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         FLAT-SCREEN DISPLAYS FOR DIGITAL SIGNAGE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Network connection: RJ45
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          Durability, control, and bezel size will be key features in 2009.                                                                                                                                                                                       www.sharpusa.com                                                Control capability: IR remote and LAN port; RS-232C via




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                                               ,                                       ,               about the ins and outs of how liquid crystals make a display last longer, so [vendors]                                                                  Model: PN Series                                                   Orientation modes: Landscape and portrait
                       adoption may stabilize in 2009. “We still see growth,” says Chris Con-          back it up by offering a three-year warranty versus the traditional one-year warranty,”
                       nery, vice president of PC and large-format commercial displays for             Connery explains. Some companies are adding ruggedizing features, such as NEC’s                                                                         Pricing: $4,550–$14,225                                            Bezel size: 127 mm
                       DisplaySearch. “Projects started in 2008 will continue on in 2009.”             forced-air cooling, which Taylor says is a selling point where displays run 24/7. Other                                                                 Warranty: 3 years                                                  Designed for digital signage and emergency information
                           Sam Taylor, president of AV distributor Electrograph, is only slightly      companies add protective glass overlays and discreet IR solutions that aren’t program-                                                                                                                                     display in high-volume traf c areas. With full HD reso-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Class sizes: 52 and 64 inches
         less optimistic. “The digital signage market will show growth that’ll be somewhat             mable with universal remotes. “If an integrator were to install a consumer TV in a                                                                                                                                         lution of 1920x1080, this 52-inch LCD panel is housed
         tempered by the economy,” he says. While the market catches its breath, though,               restaurant, anyone could get a remote control and ip channels,” Taylor says.                                                                            Resolution: 1080p                                                  in a dust- and tamper-resistant aluminum chassis. It has
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Orientation modes: Landscape and portrait
         there are several display trends to watch this year. Durability is a high priority in the         Moreover, the growing popularity of videowalls is inspiring thinner bezels, espe-                                                                   HDMI connectivity? Yes                                             a eld-replaceable, tamper-resistant glass front panel, as
         signage market. Perhaps the biggest indicator of a display capable of withstanding a          cially for restaurants. “There’s a push right now for the installation of electronic menu   Bezel size: 16 mm                                                                                                              well as a eld-movable Sony logo, so it can be changed
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         digital signage environment is the warranty. “It’s hard to talk to resellers or end-users     boards,” Connery says. —Kimberly R. Grif n                                                  Built to endure the rigors of industrial and professional                                                                      between landscape and portrait modes. Built-in LAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Control capability: RS-232C                                        connectivity allows centralized control and monitoring
                                                                                                                                                                                                   use, the LCDs offer commercial-grade panels resis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   tant to image retention, low operating temperatures,        Orientation modes: Landscape and portrait (PN-S525);               of several networked displays. It can be ush-mounted
                                                                      LG’s 29-inch class (M2900S-BN) and 38-inch class                  rugged design that starts with an additional thermal                                                                   landscape (PN-S655)                                                with little need for ventilation, and the lack of external
            LG Electronics                                                                                                                                                                         programmable operating hours to increase panel life,
                                                                      (M3800S-BN) Stretch Screen LCD HDTV digital                       layer on the panel, a sealed panel for protection from                                                                                                                                    air holes gives users more installation exibility.
