Our viewMAX-Displays - custom-made screens, stood the test of time! And beyond that?

Today we want to revisit some NetMax history: The custom-built signage display for the viewMAX-Software. In the following article we will analyze the past, the present and also the future of this in Germany custom made screen, which is offered by us in a wide variety of colors, bezels and decoration.

The viewMAX display in the wild!

Past: The viewMAX display and the viewMAX software

The idea of customized hardware is of course nothing new and certainly not our invention. The basic idea was not so much born out of boredom, but rather simply from the idea of being able to offer our customer base, which mainly consists of hotels, something that could easily be integrated in any facility with regards to the corporate identity of the unique customer.

Of course, domestically manufactured screens also offer other benefits: production and support all take place within the country's borders, which simplifies the logistics involved. In addition, there were some requirements for the screens that the technology at the time could not always deliver.

The viewMAX screens have neither a fan nor a hard disk - the data is stored on a flash memory - which makes them particularly low-maintenance.

The screens receive the data from the viewMAX software via FTP upload and then process it accordingly. Perhaps not quite up to date today, but robust and especially when you consider that some of the displays have been running at customers for almost 20 years without any problems? That's efficient!

The picture was already old when I got it, really!

Present

Speaking of 20 years! Many of our viewMAX displays already boast a long runtime and do still run today as intended.

And I am sure that there are a lot of customers still needing a customizable option for their rooms.

But considering how fast the display technologies have changed in the last years, the viewMAX series can only survive in the long run, if it keeps up with the times.

Another display, man!

Future

Since we are currently putting our full energy into a hardware-independent cloud solution that can display signage via any form of web browser, then of course it seems like there is no room left for the viewMAX display.

But we don't even want to think about that! In fact, the viewMAX display range will certainly be around for many years to come! Maybe not in the same form as today, but with refreshed specifications and with a seamless connection to our cloud-solution!

That's it for this week! Next week we will continue with a new entry about... Well, I am not sure yet, but there will be one! Promised!

Thanks for tuning in!

Until then! Don't be a stranger!

Francesco Coenen

31.05.2021