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Absen LED Video Wall Install Tips and Tricks

Duke DeJong:[00:00:15]

Hey Everyone! Duke, here, from CCI solutions sitting here with Paul Johnston V.P. of Technical Services from Absen U.S. And really excited here we're actually going to spend just a few minutes in this video talking about tips and tricks for installing your Acclaim series LED video wall. First thing, like most common mistake you see when somebody is installing an Acclaim video wall. What is that?

Paul Johnston:[00:00:41]

I would say probably having the right tools, right. You know, one key thing to have is is you always need, obviously, have a plumb bob. You should always have a level. However if you're getting in the sub three mil product, you really need to have a digital level and ideally a laser level as well in order to ensure that you're going to be able to achieve those tight tolerances necessary for seeing performance.

Duke DeJong:[00:01:01]

Now the Wall-mount ones especially, obviously flown a whole different set of rigging, but the Wall-mount ones especially as you start getting to higher pixel pitch and really fine pitch, those lines start getting really close together. I know you guys have some specific recommendations when you get to high resolution walls.

Paul Johnston:[00:01:19]

Yeah. So we have a bracket that we make in-house ourselves, and and it works for the most part across the entire line. However as you get into higher pixel pitches the refinement becomes a little bit more complex. And so, unless you have a lot of experience in knowing exactly what to do, we always recommend that anything in the sub three mil range you try and stick with go with you know an off the shelf product or you could even go with with any other frame manufacturer out there whether it's a SKU product or something custom built. But you want something that's gonna have built onboard x - y - z adjustments to compensate for the uneven surface areas of the wall.

Duke DeJong:[00:01:53]

So when you're. Let's talk about the Wall-mount application especially for a minute when you start a wall mount application or installation. Where do you start? Like what's the first thing you really want to do?

Paul Johnston:[00:02:04]

Well first you always want understand your substrate. Right. So you want to understand. Are you going into gypsum. Are you going to cinder block. You know what is your surface area. Also even trying to measure the surface area to see how true and accurate is it. Walls can be fairly straight but having them perfect is highly unlikely. So understanding exactly what those issues are challenges are key. And then being able to compensate for those by making sure you have the right tools equipment in order to fasten it properly as well as to be able to make the adjustments necessary for the install.

Duke DeJong:[00:02:33]

Yeah. Awesome. When it comes to float obviously different animal. You guys have some great rigging header bars. What - what's the difference there? Because obviously when you're wall mounting it you've got to get that bottom row straight stack from there. But also, now you go to fly it's a whole different animal. Like what's, what's your what's your top recommendation there as far as getting that right?

Paul Johnston:[00:02:56]

Well I would say that flying tends to be a little easier because it's fewer data points to know that you're fastening with and you're usually just dealing with the overhead structural steel in which you're fastening into versus the wall where it may not be structurally supported, so you may be having to add additional steel or fastening material in order to secure the wall. Other than that it goes together really really fast and easy. The only downfall of course is is that when you're flying things you need to have access to the back for certain things versus on the wall it's going to be much easier and it's going to give you less less space to take up, I would say.

Duke DeJong:[00:03:29]

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