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LED and LCD Audio/Video Wall Solutions – Everything You Need To Know

One of the best additions you can make to any business is including a video and audio wall. However, with so many options on the market, it can be difficult to tell which model will be best for your business. That’s why we put this guide together. It’ll let you know everything you need to know to get started with this technology.

Why Install Video Display Walls?

For a business to invest in any new technology, they have to be confident that it will provide a benefit. This technology has become popular because it can offer multiple advantages to your business. This technology can be used successfully in both the educational and corporate environments. For example, you can also use this technology to make better presentations, helping people understand ideas better. Also, a video wall can vastly improve your ability to stream video and audio files. It can also allow people to interact with the material, which has been shown to help them learn information more efficiently. Finally, it can help you stay in contact with people from a distance.

However, the most common use for video display walls is to analyze complex sets of data. This use is why these screens are so standard in military and security applications. By giving operators access to as much information as possible, they can make the best possible decisions. For example, these types of screens are common in traffic control centers. Operators use them to monitor both traffic services and people’s behavior. The ability to monitor helps them ensure that the services arrive on time and the customers are safe. Now that we know a little more about this technology, and its benefits, let’s talk about the three crucial components of a video wall display.

video display wall using LED and LCD in control room

Three Essential Components of a Video Display Wall

A video display wall will form the backbone of your control center. While many people consider this technology to be very complicated. For it to operate successfully, you only need three essential components. These are:

  • A computer, to process data quickly
  • Audio, to allow you to communicate with team members
  • Visual display, to let you see the data.

For many people, choosing the best components can be confusing. However, as you understand more about how they operate it will become more apparent. Let’s start by discussing whether an LED or an LCD video wall would be best for your business.

What Type of Screen Should You Purchase?

With two different options on the market, LED and LCD, it can be challenging to know which model will best suit your business. They both have distinct pros and cons. Let’s start by examining LCD video walls.

LCD, which stands for liquid crystal display, screens are the current standard. They have a high density of pixels, which gives you high picture quality. They also have come in a wide range of sizes, so there should be a screen to suit your business. You also have a variety of flexible mounting systems, making it easier for you to customize the display to suit your business. However, for this type of screen to be effective you will need a relatively dark room. It is also slightly louder than an LED display and will require more electricity.

LED, which stands for light emitting diodes, is quickly becoming the new standard for video walls. These screens are much thinner than LCD screens. They also allow you to have a better display in a bright room. Besides, they are more energy efficient and don’t produce much noise. They also allow for a seamless display and let you sit closer to the screen.

LCD wall vs LED wall photos

Pros and Cons

Each screen has different pros and cons. So, which one is best for your business? That depends on a few factors, some of which are listed below.

  • How large is the space?
  • What will you be using this technology for?
  • How much light will be in the room?
  • How much money do you have to spend?

Talking with a professional will talk you through your options, helping you choose and install the best choice for your needs. The good news is that with so many different options available you will be able to create a fantastic video display wall. Now that you understand how to choose an excellent screen let’s look at how you can select the best computer.

Choosing a Great Computer for Your Business

The backbone of an effective video display wall is a good computer. A good processor will help you deal with the data flowing into your control center. The type of equipment you choose will depend on a few factors. For example, the type of data you will be working with may have an impact on which computer you should purchase. You might also want to consider the kind of graphical display you want. Finally, you might want to consider how to choose the best audio. And it’s not a bad idea to think forward and pay the extra to upgrade your RAM and video card at the time of purchase. This way, your system will last longer and remain relevant years down the road.

audio video wall in a control room environment

Getting the Best Audio for Your Wall

The third and final component of a successful video wall is choosing the best audio. When doing this, you need to consider two aspects.

  • How good the speaker will sound
  • How clear your microphone will be on conference calls.

You should be able to get a clear indication of how successful the audio will be by examining in-store set-ups. You can also choose what kind of speakers you will be using, as what you will be using the video wall for will influence what speakers will be most effective.

Technology is changing the way we live and work. Specifically, we discussed some of the benefits that a video display wall offers. We also talked about how this technology works and how to choose the best wall for your business. So, whether creating a useful control center, interactive classroom or modern boardroom consider installing a video wall. To help you choose and install the best wall for your needs contact Inracks today. They have access to the latest products and are passionate about creating an experience with which your business will be happy.

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Control Room Consoles Across Industries (A Series): Defense/Military

Previously in this series, we took an incisive look at the specs and considerations for four key industries: Law Enforcement & Correctional Facilities, Surveillance & Security, Airport & Air Traffic, and Emergency Operations & Disaster Management. In this first iteration, we shall continue covering control room designs, functionality, and console furniture for specific sectors.

More specifically, we shall shift our focus towards the military sector, a mission-critical market where Inracks Consoles stands out as a reputable supplier, manufacturer, and partner when it comes to console furniture for defense-related, control room environments.

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SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) & DCS (Distributed Control Systems)

These are two terms that a lot of people end up getting confused because the concepts are relatively similar. However, it is important to know the major differences between these terms. These are concepts that have evolved over the years, to become the important concepts that they are today. By reading on, you can learn all about what SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) and DCS (Distributed Control Systems) are and why they are both important.

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The Benefits of Investing in an Ergonomic Control Room Design

A properly designed and well thought-out control room is not just a communication haven, but a hub that encourages collaboration, effortless sharing, and interaction between operators. Of course, the design should also permit unobstructed movement throughout the floor so that personnel can do their job without any hassle and safety issue. As such, when it comes to control room design, it pays to hire the right professional for the job.

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Control Room Desk vs. Specialized Console Furniture

Control room furniture consists of highly specialized, durable components that are built to withstand the rigorous demands of the 24/7 environment. Alternatively, traditional office furniture and desks are built for a short life cycle with sub standard quality at a low cost of entry. Could you incorporate traditional office desks and furniture in place of the highly specialized furniture typically seen in a control room? In truth, a control room engineer could try. However, the end user would quickly realize the shortcomings of a traditional desk.

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