Here are some of the new display offerings that caught our eye last week at InfoComm 2017 in Orlando.
Delta, parent company of Vivitek, was showing its 4K DLP slim laser videowall. This uses the world's "first and only" 4K cubes (according to James Hsu – pictured – director, global product marketing) which are just 560mm deep. The 4,000-lumen laser phosphor illumination source, offer good brightness uniformity, and built-in Intelli-Sense functions monitor system parameters and automatically perform real-time adjustments for 24/7 operation. This videowall is also the first to offer an IP6X protection rating and an optical sealed engine for up to 100,000 hours of worry-free operation. There is the option to run the wall at reduced current and brightness, extending its life still further.
Leyard/Planar were showing the Leyard LED MultiTouch, described as the industry’s first seamless LED touch-enabled videowall. A 196in model was on the stand – with 158in and 108in models also available.
The 1.2mm pixel pitch wall, which recognises up to 32 touch points, uses an IR frame. Rather than having a layer of glass over the touch surface, which can trap heat and impede the touch process, the LED MultiTouch uses Leyard's a single piece of patent-pending PLTS (Pliable LED Touch Surface) material. This is light, seamless, smooth, lightweight and durable. When the wall needs to be serviced, the touch surface can be removed and then reapplied. The wall recognises up to 32 touch points.
“Up until now, adding touch to a high resolution LED videowall was an exercise in frustration and compromise for customers. With Leyard LED MultiTouch, we are able to provide the fully integrated and seamless touch experience customers have asked for, without compromising performance or increasing cost of ownership,” said Steve Seminario, vice president of product marketing at Leyard and Planar.
SiliconCore was showing its ZACH LED Driver Chip. Standing for Z(Impedance) Adjustment for Color Homogeneity, the ZACH mechanism achieves uniform brightness and homogenous colour even at very low brightness. It does this by detecting the impedance variation of each LED and applying a compensating adjustment. This is most evident in images with shadows and areas of greatest contrast from light to dark. The company's Lavender 1.2mm, Magnolia 1.5 and Camellia 0.95 displays will be the first models to ship with the new ZACH LED drivers next month.
SiliconCore is aiming the technology at applications that place high importance on accurate colour reproduction, including command and control and simulation, while corporate and retail customers will also appreciate the colour rendering.
Christie launched its Access Series of LCD panels. The range comprises 55in and 65in 4K models designed for 16/7 operation, and 75in and 86in 4K models that can be run 24/7. The smaller displays are intended for meeting rooms, higher education, or retail applications such as menu boards, while the larger ones are targeted at high-use settings including hotel lobbies, airport terminals and control rooms.
Samsung was showing its latest quantum dot-powered HDR10+ QLED signage. Available in 55in and 65in versions, these UHD displays work with HDR-quality content at a peak brightness of 1,500 nits. These displays run Samsung's Tizen 3.0 signage platform, an upgrade from the previous version 2.4. Tizen 3.0 platform a more powerful graphics engine and provides faster response, interactions and loading speeds.