Video Walls

Halls And Malls And Video Walls


For those that still recall leaning forward in their armchairs in order to get a clearer view of the newly-purchased and well-loved, 36 cm black and white TV screen, the new generation of home entertainment systems must seem like little short of a miracle. Take today’s pretty average 102 cm flat screens, however, and then multiply that by the first number you can think of and you may begin to get close to the potential of the awesome video walls that have begun appearing in and around our cities.

This new and totally fascinating technology is the answer to an audio-visual technician’s prayer. It involves tiling together an almost unlimited number of computer monitors, television sets or projection displays to create a single gigantic display in either landscape or portrait format. In fact, using certain specially designed screens it is even possible to create cylindrical, cubical and displays in all manner of geometric shapes.

Economical and Versatile

It is this extreme versatility of video walls that has been mainly responsible for their rapid proliferation, particularly for advertising. Although it is certainly possible to manufacture individual screens of far larger sizes than those that are currently available and even to create them in special shapes, it is not economical to do so and creating large displays by tiling or interlocking smaller units is by far the cheaper option.

The TV screens generally available include LED, LCD and Plasma types and, while the latter is best suited for indoor use, both liquid crystal and light emitting diode technologies used in video walls are well able to meet the demands of daylight viewing in a wide variety of outdoor venues.

Making a Great Game Even More Interesting

One very popular outdoor venue at which these units have now become a common sight is the sports stadium. Particularly in the case of rugby and cricket, they enable spectators to share in the outcomes of TMO decisions and, along with soccer fans, to relive the excitement of a game-changing goal, try or boundary.

You Can’t Even See the Joins

Because video walls are made up of individual screens, one might expect to see gaps between them that could spoil the effect. In practice, most use units with bezels that measure only a few millimetres and are, essentially invisible when viewed from a comfortable distance.

High resolution and contrast offers clarity both at a distance and in high levels of ambient light. Shopping malls, exhibition halls, conferences, museums and municipal offices around the world now rely on this technology to get their messages across.

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