LG introduced an amazing display of buzz
at DSE 2016

LG put the buzz back into digital signage at the Digital Signage Expo 2016. The booth was packed every day, and the overall reaction was that LG is changing the game. We heard we hit it out of the park, and that this is LG’s year. Who are we to argue with such a fantastic reception? And so we extend a huge thanks to all who attended—we really appreciated your excitement.

For those that didn’t make it to the show, here’s a quick recap. In our spotlight were the 86-inch Ultra Stretch displays in application settings, plus our new line of OLED commercial displays in three innovative designs. Clover and webOS added to the momentum.

The Stretch expanded imaginations.

The 86-inch Ultra Stretch display was very well received, generating a lot more requests for quotes than we were expecting. People were reacting. They got it, and they understood how the stretch display could be used in unique locations. Right off the bat, many thought of the perfect spots it would work in portrait or landscape formats. A big interest came from retail, with a range of brands asking to test one.

OLED astonished.

LG’s OLED was a real eye-opener. In dual-view curved tiling and flat designs as well as a single-view arched model, these commercial displays will enable businesses to do things they’ve never done before. Many at the booth had never seen the perfect blacks and intense colors on LG consumer OLED TVs, so the OLED displays had amazing stopping power.

We had to keep telling people the OLEDs were not a concept technology or future technology for LG. They are a today technology. LG has already launched them and we can do customized installations now.

LG OLED displays can be used in spaces never before considered to create an unrivaled customer experience that generates word of mouth, drives foot traffic and adds more to your bottom line. But don’t take our word for it; take a look at these videos:

N Seoul Tower

Incheon International Airport

If you are ready to experience what LG OLED can do for a business, reach out to us and we will engage immediately. And if you’re interested in our flat dual-view OLED displays, those will be coming out shortly.

Clover mesmerized.

Our Clover video wall technology saw a lot of attention too, as we had it in a 3 x 6 array—that’s huge. Visitors got to see the virtually seamless video wall with its amazingly thin bezel up close, and they were impressed that we are already shipping it.

And webOS made things easy.

Finally, we had quite a number of conversations around our smart webOS platform. With webOS software integrators or CMS managers can build an application that would reside in the display. WebOS eliminates the need for an external media player, simplifies installation and maintenance, and enables remote monitoring and self-diagnosis from PCs or mobile devices. It’s an ideal solution for SMBs.

If you missed the DSE 2016 excitement, we have a Washington DC Roadshow coming up in early May. And of course, we’ll be back at the Las Vegas Convention Center with the same booth location for InfoComm in June. Stay tuned for details, or click here to subscribe to our newsletter for all the latest.


LG’s IPS Desktop Monitors and Computing Solutions

Managing an organization’s IT infrastructure can be a thankless task. IT managers and administrators are faced with increasingly complex environments in the midst of reduced budgets and staff cuts. Add to that end-user demands coupled with their limited understanding of technology when things go wrong and inevitably, when issues do arise, the IT professionals are the ones held accountable.

Fortunately there’s good news. LG’s professional-grade desktop monitors with IPS technology and cloud-based computing solutions can accelerate end-user productivity and eliminate pain points for IT professionals.

IPS Technology is the clear winner in monitor displays
There are good reasons the medical, broadcast and photography industries specify IPS displays. IPS (In-Plane Switching) is an LCD screen technology that dramatically increases image quality.

Key IPS advantages
• A true wide viewing angle up to 178 degrees, where colors and contrast remain consistent and data is clearly readable
• Runs considerably cooler than VA monitors
• Color accuracy remains consistent over long-term use

LG’s IPS monitors have been recognized for their advancements in picture quality by the world’s leading testing authorities.

UltraWide® multi-tasking monitors replace multiple monitors
State-of-the-art LG UltraWide IPS monitors provide an immersive 21:9 wide screen ratio, so users can multitask with as many programs as they like on one screen at the same time.

UltraWide monitors deliver big benefits for Microsoft® Office and MAC OS X users. For example, the UltraWide QHD monitor shows 47 columns and 63 rows in Excel, so users can see all the content in full view. And for business meetings, a dual link-up feature allows two portable devices to be connected and used on a single screen simultaneously; controlled with only one keyboard and mouse.

With Mac OS X, UltraWide monitors provide eight different screen ratios, changeable by a single click. The 21:9 ratio enables users to open and run an editing program and its source clip folder without minimizing other programs. Plus, a four-screen split feature divides the screen from two to four customizable subscreens without any overlapping of windows. UltraWide monitors also feature the Thunderbolt 2 interface.

Professional grade 4K UHD monitors enhance user performance
When IPS technology meets 4K, the result is beyond amazing. LG’s 4K UHD IPS monitors cover a wide color gamut from sRGB 99% to AdobeRGB 99% and are color calibrated at the factory to meet professional color accuracy by default.

Supporting high-speed unified interfaces and USB hubs, LG 4K UHD monitors function as a display dock for laptop and MacBook users. The USB Type-C™ solution in 4K UHD IPS monitors transfers 4K UHD screen, audio, data and even power through a single cable—eliminating a clutter of cords.

Game designers appreciate the UL-approved 9.7ms or lower input lag. What’s more, Freesync™ technology and 4K@60hz through DisplayPort and HDMI interface, eliminates artifacts like image tearing and stuttering.

