Video Wall in the Lobby Is the Best Investment a Building Can Buy

Video Wall in the Lobby Is the Best Investment a Building Can Buy

Many office buildings spend hundreds of thousands on artwork in their lobbies and sometimes millions on architectural features designed to make a statement, to attract tenants and to impress visitors.

You don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression and so investments in lobbies, foyers, atriums, reception areas and even waiting rooms are always going to be money well spent, but for those looking for big results with a lower budget, video walls are an ideal answer.

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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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Userful at Infocomm 2017 - Highlights

Userful at Infocomm 2017 - Highlights
 

It’s been an amazing two days so far at InfoComm 2017. Sharp, ViewSonic, BTX Technologies and Phillips have set up great booths with stunning video walls. Here are some images of the video wall displays:

4K Video Wall with Sharp

Our partner, Sharp is showcasing their 70" video wall displays (the world's largest), and have deployed a 3-display artistic video wall, powered by Userful’s video wall controller. Have a look at the video below:

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Advanced Video Walls Using the Userful REST API

Advanced Video Walls Using the Userful REST API
Userful REST API allows programmatic change to video wall based on presence detection or customer interaction

For years Userful has been pushing the limits of creativity for video walls and public displays, and now, with the newly released REST API, there are virtually no limits on what you can do with a video wall other than your imagination.

System integrators and administrators can now take full advantage of many of the advanced features within the Userful video wall by using the new Userful REST API. This new API provides a platform for any one of a number of tools to programmatically interact with Userful.

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For System Integrators: One Video Wall Processor Can Address Many Customer Requirements

For System Integrators: One Video Wall Processor Can Address Many Customer Requirements

Most system integrators have a wide and varied customer base, and within that diverse customer base, they see an even more diverse variety of projects and requirements. In order to remain competitive, systems integrators (SIs) have to offer a wide range of products to cover all requirements for their various projects.

When it comes to video wall processors, SIs are often left juggling multiple video wall processor products for multiple projects--there is the video wall processor for artistic, mosaic-style video wall projects, and then another for control room projects. They may offer one solution for low budget deployments, and then another for more demanding, high-end video walls.

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Video Wall Buyer's Toolkit: An Aid to Get You Started on the Right Path to Video Walls

Video Wall Buyer's Toolkit: An Aid to Get You Started on the Right Path to Video Walls

I am sure you are familiar with the famous quote from Sir Isaac Newton that says "If I have seen farther, is because I have been standing on the shoulders of giants". Whenever we embark on a new project, the more tools and resources we have at hand, the higher the probability of success; and whether you are planning to deploy a video wall yourself, or helping someone to install one, it is always a good idea to look at what others have done, both to try to repeat their success, and avoid their mistakes.

Throughout the years, and after many deployments, we have amassed a great deal of experience and knowledge on what to do, but even better, we have also learned a lot on what not to do. Unfortunately, there isn't a specific formula for a successful video wall deployment, but we have the next best thing - a myriad of helpful tools in the form of a Buyer's Toolkit. The items in the toolkit will help you to better understand what a video wall deployment entails, so you can make more informed decisions towards your own successful video wall deployment.

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How to Make a Video Wall with Userful

How to Make a Video Wall with Userful

Take a look at this great video and see how easy it is for anyone to make any video wall with Userful. We'll show you the hardware needed, how to connect them, and also how to change content source from a smartphone or tablet.

The video also gives you a tour of the Userful Control Center, an intuitive, browser-based configuration tool, that let's you access all the advanced configuration and content management features within Userful.

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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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