September 4, 2018
2 min read
8 Unexpected Features to Demand in Your Professional Display
Choosing among digital displays can be intimidating. While some features such as narrow bezels are clear go-tos, below are a few not-so-obvious factors to consider in buying the display that's right for you.
Whether for an immediate need such as wayfinding screens or future-proofing for later conversion, interactivity is an indispensable tool for evolving, forward-looking organizations.
Consider display manufacturers that have a robust and interoperable AV portfolio. That way you’ll only need to be trained on one software monitoring system, have one point-of-contact, and so on.
WARRANTY AND SERVICES
This is pretty clear- find a manufacturer that stands behind their product with full warranties and competitive service commitments. Don’t underestimate the importance of choosing a screen manufacturer with a 24/7 help desk for any emergency needs.
The only thing better than a great service package is Auto-monitoring, which will allow you to stay one step ahead of any issues. For example, some built-in software can schedules maintenance based on changes in designated metrics and will save you time, money, and effort in the long-run.
COMMERCIAL GRADE PRODUCT
This is a lesson you don’t want to learn the hard way: consumer displays are not suitable for commercial applications. Don’t let black-outs, burn-outs, or narrow viewing angles teach you the value of commercial-grade design and reliability in your mission-critical AV applications.
Jump on the bandwagon…just make sure you have screen and peripheral device providers that not only provide full 4K screens, but that also have image enhancement technology to up-convert non-4K sources to a higher level of picture quality– transforming ordinary HD resolution and a variety of PC signals into breathtaking 4K resolution.
Look for features such as HDBaseT, or its superior brother DigitalLink, to reduce cost and complexity of installation. The often-overlooked built-in USB media player similarly adds flexibility and ease to installation.
SIMPLE AND SPECIFIC
For applications with challenging installations and up-keep, simplicity and specificity is key. Look for display manufacturers who understand these kinds of intricate complexities and try to solve them, for example via 5-minute auto-calibration software for video walls.