Virtualize the desktop with Zero Clients
LG’s IPS Zero Clients virtually eliminate security problems, most hardware problems and maintenance issues because they contain no hard drive, no moving parts and no operating system. They connect to a server in the cloud (self-hosted or a subscription service) such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or VMware® to deploy desktop functions from the cloud. Zero Clients run on PCoIP® (PC-over-IP)—a patented remote display protocol developed by Teradici that renders encrypted pixels (not data) to the end point. Simply plug in a CAT 5 cable, the power, keyboard and mouse.

Zero Client PCoIP benefits
• Simplifies the provisioning and management of computing services
• Powers next generation local, remote and mobile work styles
• Allows IT departments to deliver a secure, right-sized computing experience to everyone

LG Zero Clients include six USB ports, support a second monitor and contain built-in speakers.

Chromebase™ All-in-One PCs slash hardware and software costs
LG partnered with Google to create this complete computing solution consisting of a desktop/wall-mountable monitor with keyboard, mouse, built-in speakers, webcam and Chrome OS. Setup is extremely easy and takes approximately five minutes.

Powered by an Intel® Celeron® processor, Chromebase works within the Google ecosystem and provides access to hundreds of thousands of free and paid apps. For business use, various applications are compatible with and can replace MS Excel and PowerPoint. Built-in virus protection, multiple layers of security and verified boot guard against computer threats, and the Chrome OS updates itself at no cost.
Chromebase’s brilliant Management Console even enables a single IT manager to access and control hundreds and thousands of Chromebase devices from a central location. Updates or troubleshooting can also be managed for a single unit or area—greatly reducing the time, expense and overall burden on organizational IT departments.

LG brings real relief for IT professionals
Chasing problems from PC to PC is both inefficient and frustrating. Isolated issues can quickly pile up while company personnel sit and wait to get back to work. Fortunately LG’s IT products can improve staff performance and satisfaction while providing long-term reliability and increased ROI.

To learn more click here or contact us today.

An Amazing Display of Impact: LG’s Innovative new 86-inch Ultra Stretch Signage

The future of digital signage has arrived, bringing the equivalent of four Ultra HD monitors stitched together without a single seam. It’s LG’s new 86-inch Ultra Stretch Signage 86BH5C—the world’s first 58:9 extended wide format display—and it’s introducing a huge change in the way we can use space efficiently. By enabling a wide array of dynamic digital content across a broad canvas, the display is ideal for unique placement requirements in landscape or portrait configurations. Below are some sample applications to get you thinking. We encourage you to stretch your imagination and create exciting new ways to use this amazing display.

LG Ultra Stretch Signage Applications

Applications abound in retail, where vivid imagery and dazzling videos attract, grab and hold customer attention. Display advertising and promotions in malls, shopping centers, supermarket chains, automobile showrooms, department and large clothing stores. Enhance the shopper experience by mounting above shelves or creating vertical pillars with customized messaging that targets the right customers—taking advantage of four screen sections or using the display as a single super widescreen.

Transportation and Public Spaces
Take advantage of scalability in areas with heavy foot traffic and high customer attraction rate, such as airports, bus and train stations, banks, government buildings and public venues. Use the display for real-time information, alerts and breaking news; even generate revenue with local business advertising.

The 86-Inch Ultra Stretch Signage is an ideal solution for healthcare applications including bed tracking in the Emergency Room, Intensive Care and Neonatal Units. LG’s In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology ensures screen content is clearly readable even from an angle.

In quick-service restaurants, sports bars, cafes and entertainment venues, use the display as an ultra-wide menu board with dynamic introductions of new items and specials. Provide richer product descriptions while allowing for creative design flexibility and real-time updates. Even show live sports or other entertainment on part of the screen.

Digital Décor
For unique visual applications, use the 86-Inch Ultra Stretch Signage as structural art. Display decorative imagery that changes throughout the day, week and season.

Stretch your messaging potential
Here are some of the display’s capabilities:

Ultra HD Resolution
LG’s Ultra Stretch Signage delivers Ultra HD resolution (3820 x 600) for an immersive viewing experience. You need to see it live to fully appreciate it.

Multiple Screens
Use Picture-By-Picture (PBP) technology to divide the screen into four segments in landscape or portrait modes. Display a single widescreen image/video, or two, three or four images/videos at once.

Daisy Chain
Using a media player the Ultra Stretch Signage 86HB5C supports lateral tiling for 1×4 or 4×1 installations (landscape or portrait) and up to a 4×4 installation with daisy chain configuration. Use a LAN daisy chain to control and monitor devices, distribute content and update firmware.

Smart Platform with webOS
With LG’s webOS platform software developers can install and run their software in a simplified solution. It supports HTML5 to easily build apps that work on any platform or device, and eliminates the need for an external media player.

Take your content to incredible new lengths with the innovative 86-Inch Ultra Stretch Signage 86BH5C, exclusively from LG. Learn more about this amazing display here.

LG leads the industry in commercial displays, and offers commercial TVs, IT products, large format displays and video walls that make technology easier and the imagery spectacular. With expert vertical market managers and application engineers, we offer display solutions tailored to the conditions of your ever-changing market.

Discover our solutions and services today.