Lang Continues Towards High Res

German distributor Lang is very active in the rental and staging segment of the pro-AV market, and was celebrating a new partnership with Epson at the show. The firm is now stocking the EB-1505U, a 3LCD laser-phosphor projector. A special feature with the projector, we were told, is that it emits lower levels of ultra-violet light than a standard unit, which means that the LCD panels have a longer lifetime.

The Epson partnership is one way in which Lang continues to offer multiple technologies to its customers; in this case, 3LCD to go alongside its existing DLP projectors. On the subject of DLP, Lang is now also stocking Panasonic’s PT-RZ31K.

LEDs are the bread-and-butter of Lang’s business, and the firm always has a large video wall at ISE to catch attention. This year was no exception, with a 1.2mm wall from Leyard dominating the stand. Total display resolution was 8k x 4k, and content was supplied by three of Red’s Epic Dragon cameras. These were mounted in portrait mode using a rig specially-developed by Lang. Content was being controlled by the EC-200 Event Master controller, a Barco unit.

Another LED product was a 3.5mm-pitch display from Aoto. The LEDs were positioned around a column, demonstrating the ability to go all the way to corners. This was not, however, a flexible LED display as Barco was showing.

Lang is not only a distributor; for several years it has shown its own touch technology (although this is based on existing methods such as IR). New for ISE 2016 was ‘Onyx Touch’: an optical, reflection-based, in-glass system. Onyx Touch supports up to 20 touch points and is available now on a 55″ display: Lang showed it on a table. A 65″ unit will be available in the spring.

When it comes to flat panels, Lang had two interesting units. The first was Dynascan’s DS841LR4, an UltraHD 84″ display, with the high brightness levels that distinguish Dynascan products. It is capable of 24/7 operation and 2,500 cd/m² of brightness.

Finally, and attracting a lot of attention, was a transparent 55″ OLED screen. Lang could not confirm, but we believe that the screen was supplied by Samsung Display. It has 500 cd/m² of brightness, 45% transmissivity and 1920 x 1080 resolution. Colour reproduction was very high, with impressive blues and reds – although these were used for fine graphics, rather than full-screen images.

Lang transparent OLED

Analyst Comment

I thought that the Lang/Leyard LED wall was the best at the show, although the Unilimin 0.9mm was also good. (BR)