About video walls in Security Desk - Video Wall 3.1

Video Wall Plugin Guide 3.1

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Video Wall 3.1
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Video Wall

In the Security Desk Monitoring task, depending on which mode you are in, you can view the layout of a video wall, change what to display on a video wall, such as tile pattern and content of each tile, or configure alarm monitoring on a video wall.

Video walls have three modes:
  • Default mode
  • Content editing mode
  • Pattern editing mode
NOTE: Video is rendered on the video wall hardware. Security Desk only displays the layout with tiles and source names.

Default mode

When you drag a video wall entity to a tile on the Monitoring task canvas, by default, the video wall shows what is displayed on the physical monitor. You cannot modify a video wall in the default mode.

Content editing mode

To change what content is displayed in each tile of each page of a video wall by adding or removing entities, you must enter the content editing mode by clicking Take control.

If the video wall has multiple pages of tiles, you can start or stop the video wall from cycling through the pages by clicking Enable sequence () or Disable sequence ().

If you want the monitor to display the page you are editing, click Jump to current page ().

For more information, refer to Changing the content displayed on a video wall.

Pattern editing mode

To change the arrangement of the tiles on a video wall, you must enter the pattern editing mode by clicking Edit pattern. You cannot remove entities from the tiles in this mode.

For more information, refer to Modifying the tile pattern of a video wall.

Video wall widget

The Video Wall widget is displayed when the current tile is showing a video wall. You can use this widget to configure alarm monitoring on a video wall, change the dwell time of a sequence, and determine when content or a wall layout reverts to normal after an alarm.
NOTE: Custom actions are not supported for EIZO video walls.
The Dwell time is how long the video wall displays a page before switching to the next page when the sequence is enabled.
NOTE: The minimum dwell time is 3 seconds.

For more information, refer to Monitoring alarms on a video wall.