Samsung Electronics Launches Innovative Square Display and Transparent Display Products Targeting Premium B2B Market

– 1:1 ratio LED square display supports unlimited configurations

– All-in-one transparent display showcase offers built-in PC and speakers

– Product showcases at IFA 2012, Europe’s largest consumer electronics trade show, will introduce products to the general public

– Revolutionary displays strengthen Samsung’s leadership in the B2B display market

– Advanced commercial displays offer ideal solutions for luxury retail brands


BERLIN, Germany – August 28, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced the availability of innovative 1:1 ratio LED square display (UD22B) and transparent display (NL22B), accelerating its leadership in the commercial B2B display market in the second half of this year.

Samsung’s distinctive 1:1 ratio square display and all-in-one transparent display showcase provide business owners with extraordinary solutions for creating entirely new types of promotional displays in retail, commercial and public locations. 

To mark the launch of these two new display products, Samsung Electronics will introduce them to the general public with an impressive product showcase at IFA 2012, Europe’s largest consumer electronics show, to be held in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 31-Sep. 5. This exhibit will demonstrate Samsung’s strong position in a new B2B market based on the needs of businesses to distinguish themselves through creative, engaging displays that capture consumer attention.


Innovative Square Display

Providing an alternative to traditional rectangular displays, Samsung’s LED square display with 1:1 screen ratio supports unlimited configurations and opens up new potential for creating immersive visual experiences. With 5.5 mm bezel-to-bezel measurement for seamless installation and digital loop out to produce a single image across up to 100 displays, Samsung’s 21.6” square display lets commercial users explore limitless possibilities as they design artistic video walls. Multiple displays can easily be connected to create creative mosaics as well as cubic or other three-dimensional shaped displays. Without being limited by the installation space or shape, businesses can create more interactive point-of-sale and advertising displays that engage the consumer. 

Samsung’s environmentally friendly Direct LED backlight technology used in the UD22B square display generates less heat to reduce power consumption by more than 30 percent compared to existing LCD display technology, lowering operating costs. The UD22B also conserves energy by adjusting brightness according to surrounding brightness, and users easily manage content using Samsung’s unique MagicInfo™ software solution.


Samsung’s First All-in-One Transparent Display

Samsung’s 22-inch transparent display (NL22B) is a new type of product, available as an all-in-one showcase, launching a new era of possibilities in digital retail design. The thin LCD panel on the front of the transparent display allows images and animations to dynamically interact with the merchandise inside the showcase while still enabling passers-by to view the product. The three remaining sides are made of protective tempered glass enclosed by a sleek metallic frame, giving the NL22B a luxurious appearance.

Available as an all-in-one showcase for use as a stand-alone display or as an optional 22-inch kit for wall installation, the NL22B accentuates the display of retail products. Unlike competitive displays with lower transmittance rates (5 percent) that can hide merchandise, Samsung’s transparent display offers a transmittance rate of 15 percent for exquisite picture quality. The all-in-one kit includes a built-in PC, speakers, LED bar and protective glass, making it remarkably simple for businesses to transform consumer shopping into an immersive in-store experience.


B2B Display Market Leadership

Samsung Electronics is leading in the creation of new markets across the B2B space, including the premium interior market through the launch of large-size LFDs (60 inches and larger) as well as products that feature both high picture quality and slim design. The company plans to concentrate on developing its premium image in this category and strengthening its market position by partnering world famous luxury brands.

Samsung Electronics has already demonstrated success in its partnership with Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry. At InfoComm 2012, Samsung showcased its cooperative work with Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry with a display featuring square displays and transparent displays as well as luxury retail products from Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry. For Samsung’s exhibit at IFA 2012, Samsung’s advanced commercial display products will be used to create a retail display layout identical to the immersive store environment planned for Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry store locations.

Senior vice president, Jung-Hwan Kim, in Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics, said, “We will continue to lead the commercial display market, maintaining our position as the number one manufacturer of commercial displays worldwide, as we deliver diverse solutions that exceed the expectations of our customers.”