Video walls provide an image using several displays or video projectors, all creating a single image or multiple images, depending on the specific needs. The sizes and resolution of the video wall vary. There are several misconceptions about video walls that cause individuals and businesses to steer away from incorporating this incredible technology; here are four common ones.
There is No Difference Between TV and Video Wall Displays
Video wall displays and televisions differ primarily in the size of the bezel. Displays have an ultra-narrow bezel to limit the amount of space between the image(s). In addition, video wall displays are typically run 24/7, so they are built to be rugged and withstand constant use. They also have multiple commercial inputs, such as DVI, and include “daisy-chain” capability, allowing them to be wired together and signals sent in sequence or in a ring.
Video Walls are Only for Large Businesses
Video walls are available for use in homes and businesses of any size. The design of the video wall allows for choosing the specific size desired based on several factors. The size of the room is an important deciding factor when choosing to incorporate a video wall into a home or business: selecting large televisions or monitors and using a high number of screens in a ten foot square room is not likely to produce the best results.
As a rule, larger businesses have been using the technology of video walls for a longer period of time, which is one of the main reasons why many people believe that video walls are only for large businesses. In reality, small businesses, hotels, houses of worship and even individuals can and have created video walls with ease.
Video Walls are Difficult to Set Up
The technology of the video wall has been available for some time now, but many consumers still do not have high volumes of knowledge about the technology. This has created the false notion that the set up and operation of a video wall system is difficult. In fact, most individuals can install a video wall by following the directions in a few hours with the proper equipment. Because video wall installation does not require extreme technical experience, your marginally tech-savvy consumers interested in saving on the cost of a professional installation can usually manage the project themselves.
LCD Technology Will Be Replaced in The Near Future
LCD displays provide several benefits for video wall technology, including low maintenance, competitive pricing and easy serviceability. When compared to the more expensive plasma and projection alternatives, the low maintenance cost and easy serviceability of LCD’s make it the most cost-effective choice on the market today. Even when new video wall display technologies are created (and they will be), the benefits of LCD’s will likely continue to flourish as a lower cost option. However, in some situations such as live events at concerts and stadiums, projection screens are used for very large video walls.
Why Use Opticomm-EMCORE’s EVE-HD & EVD-HD for Low Cost Video Walls?
The Eclipse HD (EVE-HD & EVD-HD) by Opticomm-EMCORE is a cost-efficient, high-quality video distribution solution. This low-cost encoder/decoder system provides for visually lossless transmission, processing, switching and routing of HDMI 1.3, 5.1 channel audio, RS-232 data and USB 2.0 HID keyboard/mouse over a dedicated Gigabit Ethernet network.
Eclipse HD allows for connecting and switching any number of HD video sources, up to 1080p or 1920×1200, such as Blue-ray or DVD players, satellite receivers, laptops, cameras and cable boxes, along with audio, IR and RS-232 signals, to displays up to 100 meters (330 feet) away in a point-to-point configuration. Point-to-multipoint Eclipse systems can be extended hundreds of meters using copper, or even longer distances using fiber and stacking Ethernet switches. They provide full cross-point matrix switching capabilities along with USB KVM support for remote KVM applications.