Top 4 Areas Colleges and Universities Utilize Video Wall Technology

Competition is fierce for students in the college and university arena, and to be viewed as a technologically cutting edge institution is important. Students have come to expect video walls for information, communication, collaboration, distance / remote learning, and even digital signage or instant replay screens at athletic facilities.

Academic settings including lobbies, classrooms, art areas, and research facilities all benefit from large video walls. Institutions serve a broad and technologically demanding demographic, and whether bringing visualization to the classroom, research facility, or creating an impact at sporting events, donors, and all members of the campus can be more informed and engaged.

Top 4 Areas Colleges and Universities Utilize Video Wall Technology:

  1. Visitor and student center areas using video walls to enhance the campus experience.
    With better solutions for collaboration, communication and community engagement, schools meet the expectations of digital-first students and faculty. This is also an excellent way to feature student artwork and/or accomplishments.

    IGI PowerWall LED (curved, mobile, CLEDIS)
    Image: IGI PowerWall LED (curved, mobile, CLEDIS) in a university commons area. Applications include presentations, events, digital signage, student project features, video conference collaboration, learning/e-learning.

  2. Teaching rooms, labs and collaborative learning areas.
    The 2019 Educause ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology stated that students “would like to be more engaged with the material, their instructors, and their peers in the classroom and they see technology as a vehicle for that engagement.” The 2019 Educause Horizon Report, states tech-enabled, active-learning classrooms have gained momentum. The authors said, “Designing and evaluating spaces that facilitate active learning and collaboration require investments and strategic planning.”

    Image: IGI Flex CAVE (3D capable, 3-screen flex wing IGI) used by the university to immerse students into clean-room / healthcare environments for practical real life training and other applications.

  3. Remote and interactive e-learning or distance learning.
    As today’s college students prefer modern technology to be a part of their learning and collaboration, institutions are adopting more advanced audiovisual solutions to compete for these digital-first scholars that grew up with screens in their hand, in order to improve their overall offerings.

  4. Athletic facilities promoting school image to students and alumni
    With athletic events, some of the largest numbers on campuses can be reached and will include students, families, alumni (including donors) and is a key opportunity to provide wayfinding digital signage, promotion, build pride, and even offer live and instant replay aspects of the event in progress.  Large video wall integration can be key to providing this.

Benefits of updated video wall technology:

  • Scalable and able to fit to any space, size or budget
  • Seamless viewing with new thinner bezel (or no bezel) displays
  • Lower maintenance with no bulb or filter replacements like projection
  • Brighter images less affected by ambient light

IGI has integrated large scale solutions for colleges and universities for many years, and has specialized in video wall technology for almost 25 years. With IGI, your project will be “turnkey” with a single point of contact, as all aspects (custom design, fabrication, integration and ongoing support) are handled in-house. Having one integrator/contractor take care of it all is just simpler.

About IGI:

Immersion Graphics, Inc. (IGI) provides audio visual design, engineering, consulting, product sales, control system programming, custom fabrication, installation, preventative maintenance, and extended support services out of its headquarters location in Detroit and west coast operation in Los Angeles. Additional offices are located in Indianapolis, and Grand Rapids.

Founded in 1998, IGI has installed numerous large-scale, ultra-high resolution systems throughout the U.S. in the automotive, higher education, medical, financial, and energy transmission markets, and for the United States military and other government agencies. Applications include industrial design, engineering and data visualization, mission-critical command & control room environments, presentation systems, video conferencing, digital signage, and a variety of commercial AV solutions for emerging markets where the simultaneous visualization of 3D models and complex data by a group is essential to effective decision making. To get an in depth look at what we do, see our website at www.werigi.com, we are IGI.

IGI is minority owned, veteran owned, and a small business and SBA 8(a) program graduate.