Neon killer?: Samsung, LG unveil OLED Wall technologies

February 12, 2016 // By Paul Buckley
The traditional neon sign seems to have finally been retired this week if exhibits at the Integrated Systems Europe trade event become a commercial reality.

Samsung and LG have both revealed their own video wall concepts which are aimed at replacing the traditional neon sign with OLED Walls.

Samsung’s 'Video Wall' featured a four-by-four arrangement of OLED panels that stitches together a large image making the concept ideal for corporate signage, giant displays for sporting, gaming or entertainment events.

The kicker is that these displays are actually Samsung’s own transparent “mirror” displays and can be placed just about anywhere. The impressive development could make for incredible corporate signage and presentations, but according to a Samsung spokesperson, it’s still in the concept stage and won’t hit the commercial market for some time. Samsung plans for this year to center around LED signage, outdoor signage, the video wall and an electronic chalkboard.

AT ISE 2016 LG unveiled an OLED display-based video wall with a twist.  LG's offering was a video wall comprising large, curving OLED panels. The ISE 2016 exhibit linked four panels curved into a wave shape. The panels were double-sided thereby allowing them to be placed in an open space and be viewed from both sides.

LG is planning to provide a WebOS backend on some of these walls to allow for easy management.

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