So your company, government department or education system is thinking of expanding its audio-visual solutions into utilizing video walls. That’s a great idea, as video walls are becoming extremely popular all across the country.
Video walls are popping up everywhere, from control rooms to retail stores, corporate offices to broadcast facilities and schools. Sales are booming for manufacturers and installers. According to Futuresource Consulting, sales of video walls are expected to reach 380,000 units by the end of 2012. That’s a 60-plus percent jump over 2011.
Many in the AV systems industry expect this number to rise as the digital signage market continues to grow. According to ABI Research, the market for digital display solutions will grow to $4.5 billion in 2016, compared with $1.3 billion in 2010. It’s a safe bet that video walls will be the preferred choice for audio-visual solutions over the next few years.
Video wall systems that have incorporated rear projection screens and plasma screens have held their own in recent years. However, retail and public displays are seeing more use of super-narrow bezel displays, accounting for the majority of those sales last year.
It’s easy to see why video wall sales are growing. They are extremely useful for eye-popping video promotions in malls and retail environments; tremendously adaptable for information and marketing displays in hotels, resorts, timeshare communities, restaurants and other leisure/hospitality environments; and are a perfect fit in museums, performance exhibits and art galleries.
With more of these video walls in airports, malls and restaurants, now is a great time to start strategizing how to incorporate a video wall into your business or mission. Work with a commercial integrator for the equipment installation, tools and training. In the meantime, nail down your communication messaging and overall content for the video wall. That’s the first step in effectively utilizing a video wall display solution.
If you’re considering a video wall for your business, school or house of worship, contact CCS Presentation Systems. We’re one of the largest groups of audio-video integration companies in the country, helping organizations with integration, installation, training and maintenance of audio-video equipment. Contact CCS for all your organization or business needs with digital projectors, LCD/plasma displays, video walls, audio systems, room control, HD videoconferencing systems and more.