When your business needs video, and you need to build a video wall, do you know where to start? It can be a little overwhelming to think of everything that goes into video wall planning, design and installation, but don’t worry. We’ve got your back. Here is a short guide to some of the important considerations when preparing to build a video wall.
What Are Your Display Needs?
First of all, an effective video wall requires consideration of your display needs. You must determine the resolution requirements, the level of optimum brightness, what type of ambient light could affect the visual, and what types of images you want to display.
The imagery is a critical consideration, as it will help determine the rest of your display needs. Do you need to look at highly detailed images? Will your team be looking at the display from a short or long range? How pixelated can the images be and still be effective? These are all important factors in your control room design and requirements of the video panels.
What Type of Content Will You Display?
Furthermore, this one can be confusing. Aren’t all video images created equal? The answer is no. What the content is and the usage of it can determine the equipment needed for the room design. Things such as real-time or pre-programmed material can have an impact, as can the amount of content, and even the hours of operation. How many hours each day will the video wall be in use? If it’s 24/7, the equipment needs to be up to the task, with fail-safes to prevent any downtime.
It’s Not Just About the Video Wall
When you’re building a wall of video display, you have to consider more than just the imagery. A video wall is only as good as its supporting spaces. What keeps the machinery in motion? Consider these points:
● Electrical needs for wiring and connectivity – you can’t display video without a connection to its source, not to mention a power supply.
● Software needs – video doesn’t run in a vacuum. The types of software needed, and the machines to run it on, must have a place in the room layout and design.
● Control panels – to run the video panels and control the content, you must have control panels and workstations. Plan for the space needed for the team.
● Environmental impacts – what is the environment around the system? Will there be excessive humidity or extreme temperatures? Keep these factors in mind when designing the space.
● Other technology – what other technology will appear in the space, and will it need integration into the functionality of the video capabilities? Understanding this will be critical to successful design.
In conclusion, preparing to build a video wall of images can’t be a ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ operation. If what you want is a video wall, planning is key. So, for the right team to build a video wall your business can rely on, contact our team of pros at Fountainhead Control Rooms by calling 404-990-3748 or by visiting us online today.