WHAT’s IN THIS ARTICLE:
Video walls are used by many organizations to create a more significant presence for their workplace communications. With more cost-effective display technologies they have become a more common sight. Creative and architectural deployments are challenging video wall implementations and Appspace’s multi-player approach has many key benefits.
For over 15 years, we have offered a solution that utilizes a single high-performance media player with multiple video outputs. While a great solution, there is a physical limit to the total number of video wall displays that can be connected. Customer considerations with this approach range from potentially higher hardware costs, more complex configuration, and additional hardware to achieve larger video wall setups. Learning from these customer pain points, the Appspace App provides an alternative configuration method using multiple media players.
How it Works
As we said, this is a multi-player approach, so each display in the video wall has a media player connected to it. With this configuration, one of the media players acts as a master and timekeeper, while the other media players act as slave devices. Appspace splits the video wall channel into tiles, and each device plays the appropriate tile, forming a video wall.
Via the network, slave devices check what content frame they should be showing, and adjust their playback to sync with the master. The slave also accounts for the network latency of making this call to the master. As there are no limitations on the number of slave devices, the size of the video wall can adapt to the deployment needs by simply adding more devices.
Comparing Video Wall Deployment Types
ConclusionAppspace offers a simple to deploy, simple to use, cost-effective, and flexible video wall solution.
To get started, check out our article to Configure video walls.