A NEW BREED OF LASER TV
If you’re still looking for the next big thing in displays – and are increasingly convinced that OLED isn’t it – perhaps you’d like some laser with your monitor, digital display or video wall?
A California-based startup called Prysm has developed a new display technology called Laser Phosphor Display, or LPD, which it hopes will replace traditional liquid crystal displays. The advantages to the LPD technology are pretty impressive, the display scales to any size or shape, including tillable displays for big screens or ribbon-shaped displays for advertising purposes, and draws significantly less power than a traditional backlit LCD – up to 75 percent less, in fact. Prysm also promises quality advantages: the lack of an LCD-style backlight means contrast levels are much closer to those achieved with older CRT-based displays, the viewing angle is significantly increased over LCD displays, and the images don’t suffer from the motion blur that even the best liquid crystal screens can exhibit.
The display technology works in a similar manner to traditional cathode ray tube displays, with a laser taking the place of the tube to sweep across phosphor stripes and create a the image. Gone, however, are the bulky magnets that CRTs required – replaced instead with rotating mirrors that direct the beam where required.
The concept behind LPD is relatively straightforward. Beams of light from several ultra-violet lasers are directed by a set of movable mirrors onto a screen made of a plastic-glass hybrid material coated with color phosphor stripes. The laser draws an image onto the screen by scanning line by line from top to bottom. The energy from the laser light activates the phosphor, which emits photons, producing an image.
Measuring 20 inches wide by 15 inches high, LPD tiles are highly configurable. Dozens or hundreds of them can be assembled to create digital displays over 100 feet wide and 10 feet high. LPD tiles create beautiful images with wide viewing angles, are energy efficient and use no consumables
- IMAGE PROCESSOR The image processor accepts standard video inputs (DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort) from an upstream video wall controller, media player or PC and distributes this video (along with configuration and control information) to the LPD tiles that comprise the display. In response, the tiles return health, status and performance information that are used by the image processor to automatically ensure brightness and color uniformity across the video wall display over time.
- BACKING FRAME Our scalable and flexible frames are designed to support LPD tile arrays with the precision necessary to maintain our video wall’s virtually seamless display. Their modular structure also enables your creativity, offering designers the flexibility to assemble Prysm tiles into varying form factors and sizes. Available in two forms, download the specification sheets for more information:
- EASY ON THE EYES Prysm video walls are the ideal combination of size, resolution and brightness, delivering a visual experience that helps reduce viewer fatigue.
- KEEP IT TOGETHER Prysm video walls with LPD technology have no bezels that can break up the image and detract from the visual experience. The result: an unrivaled digital canvas for communication, collaboration or entertainment.
- KEEPING IT COOLWith the excellent energy efficiency of LPD technology, Prysm video walls run cool to the touch and require no additional HVAC or electrical infrastructure.
- SUSTAINABLY SMART Prysm video walls with LPD technology use up to 75% less energy when compared to competing large format display solutions and use no consumables.
- UNRIVALED VISUALS With high-level image quality, amazing contrast and sharpness, and the ability to handle fast-moving images with no motion blur, Prysm video walls with LPD technology blow away competing large format display solutions.