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Samsung Display introduces first mirror and transparent OLED display panels

Transparent and mirror OLED display solutions to drive retail and digital signage leaders, and customers, to further innovate in order to deliver personalised customer experiences

9 Jun 2015 | Editor

Transparent and mirror OLED display solutions to drive retail and digital signage leaders, and customers, to further innovate in order to deliver personalised customer experiences

Samsung Display has unveiled the industry’s first mirror and transparent OLED display panels for personalised shopping and informational browsing, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The exhibit features the first retail use of advanced commercial OLED panels – a "virtual necklace" display for the world renowned Chow Sang Sang jewellery company.

According to the announcement the new Samsung Display OLED panel technology provides a digital viewing platform for making the consumer purchasing experience more visually engaging.

When Samsung’s OLED display technology is integrated with Intel Real Sense technology, a visually compelling, interactive closet or "self-modelling" wardrobe is created that can enable consumers to virtually "see" clothes or other retail items from an extremely realistic, customised perspective.

Together, the two technologies create a "virtual fitting room" that will be used to help consumers vividly see themselves wearing clothing apparel, shoes or jewellery that they might wish to buy.

Samsung Display - Transparent and mirror AM-OLED display

Figure: Samsung Display - Transparent and mirror AM-OLED display

Once retailers like Chow Sang Sang adopt the combined Samsung-Intel "personalisation" virtual imaging solution, consumers will be able to go to leading stores around the world to see retail items in ways that will greatly enhance point-of-purchase shopping as we know it today.

The Samsung mirror display could also replace home mirrors in the future, providing digital information services to consumers in the same space where they now just have a traditional mirror.

Samsung Display’s Mirror OLED display panel:

  • more than 75 percent reflectance level, delivers at least 50 percent higher reflectance than competitive Mirror LCDs
  • improved colour gamut (over 100 percent vs. around 70 percent of NTSC)
  • high contrast ratio (over 100,000:1 vs. 4,000:1)
  • faster response time (under 1ms vs. 8ms) than LCD transparent panels

Like the Samsung Mirror Display, the new Samsung Transparent Display will visually accentuate the gesture and voice control of Real Sense 3D-rotatable viewing systems. Collectively, these features will enhance consumer-facing displays in car dealerships, and other innovative signage applications in public information and transportation environments, as well as at retail and hospitality/hotel locations.

Samsung Display - Transparent and mirror AM-OLED display

Figure: Samsung Display - Transparent and mirror AM-OLED display

Compared to conventional LCD alternatives for today’s digital signage market, Samsung Display’s Full HD Transparent OLED display panel has:

  • higher colour gamut (100 percent vs. around 70 percent of NTSC)
  • increased transmittance (45 percent vs. around 10 percent)
  • wider range of viewing angles
  • transparency level of over 40 percent, much higher than the 10 percent level of today’s transparent LCD displays

Samsung Display’s advanced OLED display panels opens up new possibilities for optimising the potential for visually interactive computing technology.

Intel Real Sense's features a front-facing camera that captures even the most subtle facial movements, precisely tracks widely varying finger and hand movements, and clearly distinguishes between backgrounds and foregrounds.

In addition, the Intel technology includes a rear-facing camera that can accurately scan and measure rooms and objects, and a snapshot camera that can alter a photo’s background after a photo has been taken.

Oseung Yang, vice president, Samsung Display, said, "Samsung has a long legacy of leadership in technology innovation for digital signage, as well as for other applications, and we are now leading the next wave of digital signage advancement with our Mirror and Transparent OLED display solutions." Oseung added, "We are very excited to help bring a new interactive dimension to the world of multi-channel shopping through the integration of our newest OLED displays with Intel RealSense technology."
Jose Avalos, worldwide visual retail director, retail solutions division, Internet of Things group, Intel Corp. said, "Samsung Display’s revolutionary Transparent and Mirror OLED display solutions will drive retail and digital signage leaders, and their customers, to further innovate through greater manipulation of the Intel RealSense platform in order to deliver highly differentiated, exquisitely personalized customer experiences."
Win Mak, CEO of Mirum Hong Kong, said, "Magic Mirror 2.0 is a prime example of how Mirum Hong Kong is staying at the forefront of technology, utilizing our partnerships wisely as we continue to explore opportunities to help our clients incorporate innovation into their business activities. This is how we help market leaders become successful digital pioneers within their respective industries."

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