Video walls are monitors that have been linked together to form a connecting display. In effect, the larger screen is pieced together using the individual monitors. The result is a single, massive display that serves large rooms in various personal and professional capacities.
The types of video walls vary by cost and need, and range from LCD screens and laser screens to rear-projection screens. The technology behind a video wall can be very complex, and requires professional installation and programming. However, they are very user friendly, and do not require any kind of continuous upkeep.
To control these walls, special processors are employed that operate with either physical hardware or software systems. These controllers regulate the settings and are instrumental in splitting the display across multiple screens. The screens used in video wall configurations are specially designed to be stacked and connected to other monitors and minimize the space between them. This creates an illusion of one, cohesive display. Any number of screens can be linked together, depending on a client’s needs. An even number of monitors is required to give the appearance of one large screen. Some configurations for conference rooms or meeting areas feature four to six screens. The largest wall in the world at Singapore’s Suntec Convention Center features 664 LED screens. However, any number of connected monitors is sure to have an immediate impact on a client or customer.
There are many benefits to using video walls in the context of business communication and marketing. Besides being impressive for clients and patrons, they make crucial displays larger for conference rooms and meeting rooms. This technology is far more effective than a projection screen for large displays because:
- They require little to no maintenance
- They give uniform picture quality and resolution across all screens
- No ceiling limitations
- Overall lower cost
Another huge benefit of video walls is their ability to feature different displays on individual screens, if needed. This can be very handy in business settings for presenting multiple graphs or slides of information at once.
Video walls can be valuable for any company looking to exhibit information, presentations, or streams to large groups of people of various population sizes. Many public places employ these large, connected displays, including airports, stadiums, concert venues, and malls. Some of these walls include touch screens, making the displays an interactive and intuitive experience. The large displays can also be used as effective advertising tools. Visual components of ad campaigns can be exhibited in large venues to dazzle and catch the eyes of potential consumers.
Any business or venue using this technology is sure to be among the most technologically advanced in their field, and the benefits of large, high-resolution displays are sure to show themselves immediately, no matter what a company’s needs are.