Video walls are growing in usage and benefits for many companies, schools, colleges, state and federal offices and more. It’s easy to see the appeal – they’re bright, colorful, show video clips, animation, network news and company logos. Overall, video walls bring together a series of video ‘cubes’ into one holistic visual experience.
Because of this impact, video walls have become a go-to audio-visual solution for companies. Key technology improvements in recent years, like higher video display resolution, HD components and larger format displays are also helping video walls to expand the depth of clarity and scope of use. The impact is apparent, so what’s stopping companies from investing in wide-scale use of video walls across their business fronts?
It might possibly be a learning curve that’s too steep for some firms. That’s why CCS Presentation Systems manufacturing partner NEC Display Solutions co-hosted a free webinar with Digital Signage Today to outline the key tips companies need to have a successful video wall. NEC recently put up two video walls at the Wharton School of Business, at University of Pennsylvania. The article at Digital Signage Connection noted that the NEC displays handle content from laptops, tablets and networked computers. The displays were also integrated well with the building’s existing wiring, eliminating the expense of rewiring that area.
The webinar, “Video Wall Fundamentals: 10 Tips for Success” offered tips to make sure that companies looking into using video walls knew how to successfully set-up and operate them. Some of the points on the webinar checklist for video wall success included these areas of discussion for companies:
What’s it to be used for?
Understand and acknowledge the key goals of the video wall. Knowing what the system will do can help with the overall project communication.
What amount of image sources?
This is an important setup for video wall integrators. Will the video wall show multiple sources (one source per display), or will there be a large digital image across the entire video wall? How will the sources be integrated into the system?
What type of content?
Images and videos needs to have a uniform configuration; if not, images and clips could look stretched out and more alarming to viewers than awesome. Discuss content and design at the very beginning of the process.
These are some of the few areas that should be looked at carefully when preparing a video wall installation in your workplace, school or house of worship. If your business is interested in learning more about a video wall installation, contact audio-video system specialists CCS Presentation Systems. It is among the largest installers of integrated controls systems, along with video conferencing, audio-visual systems, digital signage and much more. See the range of manufacturers that partner with CCS for all your audio-visual solutions needs.