Kramer has launched the VW-4, a hardware-based video wall driver for video walls within a closed system for increased reliability, security and near-zero latency.
The VW-4 delivers perfectly aligned content onto video wall displays of any size, with plug-and-play wired connectivity that once in place requires no adjustments.
The VW-4 has one HDMI video input, four HDMI display outputs and has been uniquely designed to support formations from the classic and incredibly popular 2×2 video-wall right up to 8×8 with 64 displays.
This enhanced scalability means that users no longer need to buy, for example, a 4×4 driver to create a 4×2 wall, equating to cost savings of up to 80%. This is giving new market areas the possibility to unleash the power of video walls rather than being limited by flat panel display sizes and fixed aspect ratios.
Users can configure the content to their displays using bezel correction technology to ensure that imagery flows across the setup and that no crucial data is lost in the seams. The integrated real-time OS also accommodates HDCP and EDID management. In addition, the user-friendly design of the unit features a quick set up option to have content on the screens in less than a minute using the DIP-switches.
The closed system makes the VW-4 ideal for security conscious and mission critical environments, such as in government buildings, financial applications and command and control centers, as there is no way information can be hacked. The incredibly low latency delivers real-time content and, after being configured, the hardware-based solution does not require an IP connection, so the delivery of content is never impacted by any network resets or downtime.