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PSCo bringing Prysm LPD technology to the UK

Prysm's Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology is said to offer low-power consumption, design flexibility and eco credentials.

Prysm’s Laser Phosphor Display (LPD) technology is said to offer low-power consumption, design flexibility and eco credentials. Specialist AV distributor PSCo will support the introduction of LPD in the UK with demonstration screens now available for viewing at its new Reading HQ.

LPD uses solid-state ultra-violet lasers to scan across a surface of phosphor cells within the display panel. There is almost no filtering involved in generating the viewed image, resulting in “outstanding energy efficiency, which translates into exceptionally low power consumption and low heat output”.

PSCo will be the distribution and service partner for the technology, offering AV integrators a training programme, demonstration facilities and technical support in specifying the screen. The PSCo team will also work with Prysm to create a range of accessories to complement LPD’s integration in both rental and permanent applications.

The current LPD range, due to be made available from June 2010, features a 25in panel, which is designed to be completely bezel-less with a 0.2mm seam. The modular design allows for the construction of video walls in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, including columns, strips, archways and rectangles. The screens can also be set out in curved formations or arranged in large arrays with resolutions “significantly higher” than the best available from current indoor LED solutions.

Each LPD panel draws around 30W of power, reportedly making it about seven times more efficient than an average LCD screen. The absence of harmful chemicals is also said to mean that the LPD is “cleaner to produce and easier to recycle than existing technologies”.

PSCo managing director Stuart Holmes (pictured) commented: “LPD is a huge step forward in the professional display market and will give system integrators and consultants an alternative to consider in almost every display application. Its picture quality and high brightness means it offers a high-resolution alternative to LED, while its lack of degradation and low cost of ownership mean it’s a viable alternative to plasma, LCD and projection.”

Steve Scorse, Prysm VP and general manager in EMEA, added: “We have chosen PSCo to partner with in the UK due to the company’s extensive experience in introducing new visual technologies to both the rental and sales channels, and their in-house technical and service expertise.”