LG continues to impress me with its innovative technologies and drive for manufacturing better products. Over the last 6 months we’ve been talking about their industry leading slim bezel display, the VH7B series. But aside from this model there are quite a few additional technologies that they have developed for their new line of displays.
One really interesting development is the conformal coating of board level components on their printed circuit boards. This breathable, clear coating covers printed circuit boards, preventing short circuits and corrosion on board-level components that are damaged due to moisture/humidity, dust, and heat – the three leading causes of electronic hardware failure. This technology leads to longer hardware lifetime, higher reliability and lower total cost of ownership. Furthermore, conformal coating helps protect against water, dust and iron powder deposits which accumulate in harsh environments, saving on expensive installation and added enclosure costs. This coating is even resistant to grease, which is very common in QSR (Quick Serve Restaurants) and transportation venues where digital signage is located.
The groundbreaking video wall display features LG’s “webOS for Signage” smart platform, which takes advantage of the built-in high-performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) that eliminates the need for an external media player, helping to reduce the total cost of ownership. LG’s webOS for Signage enables a variety of web-based applications across multiple platforms, as well as the ability to write applications using HTML 5. The displays are equipped with built in Wi-Fi and LG’s webOS for Signage platform, which allows software developers to install and run their software in a more simplified solution. Using LGs Software Development Kit, integrators can construct their own ideal customized signage solution for their clients.
Additionally, LG has made some improvement in their digital content creator/editor for their models with SoC. This new version is called SuperSign Simple Editor, which is a throwback to the days of the simple EZ Sign from LG, is their new signage creator and editor. This new software platform will allow the user to select from 44 different templates to create signage from, along with the option to import content that the end user has stored already. Forty-two of these templates are customizable, with 22 supporting live video or live TV signal. You can even select templates based upon different vertical markets, like Bars & Restaurants, Shopping, Educations/Public, Information, Finance, Hotels/Hospitals, etc. It’s the perfect solution for small or medium-sized businesses that need a straightforward, eye-catching and effective way to communicate with their target audience.
And, of course, anything LG does is worth mentioning their proprietary In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel technology. IPS panels minimize image distortion at wide angles and provide high picture quality that offers original image color matching.
Most importantly, IPS panels create a viewing experience that is watchable at virtually any angle.
As you can see LG isn’t just resting on its laurels, and they aren’t just breaking ground on innovative new products; they are delivering on them!