One Digital Signage has been working in the digital signage industry for more than 17 years. In that time, they have established themselves in the marketplace, renowned for their ultimate professionalism, with an abundance of knowledge and the ability to tailor solutions to customers’ needs. We spoke with Richard Westhead, CEO and he discussed his company’s digital signage journey…
One Digital Signage has grown from strength to strength. Back in 2001, we were selling advertising on large screens, developing products for reception areas and then installing them.
Working with Scala, one of the first – and rather prominent – digital signage software solutions, we progressed quickly and soon had a 200 screen network. This led to us becoming engineers; we inserted pcs behind plasma screens and then set up networking to the cloud – before it was known as ‘the cloud’.
In 2008, we stopped selling advertising due to the recession and we began designing and manufacturing screens and inserting them into frames.
By 2012, we were manufacturing a range of freestanding screens, kiosks and so on in China and we did that for the next four years.
More recently, the economy, Brexit and client requirements led to our decision to bring our manufacturing back to the UK.
All products we supply are made in the UK; assembled in the Midlands.
Today, our outdoor advertising totems, advertising display kiosks and curved retail kiosks can be found anywhere in the world.
We focus on making our products easy to maintain. Inserting components inside a modular open frame system means they can be easily accessed and serviced or replaced. Of course, replacing individual components is a cost-effective and efficient way to keep products operating at their best.
Having earned a reputation for products of only the highest quality and finish, we work hard to uphold our exacting standards and, where possible, use our penchant for innovation to keep moving us forward. Keeping aware of digital signage news and upcoming products helps; we were pleased to attend the recent Retail Digital Signage Expo (RDSE) exhibition for this very reason.
We are currently working with major screen brands who are showing an interest in putting their screens inside our kiosks.
So far, digital signage has taken us on a fascinating and exciting journey; we are keen to continue this level of progression and can’t wait to find out where it will take us next!