The final part of our AV Technology Awards Product awards countdown sees us take a look at the shortlisted nominees for the Display/Projection Product of the Year. From tomorrow, we begin our profile of the Project awards.
This year’s awards will be announced during a brand new digital Awards Week running from 23rd to 25th June. The awards programme is held in association with Awards Partners Crestron, Integrated Systems Europe, and the Technological Innovations Group (TIG), and Association Partners AV User Group and Women in AV (WAVE).
Nominees for Display/Projection Product of the Year
Venus Series, from Absen
Absen’s Venus (VN) Series is an LED display that has been specifically designed for concerts and festivals due to its ability to create “super-sized screens at speed”. The product features an integrated ‘module-on-frame’ design. By removing the sub-frame (cabinet frame), Venus is “27 per cent lighter than competing solutions”, according to the company.
At 27.5 kg/sqm, the company believes it is the lightest integrated touring display solution on the market, which allows creative teams to “cut back on weight, save cost and build even bigger LED walls than before – up to 20 metres in height”.
LEDFusion A160, from Calibre
The LEDFusion A160 “revolutionises the world of large LED screens” by providing a complete, integrated solution that can be installed by two people in under an hour.
The LEDFusion A160 is designed for use in pro AV, rental/staging, broadcast, houses of worship, medical, corporate AV and education. Packed in a single flight case – which contains everything needed for installation, including simple tools – the 163-inch LEDFusion A160 “can be manoeuvred into position and be operational in less than 60 minutes”.
dvLED FE-Series, from NEC
The NEC LED Indoor FE Series is a bundled wall-mounted or free-standing display solution designed as a cost-effective alternative for large format visualisation, delivering “excellent viewing angles, consistent vibrant colours, superb brightness and long-lasting performance for meeting rooms and signage applications”.
NEC’s FE Series LED Bundles are available for different-sized screens starting at 110’’, with 6 fine pixel pitch options (1.2mm, 1.5mm, 1.9mm, 2.5mm, 3.1mm and 3.8mm) “ensuring optimum display resolution regardless of viewing distance”. Equally capable of wall-mounted or free-standing installation, the modular ‘off-the-shelf’ LED solutions provide “scalable, seamless deployment and high quality visualisation wherever businesses need it”.
PT-RQ50 projector, from Panasonic
The PT-RQ50 from Panasonic is a “record breaking” 50,000 lumen projector, and also the “world’s smallest and lightest in its category”, according to the company. It is Panasonic’s brightest ever laser projector, with a red and blue laser design allowing for a more accurate colour representation.
The PT-RQ50 offers native 4K and is specifically designed for large venues including uses in rental, staging and theme parks. The projector is engineered for 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation. The projector was demonstrated at the company’s E-Sports arena at ISE 2020.
HFL6014U, from Philips Display Solutions
Part of the Philips Professional Display Solutions MediaSuite range, the HFL6014U is an Android-powered, Google-Certified Professional TV for hospitality venues.
The HFL6014U is reportedly the first of its kind to feature embedded Google Chromecast Ultra (4K), enabling instant (no login) one-touch sharing of content from a personal device. It runs on Android and provides access to thousands of applications via Google Play including all major services, such as YouTube, Deezer and Spotify, plus local news, weather and traffic information.
The SedaoLive CLOUD platform, from Sedao Digital Signage
The SedaoLive CLOUD platform is a digital signage solution that offers a complete digital communications solution for deployment within the corporate enterprise, education, government, retail and hospitality sector industries.
SedaoLive Cloud is a digital ecosystem that integrates the content management platform with the display hardware enabling customers to broadcast information using any large format display screen and/or the Sedao range of LFD panels, Sedao dedicated SedaoLive Rooms room booking panels which connect to Microsoft Exchange and/or Outlook 365, and all Clevertouch interactive collaborative flat panel displays.
NovoTouch EK Series for Education, from Vivitek
Vivitek’s NovoTouch EK Series for Education is an all-in-one collaborative touch panel combining wireless collaboration, a digital whiteboard and active digital signage into one display. Developed to deliver “value to education institutions both in and out of class or lesson time”, the NovoTouch EK Series for Education is available in sizes ranging from 65”, 75” to 86”.
It has 4K-UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution visuals and boasts a wireless mirroring function, which offers cross-platform compatibility with Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS. This enables teachers and students to embrace the popular Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) practice, and facilitates the use of their own pedagogic material or software from their laptop, without limitation.