LED Video Walls Vs. Projectors: Which is More Beneficial for Command Centers

Summary: LED video walls can produce a higher quality picture, display, and functionality than a projector.

LED video wall panels are now becoming the industry standard in today’s operations centers due to their bright image displays, ease of use, and attractiveness. With the widespread increase in demand for these video walls, the cost of owning or renting them continues to decline. Here are some benefits you might want to think about before considering anything other than an LED wall.

Sharpness and Brightness

LED panels incorporate a specific brightness which is the main reason why they are replacing projectors as the top choice for visual techs. Now, the light that projects is typically measured in lux with gauges light reflection. LED walls are normally measure in NIT which is a direct measurement of light. Now, when comparing these to projectors, you’ll notice that there are several drawbacks that affect them from displaying clear, crisp images. Projectors tend to transmit the image to a screen. The image then must travel to the viewer’s eyes. This large expanse loses both brightness and visibility reducing the overall clarity.

Additionally, projects will have difficulty displaying saturated colors like blank and their contrast does not even compare to that of an LED display.

Display and HD Resolution

HD video is becoming the industry standard and is quickly supplanting standard definition quality. LED video walls support HD whereas projectors are still caught up in standard definition and are incapable of producing HD images at their full resolution. This causes a problem for technicians as it is hard to pinpoint specific details on the projector screen.

Final Thoughts

So, if you decide to completely revamp your control center via a contractor or a company like Constant Technologies, Inc., the one thing you really need to consider is whether a projector can really get the job done. Most of the time, the answer is no.

The challenges with scaling your EDI system

There are several challenges organizations face when implementing or managing their EDI systems. EDI enables the kind of supply chain efficiency that organizations could only dream of before. You can now deliver a product from a manufacturer that you never physically handle, to someone else’s customer automatically. The biggest challenge that most organizations come across is scaling their EDI applications. There are three things you need to do:

Multiple sets of trading partners

The first thing is to ensure that your EDI software can or will support multiple sets of trading partners and types of documents. There is a lot of data and structure that unique to every trading partner and your software should be able to handle all that variation. A single trading partner can have as many as a 100 business rules.

ERP integration

When you have a handful of trading partners, you can handle the manual transfer of data from your EDI system to your ERP. It is very difficult to scale data transfer from one system to another manually once you exceed that threshold. The only way is to look at native integration, which might require an upgrade of your ERP.

EDI outsource

An in-house EDI implementation can be expensive and time-consuming. Also, communicating with all the trading partners and testing out the business rules for each those partners are both time consuming and expensive. When you outsource your EDI system to a third-party, you save a lot of time and only need to direct the project.

Written by Act Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA. A retail and supplier EDI provider who will handle all aspects of the implementation including vendor compliance.