A Mosaic Video Wall consists of displays of different sizes and orientations. Displays do not typically cover 100% of the content area and content is customized specifically for that wall.
By contrast, a Standard Video Wall consists of displays that are the same size and orientation that display 100% of the content area.
While other solutions that offer artistic flexibility in video walls can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, with the Just Add Power 3G platform it is built-in to each device. You are only limited by your ability to plan the system well and invest the time to perform the initial fine-tuning setup.
Any Just Add Power 3G Receiver can create a Mosaic Video Wall with screens rotated at multiples of 90-degrees. For Mosaic Video Walls at other angles, head to the Artistic Video Wall article.
Measure the overall wall size - the Canvas - to define the video area.
For each display in the wall, measure the Viewable Width and Height plus the positioning of the display in the Canvas.
For each Receiver, send the measurements so the Receiver zooms into the portion of the canvas it is designed to display.
Each display in a Mosaic Video Wall acts as a "window" looking at a larger picture. Some of the original video will be missing and custom content should be authored to take these missing video segments into account
The button below downloads an Excel spreadsheet that will assist with programming the displays in the Mosaic Video Wall.
Make a measurement, enter it in the spreadsheet, and it will provide the command to be sent to each Receiver.
The Implementation instructions assume that all Just Add Power devices have a static IP address. These instructions also assume the Installer has configured a Static Route on the system and understands how to telnet into Just Add Power 3G Receivers in a configured network.
Standard source content is produced at an aspect ratio of 16:9. 3840x2160, 1920x1080, 1280x720 are produced by multiple the width (16) and height (9) by the same number. A standard display matches this aspect ratio so that the source content looks normal.
A Mosaic Video Wall that DOES NOT comply with a 16:9 aspect ratio will need to be aligned so that the content looks the way the content-creator intended. Just Add Power provides two general alignment options:
Display content in its natural aspect ratio and window it within the Mosaic Video Wall. The left/right edges or top/bottom edges will not be visible depending on how far from 16:9 the Mosaic Video Wall strays.
Fit the content to the aspect ratio of the wall. The further from 16:9 the Mosaic Video Wall strays, the more distorted the content will become.