What is a video wall?
When setting up a digital signage video wall, you typically arrange multiple digital screens on a wall in a grid pattern. This creates a large visual canvas where content is displayed. Commonly, screens are positioned in a rectangular layout, such as three screens wide by two screens tall.
However, it’s important to note that video walls offer more flexibility than just a grid pattern. Screens can be mounted in various configurations or orientations, providing versatility in design. The key lies in how you publish content across all the screens.
This is where Navori Labs’ QL digital signage software shines. QL empowers you to drive video walls and manage the viewing experience effectively. With QL, you have the capability to display content that spans across all the screens, as well as content that spans specific screens. Additionally, you can create unique content tailored to each individual screen. QL even supports mixed screen configurations, allowing for both vertically and horizontally mounted screens.
Why use QL for your digital signage video walls?
QL is a highly versatile digital signage software that provides support for any type of digital signage video wall. It offers users the flexibility to organize their content in various configurations. With the user-friendly Template Designer, QL allows you to define zones for individual screens or span multiple screens, resulting in captivating and visually appealing content.
Our software empowers creative users by making it easy to produce high-quality programming for screens of any size or configuration. Transitions between zones and screens are seamless, ensuring a smooth and uninterrupted display experience. Furthermore, QL provides the freedom to modify templates in a matter of minutes, offering endless possibilities for customization.
QL’s Template Designer is not only intuitive but also feature-rich, enabling you to effortlessly produce and manage high-quality content for your screens. With QL, you can unleash your creativity and grab your audience’s attention with stunning digital signage displays.
QL lets you achieve many different scenarios:
Play a single content (video or image) across an entire video wall
You treat the entire group of screens into a single virtual display. Using QL Content Manager, drag and drop individual content into a scheduled playlist and publish. A single PC or device running QL Player will then treat the connected screens as a single canvas and the content will span the screens.
Play individual content on each screen
If you want to display different videos or a combination of videos and images on individual screens, you can easily achieve this effect using QL Template Designer. Simply launch the designer and create a template that spans all the screens. Following the example mentioned earlier, you can create four content zones (playlist or media) and adjust their size and position to cover each individual screen. These four zones will have the capability to play a mix of playlists or media independently.
By default, the template will assume the duration of the longest running content in any zone. In the meantime, the content in other zones will loop continuously until the template finishes. However, if you prefer to avoid continuous looping of content, you can choose to have it pause while the longer running content plays.
Play individual content on each vertical pair of screens.
A video is shown across the two left screens while the two right screens show a series of images. To achieve this effect, launch QL Template Designer and create a template that spans all the screens. Then, you create two zones (playlist or media) that you size and position so each one covers the area of two stacked screens. The content will play independently in each zone. QL lets you even assign transitions between your images for professional results.
QL powers professional Video Wall solutions
Display high-quality content across any number of screens without expensive video wall controllers or specialized hardware. There is no limit to what you can achieve with QL.
- QL Player for Windows – display content across any number of connected screens.
- Navori Labs’ STiX 3700 4K media player device – inexpensive single device solution.
- 8K Insane Performance Rendering module for 64 bit Windows PCs.
- Advanced player monitoring – know the status of all your devices at a glance.
- Template Designer – quickly create attractive content for all your screen layouts.
- Audience measurement module – know who’s looking at your content.
The choice is yours
Use multiple screens and video walls to deploy your content in a creative and engaging way.
- Screens can be mounted vertically or horizontally to create a large canvas.
- Content can extend across every display or be shown in individual zones.
- Zoned content plays fully synchronized across any number of media player devices.
- Data feeds can be shown on top of your multimedia content. Display news items and other live data across the bottom of the screen or be creative with our template layouts. Display useful information that captivates viewers:
- Weather forecasts
- News updates
- Sports scores
- …and more!
- Restaurant menus that extend across many screens can include videos and other attention grabbing content. It’s proven that rich content helps reduce perceived wait times. Use bold video content to upsize your orders and generate more revenue.
