Many companies want to add a video display or monitor to their pop up displays at trade shows. This is a great idea that gives your booth much more versatility and makes for a more sophisticated image and presentation. There are many different ways to put a monitor or video display in pop up display – here is an assessment of the most popular.
The easiest way to add video to a pop up display – or to any trade show display for that matter – is a free-standing monitor pole and mount to secure the monitor to. These can be placed almost anywhere the two foot square base will fit, making them versatile. You can place the monitor away from your graphics, so you won’t block any of your message or have to redesign the graphics. The pole system gives you what you need without any special features on your display. The disadvantage is that they are somewhat expensive – typically $600-$900, heavy and require their own shipping case. These considerations often cut against the idea of the pop up, which is self contained portability.
A second way to add a video solution to a pop up is to use a “scissor mount” system – the scissors are the parts of the frame that cross and fold. The scissor mount consists of a vertical connect that spans the scissors in a quad of your frame, and a forward facing monitor mount to attach your monitor to. The advantage of this system is that it is integrated into your pop up and can hold a reasonably large monitor. You will have to modify (cut) your graphics to let the mount pass through and also to run power and video cables from he rear of your pop up. And the monitor will block a small portion of the graphic, so plan your images with this in mind. But this solution doesn’t require a lot of extra gear and will fit in your pop up case – and at less than $500, it’s a bargain.
You can also attach a monitor to the channel bars of your pop up. This method doesn’t necessarily require you to cut your graphics (if you don’t mind the cord hanging in front of the pop up) because the entire mount is in front of the graphics. And the mount is small and inexpensive – typically about $100. But you are limited to smaller monitors (26″ and smaller) because the monitor is usually a bit farther in front of the display than the scissor mount.
The last method is a dedicated monitor shelf within your pop up display. This requires you to cut an entire quad from your pop up graphics, but in return you get a very integrated look and a very stable mount. This mount will fit inside your pop up case and typically costs $500-$750 for the shelf. The monitor itself will have to have a base – it will sit as it does on a desktop.
There are many convenient and affordable ways to add video to your pop up display. These will make your booth more useful and will help you pull more prospects into your trade show booth.
Impact Displays offers a variety of trade show displays for companies attending trade shows and conventions.