Mitsubishi adds direct view LED to display line-up

Mitsibishi VS-15NP160 LED

Mitsubishi Electric has announced that the production model of its direct view narrow pixel pitch (NPP) LED screen is now available for shipping

Designed specifically for control rooms and other demanding indoor applications such as TV studio backdrops, the VS-15NP160 (15-NP) incorporates key technologies of its existing DLP and LCD displays, along with several patented features.

Designed and built by Mitsubishi Electric in Japan, the 15-NP delivers a light output of 800 cd/m², making it suitable for SCADA-type applications. A new patented anti-burn feature allows static graphics to be displayed for long periods of time without adversely affecting performance or lifespan. The 15-NP is rated for 100,000 hours of continuous operation, with its anti-burn feature ensuring that LED luminance and chromaticity remains uniform over the life time of the screen.
The 15-NP is based on a 1.5mm pitch, 3-in-1 SMD LED package developed especially for this application by Mitsubishi Electric.

Displays are assembled on site as required from individual LED units measuring 480mm x 540mm. LED units feature standard OPS slots, which can accommodate OPS 3G-SDI-input boards or OPS HDBaseT inputs for long-distance signal transmission via CAT6(STP) cable. Dual-loop signal inputs and redundant power supplies ensure the display will continue to function in the event of an LED unit power failure.

Mitsubishi has also incorporated the Natural Color Matrix system found in its DLP products into the 15-NP, along with a specially developed 2-dimensional noise reduction system to reduce visible noise in compressed content such as MPEG video.