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 specializes in world-class 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, with offices in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Phoenix, and Louisville, 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.