Certainly, Video Walls get a lot of exposure and attention; with their large-scale (to put it mildly, in some cases) format, they are literally designed to capture the eyes and minds of every attendee that passes. However, behind the scenes, there is a great deal more work involved than simply bigger is better. How can Event Planners ensure that their video wall rental is the right fit for their circumstances—that the installation makes the most of this technology’s potential?
Portrait or Landscape?
As a linked configuration of individual screens, one of the first questions that an Event Planner may ask is whether they want to hold with the conventional orientation (landscape) or break with tradition—surprising attendees with the unexpected. Most of us have high-resolution widescreen televisions in our homes, but they’re NEVER used in portraitpositioning. Oftentimes, this split-second reaction—recognizing something familiar, but in an unfamiliar usage—is enough to catch our notice; from there, your incredible content can do its work!
Pick a Grid . . . Any Grid!
Video walls are installed upon ANY grid formation, beginning with 2×2. Our account executives and technical advisors are accustomed to offering up the ideal suggestions for an individual business’ signage needs. These professionals can easily assist with the following questions that lead to an optimized product, placement, and installation for the content that needs to be presented:
- What is the size of the viewing area?
- What are the dimensions of the display space?
- What content will be delivered, and what is the source of this content?
- What are the format and dimensions of the display material?
- What configuration offers the best viewing arrangement?
- What installation practices are needed for the precise setting?
Here are just a few of the locations and circumstances that are enhanced by video walls:
- Corporate conference rooms
- Educational settings
- Government locations
- Entertainment venues
- Video conferencing settings
- Healthcare applications
- Board Rooms
- Retail establishments
- Product launches
- Trade Shows
Scalability is Paramount
Selecting the orientation, size, and configuration can be fun and creative—then it’s time to let the experts take over, making certain that the precise content is displayed to the utmost advantage. Seamless LED/LCD video walls are scalable, so they can be adapted in many ways—delivering the ideal performance for any application. With a wide selection of individual screens to comprise the seamless video wall, there is a vast selection of options that work to customize the appearance of the screen as a whole.
Most importantly, a video wall requires the right server (or servers) and software, both of which must be designed to handle and support multiple screens; furthermore, the system needs to accept diverse input types, such as VGA, DVI, HDMI, Display Port, Component HD, and Standard definition devices—allowing for full control over your images from any source or location, at any size, or at any point in the video wall.
Video wall controls should be user-friendly and offer an extremely intuitive interface—allowing a presenter to regulate the content at their discretion; however, considering the natural complexity of having multiple screens acting as a single unit, it’s wise to have any video wall display programmed by an expert. Just as a single excellent image portrayed across a video wall makes a huge impact, unfortunately, mistakes made upon a video wall make a big impact as well. The content displayed will play out on a grand scale—be certain that you have expert advice to ensure that your content reveals itself in perfection!