Mitsubishi solving real world problems10 February 2016
Video cubes with a 100,000 hour lifespan, security cameras that respond to sound, and a mobile videowall for field operations are just a few of the innovations Mitsubishi Electric has taken to ISE.
The company has partnered with French company IRTS to create a mobile instant control room screen for rapid set-up for emergency situations, such as in areas afflicted by outbreaks of disease.
“The criteria we were given is that the solution had to be capable of set-up by not more than two people, without tools and in just 15 minutes,” explained Peter Van Dijk, senior business development manager, export, display systems group, Mitsubishi Electric.
Demonstrated in prototype at ISE, the flypack arrangement of four LCD screens (or more) can be locked together by clips and height adjusted by a motorised lift.
The new 60in LED-lit DLP Display (product name VS-62WE120U) has a claimed lifespan of 100,000 hours in all modes marking “a significant improvement on previous Mitsubishi displays in this category and an even more dramatic advance on rival product,” said Van Dijk.
The firm’s previous product would run up to 100,000 hours in advanced echo mode and 80,000 hours in other modes. The contrast ratio on the display has doubled to 3800:1 and power consumption is also reduced.
European visitors can also get their first look at the P2 LM55, an ultra thin LCD screen with a 3.5mm bezel “ideal for emergency operations centres,” explained Van Dijk. “We believe that using conventional monitors for mission critical 24/7 operations will result in image issues, no matter the brand. That’s why this is an ideal system where high resolution images need to be viewed across the entire display, such as surveillance, process or traffic monitoring.”
The 55in displays deliver full HD resolution, and when combined in a 2×2 configuration, create a compact 4K (3840×2160 pixels) display with only a single mullion vertically and horizontally.
“We offer our own control system but also work with a number of controller manufacturers – such as Datapath – to make best possible solution for the client,” he added.
Mitsubishi is in the process of combining its security cameras division into its displays wing making it even easier for it to serve customers with a complete solution. For example, its network camera 7000 series can be connected to the 5000 series video recorder for recording or display of up to 32 feeds and integrated with a video management system.
One function is a built-in mic on the NC-7020 CCTV camera, which will trigger full video recording in the event of loud noise (violence in a waiting room reception, for example). This clip is stored on the server and date stamped for later export while the main display can also be activated by the audio alert.
“The solution can show up to 32 live streamed images at 30fps whereas competitor products will drop the framerate or resolution to do the same,” said Dean Kemp, Mitsubish’s security consultant. “The next stage we are working on is to send each camera’s five streams direct to the videowall.”
The company is also investigating the possibility of using LED for control room operations and is showing a work in progress example with 1.5mm pixel pitch on the stand.