NDS combines OLED panels to interactive wallpaper
May 31, 2012 // Christoph Hammerschmidt
The future of TV is OLED, says British company News Digital Systems (NDS) which excels in a broad range of digital TV technologies. The company recently showed the prototype of an "interactive wallpaper". The design named "Surfaces" could set a trend for future generations of TV sets. It consists of six OLED panels arranged side by side and features an overwhelmingly large image that can be used in multiple ways.
"It is really unbelievable how Science-Fiction phantasies have predicted precisely in which direction TV technology is going to develop", quotes magazine New Scientist NDS Technology Vice President Simon Parnall. In particular, the OLED approach is very future prone, the manager said. The flat panel technology used for Surfaces makes it possible to position multiple screens tightly side by side. Thus, it is possible to combine them these tiles in any desired way - not just in a rectangular form, Parnall said.
The prototype shown is made up from six OLED panels. Its overall size is 3.6 x 1.4 meters. The segments (tiles) can be individually subdivided into ranges according to user wishes, and these ranges can be used concurrently for multiple applications such as HD TV, social media apps or video communications. When the screen is not powered it simply reproduces the patterns of the wallpaper or an image hanging from the wall. This feature makes the TV screen almost invisible as long as it is inactive.
However, the prototype shown is intended to be just a feasibility study. The decisive factor for the acceptance of this and similar concepts will be the price, experts believe. OLED displays will become affordable only in the course of the five to ten years to come.All news
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