            www.lgcommercial.com                                                                                                                                                                   rugged metal chassis with scratch-resistant surface,        Bezel sizes: 48.6 mm x 44.6 mm (PN-S525);
                                                                      signage monitors feature slim-display technology and              the elements, metal enclosure, sturdy hand grips, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   protective front glass option, VESA mount design            70 mm x 58 mm (PN-S655)
                                                                      are roughly one-half the height of traditional LCD                premium components. Protective glass versions of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   that withstands four times the weight of the display,                                                                             ViewSonic
                                                                      displays. Additionally, the displays offer 1,000:1 con-           display will be announced this month.                                                                                  The PN-S525, designed for use in both landscape and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   no front panel buttons (IR remote can be disabled to                                                                              www.viewsonic.com
                                                                      trast ratio for clear images and an RS-232C input for                                                                                                                                    portrait mode, and the PN-S655, designed for extended
                                                                                                                                                                                                   prevent malicious activity), remote system monitoring,
                                                                      control and content delivery.                                                                                                                                                            use in landscape mode, offer high image quality and per-
                                                                                                                                           Panasonic                                               and locking internal cable connections.                                                                                        Model: CD Series
                                                                                                                                           www.panasonic.com/proplasma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               formance. The displays feature a new LCD component
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               panel for improved resistance to image retention, as well          Pricing: $1,299–$1,999
                                                                         Mitsubishi
                                                                         www.mitsubishi-presentations.com                                                                                             Samsung                                                  as additional inputs including HDMI and RJ45 for net-              Warranty: 3-year limited on parts and backlight
                                                                                                                                        Model: 11 Series (PH and PF models)                           www.samsung.com                                          working. Also part of this pro LCD monitor lineup are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Class sizes: 32 to 46 inches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the PN-S525P and PN-S655P, each with an integrated
                                                                      Model: LDT Monitor Series                                         Pricing: $1,280–$7,850
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               protective acrylic overlay for high traf c areas.                  Resolutions: 720p, 1080i, and 1080p
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Model: LCD Digital Information Display (DID) Series
                                                                      Pricing: $2,995–$18,995                                           Warranty: 2 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HDMI connectivity? Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Pricing: $250 to $20,000
                                                                      Warranty: 3-year parts and labor                                  Class sizes: 42, 50, 58, 65, and 103 inches                                                                               Sony
         Model: M4224C                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Network connection: No
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Warranty: 18 months                                            www.sony.com/professional
                                                                      Class sizes: 32 to 65 inches                                      Resolutions: 480i to 1080i
         Pricing: Contact vendor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Control capability: RS-232
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Class sizes: 32 to 82 inches
                                                                      Resolutions: 1366x768 and 1080p                                   HDMI connectivity? Yes, via plug-in boards
         Warranty: Limited 3-year parts and labor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Orientation modes: Landscape and portrait
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Resolutions: 720p and 1080p                                 Model: FWD-S42H1, FWD-S47H1
                                                                      HDMI connectivity? Yes                                            Network connection: Not available
         Class size: 42 inches                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bezel sizes: 44 mm (CD4220); 14 mm (CD4230)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   HDMI connectivity? No                                       Pricing: $2,800, $3,500
                                                                      Network connection: Not available                                 Control capability: RS-232, optional IR
         Resolution: 1080p                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The LCD product series can be ruggedized via exter-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Network connection: Not applicable                          Warranty: 3-year parts and labor
                                                                      Control capability: RS-232C                                       Orientation modes: Landscape and portrait in PF models,                                                                                                                                   nal enclosures and upgraded with a networked media
         HDMI connectivity? Yes
                                                                                                                                        landscape in PH models                                     Control capability: Not applicable                          Class sizes: 42 and 47 inches                                      player and digital signage software. The displays can
         Network connection: RJ45                                     Orientation modes: Landscape, portrait, or universal
                                                                                                                                        Bezel size: Varies; contact vendor                         Orientation modes: Landscape and portrait                   Resolution: 1080p                                                  be daisy-chained via RS-232 into a 5x5 videowall.
         Control capability: RS-232C                                  Bezel size: 43 mm
                                                                                                                                        These plasmas can be mounted horizontally or verti-        Bezel sizes: 2.7 mm x 4.6 mm (super narrow) and             HDMI connectivity? HDMI to DVI cable or directly via option card
         Orientation modes: Landscape and portrait                    Engineered for rapid video and data response, Mit-
                                                                                                                                        cally and offer blend dual-picture functionality, which    15 mm (narrow), 30–35 mm (normal)                                                                                                 Westinghouse Digital
                                                                      subishi’s LDT Series LCD monitors are optimized                                                                                                                                          Network connection: RJ45                                              www.westinghouse.com
         Bezel size: 16.9 mm                                                                                                            overlays text information onto base motion images,         Samsung LCD offers a wide range of digital infor-
                                                                      for video display or messaging content. With native                                                                                                                                      Control capability: IR remote and LAN port; RS-232C via
                                                                                                                                        while also enabling superimposing of a motion image        mation displays suited for indoor or bright outdoor
         The M4224C is a full HD 1920x1080 resolution                 1366x768 and 1080p resolutions, users can effectively                                                                                                                                    option card                                                        Model: D42FMP1
                                                                                                                                        onto a text message. An onboard weekly command             environments. The LCD DID displays are available
         digital signage LCD monitor that features new LAN            engage an audience with video and digital display in                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pricing: $2,799
                                                                                                                                        timer automates display operation. Users can also check    ruggedized—for 24/7 use in a variety of applica-            Orientation modes: Landscape and portrait
         control, videowall control, and an ultra-slim bezel. LG      retail, education, and corporate applications.
