Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

IBM 9.2-Megapixel flat-panel display: Technology and infrastructure

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Recently, IBM introduced a very high-resolution high-information content flat-panel display, which incorporates a number of technological advances. This display contains 9.2 million pixels at a density of 204 pixels per inch, in a 3840×2400 pixel format. This is the first large-area display with a pixel density which satisfies normal visual acuity at normal reading distances, and increases the screen information content by a factor of 5 to 7 times over conventional displays. This display is appropriate for a wide variety of applications in which visualization of a large amount of data is important. At the same time, this technology advanced heralds a number of infrastructure changes in system architecture, digital data protocol, and user interface design for both operating system and software applications.