Hippotizer Boreal+ MK2 Drives Majestic Visuals for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert

London, UK – The eyes of the world were on the incredible Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert in June, to witness a host of big-name singers perform on a specially created stage in front of Buckingham Palace. As the Royal Family, politicians, dignitaries and the public looked on, a show fit for a queen unfolded, backed by […]

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Barco Intros All New Line of dvLED Video Wall Displays Called TruePix

Barco today launched a new LED video wall platform dubbed TruePix. TruePix is designed completely from the ground up to create a purpose-built video wall for a variety of enterprise applications. It’s aimed at control rooms, television studios, lobbies, boardrooms, auditoriums and other corporate applications. Key product highlights: Seamless display tech that LED is known […]

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Planar Intros Luminate Pro Series and Venue Pro Series of LED Displays for Indoor and Outdoor Applications

Planar has launched two new LED video wall display families in the form of the Planar Luminate Pro Series and Planar Venue Pro Series. The new displays feature mechanical elements that accelerate setup and takedown for temporary and mobile events, but also feature full front installation and serviceability, opening the door to more permanent wall-mounted […]

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Spirited Turnaround for Pro Displays as Forecasts Show 27% Market Expansion

By Matthew Rubin Futuresource Consulting Companies operating in the professional displays market experienced a bleak 2020, with value dropping by more than 15% year-on-year. Yet 2021 has seen a turnaround, and the market is on course to end on a high. That’s according to a new competitive review report from market research firm Futuresource Consulting, […]

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The Blue LED Problem: How a Difficult Solid State Physics Obstacle Delayed LED Technology by Decades

The first LED was invented, or actually, accidentally discovered, in the fall of 1961 by engineers working at Texas Instruments. James R. Biard and Gary E. Pittman were working together on a project for the U.S. Airforce to build “low noise parametric amplifiers for X-band radar receivers,” and discovered that IR light was being emitted […]

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Is OLED About to Trump LCD?

I have a half dozen LCD TVs around my house. We have at least 40 LCDs in our office. However, I’ve always wanted an OLED. But, I haven’t been willing to invest — even though I am an image snob. Honestly, I’ve been really happy with the QLED from Samsung. But, let’s be real — […]

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Growth Opportunities Lie Ahead for Pro Displays After an Unprecedented Year

By Matthew Rubin Futuresource Consulting The past year has been one of the most volatile on record for the professional displays industry. As COVID-19 spread across the globe, supply chains were interrupted and end-user demand plummeted in some of the biggest markets. Add into the mix the increasing appeal of LED, which makes it a […]

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Barco Expands LED Portfolio at ISE 2020

Barco is expanding its LED portfolio. Last year, Barco claimed a renewed focus in high-res LED technology with the launch of the premium XT series and the announcement of its strategic partnership with Chinese LED manufacturer Unilumin. Today the company is introducing an extended offering with five new models addressing a variety of indoor LED […]

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Specifying LED? Get to Know HD Distributing

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  By Amelia Vrabel Vice President of Sales, HD Distributing  LED, LCD or projection? Maybe you haven’t decided yet. Maybe you have, and the clear winner is LED due to its vivid imagery, high efficiency and long lifespan. If that’s the case, you already know there will be some added complexity. With […]

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Tour of Installs in New York City Tells Story of Samsung LED

Samsung featured unique installs of their micro and direct view LED solutions installed at its customers’ locations in New York City this month at a press and industry analyst event. In between quick bouts of chilly weather, we visited four locations across the Midtown and downtown Manhattan areas including stops at Fisher Brothers, Ogilvy, MoMA […]

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MAXHUB Is a New Take on LED

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM HD DISTRIBUTING  Maybe a 98-inch display in your boardroom just isn’t big enough. Maybe a projector just isn’t bright enough. Maybe your customer won’t sign off on a custom LCD video wall, even with the thinnest of bezels. MAXHUB, an all-in-one, integrated LED display terminal, could be your solution. […]

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Prismview Is Integrated Into Samsung: All of a Sudden, Samsung Is an LED Leader Now

Today Samsung Electronics America announced the integration of Prismview, LLC sales and marketing teams into its display business — further strengthening the company’s LED portfolio and salesforce. The Utah-based company manufactures and installs large-format LED video displays, and their products are recognized around the world for outstanding image quality and superior durability. Prior to being […]

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How Will the U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports Affect the LED Market?

The global LED videowall market achieved revenues of $5.7 billion last year, with year-on-year double digit growth expected out to 2023, according to a new worldwide industry report from Futuresource Consulting. As the U.S.-China trade war intensifies and political indications suggest a continuing period of punitive tariffs, Chinese companies are exploring ways to accelerate their […]

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Christie Debuts Core Series LED and CorePlus LED Displays

Christie at InfoComm launched the Christie Core Series and the Christie CorePlus. Core Series is designed for applications such as shopping mall kiosks, airport and public transit signage and select corporate installations with budgetary constraints. With pixel pitches from 1.2 to 2.5 mm, redundant on-board power and ADA-compliant mount system; Christie Core Series installs directly […]

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Absen Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

At InfoComm 2019, LED display provider Absen will be showcasing its latest rental and staging as well as indoor fixed LED display solutions at booth #2760 alongside its partner Modtruss. Since the market demand for high density and high definition increases, the narrowing of pixel gaps on LED based screens has become a continuing trend, […]

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Why the Future Will Be So Bright: Trends Affecting the Lighting Sector

By Satish Agrawal CEO, Bambu Vault This year will be an exciting time for the lightning industry as it leverages the latest technology to innovate LED design, color, wavelength, energy efficiency and more. All indications point to healthy growth for the lighting industry in 2019 and the next few years. Several factors are contributing to […]

