Corning specialty glass is helping turn ordinary walls into brilliant multimedia experiences
Watching television is one thing. Being immersed in the experience is quite another.
And whether you’re at home, at work, or in a public space like a museum or hotel lobby, immersive media walls are re-shaping the way we process and interact with digital information.
Driving much of this trend is 4K technology, which dramatically increases the resolution of images on the LCD TV screen. The spectacular picture quality – mirroring the high resolution on smartphone and tablet images – makes 4K TVs perfectly suited to high-speed media streaming.
The 4K TV market is hot, with one-third of U.S. households expected to have a 4K set by 2019. And Corning is a leading supplier of the glass that makes up the LCD panels in these TVs.
A natural next step: Bringing multiple TVs together for a versatile, all-in-one infotainment surface.
Using their mobile devices and Bluetooth technology, viewers can turn an entire wall into a comprehensive, informative media center. Infotainment walls at home make it easy to manage room temperatures and lighting throughout the house, play music, check emails and family calendars, stream a movie, do online gaming, and keep an eye on a sporting event, all at the same time.
Or, go the simpler route and choose one stunning, floor-to-ceiling scene – perhaps streaming video of softly falling snow or waves on the beach.
Infotainment designs in businesses, schools, and public spaces are helping reinforce brands and meet a wide variety of customer needs. In a resort hotel, for example, guests could get information about a concert, purchase tickets, and choose their seats, all from a colorful interactive wall.