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Mitsubishi begins OLED shipments

Mitsubishi has announced that it is now selling the large OLED display the company previewed at ISE earlier this year.

ISE is always a great place to whet the appetite for things to come – and few visitors to ISE 2010 can have missed the focal point of Mitsubishi’s stand, where the company was showing a prototype of Diamond Vision OLED – claimed by the company to be the world’s first large-scale display system in the 100-inch and above range to use organic light emitting diode (OLED) as its light source.

Now, the company has announced that worldwide sales of the production version will begin today, September 21.
The Diamond Vision OLED is designed for indoor use, and uses Mitsubishi Electric’s newly developed video control technology. The screen is said to offer wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles of approximately ±80 degrees, and feature a maximum brightness of 1,200cd/m² at approximately double the contrast of a comparable LED screen. As such, Diamond Vision OLED is suitable for installation in relatively brightly-lit areas such as commercial facilities, stations and airports.

Demand for digital signage systems in an increasingly wide variety of venues such as shopping malls, passenger terminals and public facilities, has created a market for a versatile, high-brightness screen technology that can adapt easily to physical limitations and work effectively in high ambient light conditions. Delivering a light output approximately three times that of an average LCD display, Mitsubishi says that Diamond Vision OLED is uniquely suited to these kinds of applications.

Built from any number of standard 128 x 128 pixel OLED modules, each measuring 384mm square and weighing eight kilograms, the Diamond Vision OLED is fully scalable and can be used to create a wide variety of screen sizes or shapes, even against rounded surfaces. The screen’s 99mm depth allows it to be installed in restricted spaces such as narrow paths and station concourses.