Hiperwall Version 6

Hiperwall Version 6
Hiperwall Version 6
Hiperwall Version 6
Hiperwall Version 6

Hiperwall is a software that powers the most cutting-edge video walls and distributed visualization systems available today.

OVERVIEW

See the Big Picture

  • Bring together information from many sources and show large amounts of information in a single glance.
  • Improve image analysis.
  • Create more informed collaboration and decision-making across your organization and in conversation with your customers.
  • Enhance your audience’s experience.

Hiperwall Version 6 introduces HiperSource Browser, a powerful tool that makes life incredibly easy for operators, enabling them to pull video content from anywhere on the web and display it in the right size and resolution, while significantly lowering TCO.

The new HiperView LED add-on controls every pixel within an LED video wall, making it possible to crop the native LED controller resolution to the actual size of the visual canvas.

NEC customers can benefit from Hiperwall’s new licensing programme which can deliver cost effective flexibility.

Quick Access & Overview

In any control room it is essential to provide immediate access to all the required information in order to quickly assess a situation, to maximise situational awareness and to take the appropriate swift action. Efficient decision making is paramount.

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With Hiperwall, the management of vast amounts of information combined with maximum flexibility enables the operator to visualise crucial real-time content efficiently. The operator can zoom and position any content as required, utilising the full resolution of each screen, whilst maintaining full control over all data sources.


Accelerating Data

Information is increasing in volume, speed and variance, Big Data analytics is becoming more and more important. Visualising information on high resolution video walls provides an essential overview to identify root causes and to optimise processes in order to enhance decision making.

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Hiperwall handles large video wall installations as if it was just one huge screen, avoiding any visual limitations caused by cable length or the number of outputs, thus ensuring the highest productivity by focusing on the information and not on the usage of technology.


Future Demand

Some other video wall technologies available are restrictive, by pre-defining a limited number of in- and outputs. The secure and flexible system architecture of Hiperwall however is scalable; additional single displays, video walls, projectors or LED walls can be added either close to the main screen or as satellite displays in other rooms. This unlimited flexibility allows systems to be re-configured should the need arise in the future.

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The basis of any Hiperwall system is a defined and managed network providing a secure infrastructure as well as the flexibility to enhance bandwidth whenever necessary. Sources and outputs can be supplemented to any number necessary by adding Hiperwall Software Licenses upon demand.

If information has to be managed regionally or even globally, Hiperwall offers the HIPERWALL SHARE SERVER. The functionality is designed for managing world-wide distributed content sources and visualisation devices which enable highly efficient international collaboration.

Evolutions of Video Wall Architecture

To establish video walls there have been and still are a number different approaches. Some of them left behind in the past as technology did continue to develop, some of them are still in use. Most of them based on pre-defined devices with a determined number of in- and outputs – all of them based on signal cabling with the known limitations. Changing the architecture of video wall and large visualization systems to an IP-basis is changing to the latest generation of systems.

Distributed PC Systems

Based on a defined network distributed PC systems are combining the latest in technology with the utmost in flexibility. Systems can be designed to have any kind and any number of outputs, sources can be added by including them into the network. Changes according to alterations of demand are possible at any time – all based on an expandable network and the following Hiperwall applications:

  • HiperView HD and UHD powering video wall displays, single satellite displays, projectors or LED walls up to 4k/UHD.
  • HiperControl as primary control for Hiperwall system & license management: Setup, configuration, administration, content distribution.
  • HiperOperator as secondary control. Available as single Controller or combined with HiperFailSafe offering seamless Fault Tolerance.
  • HiperSource Sender, Browser, Streamer and IP Streams enabling real-time integration of low- and high-frame rate sources such as computer applications, dashboards, IP camera streams, live TV or presentation laptops via the HiperSource family.
  • HiperCast Server and Connections linking multiple Hiperwall systems to a set of defined real-time HiperSource Senders and Browsers – locally or globally.
 

The Hiperwall Advantage:

Flexible and Fast Content Visualisation

It is easy to add, move, resize and remove content via drag and drop regardless of the visual technology offered by NEC Display Solutions: single displays, video walls, projection screens or LED walls. What is shown on the central control is what is visible on all the output screens. Pre-saved layouts or re-arranging of content is done in seconds, with just a few clicks of a mouse.

