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Moving nearer to an NFC world

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a technology that makes it possible for NFC-enabled smartphones, tablets and other devices to establish radio communication with unpowered NFC chips. It is embedded in anything from credit card terminals to posters – simply by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity.

The most commonly used NFC applications to date have been contactless credit cards, ticketing systems such as the Oyster card in London, and access cards for office buildings, libraries and universities. However, as adoption of the technology grows, endless marketing applications are being made possible by NFC too.

AskCody internal wayfinding app

Signbox is UK distributor for AskCody including Wayfinder, a smartphone app that will navigate you to your destination within buildings and on campuses.

PixQuick – the affordable but stylish information display solution

The frameless design gives the product a stylish, contemporary appearance and the front panel can be opened in either direction for quick and easy changing of the content, so it’s perfect for frequently updated information; and with prices starting at just £8 PixQuick is exceptional value too.

Signbox promotes wellbeing at 100% design 2013

The StepJockey website and app has been cleverly devised so that any set of stairs can be mapped and rated for calorie burn in seconds.

Once stairs are rated free posters that display calorie burn information, along with health messages, can be printed off from the website. Alternatively, companies can order more sophisticated ‘smart signs’. The intelligent design of the signage has been created in conjunction with Signbox, the award-winning sign manufacturer.

EN7010 safety sign standard – a code of practice not legal requirement

In 2003, ISO 7010 was introduced, a new international standard for safety signs using pictograms that could be easily understood by everyone, regardless of their language, culture or ability.  In the years that followed, this standard was simply regarded as a ‘best practice recommendation’ and was largely ignored in the UK as most British companies adhered to our own BS5499 standard.

Signbox invests in new print technology

The Omega 2 is truly next generation large format print technology and marks a significant step forward from the Omega 1 Signbox purchased two years ago.  The new model retains Omega 1’s capability to print at industry-leading 1728 dpi fine art quality but with a wider colour gamut such as grey, light magenta and light cyan.  The Omega 2 can print on virtually any material with the same superb print quality and offers a 65% power saving over conventional UV bulb technology.  Undoubtedly the key benefit of the new Omega is its ink drying method which uses UV-LED technology to make it possible to print on heat sensitive materials and colours.

Signbox EG – truly environmental

Greenguard certified products must meet stringent chemical emissions requirements, such as being screened for more than 10000 volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Products have to undergo re-certification and quality monitoring tests on a regular basis to maintain this elite credential.

NFC-enabled signs – the smartest tool in the box

Signbox forms strategic alliance with Proxama to develop smart poster business

Signbox and Proxama will announce a powerful strategic alliance in smart poster development at the Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) 2013 at London’s Earls Court, which runs from 12th to 13th March 2013.

Signbox is one of the UK’s leading sign manufacturers and has firmly established itself at the forefront of proximity marketing thanks to its revolutionary Enlighten NFC smart poster solution. Stylish, eye-catching and ideally suited to both internal and external environments, Enlighten back-lit NFC smart posters are making waves within the communication and marketing industries, which are seeing this as the future of customer and brand engagement.

Kitchen wallpaper environmental graphics

Digital Wallpaper and Environment Graphics for Board Rooms not Bored Rooms

More and more organisations are adopting a bold approach to create inspirational working or sales environments, recognising that the ambience of the workplace – how it looks and feels – will affect staff, customers, visitors and stakeholders. Signbox’s EG Division is at the forefront of these positive developments in the workplace with digital wallpaper produced from high-resolution imagery.

Transform the office environment with digital wallpaper

Signbox have seen a significant increase in demand for their digital wallpaper, as more and more companies come to appreciate that this innovative yet cost-effective display treatment can completely transform the look and feel of the office environment. The effect is all the more dramatic now that Signbox have installed a ‘state of the art’ industrial ink jet printer that prints large format graphics at a high resolution of up to 1728 dpi – fine art quality.

Retail Business Technology Expo

Signbox will be exhibiting at this years RBTE, showing the Enlighten range of  NFC smart poster technology and we are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Innovation Showcase.

We shall be launching the external version of Enlighten along with a range of NFC Smart Stickers.

Please visit our stand No 395 or see us in the Innovation Showcase.

To register for the show please click here or visit the enlighten website

Earls Court 2, London 13th-14th March

If you cannot make it to RBTE, you will also find us at The NFCP Global Summit on the 15th-16th March at the Lancaster Hotel, London.

New Signbox ‘EG’ division enhances its single point resource offer

Created following a six figure investment in ‘state of the art’ print technology, Signbox’s new Environmental Graphics (EG) division is now fully operational.

Mark Bartlett, Managing Director of Signbox Ltd, comments, “The new EG division was established to simultaneously exploit the extraordinary capability of our new Durst Omega 1 UV inkjet printer and meet the growing demand for digitally printed environmental graphics

Signbox release new guide to workplace graphics

Signbox have just released a new guide to workplace graphics; called ‘EG’ (for Environmental Graphics) this comprehensive, glossy brochure should prove an invaluable toolfor architects, interior designers, facilities managers, shop fitters, developers, building contractors, property managers and anyone else with a professional interest in the look and feel of the built or working environment.

Doodleglass, new dry wipe boards for the modern office

Signbox Ltd, UK market leader in workplace signs, has just launched Doodleglass™, a completely new concept in dry wipe boards that will blend in perfectly with the modern office environment and contemporary meeting rooms.

Surface Design Show 2012

Surface Design Show (7-9 February 2012) – At the Surface Design Show this year Signbox will be promoting Signbox EG, a new digital print division.

EG means "for example" and comes from the Latin expression exempli gratia. It is also an acronym for Environmental Graphics, an area which Signbox leads the way in digital print technology.

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