Mitsubishi Electric will unveil a huge, 19.7 foot (6 m) wide OLED globe at Tokyo's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation on June 11. Billed as the world's first large-scale spherical OLED screen, "Geo-Cosmos" is made up of an aluminum frame covered with 10,362 tiny OLED panels, each measuring 3.7 x 3.7 inches. The sphere will display images of clouds and other views of the Earth coming from a meteorological satellite as it hangs almost 60 feet (18 m) above the museum floor.
The OLED display is actually a replacement for an LED version and Mitsubishi says the new sphere is 10 times better than its predecessor in terms of its 10 million pixel resolution.
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To create it, Mitsubishi used its modular Diamond Vision OLED system which was first introduced at CEATEC 2009 in the form of a 155-inch sized OLED display. At the time the company then said that any size screen can be achieved with the use of the technology.
Mitsubish previously showcased an impressive cylinder-shaped OLED display during Integrated Systems Europe fair in February, 2011. Neither of the displays is aimed at retail market yet, but Mitsubishi is offering its OLED technology to large-scale clients for digital signage and public spaces.
The initiative is a part of the museum's 10th anniversary commemorations.
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