six pre-made, pre-formatted video backgrounds that are readily accessible from the LED Cloud library. These background animations will work online and offline. Video background Choose between the American or the Canadian flag, flying clovers, floating hearts, falling snowflakes, or animated circles to easily create cool backdrops for your display. Then, select the font that reflects the style you want to achieve and type your message into the text editor. If you need to, change the color, border, or position of the text within the screen. Voila, now you have you have the message you want with an amazing video background. Want to display your patriotism, show your customers your love, or tell them they should warm themselves up in your shop? Select different backgrounds for different times of the day or days of the week. Take advantage of how easy it is to change the background and surprise the passersby with something new and impactful. Of course, you are not limited by the video backgrounds we provide, you can still upload your own mp4 videos to use in the background if you prefer! Be on the look-out for additions to the video background library as they will be updated periodically.

Solo LED Display Giveaway

Solo Giveaway2Cirrus Systems just launched it’s revolutionary new Solo System: a monochrome LED display that plays video, images, and text. To celebrate and give back to the community, we are giving away 16 Solo ICE panels, or a 32 sq ft sign, to a single non-profit organization that YOU nominate. That’s almost $9,000 value towards your favorite cause! This high quality LED-sign will make any non-profit organization stand-out and allow them to easily communicate their message with their audience and passersby. Part of the Solo system, [video_lightbox_youtube video_id="849xyjV06lY" width="100%" height="auto" anchor="Solo ICE"] is an ingeniously designed monochrome LED panel. The 15mm pixel pitch system plays video, images, and text, all in an innovative white color which makes the sign’s messages eye-catching, slick, and modern. Cirrus Systems will hold the drawing on April 15th and ship the lucky winner 16 Solo ICE Panels and one Cirrus Solo Controller which will allow the organization to change their content online at anytime with LED Cloud. Nominate a non-profit organization today. To learn more about the Solo System, visit our Solo Page.

Introducing the Ground-Breaking Solo System

SOLO-Ice-Board-w-logoWe’re excited to announce the launch of our new, monochrome LED display: the Solo System. This new display system was designed with small businesses in mind: create a great looking, high quality, outdoor LED display at an ultra-affordable price. After rigorous development, our engineers succeeded in producing lower cost panels without sacrificing any of the quality that Cirrus Systems is known for. It’s less expensive than text-only, run-of-the-mill LED signs. Yet, it’s a class above it’s competitors in terms of features and capabilities as it plays video, images, and text without any software to install.
“Guided by our principle of designing products smarter to make them more affordable, I believe we have achieved that with Solo. For any organization, large or small, the goal is to get their message out to the public and do it cost effectively. Solo's about focusing on what's important for the end user: a high quality system that will look incredible and personify their organization and their brand the right way. We know you'll enjoy not only seeing it, but using it as well for years to come." ~David Rycyna, CEO
The Solo System comes in two vivid colors: The timeless red of the Solo FIRE for $221.50 (per sq ft): Or the cutting- edge white of Solo ICE for $249.50 (per sq ft): No more waiting on quotes! For the first time you can purchase a Cirrus LED System online available now on Amazon.com.

Building a Cirrus Display

A question we here at Cirrus often get is:
How exactly do you build an LED sign?
Good question! All Cirrus display systems utilize our patented modular frame technology which allows a sign to be built fast. For example, two people can build a 48 sqft., full color, outdoor led display in less than 20 minutes. Really. Crated 8x6 LED Display After the sign was built, the buyer requested it be shipped which is another service we offer if you're in a rush! All our displays support video as well. So if you want to show potential customers something other than text and images you can! Click here to see how Cirrus systems compare to other manufacturer's.

Who doesn’t love the 21st Century?

What do walkmans, rotary dial telephones, and using a ladder to change your billboard all have in common? We waved goodbye to them in the 20th Century and hopefully they won’t come back. Acrylic Sign vs EMC Comic #1_web We all know - or at least can guess- that the most important innovations in the 21st Century have been in the technology field. The world has changed radically, we now use iPods, can’t live without our smart phones, and keep tabs on our friends and business associates through Facebook, Linkedin and other social media sites. Still, in our opinion, the biggest change in the past decade and a half has been the broad implementation of cloud computing. Few people understand what this “cloud” is, but many of us know that it allows us to access our information and files from any computer, mobile or internet enabled device. We upload these files in this “cloud” and they are magically available for us next time we need them - anywhere we are- with just the push of a button. Our lives have become so much easier in the past fifteen years. So why many of us continue to use out-dated methods for simple activities that can easily be automated? Remember when you had to go climb a ladder in the rain, blazing sun, or freezing snow to change your outdoor signs? Either manually or, in more modern instances, by changing a USB drive. When was that? A few years back? Last week? Well, no more! Now you can simply update your display from the fantastic “cloud”. Whenever you want to change the content of your Cirrus LED sign you log-in to our proprietary software from your computer, your smart-phone, or your tablet and upload the new text or images from wherever you are, just that easy. If you catch yourself looking out the window watching the snow-fall and dreading the climb to change your marquee letters, give us a call.

