We’ve seen lots of transparent LCD displays on trade show floors, but I’m not sure how widely deployed the technology is out in teh real world.
So it was interesting to come across a limited trial of the technology in Australia, for a Nike campaign.
JC Decaux’s Innovate wing helped launch the Nike LunarGlide 4 shoe using translucent 46″ LCD screen in custom street furniture poster boxes. There were four sites in total across Sydney and Melbourne used for a week starting July 24th, 2012.
The campaign was timed to run right around the start of the London Olympics.
I like the use of these things for product, but this technology needs to pick up its light from the poster box – so running this on a street in sunny conditions would be a big challenge. The colors look greenish and very muted.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.