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Jan 1, 2013 2:26 PM, By Bennett Liles


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Larger screens and shrinking prices have kept the market for display monitors very active and the wide range of video formats and features expected by users still pose a challenge to manufacturers. Wayfinding, digital signage, and videoconferencing broaden the range of applications for the latest models. Those included in this survey are typical of the expanding capabilities and reliability in the display monitor market.

Boland Communications SE series

Boland Communications SE series

From Boland Commun-
ications
, the new 55in. and 70in. SE70 and the SEL55 show wide 3G, HD, and SD SDI digital along with HD HDMI and DVI at 1080p, 720p, 576p, and 480p (SMPTE 259M/ 292/296) input. Analog inputs include composite and PC HD VGA. Both models feature 12-bit digital processing, as well as features, such as picture-in-picture (inserting a variable position video source over a PC or HD image with an adjustable window). Both can also produce separate pictures side by side with brightness up to 600 cd/m² and true contrast ratios up to 2,000:1. Remote control includes IR, bi-directional RS-232, and TCP/IP. Color-match fluorescent lamps are the light source for the SE70, whereas white LEDs illuminate the SEL55. Both models offer five variable color temperature adjustment menus and a more than 50,000-hour lamp life. Recent customers include both Sony Pictures Editorial and Disney.

HP LD4730G

HP LD4730G

HP intended the 47in. LD4730G digital signage display to immediately attract attention particularly when integrated into a video wall with up to 12 units associated with a media player. Equipped with protective 2mm-thick Corning Gorilla Glass, the screen has a native resolution of 1366x768 and a horizontal and vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees. In addition to HP’s exclusive VOE (Video Over Ethernet) capability, the LD4730G features VGA I/O and DisplayPort I/O while remote command and control can be connected through RS-232 I/O, IR I/O, and LAN. Audio connections include an audio line input jack and external speaker terminals. Along with auto-sensing power, the monitor provides a wide assortment of user controls including energy savings, local dimming, scheduling, key lock, and diagnostics. The HP Network Sign Manager software allows control of the monitor and the message with command and settings changes.

Hyundai D825MLI

Hyundai D825MLI

The D825MLI 82in. digital signage monitor from Hyundai combines high up-time capacity with 1920x1080 screen resolution, 178-degree viewing angle, and 600 cd/m² brightness. Video signal inputs include HDMI along with VGA, component, and composite loop-through. For remote control and maintenance there is also a serial RS-232 port that is looped through to an output for monitor wall applications. The 1920x1080 screen resolution and 600 cd/m² brightness is complemented by the unit’s black powder-coated metal finish. Options include tempered glass and anti-reflection coating. For interactive applications, the monitor can be equipped with touchscreen capability based on infrared ray matrix technology and it can be operated in either portrait or landscape mode. The unit uses 1,000W power and includes an automatic cooling system and dual 600x600 VESA wall-mounting pattern.

Ikegami HLM-2450WB

Ikegami HLM-2450WB

Ikegami offers the HLM-2450WB 24in. multi-format LCD monitor for control rooms, OB vans, and as part of a monitor wall with its full HD 1910x1200 screen resolution, 178-degree viewing angle, and fast response time. Standard video inputs include HD-SDI/SD-SDI(4:2:2), VBS (Composite Video -NTSC/PAL), and DVI-D. Component and analog PC inputs are available as an option. Among the monitor’s features are built-in test patterns, VITC display, WFM, vectorscope, split screen, and dot-by-dot display. Audio monitoring is available through the unit’s built-in speakers and there is parallel and serial wireless remote control.

Leading the new E-Series line of professional LED backlit LCD monitors from JVC, the DT-E21L4 provides greater power efficiency than conventional CCFL-driven models and it ships with a DC power input connector for field use. The unit features a 1920x1080 TN panel with 10-bit color processing and inputs include HDMI, analog RGB, component, and composite along with HD/SDI. It also has 16-channel embedded audio with a level indicator and built-in speakers. The DT-E21L4 offers LTC and VITC time code support, and its nonglare screen has display area, center and safety markers for professional evaluation, and measurements.





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