With the challenges of the global pandemic, the team mostly working from home, travel restrictions, and component shortages delaying installations, the Hiperwall development team had a banner year producing three important product releases! Our team’s ability to remain productive while working remotely is a testament to the team’s creativity and drive and the commitment of everyone in the company. Since we make video wall software, we need access to specialized equipment, including well-configured networks and video walls for testing, neither of which tend to be in most people’s homes. Remote access, cameras, and some trips to the office allowed the team to perform excellent work under austere conditions.
We started the year with our benchmark Hiperwall 7.0 release. This release added fundamental improvements, including the groundbreaking Quantum viewer software to synchronize content playback across many computers driving many LED controllers. Because of this capability, Hiperwall has been deployed to drive enormous LED video walls in control rooms around the world. We also added new capabilities for source management and many other features and additions.
Mid-year, we announced a feature release version, Hiperwall 7.1, which included new fault-tolerance content (called HiperFailSafe Content), in addition to VMS plug-in support, so popular video management systems can directly interact with Hiperwall systems and add their content to the video wall. Many other features and performance improvements were also included.
As the third quarter ended, we released Hiperwall 7.2, which added new audio volume and muting controls. This is much more interesting and capable than it sounds because of the complexity of managing many audio devices and even more audio sources (movies, streams, etc.). We also added significant new capabilities to make our sources even more robust and compatible with industry standards.
As the new year begins, we have new features and releases under development and testing – I can’t wait to show you the great capabilities that are coming. I’m proud of our team and their accomplishments in 2021, and I expect 2022 will be even more amazing!