Millennials (and the children of millennials) have grown up with technology. Communicating digitally is very familiar to them- in fact, it’s preferred. Today’s college and K-12 educational systems are realizing that they need to adapt to their digitally-inclined audience.
Video wall outside of the Montreal Museum of Art
I’m sure you’ve seen them before, in certain cities it seems like they’re everywhere; no, not rats, I’m talking about video-walls. Just this past New Year I was in Montreal and came across an awesome installation outside of a museum. Not only do I see video walls in my leisure time, I see the video walls we install for our customers and it really is amazing what they can do. So, who wants a video-wall, and why?
Kindly borrowed from www.hi-wallpapers.com
When I think of a video wall one of the first images that comes to mind is the Architect’s room in The Matrix: Reloaded. Each wall is covered in old, small, CRT displays with large bezels. While that wall works in the movie it’s not something you are likely to see in the real world. In reality video walls are made to be as seamless as possible so as not to disturb the image that is spread out across the screens. To achieve this seamless image, manufacturers have been consistently slimming the bezels of their displays.
Digital signage has been around for quite some time and is used in a variety of applications. We see digital signage nearly every day. When was the last time you were at McDonald’s or an airport, how about an amusement park? All of these places use digital signage to provide pertinent information where and when we need it most. Menu items, flight statuses and waiting times for rides are just the tip of the iceberg. Now imagine using digital signage at your company, I am sure you have questions: How does it work? What do I display? Where do I put it? All valid questions with equally valid answers.