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LG’s new LED displays for cruise ships to debut at Seatrade Cruise Global

The LG GNEB series will enable cruise operators and architects to design outdoor entertainment spaces with DVLED displays of virtually any size that can be used 24 hours a day
A new series of outdoor direct-view LED (DVLED) displays specifically designed for cruise ships’ outdoor areas has been launched by LG Business Solutions USA, and will officially debut at Seatrade Cruise Global.

The LG GNEB series will allow for outdoor entertainment spaces with DVLED displays of virtually any size that can be used 24 hours a day, in direct sunlight or in darkness.  

‘LG’s marine-grade DVLED technology is the ideal outdoor display medium because it can produce bright images and has the contrast necessary for watching videos in direct sunlight,’ said Jake Benner, director, hospitality, cruise & fitness at LG Business Solutions USA. 

‘The GNEB is easy to maintain thanks to a module-based construction. Outdoor areas on cruise ships can now be outfitted with movie-theater sized displays, while providing optimal performance day in and day out regardless of how salty, wet, or unpredictable the environment is,’ he added.  

Tailored to marine environments 

The GNEB series’ 6,000 nit maximum brightness delivers legibility and contrast, while its marine-grade powder coating and conformal coating protect against salinity and corrosion in marine environments and weather conditions. Both the front and rear of the display are IP67-certified and feature reliable designs to support stable power and data connections. 

The display has a rated lifespan of 100,000 hours to half-brightness and its ultra-high refresh rate of 7680 Hz enables flicker-free content playback in all conditions. Each display is compatible with LG’s SuperSign, LED Assistant and ConnectedCare tools through an optional LG CVEA system controller, sold separately. 

Two models available

The two models available at launch differ only in pixel size and contrast, with the GNEB062-GN offering a 6.2mm pixel pitch and a 5,000:1 contrast ratio, while the GNEB083-GN provides an 8.3mm pixel pitch and a 7,000:1 contrast ratio. 

The smaller pixel pitch model is best suited for situations where a higher resolution is required, the viewer is closer to the display, or the display is relatively small, requiring a higher pixel density. 

For the largest screens, or areas where passengers see the display from a distance, the 8.3mm model is more suitable. 

Both models additionally offer a 160-degree horizontal viewing angle, with the 6.2mm model offering a 115-degree vertical viewing angle and the 8.3mm model delivering a 100-degree vertical viewing angle. 

The two models offer adjustable color temperature from 3200K to 9300K, feature 16-bit processing and are operable on either 110v or 240v power systems. The displays can function in temperatures ranging from -22°F to 122°F.

Easy maintenance

Each display can be purchased with front or rear access, making on-site repairs more flexible. The power distribution unit can be easily detached for easy access and maintenance, while the self-contained power supply and receiver card with handles simplify component replacement.

‘Whether it’s next to the pool or greeting guests at the loading ramp, LG’s robust outdoor DVLED technology gives cruise operators a chance to deliver large, captivating content that can catch visitors’ eyes from across the deck,’ continued Benner. ‘The placement possibilities really are endless, and we are excited to see how designers and owners integrate these powerful displays into their environments to elevate the cruise experience.’ 

LG and its cruise-related technologies will be on display on booth #529 at Seatrade Cruise Global.