Video walls are more popular than ever. Once a technology purely for operations spaces like Mission Control or security operations, large format displays are now making their way into restaurants, schools, and more.
People looking for a video wall might have all kinds of objectives: a space to display marketing messages or digital agendas, a central screen for sharing critical data, or simply adding wow factor to a space. Each of these applications calls for different video wall technology.
Realistically, integrators will not have the skill and experience to install the right video wall for every possible objective. That’s why choosing your technology partner is important.
With all the options for video walls that now exist, what about those who still need them for their original, mission critical purpose? Not every integrator who creates video wall systems will know the right solution for the 24/7 use demanded by operations center and control room environments. That’s why in an industry that’s more crowded than ever, you need to select your mission critical AV integrator carefully.
What makes mission critical video walls different?
Mission critical environments present challenges that simply don’t apply to other areas of the AV market.
As an example, sites like security operations centers or network operations allow room for absolutely no downtime. They need to be resilient enough to remain operational 24/7. These video walls need to be made from the highest quality display technology as well as integrated with options for redundancy to ensure that systems are always running. For these high stakes installations to be successful, you need an integrator with specific expertise in the field of mission critical.
If a video wall loses audiovisual capabilities in a hotel lobby or entertainment venue, it causes an inconvenience, but ultimately is not a significant problem. In mission critical environments, however, there is much more on the line: money, sensitive information, or even people’s lives could be at stake. When a video wall is responsible for monitoring important data like public safety information or active threats, the performance demanded is much higher than in any other application.
Commercial grade quality
Mission critical applications do not allow for the flexibility in quality that other installations may have. Integrators of operations center video walls need to be selective with the technology they use. There are products specifically tailored to work in mission critical environments. From brightness, resolution and color accuracy to heat protection and connection capabilities, many factors set commercial grade displays for mission critical apart from the rest.
It’s important to know that products for an operations center video wall typically come at different price points than the displays used for applications such as a hotel lobby. Products designed to withstand the rigors of 24/7 use require more specific engineering and integration. Ultimately, using products designed specifically for mission critical will cause fewer problems in an operations center down the line and will need replacing less often. An integrator experienced in mission critical will know which displays work best in round-the-clock environments.
Constant Technologies: mission critical AV integrators
Working with a mission critical expert is key to having a successful integration. But with so many integrators out there, how do you know who to choose for your operations center project?
When choosing an integrator for mission critical, the best indicator of expertise is proven experience. Constant’s client list speaks for itself. Our work with firms like CVSHealth, Akamai Technologies, Carnival Cruise, Facebook, Lockheed Martin, and more as well as with government agencies such as the Department of Defense, United States Coast Guard and Air Force proves that we are widely trusted with the most sensitive and vital environments.
With a project as important as mission critical, you can’t afford to make mistakes with your technology partners. There are a lot of AV integrators out there, and many have tried to expand into mission critical. But no one else has specialized exclusively in the field of mission critical — just Constant. For over 30 years, we have steadfastly worked to build our expertise, creating a depth of knowledge that’s unmatched in the industry. We offer a wealth of experience as well as custom design services and long-term service contracts, and we are dedicated to ensuring your mission critical space operates at peak performance.
If you are ready to install a video wall in your command and control center, contact us today for a free design and budget consultation.
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Constant Technologies, Inc. provides AV integration for 24/7 video walls and custom operation center furniture. With 30+years experience we can work with sensitive environments in the public and private sectors. Constant designs and installs projects of all scopes and sizes around in the world. We also offer long-term service and support. We create solutions with the highest levels of security, aesthetics and functionality in mind.