Walls covered with TVs will change the way we watch our favorite programs. The first prototype devices were presented by NDS. You have to admit: it makes an impression!
If you think the 65-inch TV is huge, you’re wrong. In the future our salons are to be dominated by “interactive walls” that will consist of interconnected displays. As a result, we will sit in front of a giant screen that will be divided into several parts. On each of them, we will show other content – for example, the movie will take two screens, the third one we will use Facebook, and the fourth one will receive e-mail. Just how to control all this?
News Digital Systems, the interactive wall
NDS is a company that has taken on the challenge of creating something that will provide a huge picture, but at the same time it will not be a low-resolution image provided by mid-range projectors, nor will it consume enormous amounts of electricity like the giant plasma or LCD televisions. This was the origin of the NDS idea as “Surfaces”. Inspirations have pushed the movies. “It’s amazing how science fiction films have predicted the future of television technology,” says Simon Parnall, vice president of technology solutions at NDS.
NDS wants to create an “interactive wall” based on OLED technology. Experts from the company know that the next generation of flat-panel TVs will use OLEDs, which will result in the price of these screens in the next 5 to 10 years. OLED displays, on the other hand, have a huge advantage over traditional LCDs: unlike LCDs, they do not need lateral illumination, so the display area can extend to the edges of the TV. Thanks to this, OLED screens can be placed side by side to create one huge screen. – We will be able to customize the OLED technology so that it is like hanging tiles on the wall. These will be any shape, they will not be just rectangular arrays, “Parnall explains.
The first large 55-inch OLED TVs will launch LG and Samsung later this year. Each of them cost tens of thousands of dollars. Industry experts say, however, that prices for OLEDs will soon drop. They expect that in the next 5 to 10 years the screens of this class will cost around 5000-6000 zł for a 50-inch model.
So far, NDS, using six LCD screens, has already built a panoramic “wall” of a total size of …