There are some general differences in Consumer vs Commercial Flat Panel Displays. Commercial type screens are designed and engineered to work successfully with PCs and for long hours of operation. Consumer screens are designed and manufactured for use with TV and video operating for shorter lengths of time. Both types of screens give excellent quality pictures. Professional AV Design and Engineering companies such as CCS Presentation Systems will design advertising and information delivery programs for commercial clients and help the client decide on the type of flat panel display screens they will need to run the programs.
Flat Panel Displays
Flat Panel Displays are attention-getting and will display an organization or company’s message well. They are much more dynamic than printed or painted static signs. Multiple messages can be displayed on each screen. The two types of screens available for this purpose are commercial and consumer type screens. A commercial customer might end up using both types of screens for different purposes. They may employ commercial type screens for outdoor advertising, and consumer type screens for indoor sales presentations and employee training sessions.
Commercial Audiovisual display screens can be operated for longer periods of time without overheating because of built-in cooling and heat dissipation features. In general, the commercial display screens are heavier duty and are better suited to advertising displays that run for long periods of time and are used with a PC for programming. These are the type screens one will see on the outside of buildings with a message or collection of messages that run consecutively over and over during the day. They can also be attached to walls in reception areas of business or public buildings. These screens can also be used for informational messages in museum or visitor center displays. This type of screen usually comes with VESA-compliant mounting brackets strong enough for the outside mountings on building walls or on inside walls. These screens are specially designed for use with PCs and AV standards. These screens can display in either portrait or landscape mode. They have full grayscale with extensive color tracking.
The consumer type display screens are used for shorter periods of time and are used in conjunction with TV or video equipment, and with PCs. These screens are great for sales presentations, training sessions, and grade school, high school, or college presentations. Televisions for home use may have this type of screen. This type of screen is more portable than commercial screens but does not always come with wall mounting brackets that meet VESA standards. Consumer type display screens normally only have landscape mode and not portrait mode displays. These screens are designed to meet the demands of television type viewing with TV and video compatibility and will support PC usage. They are meant for short periods of use and then long periods off for cooling down.
The two types of flat display screens have other technical differences to consider such as backlight and grayscale, internal scalier and algorithm features, connector interface, and public display security features.