It seems that each year the choices of digital signage displays for video walls grows exponentially literally and figuratively. Since the beginning of panel production time, “the largest panel size in the world,” is boasted absolutely every year by at least two manufacturers. Digital Signage Expo 2013 in Las Vegas did not disappoint.
Last year the video wall buzz was around thinner bezels and multi-touch. At DSE 2013 the panels were bursting the walls with not only the individual panel size but also the number that can be tiled. 4K and 3D were teased last year but shown in full force. For most, the move to lower power consumption LED-lit LCD technology is happening as fast as older style CCFL LCDs can be phased-out. As these technologies advance the price-points are becoming more affordable for almost any facility to consider incorporating to deliver messaging with a major impact.
While I will be the first to point out that a video wall is only a pretty face if it doesn’t present compelling content it is also true that if you have deep and rich content you should show it off with as few lines as possible, with the proper brightness and highest resolution. And if you can, go big!
The slide show above represents just some of the video wall displays that were shown at Digital Signage Expo 2013.