ViewSonic Corporation has introduced the CDM Series of large format commercial displays. The new ViewSonic® CDM Series displays, complete with a fully integrated media player, are designed to be a turnkey solution for digital signage applications. The internal media player with a quad core processor and 16 GB eMMC storage (expandable to 32 GB with a micro-SD) allows for streamlined installation by eliminating the need for external devices, additional cabling, software or LAN set up. The CDM Series displays have embedded LAN/Wi-Fi capabilities to stream content from a network and an embedded internet browser to make it easy to deliver web content, however they are also fully operational without being connected to a network or the Internet.
Each ViewSonic CDM Series display comes with ViewSonic Signage Manager software and Smart Scheduler with seven content storage channels pre-installed for easy content loading, playlist design and scheduling. ViewSonic CDM Series displays are ruggedized with a 3H hardness anti-glare IPS panel for durable and reliable 24/7 commercial operation, making them suitable for any public display application. The CDM Series displays have a high 450 nit brightness which makes them also suitable for use in settings with high ambient light. The displays in the series come in three sizes, 43, 49 and 55-inch with versatile connectivity options including HDMI, DVI, RS-232, and DisplayPort with loop-through. The displays can be installed with landscape or portrait orientation as single units or they can be easily tiled and daisy-chained to form video wall configurations.
CDM Series displays allow multiple image capabilities and dual-input screen PIP/POP splitting features with video loop-through and USB multimedia video playback. The CDM displays have a slim industrial design, internal speakers and thin 9.6 mm bezels. These robust displays offer a complete easy to use, cost-effective all-in-one solution for virtually any type of digital signage application. The ViewSonic 43” CDM4300R with an MSRP of $999.00, the 49” CDM4900R with an MSRP of $1,299.99, and the 55” CDM5500R with an MSRP of $1,699.00 will be available January 2017.
PMA Research provides market research for the Professional Large Format display market. PMA provides monthly sell-through reports on flat panel display sales through the U.S. Distribution and Pro AV channels. In November 2016 PMA Research reported that year over year, sales of professional large format displays were up over 30% both in terms of unit volume and revenues.