Display Monitors Technology Showcase
Dec 28, 2011 10:18 AM, By Bennett Liles
The PN-E601 60in. LCD monitor from Sharp can operate in both portrait and landscape modes, and its fanless operation is suitable for quiet environments. Fully compatible with Sharp Digital Signage Software (SDSS), the unit accepts HDMI video signals. Additional composite video, PC/AV DVI-D in/out, PC/RGB, composite video, and LAN are included with the optional PN-ZB01 interface expansion board. The model also features automated email error notification along with picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture display modes, and a built-in 10W stereo audio system. Screen resolution is 1920x1080 and the brightness figure is 500cd/m².
Sony’s GXD-L65H1 65in. LCD display is designed for areas with difficult operating environments where there is exposure to liquids and/or dust such as train stations, stadiums, and shopping malls. It can be cleaned with harsh chemicals and wipers that would typically harm a traditional LCD display. The full HD (1920x1080) display is housed in a dust- and tamper-resistant aluminum chassis with a field-replaceable glass front panel that’s treated to reduce reflections. Its brightness and 2500:1 typical contrast ratio make it suitable for semi-outdoor applications at a range of distances. An auto brightness control feature with sensor is included. The display is also compatible with Sony’s line of digital signage players. Built-in LAN connectivity allows centralized control of several networked displays, and the display is compatible with the Simple Network Management Protocol for remote monitoring. Inputs include S-Video, composite and HD 15 loop-through, HDMI, and DVI. Optional accessories include an analog component input and HDSDI (SMPTE 292M) input available on option cards, a monitor control RS-232 adaptor, and speakers that can be rear-mounted.
For digital signage and display walls, ViewSonic offers the 65in. CDP6530 LCD monitor with 500-nits brightness and RS-232 loop-through capability for daisy-chained serial control. The monitor also features an internal scheduler, a pair of built-in 12W speakers, and picture-in-picture display capability. The 42.3mm bezel allows the monitor to look good in videowall applications up to 5x5 units, and the 5000:1 typical contrast ratio suits high-ambient-light environments. The unit can input HDMI, DVI, component, VGA, S-Video, and CVBS. The component, DVI, and VGA signals can be looped through for multi-monitor installations. Audio output is by way of an internal 12W amplifier with onboard speakers, and the backlight intensity is automatically adjusted in response to an ambient light sensor. The monitor weighs 176lbs. and has standard VESA mounting hole patterns.
The 55in. M550NV Edge Lit Razor LED LCD from Vizio features Internet applications for on-demand programming, built-in Wi-Fi (802.11n), and a customized Bluetooth universal remote with a slide-out QWERTY keypad. It delivers audio in SRS TruSurround HD and SRS TruVolume and includes both SPDIF Digital Optical and standard stereo audio outputs along with a pair of 15W internal speakers. The unit provides picture-in-picture, picture-outside-picture, and ATSC with 8VSB and QAM demodulation. Video signal inputs include three HDMI with HDCP, RF for internal tuner, component YPbPr plus stereo audio, composite video, S-Video, and computer RGB. There is an Ethernet port and three USB ports. It mounts on a VESA standard 400x200mm hole pattern and weighs 66lbs. without the included stand.
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