Sept. 30, 2020 - Walls that aren’t flat, floors that are uneven, and tight installation deadlines are just a few of the headaches that installers face. But thanks to the Foundation™ Mount System for LED, which launched this summer at InfoComm, those concerns are becoming a thing of the past.
Here are five reasons AV integrators and installers are finding that the Foundation is the bedrock of an LED installation:
Combining precision and alignment.
One of the greatest advantages of LED is the ability to create a seamless, immersive experience. In order to assess a support structure’s ability to help create the seamless look, consider precision vs adjustability.
Having a structure with the adjustability to achieve precise alignment is a good start. However, if the structure isn’t adjusted properly or by using exactly the right process, alignment can take a lot of time and still not provide a seamless image.
A high level of precision in design and manufacturing is required of any LED video wall structure. This is especially true when the wall is made up of narrow pixel pitch (NPP) displays. The very tight pixel spacings—2.5 mm and below—create a higher quality image, so tight tolerances on the structure are imperative.
Taking imperfect walls and floors out of the equation.
A mounting structure needs to be able to adjust to absorb inconsistent wall flatness. Walls may look flat but are not flat enough to accommodate LED. Foundation’s depth adjustment capability creates that flat attachment surface.
Floors can also be a problem. The Foundation helps quickly get the system plumb and the bottom row of cabinets aligned and level even when dealing with non-flat surfaces.
Matching the modularity of LED.
In addition to providing a seamless image, one of the strengths of LED displays is their modular nature. With LED, video walls no longer need to fit within a standard aspect ratio, such as 16:9. Because of this modular approach, arrays can be 2×2, 2×4, 2×8, or any number of configurations. You can also make an LED video wall as big as you want.
So your creativity won’t be limited by the mounting structure, we developed the Foundation with this same modular nature.
Debunking the “universal” myth.
There are mounts being sold using the term “universal.” However, each LED brand has its own unique mounting pattern and hole location. So while technically a “universal” product SKU can be purchased, the installer is left with cutting and modification on-site to adapt the mount to the LED brand being used.
The Foundation takes a different approach. We provide the same structure but with a brand-specific interface to attach the LED panel to our structure. That means no additional cutting or modifications are needed.
Freeing up installers.
Draper designed the Foundation Mount System specifically with installers in mind. Speed and precision are built-in by design, so regardless of the LED display size, all assembly and installation steps can be easily managed by one installation technician. Likewise, a single technician is able to quickly align the structure and panels for a seamless display.
by Terry Coffey