The Perfection of Square Video Tiles

There is more to the Planar® Mosaic AD22-Salvador tile than meets the eye. While it is an LCD display, its 1:1 aspect ratio sets it apart from its big brothers. It integrates with other wall claddings beautifully, allows for tight-radius concave video walls, and fits places other displays won’t fit. People love it; it’s that simple. After all, it’s hip to be square.

Square tiles can be installed above doors, up columns, in long rows or around corners. They can be embedded with other types of tiles, or even in the floor or ceiling with proper reinforcement. They add character to an architectural display, and virtually every Mosaic installation to date includes squares.

All that goodness aside, the AD22 contains some unique pixel magic. Its 960 pixels across a 387.4 mm active screen width delivers an ultra-small pixel pitch of just 0.40 mm. This makes it especially attractive for use cases with dense video data like scientific research. It also looks good from close viewing with more scaling than other displays.

Salvador Screen ShotThere is even some interesting math in the Salvador tile. When you double the 960x960 resolution, you get a width of 1920 pixels which works nicely when displaying 1920x1080 content. Create a 3x3 grid of AD22 tiles and you have a total pixel count of 8,294,400. This happens to be the exact pixel count of 3840x2160 (4K). In Mosaic land, this means you can program your 3x3 AD22 grid with a custom EDID of 2880x2880 and capitalize on the maximum bandwidth of Mosaic while displaying at native resolution. An example is posted on the Mosaic Design Library.

With four identical angles and four matching sides, you have to love a square. Though many have suggested it, we’re simply not emotionally prepared for a circular LCD.


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