25.03.20

VuWall offers free software to teams battling Covid-19

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VuWall is looking to partner with people on the front line of the fight against Covid-19 with a free visualisation tool to manage the huge amount of information they’re presented with.

The VuWall2 visualisation tool is now being offered as a free download, allowing organisations to create a temporary videowall. 

Paul Vander Plaetse, CEO at VuWall, said: "In this time of crisis, coordination teams within municipalities, newsrooms, and healthcare facilities are actively monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic and managing response efforts. These decision-makers need to access all kinds of information in order to make fast decisions and share information with their colleagues and in some cases, the public. 

“We hope that by offering our VuWall2 for no cost as a way to create a temporary emergency video wall control centre, we can aid key organisations in managing this influx of data and help keep people informed. We want to assist as many organisations as possible, which is why we will be offering first come, first served setup and support." 

VuWall2 software grants access to and integrates visual information from many different sources on one screen, including web pages, computers on the network, IP cameras, local applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), as well as collaboration and video conferencing tools (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, etc.). 

It can be set up on a PC or as a make-shift videowall with up to four displays. Operators can arrange the content sources in any configuration they need for better visualisation and run a ticker for emergency messaging. In addition, they can quickly create various layouts, save them, and recall them as the situation changes. 

VuWall says it takes about an hour to set up a video wall by installing VuWall2 on the PC driving the display(s), which can then be controlled from any computer on the network.