VIA might be focused on embedded computing, but it turns out it wants to be a big name on the market of digital signage and video wall applications. To that end, it has set up a 16-display wall at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2013, in the Las Vegas Convention Center (February 27-28).
The VIA Vantage Digital Wall is fully customizable, with support of up to 4 K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) and LCDs that may or may not use LED for backlighting. All of the displays have a diagonal of 46 inches and very slim profiles.
Digital Signage is the main purpose of the wall. The ability of it to act like a mosaic will definitely help there.
More precisely, VIA made it possible for the screens to run up to six independent 1080p videos at the same time, or a single, great advert or whatever else.
H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC1, WMV9, WMV, AVI, MKV, ASF, FLV and DVR-MS are the supported video formats.
“Many customers are increasingly looking for innovative ways to incorporate digital signage into the fabric of traditional spaces to create engaging new experiences for consumers,” said Epan WU, head of VIA embedded, VIA Technologies, Inc.
“In Taiwan the widespread adoption of the VIA Vantage Digital Wall has already begun to reshape the market landscape and we believe that it has huge potential for exciting new deployments throughout the rest of the world.”
VIA expects the Vantage Digital Wall to be used in airports, hotels, museums, shopping centers, movie theaters, train station, basically any place where people mill about and are likely to gaze upon it for more than a few seconds.
Go here to learn more about VIA digital signage technologies and systems that can power the 16-panel wall. The pictures included on the left show both a single-picture and a mosaic setup.