LG Debuts 88-Inch Stretch Display and 55-Inch Ultra Bright Monitor

LG Electronics USA Business Solutions today launched an 88-inch Ultra Stretch and 55-inch Ultra-Bright Video Wall digital signage displays. The 88-inch LG Ultra Stretch (model 88BH7D) — joins the 86-inch Ultra Stretch to offer an expanded portfolio of displays from LG that address an array of installation needs. The new 700-nit display measures over seven feet long and nearly two feet wide and features an incredible 32:9 aspect ratio for excellent image quality in a variety of commercial applications.

The 88BH7D supports content in Ultra HD (3,840×1,080) resolution and up to four picture by picture divisions for dynamic images and flexible display possibilities. For added convenience, the 88BH7D features a built-in system-on-a-chip for seamless synced playback — eliminating the need to install PCs or media players to drive the content on each display. Users may also edit content through SuperSign Premium, which distributes and syncs content to the display’s playlist without the use of another device.

LG Ultra Stretch displays are flexible in installation — acting as a stand-alone display, layered together for an artistic video wall or installed in a square pillar to create a 360-degree video wall column. The displays can also be daisy chained together to create a 4×4 tiled installation, allowing for larger, more robust content expression. The 88BH7D’s eye-catching design is perfect for clothing or cosmetic store displays, wayfinding, airport flight information display, hotel signage, museum displays, QSR menu boards and behind-the-counter displays.

The new 55-inch LG Ultra-Bright video wall display features a 3.5-mm bezel-to-bezel width and is three times brighter than conventional solutions. With 1,500 nit peak brightness and a high-performance system-on-a-chip, the new display (model 55VX1D) offers image quality and high brightness necessary to grab customers’ attention from distances near or far, even in brightly lit areas.

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With each display having 1920×1080 Full HD resolution, a 2×2 array creates 4K Ultra HD images. Utilizing LG’s In Plane Switching technology, the display produces accurate and consistent colors from virtually any viewing angle and contains fast liquid crystal recovery properties that prevent display blurring and flashes when touched.

The 16:9 video wall’s Temperature Sensor enables it to function without blackening defects after being exposed to direct sunlight, temperatures as high as 230 degrees Fahrenheit or humidity levels between 10 and 80 percent. With conformal coating that protects against dust, iron powder and humidity, the 55VX1D display is built with long term-reliability for superior usage in already-bright spaces.

End users can also distribute control commands across connected display panels within the video wall through LAN daisy chain, maximizing display content. Even more, the video wall’s ultra-narrow bezel offers a sleek design that fits easily and blends seamlessly into window-facing retail, transportation and wayfinding installation environments.

The 55VX1D is the latest addition to LG’s line of narrow bezel displays. The ultra-bright video wall joins the VH7B and brand-new VM5B and VM5C models, which feature 1.8mm bezel to bezel widths for maximum content expression.

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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..