Composed of multiple, high-resolution monitors arranged to form a single screen, video walls started out being used for control and command centers and evolved into powerful business advertising applications. Today, video walls have become architectural focal points, creating dramatic ambiance in large spaces. Hotels, restaurants, museums, high-rise office buildings, airports and even schools, are displaying artistic graphics and videos on large single direct-view LED displays or multiple displays arranged in unique patterns to deliver a wow factor, indoors and out.
The technical expertise required for successful video wall installations cannot be underestimated. In 2016, The American Institute of Architects dedicated a session of their convention in Minnesota to video walls and the integrator's perspective. AV integrators specialize in the design and installation of the high quality displays that compose a video wall. The amount of information that must be gathered for successful video wall projects illustrates why engaging AV professionals is so important.
At Solutionz, professional AV Account Executives start client consultations developing an understanding of the clients’ objectives for having a video wall. Whether the goal is to attract customer attention to a business location, to inform employees or customers with specific information, to operate a command and control center, or to add ambiance to a space, knowing the type of content that will be displayed begins the professional planning and design process.
A highly detailed site survey of the space where the wall will be installed is key to realizing superior results. Designing video walls requires proper technical specifications based on information from the site survey, including calculating weight loads and ensuring that the intended wall has the proper structural support, locating power sources for the components, measuring the distance between the viewer and the video wall and allowing for viewing angles. Professional AV engineers consider pixel pitch, colors, brightness, sharpness, and contrast when designing walls to meet customer content goals in specific environments.
Image processors allow video wall displays to be configured in several ways; one single image spread across all the displays, separate images across a subset of displays or each display showing unique images. Content can be stored on servers, computers, digital media players or streamed from a remote source. Clients have the option to create their own content or hire third party content creators.
Bringing a video wall to life requires many technical steps. Installation demands precision to ensure that displays are spaced properly and level, closely adhering to the designs. Installing power bars and controllers must be complete before calibrating the entire system. Once a system is installed and running properly, having proper support is key to a high ROI.
Solutionz brings expertise throughout the life of a video wall, from initial consultations, designs, installations, to the all-important service. Our Prime Call Services team acts as an extension of your team to maintain your audio video systems with customizable Integrated Maintenance plans. Contact Solutionz for a customized video wall or to design and manage all your other unified communications systems.