Pioneer to debut new plasma monitors

Leading the company’s exhibit at this week’s InfoComm convention and trade show will be its PureVision( WXGA and XGA industrial plasma displays that offer the company’s open architecture expansionslot and nine upgradeable expansion boards developed to add unique functionality to the displays. Other highlights includes a touch screen device that transforms Pioneer’s 50-inch industrial plasmainto a convenient and accurate interactive presentation tool for all types of touch-panel applications. These unique features make Pioneer plasma displays a smart business investment for end userswho want to be assured of flexibility for various applications and the ability to upgrade easily with future technologies.

“The beauty of a plasma display is its form factor, which enables it to be placed practically anywhere. That form factor can become ineffective when that plasma is paired with external components that take up valuable space,” said Russ Johnston, senior vice president of marketing for home entertainment at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Pioneer has solved that problem, by enabling third party manufacturers to take the functionality of the external components and integrate them directly into the slim plasma panel.”

Anything is Possible
Pioneer’s open architecture expansion slot enables third party developers to create upgradeable expansion boards to add functionality for practically any application imaginable. By utilizing a removable expansion board, end-users can change their plasma display to meet changing needs, virtually future-proofing the plasma investment. Expansion boards on display will offer high definition, video wall processing, wireless enabling, touch-screen capability, videoconferencing, real-time image scaling and multi-PC functionality.

Application Crazy

  • This year at InfoComm Pioneer with the help of third party expansion board manufacturers will demonstrate the integrated card applications in multiple kiosks throughout the booth. Each kiosk will be set up with brief technology descriptions as well as real world application demonstrations.
  • Integrated application demonstrations will include:
  • Integrated HD scaling card.
  • Plasma video wall with and without rotation, the rotation feature has the ability to be done in real time.
  • HD scaling with picture in picture with TV tuner.
  • CAT 5 receiver card for audio, video, and computer content through CAT-5 cable.
  • A network digital video appliance allowing the user to store and playback audio and video – no external devices needed.
  • Meeting board software application in conjunction with the touch-screen device will be integrated into the booth’s live presentation, giving attendees a real-world integrated plasma solution.

Pioneer Gets Touchy Feely
Plasma displays are already recognized as excellent tools for presentations. Pioneer takes it one step further with a demonstration of the PDK-50HW2 plasma touch-screen device that transforms the company’s 50-inch industrial plasma into an easy-to-use interactive presentation tool. Pioneer’s high-speed infrared scanning system offers optimal performance with bright, clear images by attaching the device to the bezel of the plasma and not covering the plasma surface, which can diminish brightness. Users can write or draw directly on the display with a finger or a dedicated pen, adding comments, highlighting information or making changes to the on-screen display.

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