From trade shows and take-out menus to sporting events and stockholder meetings, creative video wall applications can make a bold statement about your brand, school spirit or organization’s message.
Advances in LED displays are constantly evolving, as well as the ways in which businesses and organizations use them. Where once digital signage and video walls were only accessible to large entities with sizable budgets, now businesses of almost any size can create an LED wall. This opens the door to a broad range of creative communications and marketing opportunities.
Creativity isn’t limited to a single screen, either. Using a multiple screen TV setup to build a video wall is not only a viable option, but it might also be ideal for your organization.
So, how do you make the right choice when it comes to a multi-screen TV wall? Keep reading — this informative guide will help with your multi-screen TV setup research.
What is a Multi-TV Screen Wall?
As the name suggests, a multi-TV screen wall uses multiple screens configured to work together to display dynamic content.
What is a Video Wall?
A traditional video wall is a large-format display designed to show a single feed of visual content.
Video Wall vs. Multi-TV Screen Wall
Multiple TV screen video walls offer the flexibility of being able to display multiple feeds simultaneously using different screens for each content feed. For example, multi-screen TV walls can function as a command center, showing real-time data from your most important sources. They can be used as a communications hub for your facility, offering a combination of vital information for visitors and employees. The possibilities are as big as your imagination.
A multi-TV screen wall gives you added flexibility and potentially lower costs depending on your needs, but you may be sacrificing the opportunity to present seamless, large-format content. Where a traditional video wall’s panels are designed for a near seamless viewing experience, a multi-TV screen video wall may appear far more “tiled.”
Costs will vary depending on the size and scope of your planned display. For some installations, a multi-TV video wall setup may prove more cost effective. You’ll want to consult with an AV professional to help you weight the benefits and drawbacks against your budget in order to maximize the impact of your video wall.
How to Set Up a Multi-Screen Video Wall
Once you’ve made a decision to install a multi-screen wall, you’ll want to consider a few important points before speaking with your AV consultant.
1. Determine your dimensions and the size needed
Consider the overall dimensions of your available space and how much you plan to devote to the multi-TV screen video wall.
2. Figure out how many displays you want in your video walls
While the size of your display area will ultimately determine how many displays will fit, you’ll want to maximize your available space and decide how you plan to use it. Perhaps you’re looking for a purely functional configuration. Or you want a long, ribbon-like display to draw the eye along a corridor. Or maybe you’re planning an asymmetrical display to add visual interest to a large wall.
3. Determine the wall’s location and how far away viewers will be
Calculate the aspect ratio of your video wall display. This is done by determining the width and height of your wall and displays. The viewing distance will affect the resolution required to present your content clearly.
4. Determine the content you’ll want to display
Are you planning an operations or communications hub, or are you looking to inform and entertain visitors and employees in public spaces? Perhaps wayfinding and brand awareness are your top priority.
5. Figure out if a seamless video wall or TV screens are a better option
An AV expert like DGI can go over the tradeoffs of cost and appearance for each option so you can make an informed decision. Reviewing the look, cost and project impact will help you decide on a path forward.
6. Source your equipment
A trusted AV professional can help you plan for all the equipment your multi-screen wall will need, including screens, a video controller, mounting equipment, cables and software.
7. Source your content
Does your business have in-house content creators and managers, or will you hire outside professionals? Some organizations choose to use specific content feed providers and services to ensure the perfect mix of evergreen and current content for their displays. You may also consider a solution like Seenspire to help you curate and source quality content for your display without hiring outside help.
Video Wall Example
Multi-TV Wall Example
Thinking about an LED wall setup? We can help!
With vibrant colors and the highest quality picture possible, LED video walls are an incredibly engaging way to share customized videos, images, scrolling text, live feeds and any other type of content you can imagine. LED walls are dynamic, durable, low maintenance and energy efficient, offering bright, crisp visuals to enhance your spaces.
For complex digital signage video walls consisting of multiple screens, it’s always a good idea to contact an AV consultant who can help with setup, ensuring you avoid potential pitfalls or unnecessary costs and delays. From design and build services to installation and ongoing support, DGI will help you implement the perfect multiple-TV-screen video wall solution for your needs.
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