LG Electronics has unveiled a new OLED display that it touted to be the “world’s largest OLED display”. The new display is installed at South Korean’s Incheon International Airport.
The Korean company worked closely with French design firm Wilmotte & Associés to develop two OLED displays. Each of the displays is composed of total 140 55-inch curved OLED panels, resulting a giant screen of 13 metres high and eight metres wide. This is equivalent to three large-sized shipping containers. “These OLED displays perfectly compliment the advanced technology that our airport has become known for,” said Park Wan-su, president and CEO at Incheon International Airport, in a press release.
“We are always eager to showcase to the millions of travellers every year the cutting-edge technology that originates from Korea. OLED is a prime example of that.”
The OLED displays will feature various content to demonstrate the capabilities of OLED technology at the airport and will require no additional LED backlighting. Further, these displays have flexibility to enable hanging from the ceiling with minimum support.
“While the world’s largest OLED sign is certainly something to be proud of, we are more excited about the opportunity to introduce travellers from across the world to the magic of OLED,” Ro Se-Yong, senior vice president and head of the business-to-business solutions at LG Electronics, said in the release. “The benefits of OLED technology can only be viewed; they cannot be described with mere words.”
The new development emerges months after LG brought the world’s first 4K OLED TV to India. The company also has some flexible and curved 4K OLED TVs that it showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show back in January, and is also working on a Wallpaper TV that was debuted earlier this year.