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|Planar to Unveil Cutting-Edge Transparent OLED Technology at Integrated Systems Europe 2015|
Next-generation transparent technology revolutionizes how information is displayed in settings ranging from retail merchandizing to museum exhibits to corporate lobbies
Planar Transparent OLED Display (Photo: Business Wire)
The 55” prototype at ISE 2015 will utilize breakthrough Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology to improve the transparency of see-through displays, creating new opportunities for experience design while overcoming a major hurdle to transparent display adoption. OLED displays are self-emitting, eliminating the need for a backlight or enclosure. This first-of-its-kind technology demonstrates Planar’s continued leadership in transparent displays, which began 16 years ago and continues with the Planar® LookThru™ Series transparent LCD display offering.
“The vision of transparent displays, popularized for decades in science
fiction movies and television shows, is now nearing reality,” said
Transparent displays allow users to view what is shown on a glass video screen while still being able to see through it, enabling them, for example, to overlay digital images onto real objects that sit behind the glass. Based on continued customer feedback and further technology development under way, Planar anticipates adding transparent OLED technology as a product offering in early 2016, paving the way toward broad market adoption.
Ideal for a
Transparent OLED is ideal for a broad range of applications including those in retail, museum and corporate settings. Retailers can install these displays in front of actual products to provide digital information about their merchandise, creating augmented reality experiences. Museums can use them to encourage patrons to interact with exhibits by displaying artifacts overlaid with text, images or video content designed to educate and inspire. Companies can incorporate them into their lobby, cafeteria and conference rooms as a dynamic way to present information to employees and customers while maintaining an interior design aesthetic of modern transparency. Planar’s transparent OLED will allow designers to activate glass surfaces that are incorporated into these spaces, like interior windows, room dividers and partitions.
“We are excited to see the new types of experiences we can create with
transparent OLED,” said
Brilliant Picture Quality, Wide Viewing Angles
Transparent OLED offers brilliant picture quality, exceptional contrast and wide viewing angles. Because the OLEDs themselves emit light, viewing angles are very broad and color performance is exceptional, leading to vivid, eye-catching installations. Moreover, because only those pixels that display content are turned on, a transparent OLED showing video will exhibit better contrast and energy efficiency than traditional displays.
A leader in transparent displays, Planar introduced its first transparent display in 1999. The Planar technology demonstration at ISE 2015 continues the company’s ground-breaking work in see-through displays, which has included both LCD transparent displays and transparent electroluminescent (EL) displays, another emissive display technology pioneered by Planar.
Planar’s transparent OLED technology will be demonstrated
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