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Europe is currently in the middle of an energy crisis, with many countries facing power shortages and increased energy costs. In response, businesses are increasingly looking for solutions that will let them take control of their energy usage. For example, turning off appliances when they’re not being used, conserving energy by turning down thermostats, and making sure electronic devices are turned off outside business hours.

LED billboards in focus across Europe

In Europe, the debate over turning off digital advertising displays to save energy has spread to Ireland. Sinn Fein Senator Lynn Boylan has called for the Irish government to restrict LED billboard operating hours. This is to reduce energy demand during peak demand periods. Senator Boylan goes on to suggest the large LED advertising displays deployed in and around Dublin can consume as much energy in a year as 33 Irish households.

Facing the same energy supply issues seen across Europe and the UK, Electric Ireland has recently raised its energy prices. As fall and winter approach, Switzerland has joined Germany and Spain in implementing measures to reduce the energy consumption of digital displays. This action comes as Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine impacts the energy supply. It is prompting countries to seek ways to mitigate potential energy shortages. By taking such steps, Switzerland, Germany, and Spain aim to address the challenges posed by the current geopolitical situation. While also promoting energy conservation and sustainable practices in the use of digital displays.

In response, OSTRAL (Organization for Power Supply in Extraordinary Situations) proposes the Federal Council issue bans and restrictions on energy-intensive and non-essential devices as part of a management decree.

Switzerland’s out-of-home advertising industry is working to prevent the adoption of potentially drastic measures by suggesting voluntary programs aimed at curbing energy consumption. For example, the members of the Association of Outdoor Advertising Switzerland (AWS) have committed to switching off their DooH displays for one hour longer than currently mandated to reduce their energy consumption by an additional 5 to 7 percent.

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What now?

As digital billboards become increasingly popular, some European countries are looking to save energy by regulating their hours of operation. Due to the significant energy consumption of LED displays, businesses are increasingly recognizing the need to take measures in order to reduce energy usage. With the continuous rise in electricity costs, turning off digital signage screens and media players overnight or outside of operating hours has emerged as a viable solution for many businesses to achieve their energy-saving objectives. By implementing such practices, businesses can effectively curb energy consumption and contribute to cost savings while minimizing their environmental impact.

Navori has the tools you need to conserve energy intelligently

Navori offers several features that make it easy to turn your screens on/off remotely and automatically. This helps you efficiently save energy. Our powerful content management system (CMS) lets you create your own on/off schedules. They are compatible with all media players and SoC screen platforms that Navori supports. You can use this feature to make sure your displays are only turned on when needed. You can also use Navori Manager to create “blackout” periods where all screens are turned off for a specific duration. This is ideal when energy demand is high, or when you want to make sure your screens are not running when no one’s around.

Navori Mobile is a convenient and user-friendly web app that lets managers and staff control their screens directly from their mobile devices. This app provides the flexibility to manage one or multiple screens easily, including turning them on or off. Its intuitive design simplifies screen management, making it ideal for non-desk employees and mobile staff who need to update content and manage screens without regular access to a desktop computer.

Additionally, Navori software supports the Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) standard, allowing remote control of connected devices. This feature enables up to 15 CEC-enabled devices to communicate and control each other automatically.

Furthermore, Navori’s software is compatible with the RS-232 standard, which has been around since 1960. This compatibility ensures that the software can work with any existing hardware infrastructure, as RS-232 facilitates the serial transmission of data between devices.

Computer Vision provides key decision-making data

Aquaji, our AI-enhanced camera-based analytics platform uses computer vision to generate accurate audience metrics. These metrics offer great insight into the times of day when your advertising displays have their largest audiences. Use this data to intelligently create the optimal power schedule for your digital signage devices and displays.

The data will always tell the story, use it to optimize your digital signage operations and overall power consumption.

About Navori Labs

Navori Labs is  a Swiss software innovator. They deliver premium digital signage software and AI-driven marketing analytics solutions to businesses and organizations worldwide.

What differentiates our software is the fact it’s developed by our own team of engineers. For the last 20 years, Navori Labs has steadily invested in research and development. This lets us bring to market unique products that outperform other software solutions. It’s also why we back our products with professional maintenance contracts and support services.

We pay a lot of attention to our software’s simplicity, user-friendliness, and ease of use. Our software is designed for non-technical users, under the expert guidance of our in-house artistic director.

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