What IS OLED anyway?

That’s a great question. The answer can be pretty long with explanations of primary layers and functions, but this one will be a condensed, quick read.

First of all, OLED is an acronym for Organic Light Emitting Diodes. The technology is actually not new—OLED was invented by Oleg Losev in 1927. Then in the 1970s the first OLED diode was created at Kodak by Ching Tang and Steven Van Slyke. In 1987 this team reported on materials that created the foundation of today’s OLED technology. OLED has continued to be developed to this day.

Organic means something that is constituted of Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. An Organic Light-emitting Diode is an LED in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound that emits light in response to an electric current.

The huge benefit of OLED is that it does not require a backlight unit so there is no light leakage, and lower power consumption; it does not require a liquid crystal layer and shutter array so it can provide a wide viewing angle and faster response time; and it is a simple structure with fewer components, allowing for a thin, sleek and lightweight design where the screens can be curved and bendable.

And there’s one more big benefit. LG uses a fourth white sub-pixel for WRGB capability. This gives the LG OLED product better contrast, color and brightness.

LG’s OLED display technology overcomes the limits of the current displays in both picture quality and design. In short, nothing compares to it.

Why you should have OLED in your next display

Your brand deserves the best, in the same way you deliver the best to your customers. With LG OLED you can now create content delivery displays and sculpt customer environments that were never before possible—where engagement turns into astonishment and your pride turns into a badge of recognition that your business truly stands out from the crowd.

LG welcomes seven new WebOS for Signage Solution Partners to offer much more for customers

We’ve implemented our webOS for Signage in even more commercial displays this year to provide convenient new options for business owners. And now it’s making its way into new and noteworthy software partnerships to evolve our offerings into full-scale enterprise solutions.

As Garry Wicka, head of marketing for LG Electronics USA, explained: “Beyond providing customized and functional solutions for business owners and system integrators, LG’s webOS for Signage now offers business owners a swath of customer experience upgrades, cloud-based solutions, mobile accessibility, screen control, multi-touch solutions with LG’s expanded solution partners.”

What’s webOS for Signage?

In case you’re not intimately familiar with webOS for Signage, it’s our commercial all-in-one hardware and software platform based on our popular webOS smart TV platform for consumers. But webOS for Signage brings a new level of integrated benefits for businesses deploying LG commercial displays. Our displays feature high-performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) which works with webOS for Signage to lower the cost of ownership by eliminating the need for PCs or external media players.

System integrators can download useful content and develop customized applications that fit their exact needs, and update it simply and quickly via a smartphone or tablet.

Meet our new supporting partners:

Industry Weapon – Their powerful yet simple digital signage software, CommandCenterHD, is built for non-technical users and brings capabilities that ease the burden of content creation, manage complex integrations and more.

Scala – Their market-leading platform, combined with webOS and LG’s display quality and ease of deployment, will give clients new first-class options to drive their brand and delight their customers.

Gauddi – The world’s first digital signage platform exclusively dedicated to LG webOS, with a cloud-based solution that’s as intuitive to set up and use as a smartphone. A Video on Demand feature stores content on the display.

PingHD – The EngagePHD™ is an easy-to-use, scalable, Web-based content management and digital signage network monitoring application, with optimized support for LG webOS displays and their integrated beacon technology.

ONELAN – A highly scalable CMS for both on-premise and cloud-hosted deployments. The software is designed for best-in-class media playback, scheduling, offline content playback, multi-media & multi zone, plus more.

Signagelive – This low-cost, fully supported cloud solution runs on webOS for Signage and eliminates the need for external media players to run and manage digital signage campaigns, and is interactive with product displays.

Intuilab – Their IntuiFace focuses on multi-touch content development, allowing customers to build modern, engaging and highly functional interactive experiences with superior wayfinding abilities without writing code.

With webOS for Signage, more is always better. Thanks to these best of the best solution partners we’re looking forward to a future of amazing customer experiences.

Breaking News: LG OLED Commercial Displays win InfoComm Best of Show – Digital Signage

OLED 240x310On the final day of InfoComm 2016, an on-site panel of AV professionals has selected LG Electronics Dual-View Flat OLED Display and Dual-View Curved Tiling OLED Display as winners of the InfoComm Best of Show Awards for digital signage. The award recognizes new and outstanding products exhibited at InfoComm 2016—the largest, most exciting event in the Western Hemisphere focused on the pro-AV industry, with more than 1,000 exhibitors, thousands of products, and 40,000 attendees from 110+ countries.

We at LG were extremely energized by all the reactions and responses from visitors coming to our booth from around the globe. The buzz was amazing, just like the displays, and these outstanding awards confirm it.

About the displays…

LG commercial OLED displays offer businesses a space-efficient solution for providing their customers with a two-sided media experience in Full HD (1920 x 1080) or 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution, with the ability to swap and mirror content on either side of the screen with a simple press of a remote control button.

These best-of-show displays are pencil-thin and designed to be used in “off-the-wall” ways. Our Dual-View Flat OLED display can be hung from the ceiling or stood on the floor. And our Dual-View Curved Tiling 4K OLED display can be used to form large floor-standing displays that link two, three or four tiles together.

LG OLED displays enable completely immersive and highly engaging environments for customers, like never before possible. It’s an incredibly creative solution for showcasing content that’s as powerful and successful as the business itself.

What’s more, the OLED commercial displays have the same unparalleled picture quality of LG’s award-winning consumer OLED TVs – hailed by industry experts as the pinnacle of display innovation.

In fact, LG OLED represents an entirely new category of displays that deliver awe-inspiring images with perfect blacks and incredible color, even from wide viewing angles unlike any LCD/LED display can achieve. Perfect blacks? Yes. Because each of the screen’s pixels can be turned off, it creates an infinite contrast ratio and brings colors to life in unprecedented ways.

The Dual-View Flat OLED displays will start shipping in July to fulfill the many orders we’ve already received at the show.

LG commercial OLED displays are sure to inspire businesses to try some off-the-wall thinking themselves. And just like the buzz, the displays and the awards, the customer experiences are going to be amazing.

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We’re off to InfoComm.
Join us for an Amazing Display of WOW!

InfoComm is next week…are you ready to be amazed? We’ll be at Booth C8308—you can’t miss it, just look for all the wide eyes and dropped jaws.

This promises to be our best show to date—with groundbreaking innovations that can transform ordinary into extraordinary and create a customer experience like never before possible.

You’ll experience our breathtaking new dual-view flat and curved tiling OLED displays. These are absolute knockouts. With perfect black, infinite contrast and incredible color, nothing compares to LG OLED displays.

PLUS, we have something under wraps—with astounding capabilities. And since we’ll be unveiling it at the show, you have to be there. We can’t wait to see your responses!

Also, many of you have been thinking of out-of-the-box ways to use our 86-inch Ultra Stretch signage. We’ll have it a variety of portrait and landscape applications to give you an idea of what seven glorious feet of UHD resolution and IPS screen technology can do. Got tight spaces? Give them a Stretch.

And there will be a lot more, too, including our massive Clover video wall featuring the industry’s thinnest bezels.

This is one show you don’t want to miss. It’s that good.

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