Purpose-driven Video Wall Placement
If you need to construct a video wall with the fewest bezels possible and the wall will likely be viewed from a maximum distance of 10-15 feet, then large-format 4K UHD displays (84”-104”) may be the best fit for your installation. In contrast, if a customer wants to use smaller monitors and the planned viewing distance is greater than 15 feet from the wall, then 1080p displays may be a more cost-effective choice.
Most control room applications typically involve workstations located a specific distance from a central video wall, so the viewing distance/display size guidelines can help you choose what kind of a wall is most appropriate for your system. Keep in mind that RGB Spectrum’s MediaWall V and Galileo processors can configure a range of resolutions for display on either 4K UHD or 1080p HD video walls.
Some video wall applications are exceptions to the guidelines listed above, because they often require close-up inspection of ultra-high resolution imagery. These applications include:
- Medical imaging
- Simulation modeling for oil and gas exploration
- Manufacturing inspection systems
- Aerial reconnaissance
- Megapixel surveillance
In these cases, where short viewing distances are mandated, the highest resolution displays should be employed, and 4K UHD processing equipment such as the MediaWall V or Galileo display processor is the logical choice.