March 24, 2010
| by Stephen Hopkins
Just what your luxury home needs; more displays, right? How about a grid of multiple displays as the focal point of an entire wall? It might sound a little Fahrenheit 451, but it’s really Runco‘s new WindowWall technology.
Not just displays mounted side-by-side, the Runco WindowWall represents true video-wall technology adapted from commercial applications for the home environment. With edge gaps as little as 0.28”, mounting depths of only 4.5”, and displaced rack-mount electronics, WindowWall technology allows for infinite configuration variations and applications.
Having trouble wrapping your mind around all the possibilities? Runco is providing custom electronics pros with a library of reference designs to give you some ideas.
How about a dynamic art installation that flips one panel to a security feed when a visitor enters your property?
Or the ultimate sports-bar with a wall that can quickly and easily jump from one game to four, five, six, 10, or any combination in between?
Maybe a video conferencing wall that can double as a multi-screen market ticker and productivity environment?
These are just a handful of the reference design possibilities, and with residential-friendly design, most installations won’t require additional ventilation or HVAC engineering (though a compendium of thermodynamic properties are available for environmental engineers if your project or installer has one handy). Separate rack-mount electronics and processing are part of the low thermal footprint, but also facilitate simple on-site maintenance, repairs, and upgrades.
If that blank wall staring at you is begging for a wall of dynamic video, visit your local Runco dealer and installer to see just what their new WindowWall system could do for your luxury home.
Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.