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Absen to Debut Fine Pixel Generation of Solutions at ISE 2019

As part of its Fine Pixel Generation solution campaign, Absen will showcase three new narrow pixel pitch (NPP) product series at next week’s ISE (Amsterdam RAI, 5-8 February 2019) on booth 12-C60. Featuring the company’s Integrated Matrix Device (IMD) and Common Cathode (CC) technologies, the new Aries Series (AX 1.5mm) and CR Series (CR 0.9mm) […]

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Leyard and Planar Expand Sports and Entertainment Division with Lighthouse Partnership

Leyard and Planar today announced a strategic partnership with Lighthouse Technologies to target the sports and entertainment market. Lighthouse brings a product line and years of implementation in the sports market with LEDs. They have installs in professional venues in Los Angeles, Cleveland, Dallas, Seattle, Philadelphia and Atlanta and a major presence at Times Square […]

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Webinar | The State of the LED Market: From Stadiums to Boardrooms

**Note: CTS RUs are not available for webinar or educational session recordings. LED has experienced explosive market growth over the past three years. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find any other display technology that’s experienced the market growth that LED has. And it’s not Just for stadiums, arenas and billboard anymore. Now, LEDs are […]

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The Wholesale Replacement of Projectors in Churches

LED video technology will begin to surpass projection technology, spurring a wholesale replacement of projectors in the house of worship market when audiovisual (AV) manufacturers and integration firms realize the path of least resistance for churches is in modularity. The end of video projection for large venue churches is now in sight. Indeed, the wholesale […]

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NEC Display Adds New Indoor and Outdoor LEDs in F- and Q- Series dvLED

NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the launch of its new F-Series indoor fine pitch direct view LED (dvLED) and Q-Series indoor and outdoor dvLED panels that offer customers a complete video wall solution. The F- and Q-Series mark the first NEC Display dvLED products to be launched from the company’s acquisition of S[quadrat] […]

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UPDATED | OLED, The Curve of the Future

Presented by John Fisher at the 2018 Almo Professional E4 AV Tour In this discussion, we will look into the value of curved vs. non-curved displays, OLED vs. LED or LCD technologies. We will discuss HDR and why it is an important consideration with regards to choosing display technologies that fit your needs. We will […]

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Free New Report on Fine Pixel Pitch LED Display Technology Available

A new 70-page report about fine pixel pitch LED display technology is now available for free to those working in the digital signage industry. The report, written by respected industry veteran Dave Haynes, founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, explains not just the technology, but also the marketplace, ecosystem and applications. Haynes put it together over […]

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THE BIGGEST Trend in AV in 2018 Will Be… Kayye’s Krystal Ball Is Back!

The year 2018 could turn out to be full of giant changes. The market is certainly poised for it as you have a number of technological advancements that have emerged simultaneously — each of them have a lot of potential. First, let’s review all the latest in emerging AV technology and then and I’ll tell […]

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LED, LED, LED. Three LED Features That Will Change Signage.

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST – PAID BY SAMSUNG There’s no question that just adding a digital sign to a retail store or a building’s entrance doesn’t catch anyone’s attention any more. Everyone’s got them now. So, how do you stand out? LED are quickly emerging as a go-to source in the battle for customer […]

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B-Tech Launches New Range of Universal LED Mounting Solutions

B-Tech has responded to growing demand for hassle-free mounting of today’s LED panels with the launch of a new universal LED mounting range. Designed to work with the most popular LED panels on the market, B-Tech’s LED mounting solutions can be specified to requirement using B-Tech’s online LED configuration tool – available here. Using their System X technology at […]

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GLP JDC1 Hybrid LED Strobe Includes Pixel Mapping

GLP’s new JDC1 hybrid LED strobe creates a new class of strobe that goes way beyond the standard definition of a hybrid. Fundamentally, the JDC1 has been designed in three sections, which can be controlled independently or as a complete synchronized unit. The fixture itself contains a traditional single tube element with an incredible clear, bright, white output, derived from […]

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Resolution: The Wrong Spec

I was talking to a friend and industry colleague the other day who was a little frustrated with the way a recent project had gone. The AV design included a large 1.9 mm dot pitch direct view LED screen in a large presentation space.  Based on viewing distances from the seated positions in the room, […]

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Samsung’s New LEDs Are HDR

If Samsung’s vision for LED Signage comes to fruition, we’ll see a lot more displays in creative places in the near-future. And, their new IF Series is the industry’s first with HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology thus, it boasts a 1600 nit break brightness spec. As you’ve no doubt seen, most LED displays struggle to […]

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Is SiliconCore About to Kick Everyone’s Ass in LED?

  At ISE, I had a chance to get a behind-the-scenes, top-secret look at the new SiliconCore LISA technology. LISA is basically an LED video-wall material (modular, like all the others) where the electronics and board drivers use Chip On Board (COB) manufacturing technology. So, on one side of the PCB is the LED array and on the other are […]

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Why the Screen Business isn’t Disappearing Any Time Soon

Today another eulogy was given to AV technology. As with most AV eulogies, the problem is that the technology declared dead is still alive and well. In this instance, the projection screen business was “buried alive” by Gary in his latest blog “Is the Screen Business About to Disappear?” However, like Uma Thurman in Kill […]

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Handy AV to Show LED Solutions at ISE 2017

Handy AV will be joining other AV mounts manufacturer B-Tech to demonstrate its own hardware at ISE 2017 – showcasing 4mm pixel pitch HandyLED panels in a B-Tech pop-out mounting solution. Handy AV, an AV integrator working across the commercial and retail AV sectors, has begun producing its own line of LED panels in recent […]

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