The role that video and digital presentations play in our daily lives is growing at a rapid rate. The same is very true for how businesses can leverage the power of video; specifically through the installation, implementation and management of video walls. But what are video walls and how can they be integrated into your AV infrastructure?
What are video walls?
Video walls are a kind of digital signage. They consist of multiple LED or LCD flat panels or cubes. They can also be comprised of DLP tiles or even projectors and projection screens. Today video walls are typically made up of LED or LCD flat panels that are arranged to create one large screen. Traditionally video walls were simply a way to expand an image or piece of content across an entire wall. Now their capabilities are much more sophisticated and include advanced content options and remote management features.
Where are video walls used?
The uses and applications for video walls are virtually limitless. This technology is ideal for a wide range of industries and installations including retail, hospitality, transportation, stadiums and arenas, performing arts centers and more. Video walls allow for large scale displays while avoiding an inferior, expensive large, single screen. Projection screens limit the size and shape of a display and offer decreased pixel density and performance.
What considerations should you make in regards to your video wall?
New developments in video board technology are making these integrations more powerful than ever. With higher levels of visual performance and improvements in design, installation and service immersive, flexible video wall solutions offer outstanding image quality and mission critical reliability. When considering a video wall for your organization look for built-in video extensions. These extensions deliver greater installation flexibility and virtually eliminate the cost of using third-party cable extenders, as well an increase in reliability. You should also seek a platform with a single power module. This means that no AC power outlets are required behind your display, reducing the rack space and power outlet requirements needed by alternative video walls. Reliability is also essential. When a video wall is engineered for 24/7 reliability it means that any potential system failure can be easily accessed, reducing, if not eliminating any downtime.
Video walls can be a powerful and effective addition to any location. However they can only work as well as they are integrated into your current infrastructure. Link Integration Group is a commercial integration firm that specializes in designing, installing, and managing the AV needs of businesses, organizations, and government agencies across Louisiana.