PSCo Technical Distribution Delivers the Bigger Picture
Availability of new ultra-large LCD displays from Panasonic, Sharp and Samsung, combined with complementary support services, ready channel partners to take on even bigger display installations
Reading, UK, 10 October 2012 – PSCo Technical Distribution, a specialist UK-based distributor of innovative display products and services, has expanded its large-format display portfolio to include new LCD models alongside its existing Plasma range. The announcement follows significant research and development (R&D) efforts to upgrade its added-value offering for channel partners. New LCD models from Samsung, Panasonic and Sharp are amongst the first products to satisfy demand for displays from 70-inch upwards for a wide range of signage applications within the retail, OOH, corporate, transport, stadia, broadcast, leisure, and hospitality market places.
Supplying and stocking the first ever ultra-large-format display has provided PSCo with a wealth of experience in the provision and support of this technology. The recent R&D highlighted a range of current and future priorities to help channel partners specify, set up and maintain successful installations for the new products. These include the structure and rigidity of brackets and mounts, bracket design, spare parts and back up units, packaging and delivery to site, as well as calibration and warranty options.
Paul O’Reilly, Managing Director of PSCo Technical Distribution explains, “Large format is expanding at PSCo. Our large-format display portfolio is widening not only in terms of the technology available, but also in terms of the new opportunities this technology brings. Panasonic, Sharp and Samsung are all introducing large format LCDs to the market creating even more sales potential. Our knowledge, combined with our innovative displays, supported by the relative Technical Assistance and Assurance services, enables us to offer our channel partners the best means to harness these opportunities.”
Amongst the new products in PSCo’s best-in-class large-format display portfolio, Panasonic has introduced 70 and 80-inch LCD LED backlit models complementing existing 103-inch, 103-inch 3D, 85-inch and 85-inch 3D Plasmas. The LCD models are exceptionally lightweight, extremely thin in depth and have been designed with ceiling suspension capability (portrait and landscape). LED technology delivers brightness of 700cd/m² and high contrast ratio of 5,000:1, which ensures excellent image representation and great viewing angles. The TH-70LF50 and TH-80LF50 are highly durable for 24/7 reliable operation and are energy efficient, owing to LED backlighting which greatly reduces the overall power consumption.
PSCo is also distributing the world’s first edgelit LED large-format display – the latest in Samsung’s range of professional displays. The 75-inch ME75B benefits from the high-quality, ultra-slim (49.9mm depth), lightweight and sleek Samsung design. It also provides extra flexibility with options for touch and protection glass overlays. These displays provide a high contrast ratio of 5,000:1 and excellent viewing angles, whilst low power consumption and heat dissipation make them well-suited to small environments with a requirement for large visual impact.
New from Sharp, PSCo is introducing the latest 70- and 80-inch LCD models, providing impressive picture quality and performance with the manufacturer’s UV2A technology, ensuring vivid and true-to-life images. The PN-E702 and PN-E802 offer a high contrast ratio of 4000:1, 176-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, along with extremely low energy consumption. These displays are designed for professional use with 24/7 operational environments. Their light weight and thin 10 cm depth make the units unobtrusive when mounted on a wall.
These new ultra-large format displays are backed by specific services designed to nourish and extend the skill set, knowledge and capability reach of PSCo’s channel partners. Technical Assistance services for large-format range from pre-sales advice, PSCo Assessment Centre tours and demonstrations, site surveys, through pre-delivery inspection to display set up, configuration, calibration and handover. Technical Assurance services for large-format include support enhancement, on-going health checks and extended warranties, as well as repairs, recycling and replacement, to ensure optimal performance throughout the displays’ service life.
About PSCo Technical Distribution
Headquartered in Reading, Berkshire, UK, PSCo Technical Distribution is a trade-only advanced technical distribution and services business, specialising in high-impact, cutting-edge display technologies and building systems around them. Its mission is to create visual excitement and engagement, empowering customers to meet their communication objectives through professional solutions and support services. PSCo is a specialist in video walls and large format displays, having preferred supplier status with Panasonic, NEC, Sharp, Samsung and Matrox, and exclusive partnerships with Orion, NanoLumens and Prysm, and now SMS.
For more information, please visit www.psco.co.uk/technical-distribution/, email or call: 0870 240 8484