MDINA MEDIA actively tries to reduce its ecological footprint with its hardware. We are always looking for innovative ways to save energy. We try to use the minimum amount of energy to obtain maximum quality. As a result MDINA MEDIA and its customers are able to leave a more positive ecological footprint on the environment. Our End-users will also see the benefit of this energy saving aspect back on their electricity invoice.
HOW DO WE DO THAT?
MDINA adapts the motherboard in such a way that it leaves out the extra components that are not necessary for the purpose it is used for, therefor it automatically uses less energy. Each component used at a minimum, is of industrial level and energy saving on its own.
MDINA adapts the hardware at BIOS level, in which the heart of the hardware is controlled. Other components are purchased by MDINA on life expectancy M.T.B.F. (mean time between failure) of 70-100.000 hours by 50 degrees Celsius versus other Digital Signage companies that use 30.000/40.000 hours at 25 degrees for the same performance.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN EXACTLY?
Meaning again this is the difference between the life-cycle of an ‘embedded’ product versus a ‘consumer’ product. Nevertheless the hardware is asked to do the same performance by the End-user. The consumer-product this will have a hard time sustaining working at 60% to 80% of its capacity all the time over a longer period of time. Therefore it will use more and more energy. The embedded product continues to work between 10% to 40% maximum, this causes an overall important energy saving and durability.
Energy saving example
Since Schiphol airport switched to MDINA hardware 5 years ago, in combination with the screen it has saved over 5 million euro on its energy invoice in the last 5 years. MDINA continues to research, invent and develop new ways to save more energy on their products in order to leave behind the most positive ecological footprint possible. The SCHIPHOL airport project (3000 players) is now running successfully for 5 years 24/7.