Jun 6, 2013 2:51 PM, By Bennett Liles
High brightness and continuous, reliable operation are hallmarks of the 46in. Samsung SL46B, with its 1920x1080 resolution, built-in speakers, and serial control loop-through. A built-in media player simplifies connections, and an integral digital loop-out produces identical images on up to 100 displays. The monitor includes a slide-in port that can house an onboard PC, and the automatic scheduler can provide auto-on/off, volume setting, and input source by day, week, or holidays. The 1500 cd/m² brightness can handle store window ambient-light conditions while video comes in on DVI-D, USB, HDMI, composite, and component video ports. Other features include lamp error detection, anti image retention, pivot display, button lock, and slide-in module. There is a standard VESA 600mmx400mm mounting pattern, and the unit weighs 59lbs.
Sharp has introduced one of the more interesting developments in LCD/LED display technology with the interactive Aquos Board. Available in 60in., 70in., or 80in. diagonal screen sizes, the Aquos Board works with the Sharp Pen Software to let users draw, open files, expand and shrink images, and make hard-copy printouts with a fingertip or touch pen. The Sharp Network Scanning Tool can scan documents directly to software using the Sharp Multifunctional Peripheral. Presentations can be authored using any of eight built-in backgrounds. Designed for 24/7 operation, the Aquos Board has inputs for HDMI and analog RGB video. With the addition of the optional PN-ZB01 expansion board, DVI-D, 5-BNC RGB, component, S-Video, and composite video inputs can be included.
Sony’s new BVM-A Series monitors have brought a major upgrade in off-axis shading and color using high-resolution OLED panels. The 25in. BVME250A master monitor features an automatic setup system using Sony’s auto setup software, and the unit offers full HD resolution display at 1920x1080. As many as 30 displays can be controlled from one optional BKM 16R control panel. Safeguards include menu password protection along with a host of sophisticated operating modes and features for the high demands of professional video signal monitoring and evaluation. A 12-bit output digital signal processing engine provides a nonlinear cubic-conversion color management system.
The ZBMT-21.5R Multi-Touch capacitive touchscreen LCD monitor from TRU-Vu uses industrial grade components in a thin black or brushed aluminum housing to provide full HD 1920x1080 resolution and sound through built-in speakers. Designed for healthcare, kiosk, hospitality, and retail applications, the zero-bezel monitor is easy to clean and allows simultaneous dual-finger operation for selecting, zoom, flick, and other functions. The unit has a 178-degree viewing angle and inputs include VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort. It weighs 10.5lbs, and has a 100mmx100mm VESA mounting pattern.
ViewSonic capitalized on the expanding market for full HD touch interactive commercial displays with the new CDP6530T 65in. touch display. It has optical two-touch capability usable with finger or stylus, and an Intel OPS slot for media play integration. Other features include a built-in pair of 12W speakers and a tiling feature with videowall support up to a 10x10 display matrix. There is a remote and front-panel lockout, picture-in-picture, RS-232 loop-through for daisy-chained videoscreen control, and 178-degree viewing angle. Video input options include HDMI, DVI, VGA, YPbPr, S-Video, and composite inputs. The 500cd/m² brightness allows it to be seen in storefront areas with its 1920x1080 screen resolution. Without the stand, the chassis is 5.4in. deep and it weighs 189.6lbs.
The E6501-A2 65in. class LED TV from Vizio brings in Vizio Internet Apps and includes Wi-Fi connectivity, displaying the content in 1080p with a 120Hz refresh rate. Streaming movies, TV shows, and music are controlled on the smart remote with keyboard. The LED backlit screen provides a 178-degree viewing angle. Audio capabilities include SRS StudioSound, SRS TrueSurround HD, and SRS TrueVolume, with two onboard 15W speakers, along with a digital and analog audio output. Video inputs include component, composite, and four HDMI, with an Ethernet port, USB 2.0, and RF input terminal. Viewing is aided through Smooth Motion and an ambient-light sensor. The unit has a 400mmx400mm VESA mounting hole pattern and it can be stand mounted.
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