The Worlds Biggest Video Wall?
Who remembers the days where you would watch movie previews in the foyer of the local cinema?
It was so fascinating to see so many TVs linked together, the video wall installation looked like the compound eye of a fly! One thing is for sure, whatever technology used back then has been superseded one hundred times over. In light of a trip down memory lane, lets take a look at the latest installation achievements in video wall design.
For the most part a video wall is just one giant TV screen. Identically, by combining many LED or Oled TV screens together, you can design a stunning video wall in many different shapes and sizes. Take for instance the LG 3D video wall at the CES show in Las Vegas. As people walked through a 15m tunnel shaped like an aquarium, this display became a visual vortex. The only difference being instead of a tunnel of glass and water, there was an array of over 200 curved Oled displays creating the effect.
I am not biased by LG here and they certainly haven’t given us anything to promote them. However the 2019 CES show in Las Vegas was yet again another huge success for showcasing LG’s latest video wall technology.
Worlds Biggest Video Wall in Dubai
However none of this can compare to the Guinness world record video wall design found in Dubai. Again, LG were responsible for the largest high-definition video wall and it measures over 700 meters. Of course this was located at the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo (UAE). Where else would you find a grand achievement like this?
Uniquely this video wall used 820 OLED screens and set two other records for the largest OLED screen and the highest resolution video wall.
All things considered, these amazing feats of technology are there to showcase the manufacturers capabilities and wow the audience much like the humble video wall did back in the last century. However in more practical use, video wall design is most commonly found in airports, arenas and public spaces. With these everyday applications in mind, a video wall design may only have 10 to 20 screens linked together, which is still an amazing display of technology.
Commercial Video Wall Design
More often, we have seen these displays linked together in a linear fashion. For example, along a walkway where the advertisement may float along at a walking pace, thus capturing the public’s attention. Moreover this is fascinating to watch on a travelator, it is like the advertisement is following you. In other instances the design of the video wall is not linked together but instead, show related pieces of media. Think of departure/arrival screens or betting parlors where there is a lot of information displayed over a seamless large screen. (pictured below)
Given these points there is still plenty of use cases for video wall design. Equally so, in world where advertisers and manufacturers will always be looking to shout louder at their audience, we don’t see this technology becoming superseded and time soon. Even though newer Direct View LED Panels growing in popularity, the video wall captures an audience up close where high definition matters. In summary Video Wall technology has come a long way, whether it is the vibrant flexibility of OLED technology or the robust nature of outdoor LED panels, whomever shouts loudest gets the attention!