Tech providers on successful video wall displays

What is the biggest challenge colleges and universities tend to have with creating video walls and what advice can you offer to help overcome that challenge?
By: | Issue: April/May, 2019
April 10, 2019
Since a video wall was installed in the library at Connecticut College in 2015 (right), it has been used by more than 1,000 students in about 80 different classes.Since a video wall was installed in the library at Connecticut College in 2015 (right), it has been used by more than 1,000 students in about 80 different classes.

“Video walls are challenging since they come in different shapes, sizes, and configurations. The best way to overcome this? Choose platforms that can support the basic requirements—including multi-channel 4K/HD, physical/IP capture, streaming, recording, and display—and are versatile enough to be deployed anywhere on campus, whether it be in classrooms or in high-traffic areas.” —Fadhl Al-Bayaty, business development manager, Matrox Graphics Inc.

“Challenges exist with bringing properly prepared content to the video wall. It doesn’t have to be complex, it can be as simple as playing content from a USB stick. Another challenge is keeping the displays calibrated and in-synch. Simple tools like a digital camera and a software-equipped PC can be used, which automatically calibrate the displays, keeping the content vibrant, clear and crisp.” —Rudolf Vitti, senior product manager, Professional Displays – Visual Systems, Panasonic

“The biggest hurdle is always budget. Often, a decision is primarily made on price, and performance is secondary.  So, for our team, it’s important to explain to our partners and customers why they should choose our technology over another.” —Dave Barletta, sales manager, Technical Solutions Group, Christie

“One of the biggest challenges is creating displays that can be controlled and managed entirely through the lectern. Utilizing nine 55-inch LG LV75A thin-bezel displays, the University of Idaho created a 3×3 video wall for students.” —Garry Wicka, head of marketing at LG Electronics USA Business Solutions

“Colleges and universities have a variety of often incompatible visual information streams to view, manage, and share. They also present unique challenges and requirements for the physical video wall display space. Choosing a platform that consolidates disparate systems into a single interface for large-scale visualization is important for efficiency and stability.” —Kyle Evilsizor, digital marketing manager, CineMassive Displays

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