It's Time to Invest: Explore the Benefits of Having a Video Wall Installed and Versatile Video Wall Uses
When you say digital signage you often think of traditional signage displays and while these displays come in many different sizes, perhaps it's not enough. Perhaps you're dreaming of an impressive video wall. Well, the time for dreaming is over. Now it's time to act and what better way to begin than by learning more about video walls. Today's blog is all about understanding the basics. By reading more you'll discover:
- What video walls are
- When should you consider purchasing one
- The difference between the LED wall and the video wall
- The benefits of using video walls
What are video walls and when should you consider purchasing one?
A video wall is a large-scale display solution created by combining multiple individual display screens, such as LCD or LED panels, to form a single, large, and cohesive display surface. These screens are tiled together seamlessly to display high-resolution images, videos, or animations across the entire wall, offering an impressive and immersive visual experience. If you'd like to understand more about which options of video walls are out there, check out this blog. To sum it up, there are three options to make your dream wall come true: the massive traditional wall, an informal wall, or the "art wall".
Video walls are commonly used in various settings, such as control rooms, retail stores, conference rooms, airports, public spaces, and advertising venues. They can be used for digital signage, information dissemination, advertising, surveillance, and entertainment purposes. Video walls are known for their high brightness, large size, and ability to display content across multiple screens simultaneously, making them an effective and eye-catching communication tool.
Before investing in a video wall, consider factors such as budget, space availability, technical requirements, and content management. Consulting with an expert in the field can help you assess your specific needs and determine if a video wall is the right solution for your situation. If you'd like to know more about how to successfully introduce digital signage into your company, have a look at our blog post covering this topic.
LED walls vs video walls – a quick word
The terms "LED walls" and "video walls" are sometimes used interchangeably, but they refer to different display technologies. Here's a breakdown of the key differences between LED walls and video walls.
The first and perhaps most important diction between the two is that the display technology used is different. LED walls are built using LED (Light Emitting Diode) panels, where each pixel consists of individual red, green, and blue LEDs. The panels are assembled together to create a seamless and large-scale display surface. Whereas video walls cover a more general term and can refer to a large-scale display created by combining multiple individual screens, such as LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), LED, or even projection technology. These screens are tiled together to form a single, cohesive display surface.
Another important distinction to be made is regarding image quality and resolution. LED walls offer high brightness, wide viewing angles, and deep contrast levels, making them suitable for outdoor and large-scale installations. The resolution of an LED wall depends on the pixel pitch (the distance between individual LEDs), which can vary across different products. Smaller pixel pitches result in higher resolution and better image quality.
Regarding video walls, the image quality and resolution of a video wall depend on the underlying display technology (LCD, LED, or projection) and the specifications of the individual screens used. LCD video walls typically have higher resolution and smaller bezels, making them suitable for indoor and close-viewing applications.
In a nutshell, the main difference between LED walls and video walls lies in the display technology used. LED walls are a specific type of video wall that uses LED panels, while video walls can be created using various display technologies, including LCD, LED, or projection systems. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the choice between them depends on factors like the intended application, budget, and installation requirements.
For more information about the different types of displays out there that are compatible with MagicINFO, consider reading this article in which we discuss more about this topic.
Benefits of having a video wall installed
Here at MagicInfo Services by ScreenCom, we do not provide hardware installation services. However, we do have extensive knowledge and experience working with any type of signage display, including video walls. If you'd like to get an idea about how multiple devices can be turned into a video wall, below you will find a short YouTube video about how to install a video wall with a daisy chain. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven't already done so. We regularly upload content showing how to use MagicINFO to make the most out of your digital signage projects. If you're interested in learning how to configure your video wall, check out our blog covering this topic.
Video walls are easily scalable turning into one immersive display
Now let's talk about the biggest benefit of having a video wall installed: the sleek look and feel. The latest technology developed by Samsung allows anyone choosing their hardware solutions is able to scale their video wall size up to 5x5, meaning up to 25 displays can be connected using simple daisy chain to create the world's first UHD video wall. Pretty impressive, no?
On top of all of this, the displays have UHD for an up-close immersive experience. Thanks to Samsung Color Expert technology, factory calibration is done to ensure there are no inconsistencies in color, maintaining the high quality of your content as it was designed. No need to worry whether your video wall will look good enough, as Samsung displays have a minimum accuracy of 90% local uniformity.
Nowadays, it is easier than ever to create and manage content for your video wall as Samsung displays already have a built-in player and are compatible with MagicINFO, the only digital signage solution you need to achieve your business goals. You can find more information about the different MagicINFO licenses and cloud subscriptions available on our website.
Video walls can have touch screens to offer an interactive customer experience
You can also use video walls to create interactive customer experiences by choosing touchscreen displays. These interactive video walls captivate audiences, encouraging them to engage with the displayed content and fostering a deeper connection with your brand. Touch screens bring a whole other level of engagement where graphics and/or information is triggered upon the touch of the screen or a portion of the screen.
Lastly, a video wall can be used for multi-source visualisation by displaying multiple sources of information simultaneously on a large, high-resolution canvas. This feature is particularly valuable in control rooms, command centers, or network operations centers, where real-time monitoring and analysis of various data streams are crucial. By leveraging a video wall controller, operators can combine feeds from multiple sources, such as surveillance cameras, live broadcasts, computer applications, and data visualisations, to create a comprehensive overview of the situation.
The flexibility of video walls allows for customisable layouts, resizing, and repositioning of individual sources as needed. This multi-source visualisation enhances situational awareness, facilitates collaboration, and enables informed decision-making in dynamic and data-intensive environments.
In today's blog, we learned what video walls are, touched upon some key differences between LED walls and video walls, and talked about the different uses of video walls and the benefits of having a video wall installed.
In conclusion, installing a video wall offers numerous advantages that can greatly enhance communication, engagement, and collaboration in a variety of settings. From captivating audiences with high-quality visuals to providing multisource visualization in control rooms, video walls have emerged as a versatile and powerful display solution. With their scalability, flexibility, and the potential for creating interactive customer experiences, video walls cater to the ever-evolving needs of businesses and organizations. As technology continues to advance, video walls will undoubtedly remain at the forefront of innovative display solutions, making them a valuable investment for those seeking to elevate their visual communication and overall user experience.
You have reached the end of today's blog. For more information on how to use digital signage and MagicINFO to level up your project schedule a meeting with one of our MagicINFO experts.
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