What’s the Best Video Wall Solution?
LED video walls are comprised of Direct View LED displays (also called DV) that work together as a unit to display content as if it were a single screen. LED screens are incredibly efficient because each component is responsible for conducting and emitting its own light.
So, things are getting big…really big. Video walls aren’t just made for a giant billboard in New York, they can also be used in a variety of places where disseminating information is important and advertising is possible. This can include:
- Broadcasts on-air
- Concerts and events
Fortunately, there are a full range of digital signage technologies you can leverage for a video wall solution that works best for your business. Some of the key considerations before integrating a video wall solution should be:
- Ease of implementation
- Image quality
- Location (indoor vs. outdoor)
- Design flexibility
- Physical footprint
- Ease of maintenance and cost of repairs
- Viewing distance
One additional detail you need to consider is the type of digital signage hardware you will be using. Higher-resolution LED is quickly catching up to LCD in popularity due to a decrease in the cost of manufacturing.
The two best options for a video wall are direct view (DV) LED displays and ultra-narrow bezel LCDs. Before deciding on which works best for your video wall, you should understand the technologies and costs associated with each.
What is LED Display?
A wall of videos isn’t an easy thing to accomplish and it requires smaller units working together to create a bigger picture. Direct view LED displays are comprised of several smaller LED screens mounted on a flat panel. LED stands for “light-emitting diode” and unlike LCD screens, the LEDs in DV displays produce light themselves. Each LED acts as a tiny bulb that emits color when electrically engaged. Rather than backlighting the images, the LEDs are actually producing them.
DV LED displays originally started out as monochrome and were often used in outdoor digital signage. When RGB color LEDs hit the market in the late 90s, everything changed. DV LED is now the current leader in technology for digital signage and is advancing at a rate that puts it in direct competition with the pixel density of LCD video walls.