Samsung bringing transparent displays to market in September

By on August 27, 2012, 1:30 PM

Samsung has announced two new displays that will be introduced to the general public at IFA 2012 starting later this week. The UD22B and the NL22B were both quietly introduced at InfoComm 2012 earlier this year but as they will be commercial available starting in September, we’re sure to hear more about these displays – or at least one of them – in the near future.

The UD22B is a 1:1 ratio LED square display that includes 21.6-inches of real estate and an ultrathin 5.5mm bezel – perfect for business owners looking to create a public display in retail, commercial and public locations. The seamless installation means up to 100 panels can be linked together to produce a single image across all displays.

Samsung’s 22-inch NL22B is a cube-shaped device that contains a transparent front panel with a computer built into the chassis. The company describes this as an all-in-one showcase product that will launch a new era of possibilities in digital retail design.

Ideally, a retail store with one of these systems could showcase a product inside the cube while the front panel could display features, specifications or usage scenarios of said product. Samsung says the NL22B’s transmittance rate of 15 percent provides exquisite picture quality when compared to competing products at just five percent. The system is sold as a stand-alone product or with an optional kit for wall installation.

Samsung’s exhibit at IFA 2012 will showcase a retail display layout that is being planned for select Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry store locations. No word on how much either of these displays will sell for.




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Guest said:

This to me has no value. See through. It can be used in a car to have a map on your front window or the side. Other then that no value.

Guest said:

What a completely ignorant comment...

spydercanopus spydercanopus said:

A 22" version of the Google Goggles. Maybe you could have a Google Goggles motorcycle helmet, adjustable window tint or car windshield for HUD and GPS. And when you get the self-driving car package, you can watch TV on your windshield.

Neojt said:

The main point is that this is a commerecial product not a consumer one its made for advertizing ect. that mean you could have a hole store from displaying advertisement but your not cutting out daylignt. And you can save TONS of paper from all the different Sales promotrion going on

3 people like this | Guest said:

How dare they?!

Haven't they learned the hard way that every technological breakthrough is already patented by apple?

Denxnis Denxnis said:

How dare they?!

Haven't they learned the hard way that every technological breakthrough is already patented by apple?

Right!!? ; )

ross01 said:

Yea this is outrageous, apple use attack!

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Steve Steve said:

Wow that's very impressive!

Guest said:

Lets start patenting it wherever possible..start with the mobile and tablet industry..Be as imaginative as you can be.. :P

Guest said:

Hey, look! it's Stark's display like in ironman movie :D

Camikazi said:

Hey, look! it's Stark's display like in ironman movie

Wasn't his display more holographic?

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Yay, one step closer to eliminating the need for backlighting.

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