NAB 2013 News

NAB 2013: Ultra HD comes to modular video walls

Michelle Clancy | 08-04-2013

Orad, a provider of video and broadcast graphic solutions, and eyevis, which makes large-screen systems for control rooms, monitoring centres, information, communication, simulation and virtual reality, have joined forces to present ultra HD graphics on state-of-the-art video walls.
Orad's PowerWall is a turnkey system enabling up to 16K resolution graphics to be displayed, based on the company's HDVG4 video rendering platform. PowerWall combines live video with graphics, supports video clips, and integrates with newsroom and automation systems. It comes with an 8x3G or 16 HD SDI output option enabling it to be connected directly to any display device, and offers up to 16 HD live video insertions, ensuring that the videos are an integral part of the scene and not merely overlaid on top, the company said.
The integration uses omniSHAPES from eyevis, which are flexible displays that can accommodate video walls of virtually any shape or size, including curved screens of concave or convex configurations, in retail locations. The small modular display tiles are available in seven different shapes including four-, five- and six-sided tiles, and can be wall-, floor- or ceiling-mounted.
omniSHAPES are based on a one-Chip DLP projection engine with LED technology, combined with a projection screen and metal frame unit that interfaces with adjacent frames.
Every individual tile works both as a stand-alone unit and together as part of a larger display wall. Automatic colour calibration and tracking provide long-term colour and brightness stability, eliminating the need for manual readjustments.