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Mounting Artistic Video Walls
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Mounting Artistic Video Walls

Video walls have since taken over as the new tour de force in public display, digital signage and audience engagement.

But as video walls spread, those who really want to stand out from the crowd have been looking for new ways to get back people’s attention and engage with their audience. One of the most visually appealing ways to do this is an artistic video wall.

The first step is of course to ensure you have a flexible, high performance solution that’s cost effective and easy to use. That’s where Userful comes in. The solution’s management and configuration tool allows you to mix display sizes and aspect ratios. You can lay them out anywhere on the video wall canvas—even allowing layout gaps— and of course you can rotate individual displays to any angle 360 degrees. To make things simpler, Userful includes an alignment and calibration tool that let’s you setup your video wall in a matter of minutes.

Once you’ve got Userful as your video wall processor or video wall controller, the remaining challenge is how to physically mount the displays. Artistic video walls add an extra wrinkle in the mounting process. You need mounts that enable you to easily adjust the displays at any angle, with the highest precision, and lock the mount once settled so it doesn’t move. Although traditional display mounts are meant to support the displays in either landscape or portrait layouts, there are a number of manufacturers that have introduced video wall mounts for artistic video walls. Let’s have a look at some of these leading brands:

  1. RPT QVT-WD100 Artistic Video Wall Mount: This versatile mount gives you the freedom you need to physically build any layout you dream up. A compact, easy to hide mount made of aviation-grade aluminum, it comes with standard VESA mounts. It allows 360° display rotation at any angle, and locks the display once set so it can’t loose alignment. Some of the other mounts listed here are restricted to 15° increments so keep this in mind if you truly need “any angle” rotation.

  2. Peerless Special Purpose Video Wall Mount (DS-VWM770): This video wall mount provides a 10-point microadjustment system to align the video wall displays in an artistic configuration. Also comes with VESA mount for standard display mounting, and allows mounting the displays within a 360° range in 15° degree increments. The system pulls off the wall for easier accessibility.

  3. Chief Freestyle Rotation Adapter (FRA) for ConnexSys and Fusion video wall mounts: An add-on for their ConnexSys and Fusion video wall mounts, the Freestyle Rotation Adapter provides 90° of rotation in a 360° range, with positive lockouts at 15 degree increments. Chief’s mounting system allows for overlapping displays (Fusion FCADA) or microadjustments for more accurate alignment (with ConnexSys).