                                                                                                                                        the signal via remote system monitoring capabilities.      tions—and basic—for more limited retail use. Sizes                                                                             Warranty: 3 years
         uses a “public display” panel for this model, which is                                                                                                                                                                                                Bezel size: 19 mm
                                                                                                                                            In addition, the company’s 103-inch, $69,995           range from 32 inches to 82 inches diagonal for single-
         optimized for use in portrait mode orientation and is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Class size: 42 inches
                                                                          NEC Display Solutions                                         TH-103PF10UK is the largest commercial plasma              panel displays and 40 inches or 46 inches diagonal          Designed for high brightness and high resolution in a
         resistant to image retention.                                    www.necdisplay.com                                            available in the world, with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio     with narrow bezels for tiled videowalls. Each comes         range of commercial installation applications, includ-             Resolution: 1080p
                                                                                                                                        and a 100,000-hour service life.                           equipped with a heat shield and a heat spread sheet         ing digital signage, the LCDs have been rated for 24/7             HDMI connectivity? Yes
         Model: Stretch Screen Series
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and are housed in airtight casings.                         operation in portrait and landscape use. They have full
         Pricing: $4,600 and $3,060                                   Model: MultiSync 20 Series                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Network connection: Not available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1920x1080 resolution—ideal for displaying content in
         Warranty: Limited 3-year parts and labor                     Pricing: $1,899–$4,499                                               Planar Systems                                                                                                      stadiums, arenas, and event halls; for showing trailers            Control capability: RS-232, IR remote
                                                                                                                                           www.planar.com
                                                                      Warranty: 3-year limited                                                                                                                                                                 in movie theaters; or for featuring promotional content            Orientation modes: Landscape and portrait
         Class sizes: 38 and 29 inches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in retail settings. They’re also designed to accommo-
         Resolutions: 1366x398 (M3800S-BN) and                        Class sizes: 40, 46, and 52 inches                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bezel size: Contact vendor
                                                                                                                                        Model: M-Series                                                                                                        date Sony’s VSP-NS7 HD player, with screw holes so
         1366x480 (M2900S-BN)                                         Resolutions: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p                                                                                                                                          users can mount the player to the rear of the display.             The 42-inch D42FMP1 LCD display monitor is de-
                                                                                                                                        Pricing: $2,800–$20,550
         HDMI connectivity? No                                        HDMI connectivity? Yes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      signed for use in shopping malls, sports venues, or any
                                                                                                                                        Warranty: 3 year (40–52 inches); 1 year (57–70 inches)                                                                 Model: GXD-L52H1                                                   public location. It showcases images and content in
         Network connection: Not available                            Network connection: Not available
                                                                                                                                        Class sizes: 40 to 70 inches                                                                                           Pricing: $6,500                                                    landscape and portrait modes and uses Westinghouse
         Control capability: RS-232C                                  Control capability: RS-232 for multiple monitor control, DDC/CI                                                                                                                                                                                             Digital’s 1080Pure for 1080p resolution out of all HD
                                                                                                                                        Resolutions: 720p and 1080p                                                                                            Warranty: 3-year parts and labor
         Orientation modes: Landscape                                 Orientation modes: Landscape and portrait                                                                                                                                                                                                                   connectors. DayBright technology allows for high-
                                                                                                                                        HDMI connectivity? No                                                                                                  Class size: 52 inches                                              contrast viewing day and night; expansion modules
         Bezel size: 31.75 mm                                         Bezel sizes: 15.5 mm x 15.5 mm (LCD4020);
                                                                                                                                        Network connection: RJ45                                                                                               Resolution: 1920x1080                                              support signage add-ons. Monitors come with handles
         Suited for retail environments and hard-to- t loca-          16.5 mm x 17 mm (LCD4620); 19 mm x 19 mm (LCD5220)                                                                                                                                                                                                          on the back for easy movement and installation and
         tions, including restaurants and lobby displays,             LCD4020, LCD4620, and LCD5220 have a durable,                     Control capability: RS-232, IR remote                                                                                  HDMI connectivity? HDMI to DVI cable or directly via option card
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  are encased in a metal frame for durability.
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