LG Display introduces first 84-inch Ultra Definition LCD Display for Interactive Whiteboards
LG Display is back in the news again, and we are pleased to say that it has nothing to do with the negative side of things, not that I am implying LG Display did flirt with such downside news in the past. The company recently announced that they have kickstarted the mass production of the world’s first 84-inch Ultra Definition (UD) LCD display which will see action in interactive whiteboards, and the kind of technological advancements introduced in this particular display will highlight the emerging trend integrating technology that has found its way into the classroom, with the objective of improving education for students worldwide.
Measuring 1.9m x 1.1m, LG Display’s latest 84” UD panel for interactive whiteboards would certainly place it as one of the largest LCD products of its kind, making it suitable for classroom installation as it measures the same size as conventional whiteboards that currently see action in schools. Not only that, the display itself boasts of a maximum brightness of 350 nits, which would rate it 3.5 times brighter compared to current projector-type interactive whiteboards; while it carries a UD resolution of 3840 x 2160 (approximately 8.3 million pixels), which makes it 8 times the image quality of current HD projectors.
Since it comes with superior brightness and clarity, you can be sure that the new whiteboard display will do away with weaknesses that were inherent in current projector-type whiteboards. No longer will teachers have to assign someone to turn off the lights or close multiple window blinds during the daytime when one is showing off educational content. Not only that, the new display does away with occurrences of images being blocked by silhouettes that are definitely disruptive to the class, as this has been discovered to be a major complaint among current projector-type interactive whiteboards.
LG Display has not forgotten on how touch sensitive our society has become as well, throwing in touch functionality so that users are able to annotate directly on the screen, doing so without having to rely on a separate touch-enabled whiteboard screen – something that projector-types require. There is no word on pricing, but LG Display will release their interactive whiteboards in South Korea and China before the year is over, sending it to North America and Europe in the first half of 2013.