The AiO benefits from Calibre’s proprietary HQUltra halo-free, low-latency scaling
Calibre has recognised the growing popularity of LED technology but the challenge of installing LED-based screens and developed the AiO (All-in-One) LED display in association with its sister company, Optoma. With a reported installation time of less than an hour, the display can be fitted in three steps: join the two frame modules together, attach them by tightening the screws and installing the individual LED modules. The A118 is a 118-inch, 1.8mm pixel pitch LEDFusion and weighs 116kg; the QUAD130 is a 130-inch, 1.5mm pixel pitch unit weighing 125kg. Both displays are 38mm deep. The AiO also benefits from Calibre’s proprietary HQUltra halo-free, low-latency scaling and HQUltraFast input switching. In standby mode, the display uses less than 0.5W.
In related news, the company has released its LED SmartBrick which is based on the aspect ratios of 48:9, 96:9 and 72:9 rather than the industry standard form factors of 16:9, 5:4 and 4:3. With the possibility of arranging the displays in almost any configuration up to the limit of the media player, they can be deployed in a broad range of digital signage applications and are particularly suited for insertion on shelf edges. The SmartBrick family comprises the SB-300, SB-600 and SB-900D with resolutions of 240/45 (300mm x 56.25mm), 480x45 (600mm x 56.25mm) and 720x90 (900mm x 112mm), respectively. All feature 1.25mm pixel pitches for close-up viewing. Other features include 600 NITs of brightness, a colour gamut that is 110% of NTSC, a contrast ratio of 4,000:1 and a 160° viewing angle. Connectivity is via HDMI or LAN, with wireless as an option.
Calibre has also added to its HQPro 4K scaler–switcher range with the HQPro1000, which features a modular architecture for ‘optimum upgradability, seamless switching and support for multiple sources and layers’. Scaling is provided by HQUltra technology supporting 4K50/60 4:4:4 RGB formats.