Dan Smith of LG Professional joins us for another episode of CI 3 Questions — this time, we’re exploring the different considerations for different types of corporate video walls.
CI: We’re seeing a lot of video wall implementations in the lobby. But we’re also seeing them in a lot in conference rooms and corporate boardrooms. What are the different considerations from one space to the other?
Dan Smith: There are definitely differences. Let’s Let’s start with lobbies. So in the lobbies, I think aesthetics is really important. When you want to put something in the lobby, you want it to look pleasurable, you want it to be non obtrusive, you just want to see the video image.
So we offer trim kits, we offer unique designs, we focus a lot on image quality. But also when it’s in a lobby, you want to think about remote management, the people are running the AV business, the people that are responsible for keeping it up and running, they need to be able to see that remotely.
If someone’s going to be within three feet of that you want very small, detailed pixel for pixel information. So if you’re going to do a four by four LCD video wall, you want to make sure you have a large, high resolution image to be able to drive it.
But also, if you think about it, when you put it in a lobby, there’s often a lot of glass, too. So another factor is the brightness. How bright does the display need to be? what’s appropriate for the environment? How much does it reject ambient light? And how well does it do in higher bright environments?
Also, in the lobby, you have the potential interaction physically with the public or the people. So you want to think about, you are going to protect this product.
But you know, those those are general things, but those things kind of changed a little bit depending on what type of technology you’re using, for instance, an LCD video wall and LCD video wall, you can tie your fingerprints on it, it can take a minor impact, but not a large back.
So with LCD video walls, you may want to do touch, even in a lobby.
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