One of the most important parts of any electronic sign product is how to communicates with the software and how you can update it. Lots of factors need to be considered to decide about the best communication method. To choosing which communication method suites your needs, you need to answer the following questions: How often do you change the sign information? What is the distance between your computer and the LED screen? What is elevation of your sign and how accessible is it? Can you provide cable or Wi-Fi internet connection in the sign location? There are lots of different communication methods and each method has its advantages and disadvantages.
USB communication method is the most basic type of communication. In this method, software exports the new message and design as well as new settings to a USB drive. Then, the USB is plugged in to the USB port of the sign to transfer the data. After new data is transferred automatically, the USB drive can be detached.LED Screen USB Connection
This is the most basic type of communication. It means no extra cost and more reliable and easy repair and maintenance method hence there is no multi-step complex parts between your computer and your LED sign. It could be used as a backup communication in case of any faulty with other communication methods.
To use USB communication method, you need to have access to the LED sign USB port. In case of the signs installed in high elevation or out of access, USB communication needs cabling or special consideration.
Wi-Fi communication has been standard option for LED screen communication because it is inexpensive and doesn’t limit the location of the sign and location of the content management software. In this method, content management software communicates with internal Wi-Fi module of LED screen directly using 2.4 GHz standard Wi-Fi frequency. This is the most common type of communication because it doesn’t need any other Wi-Fi or networking equipment.LED Screen Wifi Connection
Wi-Fi communication is the best is you have a LED sign or LED display installed out of access within 100m or if you want to update your LED display very often. It is inexpensive, flexible and doesn’t need extra communication devices installed.
This communication method is limited up to 100m in open area. Building or walls may reduce the coverage range result in shorter communication distance.
This communication method is best for controlling one or several electronic screen from far distance. In this method, controlling software communicates with the LED screen or LED display through internet connection. In the back-side, Content Management Software send the new descreen or settings to a could sever by using any type of internet connection. In the screen side, the screen can download the data from cloud sever using another internet connection and update the settings and information. Therefore, there is not distance limitation between the controlling PC and the screen.LED Screen Computer Connection
Can control one or several LED Signs or LED displays from any computer with the software installed and connected to internet. It is not limited to distance. Can use Secure TCP/IP.
Internet connection needs to be provided in the sign location. Monthly connection fee is required If there is no internet connection available in the sign location. Internet connection in the sign location may need modem (ADSL or 4G) installation or cabling.
Mobile Data – GPRS Communication
This communication method is best for controlling outdoor or mobile electronic screens from far distance. For this type of communication, we use specific control cards with data SIM Card option. Similar internet communication method, controlling software communicates with the LED screen or LED display through internet connection. In the back-side, Content Management Software send the new descreen or settings to a could sever by using any type of internet connection. In the screen side, the screen downloads the new descreen from cloud sever using SIM Card mobile data (GPRS/3G/4G) and update the settings and information.LED Screen 3G Connection
Can control one or several LED Signs or LED displays from any computer with the software installed and connected to internet. FINE PIXEL LED-China LED Signs can be mobile or fixed. It is not limited to distance. Doesn’t need any data cabling in the sign location.
Monthly connection fee is required regarding mobile data plan.