As video wall technology continues to grow in popularity throughout the world, “bezels” is a term that you might hear more and more often within the industry. The word “bezel” refers to the frame around a digital screen; but why would something so unimportant impact the video wall industry so much?
For many end users, the bezel-to-screen ratio is an important factor in purchasing a video wall system. Your customers will want to know that their display is as high-impact and effective as possible—and bezels do, in fact, play a role in the success of a video wall.
Today, innovations in digital screen technology have enabled manufacturers to use increasingly thinner bezels. In fact, many modern screens appear to have little or no bezel at all. These developments create many benefits for the end user, which you should be aware of as a value-added reseller (VAR).
Here are a few of the main reasons why bezels matter when it comes to video wall technology:
1. Overall appearance of the display.
Early video walls were very obviously obstructed by thick, heavy bezels. It was clear that the wall was made up of several separate, individual screens. This caused many video walls to appear awkward—or even downright ugly.
Thanks to today’s increasingly thinner bezels, video walls now have much less obstructive “gridlines.” This gives the appearance of one cohesive screen, rather than multiple displays that have simply been installed together. The result is a much more attractive video wall.
2. Seamlessness of the image.
This is probably the biggest driving force behind thinner bezels for video walls. There’s no denying the fact that thicker bezels are more likely to lead to the appearance of choppy, fragmented images. With thinner bezels, images on the video wall appear to be more seamless, as if they are part of one cohesive display.
Today’s leading digital displays have very thin bezels, making them ideal for video wall installations. As screen prices continue to fall, even customers with smaller budgets have been able to take advantage of the high-impact potential of a video wall. And as the technology continues to advance, be sure to keep video walls in mind for customers from all types of facilities.
3. Interactive features.
Today’s video walls are incorporating more interactive features than ever before. Your customers want to know that people will be able to easily interact with the technology, whether it’s through gesture-recognition, touchscreen capabilities or something new entirely.
Thick bezels have the potential to interrupt a user’s interactive experience, which can disrupt the immersive nature of a video wall. Imagine scrolling through product choices on a video wall, only to be impeded by a 2-inch bezel on each side. By seeking out video walls with the thinnest bezels possible, you’ll ensure that your customers with interactive technology get the experience they’re looking for.
How concerned are your video wall customers with bezel size? What are some of the other main deciding factors when it comes to video wall technology?