Jun 3, 2014 9:17 AM, By Christopher J. Maione, CTS-D, DSCE, DMC-D
Mitsubishi’s LM55S1 super-narrow bezel monitor is virtually seamless when placed in an array, with the gap between the monitors being as thin as 5.3mm, about two-tenths of an inch. Suitable for 24/7 operation, the LM55S1 features built-in DVI-D daisy-chaining, to coordinate up to four displays at once; digital gradation circuit, providing uniform brightness distribution across a single screen as well as an entire array of connected monitors; color space control, which ensures consistently rich and accurate color reproduction; an Intel OPS card slot for flexibility and scalability; two built-in high-fidelity 10W speakers, thereby eliminating the need for external speakers; and AMX and Crestron compatibility for easy integration and installation.
Designed for rugged 24/7 use in the harshest installation environments, NEC's 70in. P703 reportedly offers an overall decrease in total cost of ownership along with a thinner and lighter cabinet and customizable connectivity options. This new generation of display received a full chassis upgrade with the addition of a second expansion slot, faster processing times, evolved daisy-chain performance, and near field communication capabilities for setup and servicing. Another interesting feature is the display’s “Human Sensor Accessory,” which automatically turns on the display when a person approaches.
Panasonic has introduced the TH-84LQ70, an 84in. flatpanel with 4K resolution that is well positioned for B2B applications including broadcast production, digital signage for retail, rental and staging, design and simulation, as well as command and control rooms. Delivering 4K (3840x2160) resolution using Panasonic’s next generation of image enhancement technology that up-converts non-4K sources to a higher level of picture quality, the TH-84LQ70 transforms ordinary Full HD resolution and a variety of PC signals into vivid images. The display is equipped with protective glass, features a ruggedized aluminum frame, and can be installed both vertically and horizontally.
Planar’s UltraRes Series is a family of 84in. Ultra HD (3840x2160) professional LCD displays that produce true high-resolution and picture quality in large-format LCD displays. With a native 4K resolution, Planar UltraRes Series has four times the resolution and pixel density of comparably sized full HD displays. The UR8450-LX is suited for conference and control rooms. The UR8450-MX is a higher brightness model designed for digital signage and other higher ambient light environments and is available in both landscape and portrait. The Planar UltraRes Series is also available in multi-touch and 3D models.
Samsung's UD55C-B is a 55in. full HD video display with super-narrow bezels (0.22in.) to create a near-seamless viewing experience. Featuring an anti-glare panel with an 11-percent haze level to reduce light scatter and dazzling for enhanced readability, the UD55C-B also features Auto Source Switching that automatically changes the display from one content source to another when the original source fails. The optional Setback Box-C (SBB-C) shows specific business content and provides PC functions to deliver on-target messages.
Sharp’s PN-R703 professional displays have the thin profile, high brightness, and low power consumption to accommodate a wide range of indoor digital signage applications. Exceptionally thin and lightweight, these streamlined displays measure only 1.55in. at their thickest point, making for an easy, eye-pleasing installation. The display features a resolution of 1920x1080 with 700 cd/m2 brightness and edge-lit LED backlighting.
Sony’s XBR65x850B is the latest in the company’s true 4K line of LED HD televisions that utilizes proprietary 4K X-Reality Picture Pro Processor to enhance images based on viewing content and Triluminos Display technology that provides a heightened sense of image depth. The 64.5in. XBR-65X850B upscales HD to 4K Ultra HD1 and 2, supports next-generation 4K players and service, includes embedded streaming services including Netflix and social media platforms such as Twitter, and comes with two pairs of 3D glasses.
Christopher Maione is a recognized leader and expert in the AV industry with more than 28 years of audiovisual expertise. His forward-thinking and progressive approach to business led him to found and become the managing partner of one of the world’s leading AV consulting firms earning the company accolades as a leader in AV solutions and technologies. Maione now focuses his attention in two areas: representing the end-user on large-scale AV projects and helping companies grow their business within the AV market. He assists his clients on identify strategic ways of handling clients, products, services, and projects. Maione has a talent for forecasting trends and identifying emerging technologies that substantially impact the AV industry. Based on his own business model, he encourages colleagues to strive for excellence and consistently challenges the AV industry to improve its practices, grow its services, and develop better products in an effort to set a higher standard and respond to the changing needs of clients. Well versed in all aspects of AV, IT, integrated technologies, AV industry standards, green AV, and best practices and protocols, Maione is an adjunct InfoComm faculty member and an accredited CTS RU provider and serves on a variety of key industry standard committees. In doing so, he continues to set industry benchmarks for quality. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see his website at www.chrismaione.com.
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