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Middle Atlantic Debuts Proximity Mounting Plate

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ISE 2017 sees the debut of the Middle Atlantic Proximity Series Mounting Plate-- a universal display solution integrated with most of the standard-profile mounts in the VDM series.

Middle Atlantic Proximity SeriesThe Proximity mounting plate can be used with existing mounts, without need for customers to upgrade the entire mount, and offer convenient mounting for small, local devices behind the display via patented UMS pattern.

The VDM series includes 17 mounts in a range of sizes and in fixed, tilt, motion, standard-profile and low-profile options, accommodating VESA patterns up to 800mm. The series comes standard with safety features keeping the display securely attached ot the mount during and after installation, and all hardware required to ensure professional installation.

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When It Comes to Video Walls, Bigger is Better

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The VWPOP85 pop-out universal multi-screen video wall mount has been a large success for Edbak. A big part of the reason for its success is…well, how large it is.

Edbak VWPOP85

This unit is built to handle those 42 inch to 85 inch screens, up to 80 kilos of display. These are the sorts of screens you use to build impressive, room-filling and lobby-filling video walls.

While large itself, the VWPOP85 universal video wall mount weighs only 14kg. It is designed and manufactured in Europe and carries all the leading certifications, including TUV Rhineland. It is fully VESA compliant.

With size and certifications on its resume, it needed only one more quality to move it up to a best-in-class mounting solution: a patented one-touch pop-out mechanism for access and service to each display in the video wall.

The patented Fast Release Pop-out mechanism in the VWPOP design makes it easy to deliver recessed multi-screen installations. The simple one touch “pop out” mechanism allows full extension of the display—it swings out of the video wall where access and servicing can be performed quickly and safely.

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LG Display: Samsung TV Panel Supplier?

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According to Bloomberg LG Display is supplying LCD panels to no other than rival Samsung, replacing a Sharp-Foxconn joint venture as supplier to the biggest TV maker in the world.

Samsung TVIf the unnamed "people with direct knowledge of the matter" are in the right such a deal would be a first for the two S. Korean rivals. Officially the two companies are "in talks" on LCD supply, but no further elaboration is available as yet. The Bloomberg report adds LG is ready to supply as many as 3 million LCD panels to Samsung in 2016.

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Sanus' Slimmer VLF613 Mount

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Sanus takes on increasingly slim TVs with a slimmer mounting solution-- the VLCF613-B2, a mount sitting just 47mm from the wall when folded flat, complementing modern TVs.

Sanus VLF613The VLF613 fits TVs between 40 and 80-inch, and has full-motion capability allowing one to extend the screen 342mm into the room, with total swivel of 50-degrees. Virtual Axis finger-tip control enables the tilting of the screen by -8-degrees for an optimum viewing angle if the screen is mounted above eye level.

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LG and Sony Build Speakers Directly in OLED Panel

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LG and Sony reveal what is essentially the same idea at CES 2017-- OLED TVs with speakers built right into the display panel. LG dubs the technology "Crystal Sound," while its Japanese rival calls it "Acoustic Surface."

LG Crystal SoundThe concept for the technology is based on the wafer-thin nature of OLED panels. A pair of tiny speaker drivers can deliver audio signals to the panel, causing it to vibrate in order to produce sound. The two companies claim the result is more immersive than traditional TV speakers, since the sound comes directly from the screen, as opposed to from below or beside it.

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Panasonic Intros "First" HDR UHD OLED TV

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Panasonic takes on OLED technology as it reveals the EZ1000 at CES 2017-- a "world first" according to the company, since the 65-inch display is HDR-ready and handles UHD resolutions.

Panasonic EZ10000The EZ1000 features a flat WRGB OLED panel supplied by LG Display, and promises to offer "around double the peak brightness of a conventional OLED" and "almost the full DCI colour space." It also carries "professional grade image processing" and a "Dynamic Blade speaker" consisting of 14 speaker units (8 woofers, 4 squawkers and 2 tweeters, plus quad-passive radiator).

On the HDR side the TV supports both HDR10 (PQ) and Hybrid Log Gamma HDR formats, making it ready for both current and future HDR broadcast frequencies.

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Videotree Debuts Outdoor TVs at ISE 2017

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VideotreeBritish TV maker Videotree will showcase a range of weatherproof products at ISE 2017, all featuring toughened glass, double-coated, anti-reflective and high-brightness screens.

Designed to be fully integrated into the surroundings, each Videotree TV is 42mm deep for a sleek and flush finish. The outdoor TVs can also be custom designed, with bespoke framing and installation options as well as optional metal frames for free standing. A patented silent cooling system ensures reliable performance on the summer days, while an optional internal heating system takes care of frost.

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