Barco just announced that its WallConnect Cloud, a new cloud-based remote monitoring and management platform for its video walls portfolio, is going live next month! WallConnect Cloud allows system integrators and AV dealers to monitor and diagnose their installed base of video walls, enabling them to remotely check the status, diagnose and control a number of critical parameters — in one place. This results in higher operational efficiency, faster problem-solving, optimal wall uptime and overall improved experience for both system integrators and end-users. And, for the advertising industry, this is a BIG DEAL.
Barco WallConnect, released in 2019, is the software platform that not only helps set up and configure a large video wall, but also makes sure all panels display an identical image over time (including Barco’s Sense X automatic brightness and color calibration system) and allows to adjust and schedule the settings when needed. The newly introduced WallConnect Edge hardware appliance with its IoT capabilities now securely connects to the WallConnect Cloud platform enabling remote monitoring, diagnostics and control of the video wall.
Being able to remotely check the status of the wall and its critical parameters, system integrators can easily evaluate an issue without the need to travel on-site. This not only allows them to directly send the needed spare parts on-site, but sometimes enables to fix the problem remotely. This should result in lower costs and a faster fix of the issue. Furthermore, the reduced travel needs also contribute to a more sustainable business.
Live dashboards also give real-time information on the operating conditions of the video wall displays for more effective device analysis and proactive troubleshooting. Users can securely access the IoT platform on any device with an internet connection.
WallConnect Cloud is offered per video wall as a yearly subscription or as part of Barco service packages. The first version of WallConnect Cloud platform is available for the Barco UniSee series and the RGB Laser ODL-721 and ODL-821. The platform will be gradually extended to other products.
WallConnect Cloud will be available Oct. 15, 2020.