Companies across the globe struggle with communication and the distribution of information every single day. Centralizing information can combat communication disruption and can help boost productivity, but how can you do this? Well, look no further! Video walls can unify your colleagues with one central point of communication, eliminating misinterpretation with your very own mission control center.
Scratching your head at the thought of a video wall? Don’t panic, we’re going to take you through an in-depth guide to video walls, how to use them, why they’re important, and answer some frequently asked questions.
So, whether you’re an AV know-it-all, or just starting out, stay tuned to find out how to use video wall technology in your company!
What is a video wall?
A video wall is a collection of screens that group together to display one or multiple coherent images. The image quality is the sum total of the individual screen’s resolution. Video walls are at the forefront of information technology and can transform your office into a mission control centre.
Video walls are also totally customisable, meaning they can be as big and sophisticated as you require.
You may have even seen or benefitted from a video wall once or twice before! Anyone who has been inside a train station or stadium will recognise large screens that display platform, departure times and destinations to clarify information for passengers. Well, this is a prime example of a video wall!
How do they operate?
Video walls operate using sophisticated technology known as processors or controllers. Controllers allow users to create complex AV projects by processing input signals and displaying them across the screens.
Controllers allow users to incorporate visual, sound and effects into their projects, as well as streaming web content, connecting to security systems and revolutionising conference rooms.
Users have total control over their video wall technology experience by electing a kit that tailors to their specific requirements. If you’d like to browse a full range of video controllers, check out our stock. DEXON Systems helps you to see if you can optimise your video wall experience today!
Video walls operate using multiple different monitors too. Below we’ve compiled a guide to the types of video walls with their benefits to help you make the right decision for your business.
LCD panels are the most traditional type of video wall and are typically more inexpensive on the market. LCD panels offer a somewhat seamless display but are broken up by harsh borders between screens. This option is also one of the least energy-efficient video walls, but may be more suited to users with less sophisticated requirements.
Rear-projected cube displays offer a seamless effect by integrating projection with the screen. This option is made up of small cubes, offering less breaks in images, potentially improving user experience. Rear-projected cubes are great for large displays for users who require a totally borderless experience.
LED panels offer a bright and uninterrupted image, suited for the display of still images. LED technology created high definition and bright displays, more suited for shop windows, large billboards or potentially museums and educational institutions.
What are the benefits?
Everyone is guilty of occasionally falling asleep in a conference room, and who can blame us? Conference rooms start to feel like lectures when you’re staring at one person talking for hours on end, but with video walls, that’s all about to change. Video walls can turn your conference rooms into an interactive experience with the chance to isolate different parts of the screen to interact with remote attendees.
You can also stream web-based content on your video wall, so conference rooms can be broken up with a spontaneous video or two!
Let’s face it, there is nothing more impressive than having a giant screen in your office. But forgetting the vanity for a moment, impressive sights can do a lot for your business. A business that looks like it takes communication seriously is one that brings in more clients. Investing in video wall technology places you at the forefront of workplace innovation which boosts your company profile and is sure to turn some heads.
Breakdowns in communication are one of the leading causes of productivity bottle-neck at work. Miscommunication can usually be attributed to misinterpretation or errors in passing down information. Video walls eliminate the need for middle men and distribute all necessary information from one place.
When everyone receives information in the same form at the same time, there is less of a chance for miscommunication. Gone are the days of paraphrasing emails and company announcements!
We all know how important security is at your office. Businesses now store incredible valuable items in their workspaces, making them vulnerable to criminal activity. With video walls, business owners can have a well-rounded view of their entrances and exits. Video processors can connect to your security camera system and stream all activity on your video wall.
Not only does this look cool and like something out of a spy-film, you now have peace of mind and full protection of any vulnerable points in your office space.
Video walls are not a one-size-fits-all type of technology. Users can optimize their experience by choosing equipment specifically tailored to their project requirements. This is beneficial as it means that you don’t have to invest in any kit that you don’t have to. How cool is that?
There you have it! your complete guide to using video wall technology at your company. Make sure you check out the Dexon website to see if you can get your hands on some video wall kit.
Video walls are a great addition to your workplace and can really revolutionize how you and your colleagues interact and track progress day-to-day.
Frequently asked questions
What is a video wall?
A video wall is a collection of screens that display one or multiple coherent images where the quality is the sum total of the individual screen’s resolution. Video walls can be used in offices, sports stadiums, transportation hubs and homes where information and user interactivity is paramount.
What kind of technologies are available?
There are numerous video wall technologies, and users benefit from choosing between rear-projected cubes, LCD and LED monitors which offer unique experiences. Users can also select which type of processor, matrix and switches they use based on their project requirements and how advanced it is.
How to get the best out of video walls?
Users can optimise their experience by investing in video wall technologies that are specifically suited to their needs. This means electing the correct matrix, switches and processors that allow them to display web content, connect to security systems, conduct conferencing and provide live information in their office space.