Runco just unveiled its new Runco WindowWall modular LCD-based display wall system. This innovative solution enables designers and authorized Runco dealers to integrate innovative visual solutions that complement the most unique home design projects.
The Runco WindowWall extends imaginative options in a room’s design and it offers a gamut of applications, from digital ambience to home entertainment, to sophisticated home office applications, such as video conferencing. The WindowWall can also become a virtual window changing the mood for any room by displaying snow falling on the mountains or the view of Manhattan from a skyscraper. Perfect for sports enthusiasts, the WindowWall can become an enormous screen showing a game or multiple games at once. As a digital display system, the Runco WindowWall can easily be used for any application at any given time. When combined with a home automation system and architectural speakers, an enormous array of lifestyle options are enabled. With the WindowWall, Runco authorized dealers can expand their business beyond the traditional home theater setting.
“The original video pioneer that created the home theater display category decades ago, Runco once again introduces a new video solution created in the same spirit as that pioneer tradition,” said Runco’s General Manager, Adam Schmidt. “At a time when other manufacturers are opting to integrate ubiquitous feature sets instead of focusing on differentiation, Runco continues to deliver products that are custom built for each home installation. This new display wall category of products provides unique opportunities for partnership between our Runco dealers to bring a unique lifestyle solution to their clients’ extraordinary homes.”
The Runco WindowWall was architected and developed by Runco’s engineering team combining the best-in-class technology used in mission-critical applications with Runco’s well regarded video processing to deliver impeccable images. Unlike any other home video product of similar scale and size, Runco WindowWall combines an ultra-thin profile of only 4.5 inches (inclusive of the Tile-Align mounting system) and its off-board, rack-based electronics for easier installation, greater reliability and serviceability, and WhisperQuiet£ wall performance. Once assembled in the client’s space, the WindowWall features an image-to-image gap of only 0.28 inches and it can be custom framed to provide beautiful integration into any extraordinary room design. Clients can chose one of Runco’s professional-designed reference configurations or apply other unique configurations to create a large digital surface that can follow the curve of a wall, span an entire portico or be stacked to create a digital column.
Maintenance and repair are extremely simple because the modules incorporate a single simple interface board designed to distribute off-board power, video and control signals to the LCD panel keeping depth, weight, heat and points of potential failure to an unprecedented minimum. This proprietary design means panels can to be individually accessed or removed. Within each panel, the simple interface board can be disconnected and replaced using thumbscrews with access from either the front or the back of the wall. Because of their streamlined design, the panels each weigh less than traditional LCD displays, are more easily handled, and produce no noise.
The rack-mount video processing and power supply units each support four LCD modules, incorporate their own cooling and make configuration, maintenance, and upgrades easily accessible and unobtrusive to the video wall itself. For even further reliability, the Runco WindoWall power supply is designed to be independent so if any one power supply in the unit fails, the remaining four will continue to power the Runco WindowWall with uninterrupted operation.