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Challenging display preconceptions

Andy Stout 31 January 2011

At ISE 2011, Mitsubishi Electric is inviting visitors to change the way they think about display technologies in their daily surroundings with a demo of its Diamond Vision OLED technology.

Large screen displays of 40in and above are now a common sight in cities, shops and public spaces around the world. Yet despite huge advances in performance and content delivery, the display technologies employed have remained largely unchanged for over a decade, centred mainly around LCD and LED. Now there is a third choice: OLED.

On show at ISE 2011, Diamond Vision OLED is said to be the world’s only large format, scalable OLED display – a completely new type of screen that is up to three times brighter than LCD, double the contrast and up to 60% slimmer than an equivalent LED display.

The way that people interact with out-of-home display content is also evolving. New at ISE 2011 is a range of touch-screen accessories designed to transform Mitsubishi’s professional LCD displays into durable, touch-screen interfaces suited to retail, education or digital signage use.

Mitsubishi’s Display wall systems now also have touch-screen capability thanks to a ‘unique’ laser-based optical system that is on show here. Using Mitsubishi Multi-Touch, a DLP cube display wall can be transformed into a multi-user, multi-touch interactive environment. According to the company, the system can even work behind glass, enabling applications such as interactive large screen displays in shop windows to be created.

Projection remains perhaps the most accessible display technology in working or educational environments. Mitsubishi is showcasing its latest high-end projection solutions at ISE. The XD8100U (XGA) and widescreen WD8200U (WXGA) dual-lamp projectors feature a completely new design and state-of-the-art performance in large rooms or high-ambient light environments. Edge-blending technology is said to be built-in, together with a colour matching system that enables seamless multi-projector installations.

Stand: 2A24

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