There are more reasons than I can name for you to want a seamless video wall, but regardless of what it is, the big question that is how do you create a seamless video wall for your office, digital signage, trade show display or whatever other purpose you have. In this article we’re going to try and discuss a few of the basics that you need to know when you put together a video wall system, and how you can create a seamless video wall display that will attract business from new prospects that will be amazed at just how stunning your display is.
There are essentially 2 types of jumbo displays that your company can use to impress your perspective clients. You have single monitor displays and multiple monitor displays. The difference is just like it probably sounds. When you have a single monitor jumbo display you actually have a truly seamless display, which is what most people are after. Depending on what monitor or unit you are using, this can be extremely high resolution, despite being extremely large. There are a number of makers that make very large displays that can be used for this type of display. NEC is known for their stunning color and the technology that they use behind it. That’s probably why they are such a popular choice for multiple monitor computer systems. The problem with NEC is that they tend to be on the expensive side of things. For example, they offer quite a stunning 82-inch display (completely seamless of course.) It’s price, on sale, is just under $50,000. That’s quite a purchase regardless of how big your company is, so it’s important to be sure that you’re looking for a true seamless monitor before making this purchase.
On the flip side of things, the other style of video wall that is available is a wall using multiple monitors that are connected through a central unit. There are certainly pros and there are certainly cons to using this type of system over the single monitor seamless video wall. Probably my favorite pro about using a multiple monitor system is that you can scale this system much easier than using a true seamless. The multiple monitor system is setup up really one of 2 ways. The options are either a central computer, which controls the monitors individually by using certain software and a special video card that allows multiple outputs, or by using a stand-alone controller. If you are looking for the least expensive route, then using a stand-alone controller is probably your best option. A controller such the iVu9 pro will allow for up to 9 outputs and multiple different monitor arrangements, giving you the flexibility to setup the monitors however you choose.
The biggest drawback to using a multiple monitor setup is that it’s not a truly seamless, and the closer to seamless you go, the more expensive the monitors may end up costing you. It really all comes down to bezel size. On most monitors the bezel is around ½ to ¾ of an inch. However, there are special monitors that you can purchase that have a bezel that is much smaller and significantly less noticeable. You can use these and create a super stunning display for 1/10 of the cost that you would pay for the seamless NEC 82-inch monitor. Depending on your application and whether or not you need a truly seamless monitor, this may be a better option for you. It really just depends on your overall needs.
Regardless of what you decide, setting up your seamless video wall or your near seamless video wall will be a boon for your business. You’ll appreciate the additional business that having a video wall setup will bring your company. There are a few choices to make when you’re setting up your video wall, but you ultimately know what’s best for your business and a custom solution that’s right for you can only be determined after you examine all the facts. Seamless or semi-seamless, a video wall is going to help improve your business, it’s a guarantee.