Shenzhen-based LED manufacturer NEXNOVO has focused for several years on semi-transparent displays fixed on mesh, but it has now added a new product that puts the LEDs on glass and offers a lot more transparency.
Called NexEsign, the product uses “NEXNOVO’s patented integrated-IC technology and nano film circuits.”
The big keys are that the displays – whether real glass or acrylic – have 92% transparency and a 10.5mm pixel pitch. That pitch is a long way from fine, but good enough for basic messaging that doesn’t need a lot of detail. It helps, as well, that the brightness rating is 4,000 lumens – which is more than bright enough to cut through direct sunlight.
The units can tile together, but only side by side. They can’t be stacked, as the tops have a noticeable metal strip that I assume holds the electronics and power components. I suppose you could stack them, but the result would be butt-ugly.
These things have different use-cases, and I like some of the examples in the image for directional messaging in airports, subway stations and rail hubs.
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.