State by State

When considering your signage and other display options you have to talk to your local sign shop. Not only are they a great resource when determining what sign to purchase, but they also know the state rules/regulations that go along with your signage. Each state has their own parameters, specific to the area limiting brightness, distances, and a host of other things. Today, since we recently made the switch over to a headquarters in Maine, I figured it would be good to take a look at Maine's specifications (only a handful of them) when it comes to our own LED displays. These regulations are paraphrased and are subject to change depending on your specific municipality and their ordinances. I found the following information online (website listed below), under Transportation Part1 Chapter 21. h/>ine defines an LED/digital display as the following: "Changeable sign" means an on-premises sign created, designed, manufactured or modified in such a way that its message may be electronically, digitally or mechanically altered by the complete substitution or replacement of one display by another on each side." ~ Section 11-A1 11-F. A changeable display can not exceed 25 feet above the adjacent ground level or nearest public traffic center line. 11-B1. A display can be changed no more than once every 20 minutes. 11-B2. Your different slides must change quickly, with no phasing, rolling, scrolling, flashing or blending. 11-H.  Size, illumination intensity, and the displaying of time and temperature must comply with standards set by the Department of Transportation. 11-D. Only one changeable sign with 2 sides is allowed for each public way that provides direct vehicular access to the business, facility or point of interest.  Other ordinances refer to which the types of public access ways your sign can be near and how many signs each business area can have on the premises. The elaboration on each of these and more can be found on: 1I3A9294-EDIT

Tennessee Showdown

17425940_1286588954739846_5163620735551033191_n Cirrus LED Systems, Inc. is heading to the land of country music in order to showcase and showdown! A.k.a. a few of our very own in house specialists will be attending SignConnexion 2017 hosted by the Mid South Sign Association! So while we are all just starting to feel the chills up here in Maine, they will be down in Memphis, TN from July 27th to July 30th enjoying the sun. If you happen to be in the market for a new advertising system and will be in and around the area, then this is a great opportunity for you to learn about our progressive technologies in person! We won't have any smoke n' mirrors, just LEDs and people. On the 29th, our representatives will have a public display at the Sheraton in downtown Memphis where you can see different versions of our physical displays. Namely, we will be discussing our newest LED display models the Blade X and Solo. The Blade X is our full-color LED display. It is available in three different resolutions: 9mm, 12mm, and 16mm. The Solo is available in either red scale or grayscale in the standard 15mm. Even if you are not looking to purchase a system right away, if you find us, come over and ask a few questions and pick up some information in case you'd like a few ideas for the future. If you need a few question suggestions, consider these: What can I do with the new live feed option?  How big can I build a sign?  Which sign would you suggest for _____ type of ad?  How hard are they to install?  What future updates can I be looking forward to?  Definitely, come find us and ask a few questions or pick up some information in case you'd like ideas for the future.

Communication Dynamic

sign-size-new We are just beginning the work week which puts us right in the thick of things. What could be a better time than now to try to cut down on aggravating or confusing customers calls. Let us highlight our own communications as well as buying concerns here at Cirrus. When it comes to trying to figure out the best digital displays for a business, there are a lot of different points to consider. We try to make this process go a little smoother by communicating directly with your local Sign Shop in order to ensure that both the sign shop and the buyer are fully informed about the product they are interested in, and what it can do for them. We stay in contact with them throughout the purchasing and decision process. Of course, if the buyer wants to call us directly too, then they are more than welcome. The first thing the buyer should always consider is their budget. Our display setups are completely customizable which means you can order an LED board that is any size multiple of our 1x2 panels. Keep in mind that these displays are meant for a horizontal setup rather than a vertical. Consider too, your distance from the road. This may influence how big you would prefer a sign and what resolution would be best to allow passing traffic to see it more easily. Our Cirrus signs also come in an array of colors. Currently, we have two major display styles: Blade X and Solo. Blade X is our full-color display which is RGB, meaning it spans 281 trillion colors. The Solo comes in either a red scale or a grayscale (spanning approx. 65,000 colors within those spectrums). If you only expect to be displaying text then a full color may not be all that necessary whereas a company that wants rolling pictures of their best-selling cars may rather full color. Those looking for full color will also have three resolutions options as the Solo displays only have one option (15mm). These are just a few of the decisions that go into creating LED displays that are customized. Every decision could potentially change the price tag of the display you are looking to buy. Even more, some states have regulations on the brightness of your LED display pictures, for example how quickly pictures can move, what type/ how many displays can be used etc. These regulations are definitely something to review with your sign shop before purchasing or installing a display. They may also help you to determine what a healthy budget may be for your business. Keep in mind that even if the option you consider the most extravagant is outside your budget right now, that doesn't mean it can't be an option in the future! Cirrus signs are upgradable. This is made easy through our individual LED panels. The LED modules can be removed and replaced within your existing framework making your upgrade a seamless transition. Be sure to ask any questions you might have before making a purchase and review your ideal display option with your local sign shop to make sure you understand everything you may need to know! We want to make sure that your purchase truly is the best purchase for you. After all of this, you will be glad to know that designing your signs is definitely easier than deciding which sign best suits you. At least there's an app for that. S.K. 1