CORE Hardware

It's not a "one size fits all" solution. Think about how you want your Donor Recognition System to look and fit into your space. Considering the time and cost involved, it's important to put the effort into getting it right. We assist our clients in working through all of the options in determining the best solutions to achieve their goal.

Size Matters:
First to consider is size of the display. Our systems provide a minimum digital video output of 1920 x 1080p. How large is figured by using a combination of room size, viewing distance, and budgets. Commercial grade single screen displays are available in standard sizes ranging from 46" to 55" and in some case even larger at 60" - 70" - 80"diagonal screens. On the higher end, 108" and even 150" diagonal displays are available. Videowalls take over from here providing unlimited options in size and format. Under the correct ambient lighting conditions and with an understanding of bulb life and replacement cost, projection can also be a viable solution for the larger screen sizes.

Mounting Options:
Is the display going to be surface mounted or recessed flush into a wall? Is there a custom cabinet or enclosure required to coordinate with the surrounding interior environment? Wall mounts start with fixed and then articulating offerings should you need to tilt the flat screen monitor on the wall. As the size progresses from a single display solution to a multi-paneled videowall, mounts become more complex to provide the tight tolerances required between screens and allow for service access. Some videowall system have a mount system built into their product line and others require a full custom solution.

Location - Location - Location:
Think about view angles, traffic flow, ambient lighting and last but not least, where will support equipment be in the building. Some display manufacturers offer anti-glare coatings, wide angle viewing options and even heavy duty glass. If these are required at your facility, then this should be considered when finding the right video display option. There are ways to transmit 1080p HD video over CAT5 cables up to 300' and much further using fiber optics. The limitation of a basic copper digital video cable should be kept in mind. It's best to try to locate supporting electronics within 15' of the video screen whenever possible. Additional distances can be achieved but carry additional cost.