Digital View Presents “The Making of The Obsidian Rock”.

August 30th, 2013 No comments
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We made a short time-lapse video documenting the making of the obsidian rock display for our Digital Display Showroom in Silicon Valley, California.

The showroom features video-walls, video-squares, video-table, curved video-displays and custom video displays for corporate and digital signage video applications.

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Make That Four Languages…

August 5th, 2013 No comments
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Digital View Product Guide Now In Three Languages

July 25th, 2013 No comments
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The Digital View display builder product guide which includes the LCD controller products and accessories is now available in English, German and French. A Spanish version is scheduled for release in the near future.

The download links are on the main Digital View display builder web page at http://www.digitalview.com/display-builder-home.

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Display PPI – Pixels Per Inch

June 23rd, 2013 No comments
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A quick look at a few LED type LCD panel sizes, resolution and ppi (Pixels Per Inch:

  • 27” 2560 x 1440: The ppi is 109 pixels per inch.
  • 24” 1920 x 1200: The ppi is 94 pixels per inch.
  • 15.6” 1920 x 1080: The ppi is 141 pixels per inch.

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To put this in some context:

  • Laser print quality 20 years ago was 300dpi and models with this resolution are still available, for some time now 600dpi has been normal and 1200dpi is readily available. Even 2400 dpi is available but expensive. 
  • Inkjet printers typically offer 1200dpi or higher, up to around 4800 dpi.
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is 212 ppi.
  • Apple iPad Retina is 264 ppi (older iPad 2 is 132 ppi).
  • Apple iPad Mini is 163 ppi.
  • Apple iPhone 4 & 5 is 326 ppi.
  • HTC One is 468 ppi.
  • Per Ray Soneira, human vision is at best capable of resolving 600 ppi from 10 inches.

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SID – Display Week May 21-23, 2013

May 3rd, 2013 No comments
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Digital View will be exhibiting for the 16th year at SID’s Display Week being held in Vancouver May 21-23. Many companies show their latest display related technologies at Display Week and for Digital View this will include some new controllers for HD-SDI and video-walls. 

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Update: Here is the booth photo…

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Explore Functions With Controller Utility

April 10th, 2013 No comments
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The free Controller Utility application allows users to remotely access, monitor and control display systems using Digital View controllers over RS-232.

It is a full version with all functions enabled letting users explore the opportunities for system solutions. Digital View also offer engineering services to modify the user interface for custom user interface, logo etc.

Contact us for the latest version and further information.

The more recent Digital View controller models also support Ethernet communications for similar functionality. Although the Controller Utility does not support Ethernet access it provides a great test method for considering development options.

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Coming Soon: SVX-1920-SDI

April 8th, 2013 No comments
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Extending the SVX-1920 platform the SVX-1920-SDI adds inputs for 3G-SDI as well as fiber using a standard SFP. In all other respects it is the same as the excellent standard SVX-1920.

Product samples and full details on the Digital View website are expected in time for SID which is being held in Vancouver this year, 21-23 May. 

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A novel use for transparent LCD’s

March 1st, 2013 No comments
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An interesting use for transparent LCDs was demonstrated by Jinha Lee (MIT Media Lab) who developed the idea in collaboration with Daewung Kim. The video really explains itself:

As Lee explains in a Fast Company article (here) with just a camera you can’t rotate your arm as the watch will not follow you.

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Controller Utility Enables Port Renaming

February 1st, 2013 No comments
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A new version of the free Digital View Controller Utility software has been released (Windows only) adding port renaming for the popular SVX-1920 and HX-1920 controllers.

Using the Controller Utility on a PC connected to the SVX-1920 or HX-1920 via RS-232 ports can be renamed within the OSD as seen by users of the display system.

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Updated Accessories Webpage

November 29th, 2012 No comments
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The Digital View Accessories

webpage has been updated with a number of new items such as Autobrite+ and others that are coming soon.

These accessories include add-on boards enabling an even more enhanced feature set for display systems. An example is the HD-SDI add-on boards that provide up to 3G-SDI input for compatible controller (LCD driver) models. The upcoming HD-3000SF model adds fiber connection for long distance signal cabling.

Another board soon to be upgraded is the IP-50, this enables Ethernet network connection for command and control of the display system. The upcoming IP-60 will be faster and add more memory for user interface pages.

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Flexible PCB – panel connection

November 27th, 2012 No comments
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To meet the connection requirements of very thin displays Digital View uses a flexible PCB to go from the flat flexible cable (FFC) with board to wire connector type to its standard panel cables. These are made to order to suit the specifications of the LCD or OLED panel.

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Electronica 2012

November 12th, 2012 No comments
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Digital View is at Electronica 2012 in Munich – the exhibition runs from 13 to 16 November. On show will be our latest LCD/LED panel interface controllers, an extensive selection of display system accessories and a video-wall system solution. 

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Crestron, AMX… Control Over RS-232

October 15th, 2012 No comments
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All Digital View LCD controllers (LED display drivers) come with an RS-232 port providing full access to the very extensive functions available.

This capability can be used in display systems requiring control from Crestron, AMX and similar media installation control systems.

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Beats EnergyStar…

October 2nd, 2012 No comments
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Another accessory for display systems to complement the Digital View family of LED (LCD) panel solutions, the Green Power board – this little board, pictured below, can be used with any Digital View controller (or display driver if you prefer) to power down the system with less than 0.1W power consumption when in standby mode.

The ‘Green Power’ board uses RS-232 to trigger a power Off or On command, the display system will then shut-down just leaving the Green Power board awake but only drawing less than 0.1W. The board can also be daisy chained so a series of displays can be deactivated or activated simultaneously.

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Mini Joystick Interface

September 28th, 2012 No comments
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This mini joystick can be used to control the OSD or to invoke preset functions with any Digital View LCD controller / driver board – it can even be used to replace the normal OSD button board. The joystick incorporates an RS-232 interface that can be factory custom programmed to set the functions of the joystick to any of the very extensive Digital View RS-232 command set.

With a lifetime of over 100,000 cycles the joystick is suitable for industrial applications. The joystick operates in 5 directions, up/down, left/right & push.

Mini Joystick

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