Display Monitors Technology Showcase
Dec 28, 2011 10:18 AM, By Bennett Liles
The 65in. 65VS10 LCD HD monitor from LG Electronics is manufactured for 24/7 operation in digital signage applications with 1920x1080-screen resolution along with landscape, portrait, and tile-mode-matrixing features. The unit provides a 5000:1 typical contrast ratio and 700cd/m² brightness for high-ambient-light environments. Other features include split zoom, temperature and lamp fault sensor, LAN remote, and RS-232 loop-through for daisy-chained serial control. Input ports are HDMI/DVI with HDCP, component, and composite on BNC along with RGB in/out for computer video. Audio inputs are RCA, and the unit includes a USB port. Hidden speakers are available as an option. This model weighs 114lbs. and has a VESA 600x400mm mount interface.
Designed for minimum downtime in continuous operation, the MDT551S 55in. LCD monitor from Mitsubishi presents a super-slim 0.63in. bezel and provides 1920x1080 native resolution. Input ports include mini D-Sub 15-pin in/out, HDMI, DVI-D, DisplayPort, five BNC component, S-Video, and composite (BNC) in/out. On the audio side, it has two L/R RCA inputs, a TRS mini jack input, and an internal speaker with external speaker outputs. For daisy-chained control, there is also a 9-pin RS-232 in/out. Options include a Cat-5 transmitter or receiver box and an optional SDI receiver module. The unit also sports a LAN and five USB ports. Side-mounted speakers are another available option.
The latest addition to the X series of monitors from NEC, the 46in. X462HB is made for 24/7 operation in interior and exterior environments with its 1200cd/m² brightness and 3500:1 typical contrast ratio. The unit’s TileMatrix technology enables its use in videowalls of up to 100 displays while the AmbiBright light sensor automates brightness control for existing ambient light conditions. Digital video inputs include DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI-D with analog capability in the form of VGA 15-pin, five BNC RGBHV, RCA and BNC composite, RCA component, and S-Video. In addition to IR remote control, terminals for wired control include RS-232 and LAN. In audio capability, the unit has inputs on RCA, stereo mini, HDMI, and DisplayPort. A built-in expansion slot enables future addition of NEC and third-party components including an HD-SDI card, single-board computer, and DVI daisy-chain capability.
The new 12 series HD plasma display, TH-85PF12U will be the first from Panasonic to incorporate NeoPDP technology, a new energy-saving high-luminance feature. Approximately the size of four 42in. displays, the TH-85PF12U is 3.9in. thick and weighs about 260lbs. The unit has a 1920x1080 screen resolution, 40000:1 typical contrast ratio, and it is equipped with three interchangeable slots for insertion of various input signal modules. These normally include dual HDMI ports, component video on BNC connectors, and a 15-pin mini D-Sub. Boards for DVI video input and LAN control are also available. Audio input is on RCA connectors, and the unit is RS-232 controllable. The video panel has a rated life of 100,000 hours and optional accessories include a vertical wall-hanging bracket, pedestal, ceiling-hanging bracket, and a floor stand.
A 55in. professional LCD display using edge-lit LED backlight technology, the ep55L from Planar Systems provides 1920x1080 resolution and a maximum screen brightness of 450cd/m². Designed for 24/7 operation, the unit is ultra thin with a 1in. bezel and 178-degree horizontal/vertical viewing angle. Digital input ports include a VGA, two HDMI, DVI-D, DisplayPort, and SDI. On the analog side, the unit offers composite, component, and S-Video. There is a PC audio input and R/L audio output along with LAN and RS-232 control ports. IR and a lockable keypad may also handle control. The ep55L can be operated in landscape or portrait orientation, and it features an ambient light sensor for automatic brightness control.
The 70in. 700DX-2 LCD monitor from Samsung features brightness levels up to 700cd/m², 1920x1080 resolution, and a typical contrast ratio of 2000:1. The unit can display picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture, and offers daisy-chained RS-232 control through looped serial connections for use in videowalls up to 5x5. Video input ports include HDMI, component, and CBVS (AV), and the monitor has two 10W internal speakers. Among the unit’s special features are lamp-error detection, anti-retention, brightness and temperature sensors, built-in fan control, plug and play, pivot display, and button lock. The 700DX-2 weighs in at 228lbs. and has an 800x400mm VESA mounting pattern. Its operational power consumption of 680W drops to 2W in standby mode.
Built for use in punishing environments, the 42in. CE42LM4N-NA LCD monitor from Sanyo features an anodized aluminum frame with a no-holes-ventilation design and a tough non-glare acrylic panel. It can be networked with an optional network module (POA-LN01) for web-linked operation, and it can be controlled through serial commands on a 9-pin D-Sub. Inputs include audio/video scart, component, RGBHV, composite (BNC), and computer RGB. Audio inputs include RCA, and there is an RCA audio monitor output as well. The unit is IP56-weatherproof-rated and has a wide temperature operating range. Composite video and serial control consist of inputs and outputs for video and control daisy chaining. Local control buttons are on the bottom edge of the cabinet, and there is a bright standby light to indicate the power connection.
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