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Samsung Launches Three New Product Series

Samsung Electronics introduced its new line of outdoor LCD displays, the DR Series, designed to withstand bright outdoor conditions. The series includes the 460DR, 460DRn, and 460DRn-A.

Samsung Electronics this week introduced its new line of outdoor LCD displays, the DR Series, designed to withstand bright outdoor conditions. The series includes the 460DR, 460DRn, and 460DRn-A, and are currently available for estimated street prices of $3,800, $4,200, and $19,999 respectively.

The DR series was designed for indoor and outdoor installations affected by high ambient light, offering a brightness level of 1,500 nits and a static contrast ratio of 3,500:1. The displays feature Samsung's SPVA LCD panel technology, with 1366x768 resolution and 178/178 degree viewing angles.

"Sunlight always degrades picture quality," said J.H. Kim, president of the Information Technology Division at Samsung Electronics America, in a statement. "These displays now overcome display placement limitations. We have also worked to create different versions with the DR Series to fit the customers' needs."

The 460DR is a stand-alone panel that can be integrated into any cabinet or in-wall installation. The 460DRn is the next step up, providing an embedded PC and offering network connectivity through which the display can be managed, plus content delivery.

The company's all-in-one solution is the 460DRn-A, a floor-standing, weatherproof and dustproof cabinet designed for most outdoor installations. The durable cabinet features its own HVAC and filtration system, enabling it to withstand weather conditions from -22 degrees Fahrenheit to 109 degrees Fahrenheit, and up to 90 percent humidity. The cabinet also features shock-resistant glass and integrated anti-vandalism features including front-facing web camera, shock sensors, and auto-notify. The 460DRn-A also features an embedded PC, integrated touch, and a stereo sound system. The exterior can be customized to meet customer preferences and additional sizes, including a 70-inch will be available soon.

Also new from Samsung is a new line of full HD commercial displays. The FP-2 Series, which includes the 400FP-2, 400FPn-2, 460FP-2, and 460FPn-2 all offer 1920x1080 resolution, commercial connectivity, and commercial-grade panel rated at 16 hours, seven days a week. According to the company, the series measures right below its 24/7 DID panels displays, the DX Series. The FP Series is currently available with starting prices of $1,175 for the 400FP-2 and $1,646 for the 460FP-2.

"Our latest commercial offering? is designed to help customers who have not been able to utilize digital signage in the past because of the cost-of-entry," said Kim. "However, we recognized that a commercial installation deserves a commercial-grade display built to withstand environmental factors that consumer-grade TVs are not designed to handle."


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