An LED video wall is capable of some amazing effects, and can improve function and aesthetics in a variety of venues. These systems consist of several displays installed in close proximity to each other, usually in a grid-like arrangement. While it does take expertise in audio and visual technology and some extra infrastructure, it’s an effective way to get the look and function of a large screen without the problems that normally come with one. And opting for multiple displays instead of one oversized screen offers a number of creative applications, most of which are perfect for expansive public venues.
What can an LED video wall be used for?
First, it would be helpful to understand the limitations of a single large screen, as a multi-display installation is designed to combat these shortcomings. A single screen can only be built so large before it cannot maintain acceptable integrity.
An LED video wall, though, has none of these issues. With multiple displays, a system can retain ultra-high resolutions, which means the system can be used to create some striking images. Museums can use multiple displays to advertise an exhibit using huge imagery. Imagine a natural science museum displaying a life-size replica of a dinosaur that fills the entrance into the building. This is the kind of impact that a multi-display system can have. And because resolution is preserved, a venue can run an exhaustive list of event schedules and times that are all easy to read. This is a preferred tactic for airports, which need to continuously display arrival and departure times.
What makes these systems so artistically viable, though, is that each display can be independently controlled. This gives artists a lot of latitude in producing unique images, and can be used functionally in public venues as well. Both text and images, for example, can be run simultaneously while retaining resolution, giving designers a chance to create memorable advertising materials for a venue.
These impressive capabilities have made LED video wall technology a favorite choice for museums, airports, sports arenas, concert halls, theatres, galleries and public spaces. Nonprofits and marketers use them to grab attention and deliver a message. Businesses use them to communicate with customers and keep them occupied while waiting for assistance. There seems to be no limitation to the technology in the right hands.
An A/V expert should be contracted to select the right system and set it up, as it does take a lot physical support and networking to set up properly. Once installed, though, the technology will quickly prove it was worth it.