Leyard and Planar, a Leyard company, have announced the launch of the LED MultiTouch, a patent-pending technology that brings interactivity to LED video walls. The solution together with several other LED and LCD video wall innovations applicable in broadcasting was presented at NAB Show, which took place on 16-21 of April in Las Vegas, NV, USA.
According to the press release, the LED MultiTouch is enabled by the company’s proprietary PLTS™ (Pliable LED Touch Surface™) technology. It provides interactivity for narrow pixel pitch LED video walls without the need of a front glass while offering a seamless, smooth, lightweight and durable LED touch surface, the company said.
“Up until now, adding touch to a high resolution LED video wall was an exercise in frustration and compromise for customers. With Leyard LED MultiTouch, we are able to provide the fully integrated and seamless touch experience customers have asked for, without compromising performance or increasing cost-of-ownership,” - said Steve Seminario, vice president of product marketing at Leyard and Planar. “We’ve been a leader in video wall and interactive touch technology since the beginning of these categories and we’re pleased to showcase this cutting-edge solution at NAB 2017 to broadcast and AV professionals, helping them display their content to customers in new and innovative ways.”
The technology is applicable to fine-pitch LED video walls extending their application opportunities to the fields that were previously managed by LCD displays, the press release says. It could be applicable to LED displays with up to 196” diagonal (4.9m) and resolution as high as 1.2mm pixel pitch. According to Leyard, LED MultiTouch includes the following benefits:
- High-performance touch with up to 32 simultaneous touch points, enabling simultaneous interaction of multiple users;
- High image quality. The company’s proprietary PLTS technology provides anti-glare surface without reflections even in well-lit environments;
- Durability and ease of service. The extremely durable PLTS touch surface material protects the video wall from damage that might occur during casual contact or debris getting on the display. It is also easy to remove and then reapply, making it easy to service;
- Fits almost any environment with a lightweight, thin and unobtrusive profile.
The LED MultiTouch will be available for shipment from the third quarter of 2017 through the company’s global network of authorized resellers, Leyard said.