Video walls have come a long way in a short time. Once recognized mainly as a solution for commercial and retail spaces, they are gaining steam as an effective collaboration tool for businesses. Because video walls are employed for a wide variety of applications, there is far from a one-size-fits-all solution. There are countless options and many ways by which to design a video wall system. To help you find the best solution for your needs and space, video conferencing solutions provider, IVCi, shares the following tips:
Size. The size of the room, the wall, and the room in general impacts the viewing experience. Companies should strive to select a video wall that is powerful enough to handle all the demands of the system without making viewing difficult.
Color and brightness. Keeping in mind that video walls are not meant to be viewed by standing right in front of the screen, color and brightness become a factor as well. Understanding color and brightness options will help organizations predict the user experience, so they can pick the option that best conveys their content. It’s important that brightness is uniform across all the screens, and that the system has auto-brightness and color balance features so they can remain well-matched over time.
Level of maintenance. Some video walls may seem like a relatively inexpensive upfront investment, but can carry maintenance costs that make them extremely costly over time. If a video wall requires frequent maintenance, it may disrupt performance at inconvenient times. LED tiles can have a lifespan of six years or more and are very energy efficient, making them a good choice for high reliability, low maintenance, and low upkeep costs.
Video wall controls. Video wall controllers are necessary to manage content and displays across multiple screens. It is important to select a system that is flexible, user-centric, and enables collaboration. Many solutions can be managed with mobile and networked technology, making them a seamless fit into the other integrated pieces of a company’s network.