Top 10 reasons why you need a video wall in your company

Video walls are enjoying record growth. A recently released report stated that 2017 the Video wall industry enjoyed a robust 47% year over year growth

This is very significantly higher than the growth in digital signage sales which in the past was often where video walls were deployed.

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Userful at LG Tech Tour

Last week we were at the LG Tech Tour event in Los Angeles. This one-day event is part of a series of meet and greet that LG Business Solutions hosts. These are a great opportunity for attendees to learn more about the latest in display technology solutions.

In this edition our VP of Products, Rob Miller gave a very interesting presentation about How software is changing the world of AV-over-IP, Video walls will never be the same. In it, he talked about how delivering digital content to displays over the network is revolutionizing the AV industry, and how it is changing the landscape of digital display.

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How Userful Works with LED panels

Although a traditional back-lit LCD video wall still offers the best value for highest resolution, direct output LED panels are dropping quickly in cost and offer higher brighness, true zero-bezel and typically a longer lifespan and wider range of colors. As higher resolution direct-output technologies such as OLED and MicroLED come to market the resolution and pixel-density will be less of an issue, although there still some time until it becomes mainstream.

For anyone requiring true zero bezel or ultra-high brigtness, LED is the way to go. Nowadays LED walls are custom built to order. Installers spec the solution to the pixel size they need and manufacturers build to order. The question we get asked most often is:

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How to Build a Very Large Banner Video Wall

Banner video walls are a vital tool for digital signage professionals. After all, banners are a very common way to display static signage. To make a banner video wall it is a matter of stitching together a series of displays in a row (horizontally) or in a column (vertically), and being able to do this, in theory at least, ad infinitum.

Can I really build an infinitely large banner video wall?

Perhaps you may think that as long as you have the space to put up the banner video wall, you can make it as large as you want. But the truth is that there are limitations (the good news is that there are ways around those limitations...but more on that later).

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Infocomm 2018: Userful Cloud & AV over IP

What an amazing show we had at Infocomm 2018. This year we had our own booth, where we showcased our artistic video wall and interactive features—for use in Office, Dashboard and Collaborative environments, as well as in control rooms and command centers:

Partner’s Artistic Video Walls powered by Userful

Userful was chosen by some of the biggest display manufacturers to power their artistic video walls. The ease of setup and ease was a key feature that allowed our partners to deploy such unique looking video walls in no time, for which they were highly pleased.

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What should I know before buying a video wall?

Over the past few years, video walls have become much easier to use and dramatically less expensive. However, choosing and installing a video wall system is no casual task. Before you decide on a supplier, manufacturer or specific system, ask yourself these questions:

1. What is the purpose of this video wall today and in the future?

You need to be very clear on what you actually need the video wall system to accomplish both today and in the future. Obviously you’ll know from the start whether it’s for signage, data visualization, dashboards, mission control, but within these categories there are still many different business objectives you might have in mind. One office video wall might be strictly for dashboard and KPI displays while another might be primarily for that use case but also for team collaboration which would require more interactivity. But is it also possible you may want your video wall to accomplish both of these tasks in the future?

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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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The 10 Magic Ingredients Behind Userful

Everyone knows there’s a bit of magic in video walls and so here at Userful we got a little creative and made a really cool video showcasing some of the magic that you get out of a Userful video wall. Want to watch a magic show, step right up, the show is ready for you!

See for yourself, check it out and get excited with all the possibilities!. Just keep in mind that if you blink, you might miss the trick!

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Video Wall News | April 2018

Each month Userful publishes Video News, a curated selection of articles about video walls and digital signage.

Userful video wall cloud management solves scalability challenges

Watch Userful’s CTO, Tim Griffin describe the new cloud management tool, that allows organizations to monitor, manage and control multiple videos in different sites across the globe, remotely from a central location.

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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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