One of the most intriguing sights at InfoComm 2018 this year is by far LG‘s new transparent OLED display technology for digital signage. A product still in development, thus it is being offered as just a sneak peak for now, they had multiple 55-inch working models on display showing how easily they can show off crisp images while still being able to clearly see everything on the other side while looking through it.
The new displays feature a slightly tinted (looking) glass panel with the image that can be seen from either side. Perfect for store windows that can easily impress consumers as they pass by, this technology can be used all over. Heck, you could cover an entire skyscraper building with these in place of normal windows–although, I am sure that would be an incredibly expensive endeavor. They can be used for art installations, the glass sidewalls of escalators, dramatic entrances to things like amusement park rides, and so on (and on…and on…). It’s things like this that give these shows an ultimate aww takeaway.
We have a number of glass windows throughout the building here that are built into walls for an artistic effect across staircases and rooms that I know beyond a reasonable doubt would look amazing with these in their place.
“As the pioneer of OLED technology in both the consumer and commercial markets, LG strives
to deliver the ultimate in truly immersive viewing experiences.” — Dan Smith, Vice President,
Business Development (LG)
Picture quality is some of the best we’ve seen for transparent glass solutions. I guess this is to be expected with anything OLED and LG (for the most part). Beyond that, we still don’t know much about it until they release a line of products with finalizes specifications.
On a realistic note, since their target customer is commercial and not the average Joe, you probably won’t be able to afford getting your hands on it for your home anytime soon. However, you can bet that the same technology will eventually be passed down to consumer products in the future (fingers crossed). Until then, the world may soon begin to feel more like a scene from Minority Report (movie) as you walk around commercial sections of major cities.