Video Wall Resources

A number recent technological advances are enabling AV designers, integrators, and managers of control centers to rethink lifecycle planning, reduce the amount of video wall controllers, and share content with satellite rooms easily and securely. The price of AV over IP cameras has become cost-effective, making them the go-to for surveillance. However, some installations comprise hundreds of legacy analog cameras, making it impractical to replace all of them at once. Without an infrastructure or video control system that can accommodate both on the same network, facilities are burdened with ‘ripping and replacing’—or buying old camera technologies. Sharing mission-critical content from a central control room to a crisis room or another secure location is a desired feature—and now a trend. Until recently, this has required duplicate AV equipment for each room. We explore how control centers are becoming more scalable and flexible, while remaining secure.