Sony highlighted several new products at InfoComm 2016 and among them was the particularly eye-catching 32 by 9 foot wall at the entrance of their booth showcasing their new display called “Canvas”. Canvas is a scalable large-scale 4K resolution video display solution made up of 18 x 16 inch panels with no bezels creating a ‘limitless’ and seamless display.

Canvas incorporates a self-emitting display technology called Crystal LED Integrated Structure (CLEDIS™), which uses ultrafine LED pixels that are 100 times smaller than the pixels found in a regular LED panel. The very small size of the pixels allows the panel’s surface to be more than 99% black and this enables greater contrast in both bright and dark conditions.

The Canvas display has a brightness of 1000 nits, a 179 degree viewing angle and will support High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. The tiny pixels provide uniform brightness and color from corner to corner and with a frame rate of up to 120 frames per second the Canvas display could be used for live events, training simulations or other fast action applications. Additionally the Canvas system is designed for a full range of commercial applications such as theme parks, museums, high-traffic lobbies, industrial product design and broadcast studios or any other setting where a highly detailed video display and a realistic large scale simulation would be beneficial.

The Canvas technology with display controller is planned to be shipping by January 2017.

PMA Research is an analyst firm that tracks sales trends for the Flat Panel Display market. Flat panel sales in May 2016 were up 41% compared to May 2015. Sony was among the top five brands in terms of flat panel display