QL’s Template Designer lets anyone create attractive layouts that span multiple screens with pixel perfect alignment. Display fully synchronized media and live data feeds to inform guests and sell more products.
Switch from single content playing across multiple displays and different content playing on each individual screen instantly.
Where can I use a video wall?
Video walls have become very popular, and QL’s versatility means anyone can achieve professional results. Investing in a multi-screen installation for your business is no longer a luxury.
Let’s look at popular digital signage wall applications you can create and manage with QL:
Corporate Lobby Signage
Making a good impression is crucial, especially in the office lobby. They say you never get a second chance to make a good impression. One effective way to upgrade your lobby experience is by incorporating video walls and multi-screen digital signage installations. Additionally, these installations help reduce perceived wait times by displaying informative and entertaining content for your visitors.
By integrating QL’s data feed manager, you can easily synchronize your office lobby signage with various live data sources. For example, you can display news and information from RSS or XML feeds, as well as social media posts from platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Moreover, you can showcase meeting information from your company’s Microsoft Exchange or Google Calendars.
Having a professional signage wall with well-designed content brings additional benefits, as it enhances your brand and motivates your staff. With QL managing your lobby screens, you can have peace of mind knowing that your content will always be perfectly synchronized. No more worrying about dark screens or dealing with time-consuming service calls.
Digital Menu Boards
Fast food restaurant chains increasingly relying on video walls to dynamically display their digital menu and promotional content.
You can use your digital menu boards video wall to display many types of information and media:
- Up-to-date product information (Items, pricing, caloric values, specials)
- Latest video or image based product and brand advertisements.
- Order queue information for in-store order pickups.
Administrative staff control who has access to the system and what users can do while they use Content Manager. For example, staff who manage a facility’s donor wall can be excluded from digital signs installed in other departments. The system is also compatible with Active Directory and Single Sign-On making it easy for people to log in and get working.
Classrooms and Auditoriums
Video walls and multi-screen installations serve many purposes in the academic world:
- Deliver attention-grabbing educational content that inspires.
- Provide a useful backdrop for conference material and speakers.
- Can easily be repurposed for artistic activities or other non-academic events.
QL runs behind the scenes making sure your education digital signage will always be ready regardless of the type of event you have planned. Presentations and multimedia content can be pre-programmed well ahead of time so administrative staff can focus on other tasks.
Notifications and real-time alert messages can be triggered automatically using external data sources (RSS/XML feeds). QL’s APIs also let you integrate the platform with a facility’s alarm system to trigger alerts on any screen.
Meeting Rooms and Boardrooms
As digital signage video walls gain popularity, they are increasingly common in corporate meeting rooms and boardrooms. These video walls enhance presentations and create a more engaging experience. With QL’s Template Designer, you can easily configure individual screens to display a combination of content, providing comprehensive support for presentations. Furthermore, QL enables seamless playback of high-quality videos across multiple screens.
QL’s native PowerPoint support is a significant advantage, as it eliminates the need to convert your presentations. This feature allows you to focus on refining your message without any hassle. Additionally, QL supports various file types, including images, videos, and PDFs. You can simply drag and drop these files to upload them to QL Server, and once uploaded, they can be effortlessly added to your playlists.
QL is the perfect multi-screen digital signage engine
Navori Labs has developed efficient and reliable player software that delivers impressive results on affordable, off-the-shelf hardware. Whether you choose a multi-screen compatible Windows PC or Navori Labs’ StiX media player device, creating captivating video walls that instantly grab attention is easy.
With QL, you can effortlessly use standard LED displays or commercial LED boards, even for large surfaces. You have the flexibility to organize your displays in any way that meets your project’s specific requirements.
For ultra-high-resolution screens and extreme video wall setups, QL offers the QL IPR Player add-on. This add-on supports H265 and can handle 8K video at 60 frames per second on a single PC. It can be distributed across either four 4K screens or sixteen full HD screens.
By setting up your system in this manner, a single PC can display any supported content, allowing seamless playback of synchronized HTML5 content and images across extensive video wall arrays. The best part is that you don’t need any special skills to make it work. It’s accessible to all users.