For most organizations, a video wall system is a considerable investment. So why spend the extra money when you could just use a single large display, a front projector, or a set of individual monitors?
It’s important to understand that a video wall system is an integrated solution: an array of high-resolution displays driven by a powerful processing and computing system called a video wall controller. So while a video wall behaves like a single display, the technology behind it is far more complex and powerful. A complete video wall system can deliver performance, flexibility, and interactivity that simply isn’t possible with more basic solutions.
Most video wall systems are built from professional-grade components, and some are specifically designed for 24/7, mission-critical environments. Consumer-grade projectors and displays use cheaper components and can’t provide the reliability or resilience of a video wall. Even high-end projectors require frequent maintenance and are vulnerable to vibration, humidity, and ambient light.
Maintenance of video walls
Because video walls are designed for maximum reliability and uptime, most have no consumable parts and require virtually no maintenance over years of operation. In contrast, projectors demand regular downtime to replace expensive lamps and light engines. While a video wall system may initially cost more than a projector, their low maintenance costs make them a more affordable solution in the long term.