Video walls are fast becoming permanent fixtures in corporate headquarters, retail stores and even government offices. To a certain extent, the surge in popularity in the use of video walls can be attributed to recent advances in technology. For example, the screens available today offer crisper images and have thinner bezels which translate to better images and videos. Furthermore, today’s screens have become more versatile and powerful—capable of handling a wide variety of content. If you are keen on having a video wall installed within your stores’ premises, here are a few helpful tips that will allow you to reap good returns for your investment.
According to a new market research report “Video Wall Market by Product (Video Wall Displays, Housing, Installation, & Content Management), Application (Indoor, Outdoor, Menu Board, & Billboard), Vertical (Retail, Hospitality, Transportation, Healthcare) & Geography – Forecast to 2020” the total market size is expected to reach $17,956.26 million by 2020, at a CAGR of 23.44% from 2014 to 2020.
Below are some tips to select the right video wall installation company for your business:
Don’t forget about the content
Before even contacting companies specializing in video wall installation, you should have a clear idea of the type of content that you wish to use. The type of content that you are planning to use should be a vital factor to consider before shopping for the hardware.
Additionally, you need to make sure that the hardware you purchase and have installed should be fully compatible with the type of content you are planning to use.
Opt for industrial-grade products
If you are going to invest in a video wall, it is advisable to opt for industrial or professional-grade products instead of those usually sold in consumer electronics stores. Products sold at the latter are often not recommended for use for an extended amount of time. Additionally, they cannot handle the demands and needs for applications in a retail store.
Invest in a suitable mounting system
A suitable mounting system will answer two key needs for video walls. First, these will ensure a suitable platform for video walls. Second, they will ensure that maintenance will be safer and easier for your staff.
A word on temperature
In order to prevent unnecessary damage and keep video walls running efficiently, it is important to keep these systems cool. Apart from ensuring that the display wall has adequate cooling and ventilation, it is also worthwhile to choose displays with integrated cooling fans.
Make sure that you use the appropriate power source
The bigger the display wall, the larger its power requirements will be. Ideally, display walls should have their own dedicated power source and should be complemented by a surge protection system as well as power conditioners.
Leave it to the experts
Video wall installation can be a complex endeavor. As such, it is a task that is best left to the professionals. Hiring experts to perform the associated task will ensure that the display wall is up and running at the soonest possible time without undermining safety.