How to Choose a Display Video Wall
When it comes to visualization of your mission critical operations, nothing is more important to the success of your control room team than the display wall. Mitsubishi uses ground-breaking technology to make sure your display video wall gives you what you need – and performs in ways that go beyond what you’d expect.
Is a control room display wall the right visualization solution for you? If it is, where do you begin? We’ve put together some useful information to help you decide what you want, understand what you’ll need, and know how to get started.
Why install a display video wall?
A video display wall gives your control room operation a powerful visualization and collaboration tool to help stay in control of the environment you are monitoring at all times. The multiple screens tiled together create a common operational picture used to visualize multiple applications, live feeds, conference calls, and more. This lets you recognize potential issues before they happen so you can solve them quickly and efficiently.
Mitsubishi builds modular systems that provide seamless visualization display wall quality, longevity, and automated features that you can count on to keep images sharp, vibrant, and consistent over all of the screens. Increase the number of screens and you’ll heighten detail and improve big picture knowledge. If in the future you should you want to upgrade your new Mitsubishi display wall to higher resolution performance, Mitsubishi’s display wall cube design will allow you to replace the projection engines while retaining the existing cabinets and screens, thus minimizing disruption to your daily operations.
Is a display video wall right for you?
Display video wall systems are essential for visualization of mission critical operations. They are used in a broad range of industries for a variety of visualization and collaboration applications, such as utilities, military command and control, emergency operation centers, public information hubs, geographic information systems, security centers, telecommunications operations, and transportation control centers.
The main question to answer is whether you want the content you display for the control room operators to be viewable at its most useful time by the right people. Visualization using a control room display wall means putting critical information in front of everyone in your control room for optimal collaboration and decision making. If you need a high resolution, seamless, and durable solution for continuous use, we’ll help you put together a display wall that delivers beautifully consistent, self–adjusting images and savings in both time and budget.
What components will be needed?
Every application has different requirements. Whatever the operation, many integral components work together to make up the entire control room. The display wall provides the visual display palette for the content while other components provide and manage the information that is shown on the display wall.
In order to show content on the display wall for visualization, you will need input sources. These sources can include video, cameras, computers, networks, SCADA systems and a KVM (keyboard, visual display unit, mouse) device to control multiple computers from a single station. Secure console servers provide access and management of the server environment. We can help you determine what components your particular visualization command center will need.
Where to start?
From size of the room to your content, there are a lot of considerations when designing a control room video wall. Answering some basic questions is the best place to start. You’ll need to determine the size and characteristics of the room and the space allocated for the display wall. What size will your control room or command center be, including floor dimensions and ceiling height? On average, how many operators will be in the room? Who needs to see which display wall? How many inputs will the user have and what are they?
Content determines the types of displays you’ll need. What kind of content will be displayed? Do you plan to only have video on the display wall? What other content might be used? Contact Mitsubishi and let our expert sales and engineering team consult with you on your work environment and help you determine if a display wall visualization system is right for you.
Planning for future upgrade
Mitsubishi simplifies the process of upgrading with cost–effective modularity and design. With the rate LCD technology is changing in the display product space due to demand from its consumer side, standard LCD monitor products makes it difficult for you to buy multiple displays over a long period of time and stay consistent with the same electrical and physical characteristics. When you want to upgrade, the entire display wall may have to be replaced completely, which can require major repair and reconfiguration of the video wall.
We’ve designed Mitsubishi video wall cubes to be maintained and repaired in an economic manner, so that the technology is easily refreshed. Upgrading between same–sized cubes is just a matter of replacing the engine while the cabinets and screens remain in place. It’s a simple solution when you want to increase resolution.