Barco Hi-Res LED

Barco announced the introduction of the NX-4, its new 4mm indoor LED display, at Infocomm 2007 in Anaheim this week. The NX-4 with its unique black LED, delivers the deepest back levels of any product on the market and is, according to Barco, "set to become the new visual standard in indoor LED displays.

With the NX-4, Barco has developed a true black LED. Not just a black package, according to Barco, but a "radically new design, from the interior resin to the exterior shaders." When combined with a light output of 2000 Nit, a contrast level of 4000:1 is achieved. However, the black LED is only one element that makes the NX-4 unique. Key advances in base materials, mechanical design and color processing have raised the bar of LED displays to new heights of image quality. The structure of NX-4 is made of carbon fiber and is designed in a framework, rather than a box. The result is a support system, according to Barco "far stronger, far lighter, and ten times less sensitive to deformation ensuring extremely tight tolerances along all three structural axes (x, y and z). This ensures a seamless image every time a LED display is built."

With the NX-4, Barco has developed a true black LED. Not just a black package, according to Barco, but a "radically new design, from the interior resin to the exterior shaders." When combined with a light output of 2000 Nit, a contrast level of 4000:1 is achieved. However, the black LED is only one element that makes the NX-4 unique. Key advances in base materials, mechanical design and color processing have raised the bar of LED displays to new heights of image quality. The structure of NX-4 is made of carbon fiber and is designed in a framework, rather than a box. The result is a support system, according to Barco "far stronger, far lighter, and ten times less sensitive to deformation ensuring extremely tight tolerances along all three structural axes (x, y and z). This ensures a seamless image every time a LED display is built."

With the introduction of the NX-4, color processing is supported by 16-bit processing and new “tri-color” calibration on all three colors simultaneously. Tiles can be calibrated to a larger color triangle – one that is actually wider than the HDTV standard, delivering vibrant images with deep, uniform colors across the entire display surface. Also launched at Infocomm was Barco’s new DX-700, a 16-bit multi-window video processor which supports all current Barco LED products and next generation platforms such as NX-4. The DX-700 provides 16-bit processing, modularity, and multi-bank control. When used in combination with the DX-700, the NX-4 delivers, according to Barco, "more colors, more detail, and a higher degree of uniformity than ever before — without sacrificing color depth. With DX-700, not only does a NX-4 LED wall shine with the full spectrum of color depth and uniformity, but current tiles will also appear more brilliant than ever before."

NX-4 also employs the same small modular concept as Barco’s OLite series, allowing the tiles to be used either as a standard integral display, or split apart for creative designs.