Video walls can be interactive, promotional, informational, and always eye-catching. If you’re remodeling or designing an office and are in need of a great addition to your space, a video wall is a must-have. But selecting the right video wall for your needs isn’t a decision to be made lightly – knowing a few things about the different types of video walls can help make sure you get the most out of your investment.
To begin, it can be helpful to consider a few things about what you need from your video wall – after all the best option will vary depending on things like your budget and control room. Do you need one input or multiple inputs? Are you placing it in an area like a shopping mall, retail store, or trade shows? And do you need a single screen or multiple screens? These questions can help our team narrow down your best options and find the best solution for your video wall project.
Read on to learn more about the different types of video walls and how they can transform your workplace.
LED displays are the most popular and common form of video wall. They’re made of thousands of small LED lights that change color depending on the amount of voltage they receive. The resolution of an LED video wall depends on the size of the pixels and the distance between them (called pixel pitch). In other words, high-resolution LED screens have more pixels that are more densely packed. Because of this, higher-resolution LED video walls are usually more costly than other options.
These walls come with many benefits, including the fact that they are durable and can withstand a wide range of humidity and temperature, making them a great option if your workplace needs durable display technologies. Additionally, they can be formed to any size, meaning they are much more customizable than other video wall types. Finally, LED video wall displays are seamless and multiple panels can create an entire video wall, for example. However, because of these features, they tend to be more costly.
LCD video walls work by squeezing a layer of liquid crystal between two pieces of glass. When electricity to applied to the crystal, it alters to allow light to pass through, resulting in an image. The crystal itself needs to be backlit, usually by tiny LED lights. This process improves image quality over traditional LED panels. An LCD screen can be ideal for video display or large video walls because of its crystal clear picture – they can also achieve high brightness, making them even more noticeable in well-lit areas like shopping malls.
These types of walls are durable and can run for 24 hours a day, making them extremely low maintenance. They can also have high resolution, making them ideal for digital signage or instances where image quality is essential. Finally, LCD panels tend to be lower in cost and can be great for a budget-friendly large display wall or video wall display.
A rear projection system comprises a mirror and projector inside a closed cube to reduce ambient light. The projector focuses light onto the mirror, reflecting onto a display screen. A video wall is created by stacking these cubes to create a single wall – however, these heavy cubes cannot be wall mounted, so they must be placed in a recessed space.
A benefit of these cubes is that they can be placed and arranged into different shapes to fit a flat or curved screen. These types of video wall technology is not ideal for areas of high brightness but can offer great picture quality for an entire wall. It may be best if you want a lower tech video wall but still maintain good display quality.
Overall, each type of video wall has its own advantages and disadvantages. The right video wall solution for your needs will be based on your space, budget, and design preferences. If you are interested in discussing your options for video wall displays, please reach out to AD Solutions today! We have a variety of convenient locations across Florida.