LG achieves yet another world’s first by mass producing their 84-inch Ultra Definition (UD) LCD display which will see action in interactive whiteboards. Classrooms are definitely trending towards being smarter than ever before, and such interactive whiteboards will certainly help propel students to learn faster and teachers to dispense of knowledge more effectively and efficiently. Not only that, there would no longer be any more “fun times” where kids throw chalk bits or dusters at one another when the teacher is not looking. The new 84” UD panel measures a whopping 1.9m x 1.1m, making it ideal for classrooms as shares similar dimensions to conventional whiteboards. Not only that, you get a maximum brightness of 350 nit, which is 3.5 times brighter compared to current projector-type interactive whiteboards; while the resolution count of 3840 x 2160 (about 8.3 million pixels) is a stunning 8 times the image quality of current HD projectors.
Since it is that bright, you no longer need to turn off the lights or close window blinds during the day if you were to use this new 84” behemoth in the classroom. Also, this new display does away with problems associated with traditional projector type whiteboards such as images being blocked by silhouettes and the ilk. Touch functionality has also been thrown into the mix, and if the educational facility wants, they can file a request to LG Display for the industry-acclaimed Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) 3D technology to be incorporated. No idea on pricing, but the new interactive whiteboard is tipped to launch in South Korea and China at the end of this year, while those of us living in North America and Europe will only be able to get hold of it sometime in the first half of 2013.