VuWall, the Montreal-based company for videowall control systems and unified visualization solutions, is expanding its PAK videowall processing appliance family with a new model, the PAK 20. The new model features the same hardware as the existing PAK 10 model. It supports two 1920×1080@60Hz outputs or one 3840×2160@60Hz output, along with multi-format decoding.
According to VuWall, integrators can now deploy the PAK appliance that suits project’s requirements. This ranges from the PAK 10 featuring one 1920×1080@60Hz output to the PAK 40 providing up to four HDp60 outputs.
“Not every videowall installation is the same, nor do they demand the same support,” says Mark Schmidt, chief technology officer of VuWall. “Due to the overwhelming popularity of PAK and its successful launch, we decided to add granularity to our product line to meet the output requirements of our client’s projects more accurately and bring even more cost-savings to their deployments to offer more cost-effective solutions without compromising on performance.”
Per VuWall, the PAK 20 is a recipient of multiple awards including ISE 2022 and InfoComm 2022 Best of Show awards. It can operate as a standalone device or can be stitched with other PAK nodes to build an IP-based videowall that is infinitely scalable. With the cost-effective and compact appliance, integrators can simplify videowall deployments by reducing the number of connections and eliminating a single point of failure. This reduces project risk and offers improved reliability. In addition to variable output support, PAK features multi-format decoding of up to 32 HD streams per device, including H.264, NDI and remote desktops, or virtualized browsers using VNC.
As part of VuWall’s ecosystem, its TRx centralized management platform manages PAK. It is also easy to set up and configure. Additionally, PAK is designed for multi-room visualization, situational awareness, control rooms and corporate workspaces. Its eco-friendly design boasts a compact form factor and low power consumption. PAK is small enough for mounting behind monitors. This helps save rack space and reduces extended video cable runs.
As VuWall’s core software platform, TRx is ideal for several use cases. This comprises seamless multi-videowall and single-display control and visualization throughout multiple rooms, floors and campuses. It also distributes AV-over-IP signals and provides full-featured videowall management software. The TRx features an intuitive interface with easy, drag-and-drop operation; a built-in, HTML-based control panel designer; scripting; advanced security and user rights management; and an extensive API.
With its interoperable and hybrid design, the TRx simplifies the deployment of complex AV-over-IP projects with a single centralized platform. This platform installs easily while routing and servicing hundreds of sources without any programming.