Interactive video walls are the perfect answer to the problems of large open areas, making use of a large wall of video screens to create a virtual outdoor recreation area, complete with all the modern amenities. If you’ve ever walked into a retail electronics store and stared at an ocean of screen, then you know what I mean. A sea of beige, light brown, black, white, gray and other shades of ugly colors. This makes it hard to make out individual items, but if you really want to be able to look at and touch something, it is much better to have a large interactive video wall in your front yard or business space, displaying everything from TV Guides to full-length movies. No longer will customers have to suffer with a sea of blank walls, but instead will have the ability to look and interact with a wide variety of items on your custom video walls.
While shopping for your interactive video walls, it is important to know the qualities of the most common video wall types. One of the more popular materials for interactive video walls is vinyl, due to its durability and ability to withstand high impact. Vinyl material is also known as acrylic because it is clear – so you can easily see the video playing on your wall. However, vinyl is vulnerable to “chipping,” which is when the edges start to pull away from the wall. If this happens to your interactive wall, it may be a good idea to go with a different material for your wall, such as acrylic.
Another popular option for wall systems today are LCD/Plasma displays. These high resolution, high intensity displays are a great choice for interactive video walls, because they are clear and bright, but not as susceptible to chipping as their vinyl counterparts. The downside is that these models tend to be more expensive than the rest of the available video wall systems. These interactive video walls, however, are perfect for large open floor plans.
Finally, there are touch wall interactive video walls, like those that come equipped with touchscreens. To use these walls, you simply place your finger over the touch screen, and it recognizes your touch. Then the interactive video wall shows up on the TV, and it responds by displaying a picture or image that you have touched. These models are very nice to have because they give you the ability to not only view your videos, but to change them from your phone or tablet.
If you’re looking for a video wall design that is more stylish than these interactive video walls, you might want to go with plasma screens instead of the more expensive LCD displays. You can purchase flat screen displays at a much higher price, but they are far more sophisticated in technology than the displays offered in discount stores, or even online. If you want something that looks just like a regular wall, then you can certainly find some nice LCD screens that are designed for wall use. However, if you want something that is even better suited to be a part of an interactive video wall design, then you might want to go with the high-tech plasma screens.
Plasma and other high tech displays will allow you to have different screens in different areas of the room. You can put one screen in front of another, or you can put multiple displays on one large wall. This means that you get to spread out the technology and maximize space, because it takes up less than half the room to place five plasma televisions in a row. When you compare this to the walls that are available for standard wall applications, you’ll quickly see why interactive video walls are becoming so popular.