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Absen to showcase its latest NXTGEN LED technology at Prolight + Sound this month

Newly launched Polaris and Altair displays to be showcased as well as a number of new solutions

Absen will again be present at this year’s Prolight + Sound (Messe Frankfurt, Germany, 10-13 April 2018), where it will demonstrate its latest range of ‘breakthrough’ NXTGEN LED solutions. 

Included on its 105sqm stand, based in hall 4.0 stand E35, will be its recently unveiled Polaris and Altair display ranges for the rental market.

Liam Winter, product director at Absen Europe comments: “Prolight + Sound is an important global marketplace for event technology, bringing the best of the European rental staging industry together. We are excited to showcase our NXTGEN technologies in the Polaris and Altair ranges, which are enjoying great success. We have already secured a number of deals with Europe’s leading rental staging companies and we look forward to meeting with established and new customers at the show and supporting them in taking their offering to the next level with our market-leading, innovative LED solutions.”


A number of new innovations will also be introduced, including its new COBALT (Chip-on-Board Advanced Light Technology) platform. The platform features Absen’s Chip-on-Board (COB) encapsulation technology and NanoShield technologies alongside its HBB (High Brightness Black) with Common Cathode LED driver technology solutions, which enable customers to better deploy LED display technologies in rental market applications – and will be showcased on the show stand.

NXTGEN COBALT technology with NanoShield has been specifically developed to meet the demands of narrow pixel pitch LED in live event rental applications. 


Another industry first, Absen’s NXTGEN HBB (High Brightness Black) technology, is a unique way to drive black SMD LED at ultra-high brightness with ultra-high contrast. Employing the latest innovation in Common Cathode technologies each RGB LED chip is directly driven with precision power technology for maximum efficiency, resulting in a 20 per cent decrease in heat and 20 per cent increase in brightness. 

Absen HBB allows the Polaris PL3.9 PRO and PL4.8 PRO LED display models to achieve a 5,000nit brightness whilst employing the latest black SMD technology to deliver ultra-high contrast ratios. For the first-time customers have a true high-resolution LED display solution that has the brightness and contrast performance to meet the demands of both outdoor and indoor applications for maximum rental revenues and the fastest ROI.

Engineered to deliver the perfect balance of speed, ease of use, robustness and precision, the Polaris Series features a number of mechanical advances including Auto-Lock, Auto-Eject and Fast-Switch curve locking systems. A unique Anti-Collision PCB technology makes the Polaris Series the most robust rental series yet. Electronically, the Polaris series features advanced on-board components and heat dissipation technology to deliver high stability and powerful visual performance. With premium black LED, high-grade SPWM driver technology and 18bit image processing the Polaris series provides high contrast, high grayscale and high refresh rates for the ultimate display experience.

Absen’s NXTGEN Altair ultra-lightweight series is comprised of the AT3, AT3 Pro, AT5, AT5 Pro and AT7 models, offering pixel pitch variations suitable for indoor or outdoor use. AT3 Pro and AT5 Pro benefit from the integration of Absen’s HBB (high brightness black) technology, giving an even greater edge as a hybrid indoor/outdoor solution and the highest levels of visual performance.

Tailored to the specific requirements of touring and ultra-large screen live event applications, the Altair series combines an ultra-lightweight panel under 19kg per sqm with advanced carbon fibre LightFrame (touring frame) system under 10kg per sqm. The result is one of the world’s lightest and thinnest touring LED products with a total weight under 29kg per sqm, providing customers with a robust, fast installation, lightweight and high visual performance display with ultra-low transportation footprint for maximum operational efficiency and higher ROI.

Developed as a total rental solution, the Altair Series provides -15 to +15 degrees of curve, 90˚ corner, hanging beams and dolly system in addition to the lightweight panels and LightFrame. Optimised for superfast installation the Altair features a lightweight magnesium panel of 600x1200mm size, with a 600x600mm variant available for ultimate design flexibility.

In addition to the Polaris and Altair showcase zones on stand, there will also be a Hands-On area for customers to explore – featuring Absen’s D2V Plus and M2.9 Pro indoor rental display and T5 outdoor rental display products, as well as units from the Polaris and Altair ranges.