GPO Display Debuts Panoramic Display Line From 16″ to 48″


Creative display sizes and form-factors are hard to come by. Nearly every display manufacturer exclusively sells 16:9 or 16:10 aspect ratio monitors — with few other options.

But, GPO Display has a line of 16”, 19”, 24”, 28” and 48” monitors that are like the width of a panoramic photo taken with your smartphone. With the exception of the 1,366 horizontal pixel resolution 16” version, the horizontal pixel resolutions of the line are all 1920, with vertical resolutions varying between 260 pixels to 540 pixels. Plus, every single display can be customized with a choice of bezels, front and back cover as well as branding — yes, they will even brand them with your company’s or school’s logo.

In case you’re worried about creating content for the displays, all you have to do is create content that’s designed for a 1920×1080 monitor (or for 1366×768 for the 16” version) and have the area you want to be displayed on any of the panoramic displays in the top ½ or 1/3 of the screen.

In addition to standing out — since they aren’t the same-old 16:9 aspect ratio — they can be used in more places since they are smaller in height — for example, for display in transit applications, digital signage and gaming. But we can see these being used in a conference room or meeting room as a stock-ticker display or a world clock — perhaps even outside a room as a room scheduling display. In a call-center, this could be used as a call-queue display and in a restaurant, a menu board.

The idea is to get the integrator and the client to think outside the traditional rectangle and offer-up a creative display option. The brightness of each display ranges from 320 nits to 700 nits. The lifetime for the displays is spec’d to be 30,000 hours. Inputs include two HDMI, one VGA and one USB, plus there’s a built-in digital signage media player.

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Here are all the specs.

Here’s a blog that GPO Display wrote that has a few examples for using the panoramic monitor.

GPO Displays will feature the Panoramic Display series at InfoComm in booth 2385.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..