While various manufacturers try to sell Ultra Definition (UD) technology to consumers, LG Display is looking at a whole other audience. The company just began producing an awesome 84-inch UD LCD display for interactive whiteboards.
Measuring 1.9-by-1.1 meters, this 84-incher is very similar to the size of conventional whiteboards currently used in schools. However, this high-tech device is actually the largest of its kind.
The LCD also has a maximum brightness of 350 nit, which is about 3.5 times brighter than projector-type interactive whiteboards. And while we’re bragging, it also has a resolution of 3840 x 2160, which is about eight times the image quality of current HD projectors. It also has touch functionality, so users can annotate right on the screen.
According to LG, the UD display can eliminate some of the problems associated with ambient light or cases where images are blocked by silhouettes.
Want to engage your audience even more? LG can outfit this unit with Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) 3D technology, which is also known as passive 3D. Passive 3D provides those in-your-face effects, using inexpensive 3D glasses—the same kind that can be found in your local Cineplex.
LG will start shipping the new whiteboard to Korea and China by the end of this year. North America and Europe should see this type of technology available sometime in the first half of 2013.