PANASONIC ANNOUNCES NEW LFX6 OUTDOOR 47-INCH LCD DISPLAYS
HIGH VISIBILITY AND IP44 RESISTANCE FOR A NUMBER OF DIGITAL SIGNAGE APPLICATIONS
Panasonic Visual System Solutions today announced the new 47-inch TH-47LFX6 professional LCD display for outdoor & semi-outdoor digital signage applications. The 47LFX6 professional LCD display with IP44-level dust and water resistance and a full 1,000 cd/m2 of brightness with direct sunlight resistance and high visibility, is ideal for a number of outdoor uses including:
- Digital menu boards in drive-thru lanes of fast food restaurants
- Advertising panels and store guides in shopping and leisure centres
- Alerts and navigation boards in campuses
- Schedule, route guidance and advertising panels in public transportation hubs
The 47LFX6 is distinguished in its ability to operate efficiently in harsh environmental conditions such as heat, humidity, extreme cold and high brightness. This display features a corrosion-resistant aluminium cabinet and tempered glass that allows for safe outdoor use. The display can be mounted horizontally or vertically for flexible installation, and includes a weatherproof seal around all power and signal cables, while preventing public tampering. Unlike most outdoor displays which require separate bulky and expensive enclosures with heating and cooling elements, the 47LFX6 does not require a controlled climate, making it more reliable and much more cost and energy efficient.
Images and video on the 47LFX6 are crisp and clear even in brightly lit places, so information is accurately relayed even in direct sunlight. The display features an air-cooled system which suppresses temperature increases due to direct sunlight exposure and prevents blackouts. Plus, an IPS panel with a wide viewing angle displays clear and crisp images with accurate colours, even when viewing the screen from a left or right angle.
The display also benefits from low power consumption and a wide range of professional features including DIGITAL LINK technology, a single LAN cable solution that enables users to transmit images, sounds and control signals to the display – up to 100m in distance. This allows indoor installation of media players or content source devices for easier service-ability and eliminates the need to protect these devices from heating and cooling elements. DIGITAL LINK also enables remote monitoring and control of the display to assess temperature, filter clogs, fan locks, etc., for a prompt response to any equipment malfunctions.
“The demand for digital signage solutions is growing as are the use case scenarios for the technology in a wider variety of applications, including outdoor environments,” said Enrique Robledo, European Marketing Manager, Panasonic Visual Systems Solutions Business Unit, Panasonic System Communications Company Europe. “However, current solutions are often cost-prohibitive and require separate enclosures in order to handle the sometimes harsh outdoor environments these displays face. With the 47LFX6, we can offer customers a rugged, reliable, effective and affordable outdoor display that calls for flexible installation and enables them to maximize their digital signage investment.”