Video walls seem to be popping up everywhere these days. It isn’t hard to see why—they have been eye-catching and extremely engaging ever since they were first introduced in the 1980s, but back then their phenomenal cost limited them to a few specific applications. Modern technology has made video walls more cost-efficient; enabling their use for almost any application.
Digital signs and billboards are highly engaging and work to catch the eye of passers-by like no other technology can. That allows them to deliver a commercial message quickly and effectively even amid the clamor of distractions, and it also allows them to deliver critical safety and directional information as well. This makes video wall technology ideal for a huge variety of industries and use-cases including retail, airports, hospitals, financial institutions, universities and educational settings, live events, hospitality and entertainment, and many more. They are also implemented in the service industry, particularly Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) as menus and interactive information board.
There are so many ways to plan and implement a video wall that it can be hard to talk about a single, standard traditional approach:
- Some video wall vendors add video cards to PC's which are then used to control video walls.
- Other video wall controllers are built on proprietary hardware with multiple built-in video outputs.
- Another approach to deploying video walls is to synchronize multiple players on the back of each display.
Deploying a video wall can be an overwhelming experience, which is why Userful offers a solution that is simple, high performance and flexible.
Video wall solutions are usually associated with big enterprises and high expenses. But now it has come a time when flexibility in a solution plays a huge role in getting the best out of your video wall, and that includes displays too.
We often get asked about using inexpensive consumer-grade TVs for video walls. The Userful video-wall product is one of the few cost-effective options that supports using any display (or a mix of displays) to create a video wall. So the question naturally arises: when can you safely take advantage of the substantial cost savings of using consumer TVs versus commercial displays for your video wall?
What's the best display option for your video wall?