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Tech Showcase: Flatpanel Displays

A variety of flatpanel display products targeted for the higher end, commercial market.

This month, we showcase a variety of flatpanel display products targeted for the higher end, commercial market. Below you will find market leaders and their current products of large format (65in. and up), 4K flatpanel displays.

LG’s first Commercial Lite Ultra High Definition TV is available in 43in., 49in., 55in., 65in., and 79in. class sizes. The UX340C displays 4K resolution to provide the viewing experience for any application setting from hotel lobbies, classrooms, restaurants, and beyond. The UX340C series is equipped with several special features, including a 4K upscaler, which automatically upgrades Full HD content to Ultra HD through six steps of upscaling processes via HDMI. A Triple XD Engine brings excellence in color, contrast, and clarity to deliver an immersive viewing experience and best picture quality. The IPS 4K TV panel delivers true color from any angle with four times the resolution of Full HD.

NEC Display X841UHD

NEC Display’s X841UHD is an 84in. Ultra HD (UHD) model delivering superb picture clarity and four times the resolution of Full HD. Because of its 3640×2160 native resolution, this display offers a rich canvas for viewing large amounts of data and details. Furthermore, the X841UHD supports UHD resolution at 60Hz through the DisplayPort connection, which means quick-moving content always looks smooth and even. The display is also equipped to function 24/7, giving users the confidence to run the display for managing critical processes. In addition to 24/7 runtime, the X841UHD can display up to four simultaneous images at any given moment with Multi-Picture Mode capabilities, making it ideal for video conferencing, and command and control centers.

Panasonic LQ70L Series

Panasonic’s LQ70L Series offers 4K (3840×2160 resolution) LED backlit LCD displays to produce sharp images in a streamlined form factor with the system expandability required for professional 4K applications. The 98in. TH-98LQ70L and 84in. TH-84LQ70L 4K displays are ideal for a number of growing 4K resolution B2B applications including broadcast production, control rooms, rental and staging, and eye-catching digital signage. These displays include the company’s next generation of image enhancement technology, which upconverts non-4K sources to a higher level of picture quality–transforming ordinary Full HD resolution and a variety of PC signals into breathtakingly vivid images. The displays also feature a reinforced frame for flexible install including tilt (up to 10 degrees with landscape setting) and support 4K content over Digital Link. The LQ70L Series is available now.

Planar UltraRes Series

Introduced in October 2015, the next generation of the Planar UltraRes Series 4K LCD display line is designed for ultrahigh resolution commercial applications. Available in 98in., 84in., and a new 75in. model, and designed to introduce new features inspired by customers and trends in the emerging 4K ecosystem, the latest Planar UltraRes Series offers HDMI 2.0 inputs that are HDCP 2.2 compatible and in-bezel touch technology providing greater accuracy. The next-generation Planar UltraRes Series also presents greater versatility and control of multi-source viewing powered by built-in Planar MediaPlex Plus Processing, and offers an enhanced Planar Profile Mounting System, enabling easier installation and featuring the industry’s slimmest mounted profile.

Sharp PNL803C

Sharp delivers a capacitive touchpanel technology with the sleek, premium-grade 80in. class PN-L803C Aquos Board interactive display system. With edge-to-edge glass, the 80in. interface is intuitive and responsive that it feels like you’re writing on a conventional whiteboard. The PN-L803C is the first Aquos Board interactive display to use Sharp’s original capacitive touch technology, which achieves high sensitivity and precision by reducing the noise level to one-eighth that of conventional models. This technology eliminates unwanted noise to deliver a clear onscreen signal that reduces unintended input and writing errors.

SunBriteTV SB-8418UHD

ViewSonic CDE8451-TL

SunBriteTV, one of the leading manufacturer of weatherproof outdoor televisions and displays, presents its largest screen size ever and the company’s first 4K UHD model. It features an 800-nit panel for direct-sunlight readability that is brighter than similarly sized competitor products. A weatherproof, expanded media bay in the back keeps hardware secure and safe from the elements.

ViewSonic’s CDE8451-TL is an 84in. Ultra HD 4K interactive touch display. It features 10-point simultaneous touch technology that encourages sharing and collaboration, as multiple users can write, draw, or annotate on the display’s surface with fingers or styluses. The CDE8451-TL is an LED screen with native 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) resolution that provides the ultimate in color and image detail. The built-in ARM dual-core processor with 8GB storage provides fast computer and smooth touch capabilities, while the optional slot-in PC provides additional computer power. The display comes with ViewBoard Lite software for editing, highlighting, and transforming documents and images onscreen in realtime. With its tempered glass overlay, anti-glare treatment, and rounded corners, ViewSonic’s CDE8451-TL is ideal for a number of applications including education, corporate, science, graphics, and wayfinding.

Vizio S65-B2

The all-new VIZIO Reference Series is the industry’s first-ever complete High Dynamic Range solution with Dolby Vision playback technology. Equipped with Ultra Color Spectrum for a wider color gamut, and a quantum dot panel in the 65in. class model, the high-end Reference Series features an 800-nit, full-array LED backlight, and 384 active LED zones for a vivid Ultra HD picture. For cinephiles and high-end home theater enthusiasts, the premium Reference Series collection pushes the boundaries of brightness, color, and contrast. Unlike most TVs, which can only reproduce Rec. 709—the long-time color space standard—Reference Series features Ultra Color Spectrum technology for a wider color gamut, with a quantum dot panel in the 65in. class model rendering colors closer to the range a human eye can see.

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, please contact
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