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ISE 2017: digital signage and displays

With ISE 2017 just a few days away, here’s a selection of some of the new display and digital signage products to be seen on the showfloor. 

Absen’s HDV series, designed for the corporate market, is being unveiled for the first time in Europe at ISE 2017. With a depth of 65mm, the panel boasts quick and easy front access to simplify and speed up maintenance. Three models boast brightness of up to 1000 nits and a refresh rate of 3840Hz, with pixel pitch ranging from 1.25mm (for the HDV1.2) to 1.92mm (HDV1.9). Each HDV module is imbued with the strength of its distinctive honeycomb cellular design, to aid flatness and prevent warping across its 160° ultra-wide viewing angle.

Among the five new projectors being announced at ISE by Digital Projection are two new lamp-free models for its 3D-capable E-Vision range, offering picture-in-picture as well as edge-blending and geometry correction as standard, alongside a real-time clock for automation. The Digital Projection E-Vision Laser 4K-UHD is a single-chip DLP projector, adding a 7,500-lumen option with 4K resolution. The new E-Vision Laser 10K adds greater brightness to the range, delivering 10,000 lumens at WUXGA resolution.

imotionINK, a new product line based on e-paper technology, will be on show from Infinitus. The outdoor digital signage vendor is presenting two units – the imotionINK 13.3in module and its videowall alternative imotionINK 2 x 13.3in – as an independent solution and as a solution integrated within a classic ‘bus stop’ sign. These displays can be used for simple visual communication, such as passenger and visitor information. Extremely low power consumption and integrated 3G and WiFi allows these displays to be placed in locations without mains power. Depending on usage, power can be sourced from battery or even solar panels.

LEDBlade is the name of a new LED strip visual technology system and the company that makes it. LEDBlade creates depth of space or three-dimensionality; it enhances edges, expands the visual area or links together to create any geometric design. LEDBlade adds extra dynamic to the video design toolkit. Demonstrated on the stand will be the original LEDBlade Stripe, as well as the first chance to see the new LEDBlade Curve.

On view at the Leyard stand will be the Leyard DirectLight Series of fine-pitch LED videowall displays. The new series expands upon the success of the Planar DirectLight LED videowall family by enabling ultra-slim, front service installations in more indoor environments. The Leyard DirectLight Series includes a choice of four fine pixel pitch models from 0.9 to 1.8mm. They feature an adjustable wall mount and full front service access, as well as a remote power supply with optional redundancy, full hot swap capability and the ability to reduce the number of required power circuits.

More than two years in development,Mitsubishi Electric’s new narrow pixel pitch display will be on display. Designed specifically for control room and other demanding indoor visualisation applications, the 130in full HD display is composed of individual LED units measuring 480mm x 540mm. The display offers direct view LED, delivering an impressive light output and contrast from a 90mm depth slim form factor. The new screen is based on a 1.5mm pitch, 3-in-1 SMD LED package.

Nexcom International’s NDiS B426 edge server, featuring GPU-accelerated system responsiveness, aims to give bricks-and-mortar retailers a firm grasp of their customers’ interests through smart retail insights. The server can identify traffic flows, measure customer engagement, and find behavioural patterns, offering retailers valuable information to optimise shelf assortment, craft marketing strategies and increase in-store sales. The NDiS B426 can interpret real-time video footage captured by up to six full HD in-store cameras and incorporate cloud services to create a clean presentation of analysis results.

The recently launched ZU510T ProScene WUXGA 5,500-lumen compact laser projector will be on show on the Optoma stand. Designed for 24/7 operation and with 30,000 hours of life – said to be 50% longer than competing products – the projector has been independently tested and certified with a IP5X dust resistance rating. The ZU510T has a 1.8x manual zoom, ±30° vertical, ±30° horizontal, with four corner keystone correction and a range of I/O options including 3x HDMI, VGA, HDBaseT, audio in, mic in, VGA out, audio out, RJ45, RS232, 12V trigger, and two powered USB ports.

New launches on the Peerless-AV stand include a 75in indoor digital signage kiosk, and the new 49in High-bright Xtreme outdoor display. The Xtreme Display features a 1500-nit high-brightness panel, capable of producing clear, sunlight readable images in any outdoor environment, according to the company. Peerless-AV claims that Xtreme is the only outdoor display that is dust tight, fully immersible in water and completely impervious to grime, ice or insects. It also claims it has the widest operating temperature range of any outdoor display (-40˚C to +60˚C).

Samsung is introducing the first quantum dot technology-powered and high dynamic range (HDR) supported Smart UHD displays at ISE 2017. In a move that Samsung claims has ‘changed the game for customer engagement’, the new Q Signage displays can showcase one billion colours with greater accuracy. The HDR-compatible quantum dot displays further balance light and dark brightness and preserve gradation to offer improved depth and realism compared with standard dynamic range (SDR) alternatives. The Q Signage additionally generates an ultra-wide viewing angle in both portrait and landscape orientations.

SiliconCore will launch its Quick Connect range at ISE. The new product features a new truss framing system so that tiles can quickly interlock into the desired size and shape. It is being showcased via a Peony 2.6mm pixel pitch display, presented in a 3×5 tile formation – delivering an image area of 1.5m x 2.5m with a 115in diagonal measurement. Other pixel pitches available include the Lily 5.2mm and Tulip 3.9mm. The latter is available in an outdoor version, and this will also be showcased on the stand.

Unilumin’s narrow pixel pitch Intelligent Upanel indoor LED display supports a rather unusual servicing method: the LED modules are removed with the assistance of a smartwatch. An ‘intelligent’ front access design means that when an installation smartwatch is brought close to the module, it pops out, ensuring zero-LED-damage. Once an old module is replaced by a new one, the system will automatically calibrate it to sync with the rest of the display. The unit also has double power and signal supplies for failsafe operation.