InfoComm12: ViewSonic previews transparent and touch displays

June 14, 2012

ViewSonic Corp., a global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, announced at this year's InfoComm a new family of large-format, touch-enabled commercial displays, in addition to previewing its newest signage offerings, including a slim ePoster digital signboard and transparent display technologies.

"This is an exciting time for the digital signage industry," said Gene Ornstead, director of DTV and business development, ViewSonic, in the announcement. "It's not enough anymore for businesses to simply have a display on the wall. They must have well-executed solutions that engage with customers and draw them into their retail environments."

ViewSonic's new CDP4235T, CDP4635T and CDP6530T large-format interactive commercial displays are available in 42-, 46- and 65-inch (64.5 Vis.) sizes and feature finger or stylus optical touch capabilities. ViewSonic's new interactive displays feature four-point touch on the 42-inch and 46-inch models and dual touch on the 65-inch display. All models feature Intel's Open Plugable Specification (OPS) slot for easy media player integration, in addition to the traditional HDMI, DVI, VGA, YPbPr, S video CVBS inputs. Offering full HD 1920-by-1080p panel resolution with up to 500 nits of brightness (450 nits on CDP4235T; 400 nits on CDP4635T), a 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (4,000:1 static contrast on CDP4235T and CDP4635T) and 8ms response time, ViewSonic's new touch display family is aimed at a range of applications, including wayfinding, retail, transportation and other public display areas that require robust interactive displays, the company said.

Paired with features such as remote and front panel lockout, built-in picture in picture, AC power plug for added media player support, internal scheduling functionality, an RS232 loop through for automated control and two integrated speakers, these commercial displays are intended for 24/7 applications.

The company also is expanding its lineup of high-definition digital signboard displays, ViewSonic is previewing a new 42-inch slim-line ePoster. At just 3.5-inches wide, this model features the same capabilities as ViewSonic's larger ePoster offerings, including a built-in media player and convenient HDMI and VGA connections, with the added bonus of easily fitting into retail areas with limited floor space. ViewSonic's new slim-line ePoster is expected to be available in late summer.

ViewSonic is also previewing a new 32-inch transparent display. Available late this summer, ViewSonic's interactive transparent display is targeted for merchandising and exhibition applications, and pairs a transparent panel with "dual point" touch capabilities.

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Topics: Display Technology , Hardware , Interactive / Touchscreen

Companies: ViewSonic Corporation , Intel Corporation

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