Text visibility / accessability on public information screens

by kilo.whisky   Last Updated April 15, 2019 10:16 AM

I'm in the process with our supplier of upgrading the technology behind our Flight Information Display System for our airport, this runs the flight information screens in the terminal showing the departures / arrivals information. With that comes the opportunity to give the information screens a bit of a facelift, currently it looks a bit like this.

I'm looking for some ideas / best practices on updating the colours and fonts for the information screens to make it A. look good and B. easily readable from a distance.

Most other airports that I've been to recently tend to have a black background with a combination of white / yellow text like this, ideally I don't want to go for a carbon copy of that but is it one of the best font / colour combinations for readability etc?

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