Until recently, in order for marketers and advertisers to “interact” with consumers in public environments such as retail stores, supermarkets, and museums, digital signage networks relied on kiosks, touch-enabled commercial displays, and projectors featuring gesture-based controls, among others. Continue Reading
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For years, LCD has played a small role in the video wall market due in part to the “window pane effect”: large gaps between displays were seen as visually distracting, benefiting other technologies. Continue Reading
Last month, LG Display unveiled the thinnest bezel public display LCD panel yet. Its 55” FHD (1920 × 1080 pixels), 800 nit, super-narrow bezel (SNB) display has only a 5.3 mm gap (bezel distance) when panels are arranged adjacent to each other, like a video wall. Panel makers continue to focus on commercial installations, aiming to get direct-view LCD technology into applications previously dominated by rear-projection displays, such as command and control centers or showcase retail locations. For instance, Samsung produced a 55”FHD, 700 nit, SNB panel with a measured gap of 5.7 mm.
InfoComm, which took place this past week in Orlando, Florida, is by far one of the world’s biggest B2B events in the video industry, with more than 30,000 resellers, integrators, and commercial end-users attending to collaborate on commercial, educational, or governmental projects. InfoComm does not have the broad awareness of CES, and new products introduced at the event tend to focus on niche markets within the bigger B2B AV industry. Overall, the event is all about real business and real projects.
In the display industry, it is hard to escape the hype associated with 3D. While all eyes are focused on the future of bringing 3D TV to every home, 3D infrastructure and content must be developed before 3D in the home becomes a reality. Continue Reading