What are video walls used for?

What are video walls used for?

Video walls seem to be popping up everywhere these days. It isn’t hard to see why – they have been eye-catching and extremely engaging ever since they were first introduced in the 1980s, but back then their phenomenal cost limited video walls to a few specific applications. Modern video wall technology has become more cost-efficient, enabling their use in almost any application.

Video walls to engage audiences

Digital signs and billboards are highly engaging and work to catch the eye of passers-by like no other technology can. That allows them to deliver a commercial message quickly and effectively even amid the clamor of distractions, and it also allows them to deliver critical safety and directional information as well. This makes video walls ideal for a huge variety of industries and use-cases including retail, airports, hospitals, financial institutions, universities and educational settings, live events, hospitality and entertainment, and many more. Digital signage and video walls are also implemented in the service industry, particularly Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) as menus and interactive information board.

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LCD VS LED, which one to use?

LCD VS LED, which one to use?

Are you looking at embracing the video wall solution? Deciding on the display type to use might be an issue you need to resolve before embarking on the project. Nowadays, there are many display technologies out there in the market with each one trying to make its footprint!

LCD and LED are two technologies that have positively made a mark in the display world. A comprehensive look at the features and benefits of these two technologies could be of great help to video wall buyers towards making a choice that best meets their need.

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Mounting Artistic Video Walls

Mounting Artistic Video Walls

At this point we probably are all very familiar with the impact a video wall can generate. Gone are the days when people were easily “Wowed!” by digital signs and individual displays. Video walls have since taken over as the new tour de force in public display, digital signage and audience engagement.

But as video walls spread, those who really want to stand out from the crowd have been looking for new ways to get back people’s attention and engage with their audience. One of the most visually appealing ways to do this is an artistic video wall.

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Integrate digital displays into your space: Balance aesthetics and functionality

Integrate digital displays into your space: Balance aesthetics and functionality

Digital signage has become a pivotal element in our everyday lives, a key medium for delivering information, engaging customers and promoting a brand. Digital displays are everywhere you go—restaurants, hotels, airports, malls, retail stores. However, if you think digital signage is about simply displaying your message, think again.

Digital displays are a way to create an exciting, engaging and unique aesthetics and turning a visit to a restaurant, store or hotel into an experience. Digital displays can be deployed in ways that are functional, engaging and visually stunning for an aesthetically pleasing experience. This is often called “techorating” which is a mix between technology and decor. It’s about integrating display technologies, digital signage and even projection systems with the overall decorative theme of a room or building to promote a brand, transform a shopper’s experience or engage with an audience in a new way.

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5 Key Tips for Successfully Deploying Your Video Wall

5 Key Tips for Successfully Deploying Your Video Wall

There are many variables that can make or break your video wall deployment. Being prepared is the best way to both impress your audience without breaking the bank. 

Here at Userful, we have helped hundreds of businesses deploy video walls, and have encountered just about every challenge, hurdle, roadblock--and opportunity there is.

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How to Make a Video Wall: 10 Tips

There are so many ways to plan and implement a video wall that it can be hard to talk about a single, standard traditional approach:

Some video wall vendors add video cards to PC's which are then used to control video walls. Other video wall controllers are built on proprietary hardware with multiple built-in video outputs. Another approach to deploying video walls is to synchronize multiple players on the back of each display.

Deploying a video wall can be an overwhelming experience, which is why Userful offers a solution that is simple, high performance and flexible.

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Reclaiming the "Wow Factor" of Modern Video Wall Solutions

Reclaiming the "Wow Factor" of Modern Video Wall Solutions

Half of the purpose of using digital signage is capturing people’s attention. The other half is delivering powerful visual communication. But with the proliferation of digital displays, it’s harder and harder to get that magical "wow factor" in the digital signage space.

Common Approaches Restoring the "Wow Factor" by Implementing Video Walls

One way to get the wow factor back—and the focus of this article—is video walls. Video walls capture attention and provide a big canvas to communicate and promote brands in a unique way. Not surprisingly video walls are one of the fastest growing sub-sectors of the world of digital displays.

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Engaging Customers in Modern Retail with Video Walls

Engaging Customers in Modern Retail with Video Walls

Consumer expectations are growing rapidly when it comes to in-store communications and engagement. Digital displays are crucial to providing the highest-quality consumer experience in today’s retail world and are used to attract, inform and inspire consumers. As digital displays in retail proliferate, more and more retailers are looking for a way to stand out from the crowd and for ways to ensure their investment in digital displays has a strong ROI.

Video Walls in retail can address both of these vital requirements--offering a way to stand out from the crowd, draw in customers and promote a brand while at the same time providing an ideal platform for increasing sales. The Userful video wall controller is uniquely suited to ensuring a high ROI in retail environments.

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Content Design and Non-Standard Video Walls

Content Design and Non-Standard Video Walls

Using a non-standard aspect ratio is a great way to differentiate your video wall and capture attention. Traditional video wall configurations (i.e. 2x2, 3x3, etc.), are a logical extension of single displays, which is what people are accustomed to. But these layouts are becoming commonplace and as a result are starting to lose their impact. This has given rise to a new new trend: non-traditional video wall lay outs including artistic or mosaic-style video walls.

Instead of having an old fashioned 3x3 landscape video wall, consider a less traditional 1x9 in portrait mode. You’ll spend the same amount on displays, mounts and software, but will get a more eye-catching result. The trade-off is simple, using a standard aspect ratio makes your video wall look the same as everyone else's, but at least you have the benefit of reusing existing content. With a non-standard aspect ratio, your video wall will stand out, but you will need to put extra thought, time and effort into creating your content (as most content is made for standard formats, like the ones found on a 3x3 landscape video wall, not on a 1x9 portrait video wall).

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Why Artistic or Mosaic-style Video Walls are the Next Big Thing

Why Artistic or Mosaic-style Video Walls are the Next Big Thing

Grid video walls are now becoming standard fare. You see them everywhere, and yet the whole point of a video wall is to ignite people's imagination and standout within the visual landscape. Today, if you're going to go to the expense of putting up a video wall, why not go the extra mile and make it something that truly captures attention and kindles the imagination?

The main hold up on more innovative and artistic style video walls has been complexity and expense—some one-of-a-kind artistic video walls cost as much as $10,000 per screen. However, this is no longer the case and new solutions are driving new interest in artistic or mosaic-style video walls.

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