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Zone Radio in Bangor, ME This beautiful picture of Zone Radio’s sign in the middle of a blizzard is a sight worthy of a winter wonderland. Proving that not only Cirrus LED signs can be eye catching and a charming part of the landscape but can also resist harsh conditions, like extreme temperatures. Despite the -15 degree weather, life goes on for the citizens on beautiful Bangor, Maine and so do our signs. Our LED displays are completely weatherproof and sealed with no fans or moving parts to ensure reliability and durability no matter the conditions. Zone Radio, with stations like WKIT 100.3 -the radio station owned by Larry King and his wife-, WZLO, Maine’s premier adult alternative station and WZON The Pulse AM 620 is one the leading radios in this frosty city and relies on Cirrus LED to announce it to all the passers-by.

2nd Sign & Digital Graphics Mag Feature

The latest article is now available In Sign & Digital Graphics November 2014 issue. Read the Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine today, and check out an article written by our very own CEO, David Rycyna on page 88: 405049-Sign Digital _selected-pages. The article is about the endless possibilities in which you can use your LED Display with the integration and use of APIs and RSS Feeds. The applications are limited only by your imagination. Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine is the most widely read publication in the industry of visual communications. The magazine offers a variety of headlines covering the signage industry and digital graphics professionals. Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine provides “comprehensive professional coverage on all aspects of commercial signage, commercial graphics production, electric LED-based signage and letter systems, architectural signage, electronic digital displays, vehicle wraps and much more." Follow the link to read more.

Sign & Digital Graphics Mag Feature

Cirrus LED Systems' CEO, David Rycyna, has an article featured in the September 2014 issue of Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine. Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine is the most widely read publication in the industry of visual communications. The magazine offers a variety of headlines covering the signage industry and digital graphics professionals. Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine provides “comprehensive professional coverage on all aspects of commercial signage, commercial graphics production, electric LED-based signage and letter systems, architectural signage, electronic digital displays, vehicle wraps and much more." Read the Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine today, and check out their September 2014 issue that features an article written by our very own CEO, David Rycyna on page 81, entitled: "LED Displays: How many colors are enough". The article highlights the breakdown of what color specifications mean for outdoor LED displays. Check out the issue today to read more.

New Video Feature Added

LED Cloud received a huge upgrade today with the addition of our video upload feature. We are also introducing our latest product line, Blade. Add Video to your LED Cloud Playlist Videos can now be added to a playlist just as simply as any still image. Try the feature out today by going to the slides tab within LED Cloud and clicking to "Add a Slide". This means not only can videos be added to streaming on-line content, they can be stored as part of offline playlists to be recalled in the event that a display loses internet connection. It is recommended that video be created to match the pixel matrix of your display, however, videos of any size can be uploaded and LED Cloud will scale the video to fit perfectly on the display. Videos can be uploaded in MP4 format. [video_lightbox_youtube video_id="9rAe1gke3Xw" width="640" height="480" anchor="Click here see the video."] With the introduction of a new video feature comes the release of a brand new video! The video is the new logo animation for Blade. Blade is Cirrus's latest product line, a 1' X 2' value priced display system. The system comes complete with a standard 5 year warranty and runs LED Cloud so users can enjoy all the benefits that they have come to expect from Cirrus! For more information about Blade or to learn about the new video feature, available now in LED Cloud, call Cirrus today at 877.636.2331.

Showcased at AQIE Event in Montreal

N2 Cirrus Systems is excited to be featured in the AQIE Event in Montreal thanks to EM Plastic! AQIE is a biannual event that hosts over 500 sign shops. Cirrus will be presenting a walk through of the N2 hardware and the advantages of our software, LED Cloud. We are excited to be part of this great event and would like to thank AQIE for having us and EM Plastic for hosting us. Dates: Friday and Saturday, May 30 - 31, 2014 Location: 315 Place d'Youville, Suite 313, Montreal