Barco has announced a new product in its super-narrow bezel LCD video wall portfolio. The OverView IVD range joins the existing OverView OVD and KVD ranges, Barco’s worry-free LCD video wall displays tailored for use in control rooms. With its high brightness (700 cd/m²), low TCO, and special display surface optimized for displaying bright backgrounds and content, the IVD range is recommended for use in control rooms that predominantly use content with a white background.
With the launch of its OverView OVD and KVD series in 2014, Barco introduced the first worry-free tiled LCD video wall portfolio that was tailored to critical control room environments. The OverView portfolio coupled the traditional advantages of tiled LCD video walls — excellent image quality, minimum space requirement, and an advantageous price setting – with a number of innovations to ensure availability and to optimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Now, the new OverView IVD5521, with a 55” screen diagonal, joins this portfolio. With a high brightness of 700 cd/m², the IVD can be used even in environments with challenging light conditions. Plus, with a super-narrow bezel of only 3.5 mm (0.14 inch), the IVD5521 provides a virtually bezel-less tiled LCD canvas.
In order to optimize uptime, and also to contribute to the wall’s low TCO, Barco developed the unique Sense X automatic color and brightness calibration system — based on integrated color sensors — to counter the classic problem of shifts in color and brightness levels in LCD video walls. This technology balances the video wall automatically, avoiding the need for expensive and time-consuming manual calibration.
In addition, to eliminate downtime due to power supply failure, the optional redundant external power supply automatically switches to a new unit if one fails. And because the power supply is remote, it can be maintained without disturbing operations. Furthermore, this system also reduces labor cost by enabling any staff member — not only (expensive) certified technicians — to replace defective power supply units.