Sony to reveal innovative LED platform

The company will present its newest display technology, Crystal LED Integrated Structure (CLEDIS), at InfoComm 2016 in June. The display unit of 9.7m x 2.7m will be showcased along with a display controller, the company said.

According to a press release, CLEDIS is a new large-scale canvas solution that uses Sony’s ultrafine LEDs in a unique surface mounting structure as its light source. This, the company claims, delivers a totally new visual experience, which is unachievable even with the highest-end conventional LED array.

Our new technology is a giant new type of canvas for unprecedented flexibility and creativity in high-end visual simulation and entertainment,”- said Damien Weissenburger, Business Head of Corporate & Education Solutions, Sony Professional Solutions Europe. “Compared to other solutions currently available for large-scale display it’s a leap forward in depth, contrast, wide viewing angle, color, resolution – and pure visual impact.

The new display technology is designed for commercial applications and immersive experiences for any environment requiring realistic simulation on a large scale and detailed video displays.


The CLEDIS self-emitting display technology uses R (red), G (green), and B (blue) ultrafine LEDs mounted on the display surface, with each pixel emitting light independently. Each pixel is composed of one separate R, G and B ultrafine LED, with the light source only 0.003 mm2 in size. The remaining surface area is more than 99% black.

This high black-to-surface ratio contributes to the technology’s high contrast ratio in light and dark viewing environments. The surface-mounted light source also improves light use efficiency.

The technology has a viewing angle of nearly 180 degrees, with corner-to-corner image uniformity in terms of brightness and color, even on a large screen.

The canvas has a brightness of 1000 cd/m2 (1000 nits), and will support High Dynamic Range (HDR) content, producing imagery with 10-bit color depth and a wide color gamut (approximately 140% of sRGB).

The solution features Sony’s pixel drive circuitry, to achieve fast video response with a frame rate of up to 120 frames per second (fps). This allows users to present large-screen visuals with no delay or motion artifacts, which is critical for sports, concerts, or training simulations.

The CLEDIS display solution will use the 403 mm × 453 mm form factor to create a large-screen display with a size and aspect ratio based on each application’s requirements. The technology is planned to be available in Europe in Q1 2017, the company said. 

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