What Are the Main Components of a Video Wall?

Nothing looks better than a huge video wall in 4K or 8K. Imagine potential clients or customers walking into your building, and the first thing they see are those gorgeous high-definition digital images on the wall. Video walls are also great for internal use when you need to make company announcements or need large touchscreens in warehouses.

Today’s blog from our expert professional sound installers showcases the parts of a video wall that we put together to make a beautiful video wall that can leave a lasting impression on everyone who sees it.

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Display Panels

The most obvious components of a video wall system are the display panels. They are tiled together to make a seamless presentation. They also have bezeled edges that create minimal, almost undetectable lines between the individual displays. Or you can mount huge displays on walls for a completely seamless presentation. 

You have two main options for video wall displays, depending on your needs. You can purchase standard models from manufacturers, and we can wire and fit them together to work in concert with each other. Standard sizes range from 10 to 105 inches. Or you can select custom-made sizes from some top-of-the-line manufacturers like Samsung. If you didn’t know before, American Sound and Electronics specializes in Samsung equipment.

One of the best examples of a custom-made display panel is the video wall above the football field in So-Fi Stadium in Los Angeles. Called The Infinity Screen, it’s curved, weighs 2.2 million pounds, and can be seen from any angle in the stadium. It’s an awesome showcase for what a beautiful video wall can do as a high art form that makes a customer experience the best it can possibly be.

Projectors can also be used for a video wall. However, LED displays create the best high-resolution canvas for your visual content. We can install flat, curved, and even three-dimensional shapes for your atrium or large wall.

Mounting Hardware & Cables 

Along with the actual displays, there is the mounting hardware and wires. The mounting hardware depends on the size and weight of your video wall. If your displays are suspended from the ceiling or come out of the floor for standalone models, the mounting hardware will be more complicated. For wall-mounted models, we’ll need to test the infrastructure of the wall to determine how best to mount the displays.

After the mounting hardware, we focus on the cables. There are two sets of cables: one for power and one for information transmission. Because the displays have HD-quality images, we strongly recommend hardwiring all of them to the internet network in your building rather than using wireless communications.

Dedicated Processor 

There is a lot of information going to your video wall. It takes a dedicated processor to handle all visual data going to the displays. Processors translate data from the cables to the wall, how the images flow along the wall, and how long the units operate.

You can control the dedicated processor with specialized software. Custom software can handle display-only information and interactive video screens where people can change the information displayed based on their preferences through a touchscreen interface. You can access the software on your dedicated system to create content, automate tasks, and perform data analysis. You can also monitor the video wall remotely.

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Ready for world-class video walls?

American Sound & Electronics, with offices in Cincinnati and Louisville (with Indianapolis coming soon), can install world-class professional video walls for any facility and venue, whether you’ve got a sports arena, football stadium, church sanctuary, or bar with a dozen televisions.
Call us at (859) 261-9024 for more information on what our team can do for you.

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What Is a Seamless Video Wall? How Does Your Business Get One?

The popularity of video walls has increased exponentially in recent years due to their ability to deliver consistent, high-quality videos and images, minimal maintenance, and scalability. If you’re wondering what a seamless video wall is and how you can get one, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a quick explanation from the experts at American Sound & Electronics.

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What is a seamless video wall?

A seamless video wall is an LCD or LED wall display that is compact, slim, and lightweight, but that can still cover a broad and sizable area. It’s designed to display large images without any gaps between the panels by merging the pixels between the displays where they meet on the edges. They can be used in many different environments, such as corporate offices, retail stores, restaurants, network operation centers, simulation rooms, concert venues, and much more.

One of the main benefits of these video walls is that they are designed to run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with very minimal maintenance. 

However, they also have many other benefits for companies, including:

  • Outstanding image quality with bright and vivid colors for a better and more consistent viewing experience
  • Improved visibility of your business’s message
  • Reliable and consistent signage
  • High video quality scalable to any size
  • Good for indoor or outdoor environments
  • Custom configurations to meet a variety of business needs

How do I get a seamless video wall for my business?

The easiest way to get a video wall for your business is to order one directly from the manufacturer online. You’ll want to consider your budget, as the cost for a video wall can range from around $5,000 for a smaller display to $30,000 or more for a large, complex configuration. You’ll also want to factor in the cost of mounting hardware (if it’s sold separately) and professional installation.

When you order a seamless video wall online and have it shipped to your business, the manufacturer can also help you plan and build a video wall that is specific to your space and budget, so you’ll have guidance along the way.

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Need a seamless video wall for your business?

Please call (859) 261-9024 or contact American Sound & Electronics online to speak with a knowledgeable team member. We can help you visualize, design, and install a seamless video wall for your conference room, business, showroom, or another use case. Call today to get started!

8K UHD: What You Need to Know From American Sound

You’ve seen DVD and home video technology evolve over the years. First, there was HD (high-definition). Now stores are filled with 4K UHD (ultra-high-definition) movies. There’s a new standard on the horizon: 8K UHD. What does this mean? American Sound explains.

8K: Four Times 4K

Four plus four is eight, right? That’s not quite how it works in digital imagery. 8K UHD has a resolution of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels, which is quadruple the number of pixels per square inch in a 4K UHD television monitor at 3,840 by 2,160 pixels. 

8K UHD resolution packs four times more pixels than 4K UHD and 16 times more than 1080p resolution. Do you want to see 8K in action? American Sound has a new 98” 8k display in our conference room. With AI upscaling technology exclusively from Samsung, you’ll be blown away by what it can do. 

More Than Higher Resolution

When you zoom in on a shot from far away, the resolution and clarity of the shot lowers in quality, usually. 8K UHD solves that problem. For moviemakers and videographers, cameras that shoot with 8K UHD allow them to take wider shots and more far-away shots. In post-production, editors can go into a particular frame, zoom in on an element, and then improve the resolution of that element. You don’t lose any pixels by zooming in. There is no such thing as a grainy shot with 8K UHD. AI upscaling with 8K UHD takes footage made in a lower resolution and converts it to 8K.

8K UHD in Your Building

Imagine a beautiful drone shot of your facility. It soars from the front door to the roof and around back. Along the way, the drone takes footage of people waving, walking to their cars, and sitting on the patio just outside of your break room. Rather than needing to zoom in to get close-ups of people’s faces, the drone maintains a safe distance. In post-production, an editor zooms in on Steve waving happily. Stacy looks radiant as she’s talking to Jenny on the patio. Some high-end drones can already shoot in 8K UHD video. American Sound can work with you to bring 8K footage to life on a huge monitor or a video wall.

Other Applications

8K UHD has other applications. Consider telemedicine. Doctors may need to perform complicated surgeries, and they need to consult with experts in other countries. Improved camera resolutions allow surgeons to see very small things with greater clarity. How about research and development with a foreign client? Let’s say you’re manufacturing a new line of parts, and you need input from a team in Germany. 8K UHD footage and monitors can show you details in a part you might not have been able to see otherwise. When visual clarity is a must, 8K monitors are the next logical step.

Video Walls & 8K UHD by American Sound

You can make a dynamic first impression on everyone who walks into your facility when you have an incredible 8K video wall in your lobby. Contact American Sound & Electronics or call (859) 261-9024 for more on our 8K UHD display video wall capabilities. Better yet, make an appointment to come by and see it for yourself. We’d be happy to show you.

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