The HDBaseT Alliance booth at the 2014 NAB show in Las Vegas will feature the first-ever public demonstration of Primeview's newest HDBaseT-enabled Super Narrow Gap 55-inch LED LCD video wall solution, according to an announcement from Primeview.
The Primeview engineering team has reduced the bezel gap by 40 percent, which it said makes it the industry's thinnest display bezel at 3.6 mm. This design and HDBaseT integration should make it ideal for video walls in broadcast control rooms and studios, the company said.
The HDBaseT technology, powered by the Valens chipset, enables all-in-one connectivity between HD video sources and remote displays through a single 100-meter CAT5e/6 cable that delivers uncompressed high-definition video, audio, Ethernet, control signals and up to 100 watts of power. This reduces the costs and complexities of any project because installers only need to spend time running one standard CAT cable.
The Primeview Super Narrow Gap 55-inch (PRV55SNG) indoor FHD LED LCD industrial display bezel measures only 2.35 mm on the top and left sides and 1.25 mm on bottom and right sides, and can work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in demanding environments, the company said.
The panel utilizes an eco-friendly LED lighting that minimizes the number of components normally required to create the slim bezel, the announcement said. Additionally, the design reduces heat load while also improving access to the I/O connectivity board.
"We were the first company in the world to integrate HDBaseT into a display, and NAB attendees will see a display that is both visually striking and much easier for professional installers to incorporate into studios and broadcast centers," said Chanan Averbuch, vice president of sales at Primeview USA, in the announcement. "Cable management and the limitations of traditional connectivity technologies can make a project complicated or cause problems. Integrating HDBaseT into the display makes the installation much simpler, and that in turn translates into cost-savings for the customer."
"Primeview has been a pioneer in bringing HDBaseT-enabled displays to the broadcast market, and this new design with a practically invisible bezel is a remarkable feat of engineering," said Micha Risling, marketing chair of the HDBaseT Alliance.
This year's NAB Show marks the first public viewing of this solution at the HDBaseT Alliance booth, which also will feature a Primeview 55-inch 4K display to demonstrate HDBaseT as a connectivity solution for delivering 4K content from source to display.