What is a 24/7 commercial grade panel?

What is a 24/7 commercial grade panel?

Kieran Sloyan |

What is a 24/7 Commercial Grade Panel?

When investing in digital signage, it’s crucial to select a screen that aligns with your operational needs. Commercial panels are categorised based on their usage ratings: 24/7, 18/7, and 12/7. The ‘usage rating’ of a commercial digital signage screen is typically used solely as an indicator of the maximum operating hours of use per day for a given screen. However, these ratings can offer a far greater insight into the components used in the manufacturing of the screen, their quality and ultimately the anticipated longevity of the screen.

What Do 24/7, 18/7, and 12/7  usage ratings mean?

  • 24/7 Panels: Designed to operate continuously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • 18/7 Panels: Built to run for 18 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • 12/7 Panels: Intended to function for 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.

These ratings help you understand the durability and suitability of the panels for various business applications.

24/7 Commercial Panels are the most robust and durable screens, engineered to operate around the clock without interruption. They are built with high-quality components to withstand constant use.


  • Reliability: Designed for continuous operation, making them perfect for environments where downtime is not an option.
  • Durability: High-quality materials and cooling systems prevent overheating and prolong the lifespan of the screen.
  • Brightness: Often have higher brightness levels to remain visible under various lighting conditions.

All of our screens and media players are rated for 24/7 usage and are backed by our commercial 3-year warranty. This means that over the course of the first 3 years, if used constantly, our screens are guaranteed to run for 26,280 hours continuously without any issues. So, if you were to run the same screen for say 12 hours per day, you might expect it to run for 6 years! Choosing higher-quality screens ensures a longer-lasting investment, even if continuous usage is not necessary or intended. By prioritising durability and longevity, businesses can capitalise on the advantages of 24/7 digital signage displays, reaping the rewards of reliable and engaging communication for years to come.