Entrepreneurs, business leaders, and tech enthusiasts have a lot to look forward to this year. While many experts in the tech world have dismissed the last few years as being relatively scarce of real innovation, the time for truly game-changing technology is here.
Many of these technologies are already household terms. Everyone knows that artificial intelligence, blockchain development, the Internet of Things (IoT), and 3D printing will fundamentally change the way people do business – the only question is when.
There are exciting developments occurring everywhere in the technology world. Digital display technology is a key field where the new technologies will inspire innovative products that change the way people interact with their devices & communicate with one another.
Electronic technology developments taking place today will have powerful effects on the world of digital display screens. This applies both on the small-scale screens of mobile devices and the large-scale world of digital display boards.
Upcoming Trends for Digital Displays: What to Look Out For
Digital signage solutions are set poised for massive growth in the tech world. Until now, relatively few businesses have managed to truly extract the full potential of digital display boards in the workplace. Most of these implementations have been in the retail sector, but these display boards have far greater applications.
1. Flexible Displays
Experts have predicted that flexible displays would make a market appearance multiple times over the past decade. The BBC reported that this technology would be out by 2013. At the time, flexible tech was mostly underdeveloped. But the time has truly come for flexible, foldable display technology to become widespread.
Digital display board technology leaders have demonstrated that the technological developments required to make viable consumer products with sophisticated foldable displays are finally here. This technology will be instrumental in changing the way people interact with displays both large and small.
Large-scale flexible displays will play an important role in allowing organizations to implement display-based solutions, even in less-than-ideal conditions. It will make value-generating digital signage available for small businesses that would not otherwise have access to the best-in-class flat-screen digital signage solutions.
2. 4K Will Become Standard, 8K Premium
OLED technology has secured a robust presence in the premium display market because it offers users higher picture quality and an infinite contrast ratio. It is the technology of choice for the latest line of 4K displays, which have already supplanted Full HD for premium users.
Manufacturers will begin bringing 8K displays to market as 4K variants gradually lose their premium status and become standard. This will be accompanied by price reductions for 4K displays across the board, making them more accessible than ever.
This can be great news for businesses that can’t justify investing in an 8K digital signage solution. There are business environments where purchasing the latest high-resolution display may not be the best option for generating value when compared with lower-priced options that still offer excellent image quality.
3. LCD Will Lose Market Share & Become Cheaper
LCD technology formed the foundation for the first revolution of high-resolution displays back in the 2000s. As a mature technology, it is reaching the end of its useful life from an engineering standpoint, giving way to OLED technology in almost all markets.
As a highly engineered, mature technology, existing brands that use LCD displays will be able to leverage cost-efficiency to create large, high-resolution LCD displays at aggressively low prices. However, end-users will notice the difference in quality between the LCD screen and the newer OLED trends for digital displays.
4. New Technologies May Help LCD Cover Its Losses
MiniLED backlight technology and quantum dot technology may be able to reduce the image quality gap that LCD displays face when compared to premium OLED displays. So far, no display manufacturer has managed to create an LCD display system that can match the quality OLED offers, but MiniLED offers the chance to change that.
These technologies can potentially transform low-cost LCD manufacturing in a way that produces OLED-like performance at a fraction of the cost. MiniLED backlighting improves contrast ratios, reduces response time, and increases the color spectrum of LCD displays.
Quantum dot technology uses microscopic-scale pixels and highly efficient LEDs to improve color performance and reduce energy usage. This can give LCD displays a competitive advantage where always-on functionality is desired.
Deploy Next-Generation Digital Displays at Your Workplace
Digital display technology has an abundance of value-generating use cases, in retail and in many other industries. Rely on a reputable image technology consultant to help you identify the most important tech trends of tomorrow and establish solutions to implement them.
You need access to scalable, on-demand technical expertise to make the most of your digital signage. View our Digital Displays options and services and speak to one of our experts at ImageNet Consulting today!