The Commitment Wall is a powerful videowall system located in the Gaming department of a few selected stores only. The main goal of the Commitment Wall is to promote Gaming related products and services. As well as entertain the audience with streams from Twitch, E-sports tournaments or even host and broadcast a Gaming event taking place in the store.
To help you understand the system we will explain the different components and how it all comes together.
The videowall is the visible part of the Commitment Wall. The standard configuration is a 5x3 videowall with 15 Samsung videowall monitors. These monitors are connected to the Rack which controls what to show on the videowall.
Behind the videowall you will find a black computer rack with a lot of cables. This rack is connected to everything and is not to tampered with. In short, the rack does two jobs:
First job is to display whatever you want on the videowall (Output). The second is to receive signal and content from what we call sources (Input). A source can be a Gaming PC on the Playtable connected with an HDMI cable to the rack, an OMNIplay3 in the rack that displays commercial content, a Twitch stream and much more.
On the playtable closest to the videowall there will be 6-8 Gaming computers. All of these have a long HDMI cable that connects them to the rack. This means that Gaming computers can be displayed as a source on the videowall. You can have 8 Gaming computers displayed on the wall simultaneously. How to set it up and select will be explained during training.
The basic concept is that the Commitment Wall is a big videowall that can display a lot of different content (sources) at the same time, with a fully customizable design and layout.
A source of content would typically be a Gaming PC or a Playstation/Xbox console where somebody is playing a game (HDMI). It could be a promotional video for a product, a Twitch.tv stream, a PowerPoint presentation, video/picture and much more.
The important part to understand about the Commitment Wall is that you can mix all these different sources together by creating a layout and design to attract, entertain to get your ad campaign and message across.
Below is the active master layout on the Commitment Wall with a 5x3 setup.
If you have any further questions about the possibilities or how it works, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Content is managed by local backoffice gaming responsible or sales manager, meaning changes must be approved. If you need to do any changes to the content please contact email@example.com.
Because content is managed by the local backoffice gaming responsible or sales manager there are restrictions on what you are allowed to display. If you want to display a stream outside events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for approval and more information.
There is a default layout with sponsored content and commercials scheduled to play all week, except when there is a Gaming Event in the store. If you change anything it will revert back to the default layout automatically. If you have feedback, a problem or need any changes done to the layout please contact email@example.com or use the chat on Databeat.net.
If you have any technical issues with the Commitment Wall please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or use the chat on Databeat.net right away. A restart of the computer in the Gaming-rack behind the wall would usually fix most issues. Please note that is a complex system that should be handled with care, if you are unsure or need help then contact us for further instructions.
This means that the videowall application is not on. This could happen if you close it or have an unexpected shutdown. Please connect to Mura Control and it will automatically start the videowall application.
As an advanced user you could also connect a keyboard to the computer in the rack and open Telnet. Run the commando O localhost and press Enter (O for open). Then type start, press Enter, and it should be back again within a minute. If not, then restart and repeat this process.
Please check out the guide here.
There are no speakers connected to the videowall. If you want to play the audio from the source you need to connect the source to a speaker system of your choice. Simply select the speaker system as audio output and it will play the audio.