Easy to Manage Content and Sources

Thanks to the user-friendly and intuitive Hiperwall user interface and architecture, no special training is needed to manage multiple content sources on multiple screens. Quick and simple access is given to sources in real-time.

Modular Software-based Architecture

Enjoy stunning resolutions from a product engineered with a software focus rather than a hardware focus. Receiving updates and new capabilities is seamless and the investment is protected; simply update the software rather than discard the hardware-based solution. Moreover, outputs and inputs can be added and the existing system can be re-configured.

Future-proof Scalability

There is no limit to the amount of outputs screens or input sources in a Hiperwall system, unlike the port-count restrictions of hardware-based technology. Each visualisation screen is used in its full native resolution up to 4K UHD.

Highest Availability

If maximum availability is essential Hiperwall Fault Tolerance feature ensures continuous operation. Duplicating the core components of the system an automatic handover ensures failover of the entire system. Based on a defined network structure Hiperwall is able to match existing as well as future requirements. Considering the increasing amount of data, Hiperwall will secure the investment made as tasks and business grow.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS

The minimum hardware requirements below will allow executing Hiperwall on a defined functional level: Minimum requirements are the bare minimum necessary to have Hiperwall function. These may or may not suit the actual needs for a Hiperwall usage. Based upon setup and usage different PC system requirements may apply in order to achieve optimum performance for the given demand and purpose.

Please refer to your local trainedand certified Sharp NEC Display Solutions Hiperwall Re-Seller or Sharp NEC Display Solutions sales to get support to analyse the actual requirements and design a Hiperwall system matching an individual demand based on the recommended PC system requirements.

The Sharp/NEC Training Academy training is highly recommended for Sharp NEC Display Solutions and Hiperwall sales, requirements analysis, system design and installation, education of administrators and users as well as support. The NEC Display Solution Training Academy for Hiperwall is mandatory to obtain and retain the status of a certified Sharp NEC Display Solutions Hiperwall Partner.

Hiperwall

Network

  • Non-blocking Gigabit Ethernet: All ports run at full wire speed with no packet loss!
  • The gigabit Ethernet switch should support the following IGMP protocols:
    • IGMP Snooping
    • IGMP Querier
    • IGMP Immediate-Leave (Fast-Leave)
  • If using multiple switches for a larger number of ports or distances, use an inter-switch (stacking) link.
  • HiperController, HiperFailSafe / KeyNode computer, HiperView computers, and computers for HiperSource streamers and IP Streams, should be on the same subnet. It is acceptable to use two (or more) NICs to connect to multiple networks if needed.

HiperFailSafe

Key Node


    • Only for Hiperwall systems with two HiperController plus one Key Node offering Fault Tolerance.
    • Operating System: Windows 7 or later
    • Ethernet: Gigabit

Minimum requirements:

  • CPU: Dual core 2 GHz or faster
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • GPU: Discrete or embedded graphics controller required.
  • Monitor and graphics adapter: Vertical resolution of at least 800 pixels.
Display PC
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8.1 , 10
  • Ethernet: Gigabit
  • CPU: Dual Core 2 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB 
  • GPU: NVIDIA® x40, AMD® HD3xxx, or Intel® HD2000
Sender PC
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or later, OSX with Java 1.8 or later, Linux with Java 1.8 or later
  • Ethernet: 100 Mbit/s or 802.11G wireless
  • CPU: Dual Core 2 GHz 
  • RAM: 2 GB
 Streamer PC
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or later
  • Ethernet: Gigabit
  • CPU: Dual Core 2 GHz 
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA® x40, AMD® HD3xxx, or Intel® HD2000
Network
  • Non-blocking Gigabit Ethernet
    • All ports to run at full wire speed
    • With no packet loss
  • The following IGMP protocols must be supported
    • IGMP Snooping
    • IGMP Querier
    • IGMP Immediate-Leave (Fast-Leave)
  • If multiple switches are used
    • Stacking switches is highly recommended
    • Alternatively a minimum 10 Gbps connection between switches is required
  • Layer 2 switch is recommended
  • Layer 3 switches can have performance issues if using multiple video streams
  • Dedicated switch recommended
If VLANs are in use a dedicatd VLAN is also recommended