Transparent OLED displays is a revolutionary technology that allows a user to see what is shown on the glass screen while still being able to see through it. That means a user can view dynamic and interactive information on a transparent glass surface.
Transparent OLED displays are self-emitting and use Organic Light Emitting Diode technology which eliminates the need for a backlight or enclosure. The technology makes it possible to create truly see-through installations in virtually frameless glass design.
Transparent Displays for any industry
Transparent technology has already been around for more than a two decades but has only recently started to be used by companies such as Samsung and Planar Systems for products such as handheld devices, televisions, and other technologies. OLED technology offers better image quality compared to LCD or Plasma displays. OLED displays can also be made flexible.
How transparent Displays Work?
Each pixel in the transparent display is made up of four sub-pixels. Colors are dynamically produced by the combination of red, green and blue sub-pixels. The remaining area of the pixel is clear and gives way for transparency. That’s precisely the reason why you will observe a direct relation between resolution and transparency.
Benefits of Flexible Displays
· Saves electricity – One of the differences between OLED and LCD is that when the electricity is passed through the plastic, it emits light on its own. But in the case of LED, it only creates shapes and colors and depends on backlit with another light source. This means that the OLED doesn’t require as much electricity as LCD requires.
· Greater capabilities – Transparent displays offer greater capability and potential application such as the ability to see the navigation or the dashboard while at the same time look through the windshield of a car.
· Eliminates limitations – At present there are many ‘heads-up’ display systems that use a mirror to directly project image into the viewer’s eye. This gives the appearance that the display is hovering somewhere in the space. This system’s use is extremely limited in their angle of view. Transparent OLED display technology eliminates this limitation because the image appears on the glass itself which a user can view from a wide array of angles.
Uses of Transparent Display
Since OLED technology enables efficient, thin and bright displays, it is used in many mobile devices, televisions, lighting fixtures, walls and fixtures as examples. There are practically several uses of transparent displays, for example:
· You can check your emails and surf the web both at the same time or you can see the things behind your transparent TV.
· OLED transparent display technology system can be used for example to project images on the store window while still allowing the passersby to see the merchandise displayed inside.
· Vending machines are another big potential market for transparent displays because they allow the buyer to perform the transaction while at the same time see the product. It can even allow the user to select the product in a similar fashion as touch screen works, but with the only exception that the product behind the screen will be the real products instead of digital images.
Peter Jonathan Wilcheck
Samsung Transparent Displays OLED in DSD Digital Media Display Solutions