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
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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
Does the future of digital signage hinge on the digital out-of-home advertising market alone? Newcomers to digital signage might look at articles such as the recent one in Advertising Age reporting that the sizable drop in ad revenues in 2009 was the main reason that the digital signage market hasn’t had the explosive growth that many expected. With traditional advertising at the lowest levels in history, no wonder digital out-of-home advertising hasn’t taken the world by storm yet, right?