Before you start dreaming of 155-inch OLED displays for your home theater, let us remind you that this Mitsubishi panel happens to pack an ignobly low 69 8.5dpi pixel density. So while it is indeed a wall-sized OLED image maker, it's not exactly designed to match up to the HD rigors of modern video. Composed of smaller, bezel-free modules, Mitsu's Diamond Vision OLED display has gone from CEATEC prototype last year to a triumphant retail product this year, starting to be exchanged for cash, trinkets and favors this September 21. As you might have guessed, it's primarily intended for use in digital signage scenarios -- which should be great so long as nobody tries to perch one up in the sun.
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Mitsubishi Electric Launches World's First Large-scale OLED Screen

Module-Based, Scalable Screen Allows Flexible Applications in Size, Shape


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it will launch "Diamond Vision OLED," the world's first, large-scale display system in the 100-inch and above range that uses organic light emitting diode (OLED) as its light source. Sales will begin worldwide on September 21.

The Diamond Vision OLED, designed for indoor use, delivers seamless, vivid images using Mitsubishi Electric's newly developed video controlling technology. The screen offers wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles reaching approximately ±80 degrees, and features a maximum brightness of 1,200cd/m² and twice high contrast compared to our LED product, making it suitable for installation in relatively brightly-lit areas such as commercial facilities, stations and airports.

Built by connecting a number of standard modules each measuring 384mm both in height and width and weighing eight kilograms, the Diamond Vision OLED is scalable and can be designed to flexibly form a certain size or shape, even against rounded surfaces. The screen's 99mm depth enables it to be installed in limited spaces such as narrow paths and station concourses.

The product's OLED device, jointly developed between Mitsubishi Electric and Tohoku Pioneer Corporation, creates light by a process of electro-luminescence (EL). Each pixel consists of an anode and cathode separated by a thin, organic membrane.

Mitsubishi Electric's Diamond Vision OLED will be showcased at the company's booth at CEATEC JAPAN 2010, scheduled to be held from October 5-9 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.

Background

Digital signage systems have recently become widely used around the world to show timely information and advertisements in shopping malls, passenger terminals and public facilities. The installation of such systems must increasingly take into account a variety of spacial and physical limitations and restrictions, as well as excessive natural light conditions. As a result, there is an increasing demand for scalable displays that can flexibly be formed into the required shapes and sizes while maintaining a high level of picture quality and visibility.

At CEATEC JAPAN 2009, Mitsubishi Electric unveiled the world's first prototype model of a large-scale OLED display with a 155-inch screen, developed through utilizing the company's large-scale display technology accumulated from the development of Diamond Vision screens installed at numerous sports stadiums and other public facilities.

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Mitsubishi's huge, modular OLED display set to go on sale worldwide on September 21