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Samsung Intros LED Square and Transparent Displays

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During IFA 2012, Samsung will reveal its stackable square displays, and its transparent display.


Over on Samsung's blog, the company said that its 1:1 ratio LED square display (UD22B) and its all-in-one transparent display (NL22B) will be available later this year. However the company plans to show both to the general public this week during IFA 2012.

Samsung's 1:1 ratio LED square display is rather impressive: it unlocks unlimited configurations by allowing the user to connect each one together, thus expanding the overall image with each added block. With a 5.5-mm bezel-to-bezel measurement for seamless installation and digital loop out, the displays will produce a single image across up to 100 units. Samsung's demo during the show will be 21.6-inches square.

"Multiple displays can easily be connected to create creative mosaics as well as cubic or other three-dimensional shaped displays," Samsung said on Tuesday. "Without being limited by the installation space or shape, businesses can create more interactive point-of-sale and advertising displays that engage the consumer."

For the energy conscious consumer, stacking on additional displays would not only seem to produce loads of heat, but consume loads of energy too. However each square UD22B display uses Samsung's Direct LED backlighting technology which generates less heat to reduce power consumption by more than 30-percent compared to existing LCD display technology. It also conserves energy by adjusting brightness according to surrounding brightness.

Content is managed by using Samsung’s unique MagicInfo software solution, the company said.

As for Samsung's all-in-one 22-inch transparent display, it will make an appearance as an all-in-one showcase, as seen above. A thin LCD panel mounted on the display's front allows images and animations to dynamically interact with the merchandise sitting inside the showcase. The three remaining sides are made of protective tempered glass enclosed by a sleek metallic frame, Samsung said.

"Available as an all-in-one showcase for use as a stand-alone display or as an optional 22-inch kit for wall installation, the NL22B accentuates the display of retail products," the company said on Tuesday. "Unlike competitive displays with lower transmittance rates (5-percent) that can hide merchandise, Samsung’s transparent display offers a transmittance rate of 15-percent for exquisite picture quality. The all-in-one kit includes a built-in PC, speakers, LED bar and protective glass, making it remarkably simple for businesses to transform consumer shopping into an immersive in-store experience."

For more information about these two products appearing at IFA 2012, check out the microsite here. However Samsung's press conference won't be until Thursday, so check back for announcements and images then.

[Ed note: We've seen some of these transparent boxes in action before, but employing OLED technology. See videos below!]

Samsung OLED Box

Samsung OLED Box

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    rebel1280 , August 29, 2012 1:15 PM
    This is freaking sweet! Imagine this screen in front of a mirror or something and in a picture frame in your living room, turn on the TV and BAM! Instant TV, turn it off, simple family room :)  I can only imagine at this point: a mirror, a kinect and touch screen. Could see this being very beneficial in the medical field.
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    CaedenV , August 29, 2012 1:40 PM
    16*9=144
    I think they need to get the total number of linkable displays above 100 for consumer use XD

    In all seriousness though, this is a fun idea! Imagine something like this integrated into a bar instead of glass block, playing some sort of video or visualizer that goes along with the music? It would look pretty sweet!
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    flycat1989 , August 29, 2012 1:43 PM
    Let's see if Apple has patented anything beforehand
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    Lord Captivus , August 29, 2012 1:45 PM
    every time is see news like this one, the only thing i can think about is how to use it for a "3 monitor" setup, but wih no bezel...i waiting for that tech to be available for public.
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    tomfreak , August 29, 2012 1:56 PM
    u know I have an idea, if u put those panels in 3 angels in a box, u can effectively create a "3D" screen fooling our eyes. lol.
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    theconsolegamer , August 29, 2012 2:07 PM
    Can someone explain how the fak there's no images when the guy goes behind it?

    *mind blown*
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    L0tus , August 29, 2012 2:11 PM
    flycat1989Let's see if Apple has patented anything beforehand

    Apple lawyers were probably busy submitting a patent for this technology as you were typing.
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    thrakazog , August 29, 2012 2:15 PM
    @flycat1989

    Why do think it's a square display ? Apple owns patent for rectangles =P
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    serhat359 , August 29, 2012 2:20 PM
    caedenv16*9=144I think they need to get the total number of linkable displays above 100 for consumer use XDIn all seriousness though, this is a fun idea! Imagine something like this integrated into a bar instead of glass block, playing some sort of video or visualizer that goes along with the music? It would look pretty sweet!

    Why 16:9? 8:5, 4:3 or even 3:2 would be better than that.
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    The_Trutherizer , August 29, 2012 2:29 PM
    Will bring new life to the fish screensaver
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    rosen380 , August 29, 2012 3:29 PM
    What I think would be particularly neat for the home is that I like my 16:9 for HD, if I could take off the top row and add it to the sides for cinematic widescreen [no or less bars on top and bottom] that'd be really cool. Watching old 4:3? Take a couple columns of and pop them on top.

    As far as the math-
    For 16:9, you could do 12x7
    For 4:3, with two more blocks you can do 10x8
    For 2.35:1, 14x6

    If each block was an 8" diagonal, then with 84 of these blocks you have a
    79" 16x9 TV, a 72" 4:3 TV and an 86" 2.35:1 TV all in one.
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    subaru41 , August 29, 2012 4:09 PM
    Nice!

    But doesn't the commies over at patent troll center - Apple Inc. have a patent on the square?
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    back_by_demand , August 29, 2012 4:24 PM
    caedenv16*9=144I think they need to get the total number of linkable displays above 100 for consumer use

    16 x 10 would be ok for 40 displays though
    flycat1989Let's see if Apple has patented anything beforehand

    Why bother, even if they didn't patent it they will release one anyway then claim they "innovated" before suing Samsung again
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    ikyung , August 29, 2012 4:27 PM
    Getting closer to commercial use, I like. Now when are they going to reveal their flexible screens..
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    freggo , August 29, 2012 4:28 PM
    Thank god it does not have round corners because we all know who owns those!
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    back_by_demand , August 29, 2012 4:28 PM
    theconsolegamerCan someone explain how the fak there's no images when the guy goes behind it?*mind blown*

    Total internal reflection, the angle you are looking at from the side acts like a mirror, try it on a fish tank and you will see what I mean
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    back_by_demand , August 29, 2012 4:30 PM
    All we need now is transparent batteries and pack the gubbins into a thin bezel and we have Iron Mans phone
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    freggo , August 29, 2012 4:36 PM
    caedenv16*9=144I think they need to get the total number of linkable displays above 100 for consumer use XDIn all seriousness though, this is a fun idea! Imagine something like this integrated into a bar instead of glass block, playing some sort of video or visualizer that goes along with the music? It would look pretty sweet!


    How about 4x3 or 8x6 units ? Same ratio.
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    rosen380 , August 29, 2012 4:41 PM
    4x3 and 8x6 aren't the same ratio as 16x9... the former are both 1.33:1 and the latter 1.78:1
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    robochump , August 29, 2012 6:48 PM
    The transparent LCDs have huge potential for 3D viewing. Stack them up and with 3D programming it will be epic. Samsung knows displays!
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