Sharp NEC Display Solutions is launching its next generation of direct view LED displays, the NEC FC Series, which the company says builds on previous display lines and adds more durability and flip chip technology to deliver enhanced contrast and brightness.
Designed for digital signage applications in retail, transportation, museums, public spaces and other use cases, the Chicago, Ill.-based firm says the displays leverage the latest COB (flip ship) multi-color LEDs instead of the traditional SMD, making the FC series more durable against collisions, water, electrostatic and dust.
According to Sharp NEC Display Solutions, the FC series displays are designed for demanding environments where damage is possible, such as high-traffic areas where a number of different scenarios can disrupt video wall performance. The COB flip chip technology also provides reduced power consumption and an increase in usage time, the firm says.
The FC Series lineup includes three models (the LED-FC0121i, LED-FC015i, LED-FC009i) and pixel pitches of (0.95mm, 1.2mm, and 1.5mm. The company says the FC Series displays are 20% lighter than their predecessors but include similar chassis and components.
Other features highlighted by the company include a front-serviceable design and hot-swappable pixel cards. This provides familiarity and ease to existing installers, which enables a seamless set up and increases product run times, the company says.