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ViewSonic's latest large-scale 4K UHD All-in-One Direct View Display launches with cutting-edge LED technology and Harman Kardon speakers

The new All-in-One Direct View LED Display. (Source: ViewSonic)
The new All-in-One Direct View LED Display. (Source: ViewSonic)
ViewSonic is no stranger to making enterprise-grade LED displays of up to 216 inches in size for a standalone, plug-and-play installation experience. However, it claims to have outdone itself in this respect with the latest addition to its All-in-One Direct View series. It boasts the OEM's latest Chip-on-Board form of LED packaging, rated to make the resulting massive 4K panel brighter, finer and more durable than ever before.

ViewSonic has once again claimed to take an experience that once required the combination of 9 separate 75-inch LCD panels to create and deliver it in the form of just 1 colossal product with its latest All-in-One Direct View LED Display. It purports to offer many of the advantages of its monolithic 216-inch predecessor, and yet prove a substantial upgrade as it has debuted with the OEM's latest LED packaging technology.

This new Chip-on-Board (COB) technique involves "bonding" individual LED 'color' (or "flip") chips directly to the new All-in-One's substrate in relatively large groups, rather than taking singular RGB triads at a time and wiring them on there as in older panel types such as those of the surface-mounted diode (SMD) variety.

ViewSonic asserts that this new process results in an LED panel with improved, lower-power "luminous efficiency", as well as "ultrafine pixel pitch" that enhances the 2022 Direct View's (or LDP216-121's) 4K UHD resolution (then again, its max brightness has dropped to 500 nits compared to the 600 of its forebear).

COB LED is also touted as more robust against dust or moisture ingress, to the extent it has even scored an IP54 rating for the new 216-inch unit. On that note, the OEM also backs the LDP216-121 as a markedly quick and easy video-wall installation (and maintenance) prospect, as it is made of simplified, hot-swappable modules with streamlined image-stitching settings and a unifiable PSU.

It may also prove user- (or operator-) friendly, thanks to its ViewSonic ViewBoard Cast wireless content-sharing feature, HDBaseT receiver and detachable system control box, which can thus act as a 'chin' for the entire display (or not) at will.

The new All-in-One Direct View is also touted as "adaptable" enough to support more aspect-ratios and orientations than ever before: for example, ViewSonic intimates that it can turn into the biggest portrait screen around at need, or even link up with a second unit to form a singular ~400-inch 32:9 monitor.

On that note, ViewSonic also rates the LDP216-121 for flexibilty in terms of picture-in-picture, split-screen or screen-sharing scenarios. Like its predecessor, it should convince in all of these use-cases with a depth of just 35 millimeters - although it improves on it with bezels of no more than 5mm in size.

The latest All-in-One Direct View LED Display also boasts "pro-grade" dual 20W speakers with Harman Kardon-branded speakers, dual-band Wi-Fi, HDMI 2.1 and even USB type-C (although there is only 1 port per either of the last 2 specs on the whole unit). ViewSonic invites purchase enquiries for its new corporate-grade large-scale screen from now.

ViewSonic's COB technique compared to older LED packaging technology. (Source: ViewSonic)
ViewSonic's COB technique compared to older LED packaging technology. (Source: ViewSonic)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-07- 8 (Update: 2022-07- 8)