LCD video walls are becoming more prevalent due to the high reliability, narrow bezels and declining cost of LCD panels. But with increased prevalence comes unexpected problems with configuration and installation. Although there are LCD panels designed specifically to be built into video-wall configurations, installing the panels is not as intuitive as it might seem.
What’s more, an installation that appears initially successful can create unforeseen problems in the future, significantly reducing the lifespan of the LCD panels.
What differentiates a professional video wall installation from an amateur job or one-off?
There are several characteristics that distinguish a professional video-wall installation:
- Adequate cooling
- Easy maintenance access and panel replacement
- Well-organized and labeled cables
- Professional-grade components
- Precise panel alignment
- Color uniformity and appropriate settings
- Power conditioning and sequencing
- Appropriate design
Each of the above can have far-ranging consequences over the course of a video wall’s lifespan. Getting any of them wrong puts your investment at risk and raises the total cost of ownership for an otherwise successful video wall.