The 3 Keys to Modernizing Large-Scale Video Walls

The king of content. For many years, this term has been central to our knowledge. But it's crucial to take into account how the digital revolution will affect video walls and digital signage technologies. In the past, content management systems (CMS) for digital signs were developed under the assumption that material is difficult to create, needs to be updated frequently, and needs to be managed centrally.


Despite this, as knowledge, usability, and technology become more accessible, video material is dominating as the preferred medium. In today's environment, content is a medium that is widely developed and transmitted rather than a major differentiation.


The issue arises: if not content, what are the secrets to effective large-scale video walls and digital signage installations, given the accessibility of technology, the ease of creating content, and the exponential increase in screen count?


Reliability

When looking for a current solution for your digital signage and video wall needs, there are three important things to take into account. Consider the value of minimizing IT headaches and the significance of reliability in your implemented solution. As technology develops, so do IT priorities and your solution's requirements.


The objective is to implement a solution that offers security and low levels of control beyond content creation and distribution. As a result, your solution needs to be comprehensive and dependable, with tools for monitoring, managing, troubleshooting, and security so that your IT team can easily run the system and grow it as necessary as new demands arise.


Scalability

Have you noticed that the number of video walls or digital display screens is constantly increasing?


You might only need a few screens right now, but as the world becomes more and more digital and virtual, the requirement to convey visual information increases. You'll notice right away that having more screens could make managing your present solution more difficult. Scalability becomes a problem and firms frequently turn to do-it-yourself solutions when additional management is required.


This inevitably makes it difficult to update, manage connections with several vendor businesses, and refresh existing systems. As a result, scaling is hampered, and your already overburdened IT department is further taxed. Instead, think about putting in place a future-proof solution that encourages steady growth with few setbacks. This will support both your immediate and long-term objectives for expanding your digital signage in the future.


Flexibility

As we all know, technology advances swiftly, which directly affects the requirements we have for digital signage and video wall solutions. A good video wall solution must be able to accommodate a wide range of content types and deployment scenarios.


However, given the restricted flexibility offered by the present applications, you can experience a pain point with current corporate solutions. Integration of these outdated programs into your new, modernized strategy is necessary. The key to assisting your end-to-end transformation is deploying a software-based, interoperable solution that supports these legacy apps with relatively simple integration.


Additionally, choosing a flexible solution offers the chance for improved communication and content dissemination in various formats, enabling you to deploy additional screens to engage and enlighten. To allow the integration of data from real-time operations, this frequently entails a mix of formats from many sources and places. Your installed solution must be adaptable to enable the transformation because data visualization is the driving force behind the world.


Additional Considerations

Examining the long-term total cost of ownership for your updated digital signage solution enables important consideration of the system's operating expenses. In addition to providing the reliability, scalability, and flexibility that are necessary for a successful large-scale signage deployment beyond content, a standards-based software-defined solution, like Popshap, also offers a system that maintains lower than average operating costs.


With the quick development of technology, it is essential to make sure visual information is shared with the appropriate parties at the appropriate times.

This strengthens business processes and outcomes, enhances time-sensitive messaging, engages personnel whether they are local or remote, and ensures IT has the capacity to deliver in other areas.


With Userful, any data or content source may be presented in real-time on any screen or even just a portion of a screen, anywhere in the globe. While centralizing the management of the visual network, Userful may be deployed to a wide range of sources and locations, enhancing reliability, scalability, flexibility, and lowering the total cost of ownership. To find out more about updating your extensive use of digital signs and assisting you in navigating the digital shift, call 888-317-5531.