LG reveals exciting OLED innovations for the cabin

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South Korean electronics specialist, LG Display has revealed exciting OLED display innovations for the aircraft cabin that the company will be showing at CES 2020 in Las Vegas from 7-10 January.

Under the slogan ‘Your Lifestyle with LG Display’, the company plans to demonstrate how its advanced display products can meet the needs of various customer lifestyle patterns and fit the characteristics of various spaces, including aircraft interiors, as well as various other settings such as cars, homes, hotels, offices, and commercial spaces.

For the aircraft cabin, the company will showcase OLED video walls, made of a series of 55in OLED displays installed on the sidewalls, with the aim of creating a greater feeling of openness in the confines of a cabin.

LG Display also intends to present various OLED display products designed to enhance the first class experience and “create a new perception of flight”. For example, a 65in Ultra HD (UHD) bendable OLED display, which can bend at both ends, will enable passengers to enjoy more immersive on-screen images by adjusting the curvature of the display according to their preferences. This feature would be especially effective when playing games or watching movies.

The company will also unveil a 55in full HD (FHD) transparent OLED display with 40% transparency for use as a partition in the cabin. This screen can show videos and information, and if passengers prefer privacy, they can turn the visor feature off. The company’s 13.3in plastic OLED (POLED) tablet will also be installed in the cabin.

LG’s OLED video walls, made of a series of 55in OLED displays installed on the walls of a plane, help create a greater feeling of openness in the cabin

OLED innovations for the wider world

LG Display will also introduce its latest cinematic sound OLED displays, with the sound system embedded into the display so that sound is generated directly from it. On show will be a 77in UHD Film Cinematic Sound & Wallpaper OLED display that can be hung like wallpaper – this is enabled by the company’s newly unveiled sound system made of film, which makes the display wafer-thin. The company will also showcase an 88in 8K cinematic sound OLED display with a 11.2 channel sound system, which can transform a space into a personal theatre by combining elegant design with powerful picture quality and integral sound.

The company will also unveil a 65in UHD roll-down OLED display, an innovation which points to the future of home interior design. The display is stored in the ceiling and can be pulled down when wanted and rolled up when not in use, maximising use of space. LG Display will also unveil the world’s first 48in OLED TV display.

The company also plans to unveil automotive displays with enhanced picture quality and design at CES, including plastic OLED (POLED) displays. On display will be a super-size dashboard with four POLED automotive displays, including a 14in cluster, 12.3in centre information display (CID), a 12.3in co-driver display (CDD), and a 12.8in control pad display (centre fascia), combined together in a single cover glass.

LG Display will also introduce a multi-layered cluster with a 12.3in POLED display positioned right behind a 12.3in transparent OLED display to show dynamic information. Its 12.8in rollable OLED display will be showcased on the back of the driver’s seat for entertainment, though it can also be installed anywhere else in a car.

Airport lounge designers may be interested in the company’s plans for office and retail spaces, which include a 55in transparent OLED display with 40% transparency, which will serve as a digital showcase, adding a sense of openness to spaces, providing information easily with an intuitive touch, and attracting the attention of consumers.

The company will also demonstrate an 86in LCD display with in-Touch technology embedded inside the display, which is designed to enable greater touch precision, clearer picture quality, and a slimmer aesthetic. In addition, this new display can be used as an electronic whiteboard by allowing four active pens to work on it simultaneously.

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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