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display alliance news 9.16.2010

46-inch MultiTouch Cell Advanced The MultiTouch Cell Advanced is a 46-inch LCD billed as “the first mul ti touch dis play designed for retail and digital signage applications.” The Cell Advanced sports a depth of 12 inches and weighs 82 pounds with stan dard VESA mounts. MultiTouch demon­strated the Cell 46 Advanced at IBC 2010 in Amsterdam. The chassis is made of alu­minum and requires zero maintenance. The Cell Advanced is stackable up to 14 units, fea tures a 1920×1080 pixel for mat, a direct-lit LED back light and is expected to last more than 60,000 hours. Read more at displayblog.

Free Digital Signage Training Ingram Micro and its Ingram Micro CONNEX, technology solutions are, on Sept.23/10, offering DOOH consultant Lyle Bunn’s prestigious SPEED program to any and all Ingram Micro resellers, at no cost. The SPEED program, which is comprised of eight modules (3 hrs, total), teaches current and future resellers of digital signage the nuances of digital signage technology and project planning. The program will cover technology, objectives, timelines, budgets, and define key elements of a digital signage initiative leading to technology selection, deployment, growth and successful operations. It will be further customized to offer an increased hardware and network focus to give the IT and AV reseller the most relevant content. Read more about the seminar at dailydooh.

Diodes Incorporated Announces Process Platform for Next Generation High Voltage Rectifiers Diodes Incorporated, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today announced the development of a proprietary process platform for the manufacture of next generation high voltage rectifiers. Named DIODESTAR(TM), the process has been developed at Diodes' wafer fabrication facility in Oldham, UK and has just delivered its first device, a high efficiency 600V, 8A rectifier targeted at LCD-LED TV power supplies. Read the press release at marketwatch.

LG Announces World's Largest LED Backlit TV At 72 inches, the LEX9 is huge, feature packed, and 3D capable.
There's a world that exists past sixty inches. It's a world dominated by DLP televisions and all types of projectors. It's not a place where LCD sets go often, but LG is going there in a very big way. Read more at highdefdigest.

Videocon d2h launches world’s first Satellite LCD Videocon d2h unveiled its new range of Satellite LCDs, a revolutionary breakthrough in LCD technology which receives signals directly from the satellite, without the use of any Set Top Box (STB), giving consumers freedom from wires, additional contraptions and multiple remotes. Read more at indiainfoline.

Development Simulator Speeds Validation of Future Infotainment Solutions The simulator uses seven high-definition Christie projectors – similar to those used in movie theaters – to display a virtual roadway and landscape on a 360 degree series of large theater-style screens.  A vehicle body with a reconfigurable interior system with multiple LCD screens is placed in the center of the screen area.  The LCD screens are used to mock up future interior electronics layouts developed by GM's design staff.  Reconfigurable LCD screens provide maximum flexibility for designers and engineers to test concepts within hours of development. Read more at prnewswire.

DIY: Add LED Backlighting To Your LCD Monitor Or HDTV It’s relatively easy to find a dead LCD these days even without diving into a dumpster. Most of the time all that’s wrong is the backlighting mechanism went out, too, leaving a perfectly good LCD behind. So why not rip out that old CCFL and replace it with a swanky LED strip. This instrucible gives just about all the details you need. Of course this project might not be for everyone. After all you’re opening and modifing an electrical device. But I can’t think of a better way to learn the trade than actually doing it so I say you do it anyway. What’s the worst that can happen anyway? It’ not like you’re going to eat the CCFL bulb. (Don’t. It contains mercury and will kill you.) Read it all at crunchgear.

China market: HannStar Display unveils extra-slim touch panels HannStar Display has unveiled an array of extra-slim touch panels in 3.8-4 inch sizes for smartphones, 5-12.1 inch sizes for MID devices and tablet PCs, 17.3-inch panels for notebooks, and 21.6-inch models for all-in-one PCs in Shenzhen, China. Read more at digitimes.

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