DPI Labs unveiled on Wednesday its SmartCanvas ultra-lightweight, large-format OLED 4K monitors for business and head of state aircraft, making the company “first to bring the OLED large-format display and experience to the business and VVIP industry,” said Scott DeSmet, the California company’s v-p of sales and business development.
Available in 55-inch and 65-inch displays, the ultra-high-definition monitors have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, are DO-160 compliant, and PMA is expected within the next month. The first Smart Canvas was installed on a head of state Boeing 767 in January, along with a DPI cabin management system. Unlike LEDs, OLEDs (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) have self-illuminating pixels, obviating the need for extra layers within the display, significantly lowering their weight and width over LED monitors.
At under 25 pounds and little more than one-third inch thick, the 65” SmartCanvas monitor weighs less than one-third and is five times thinner than a typical 65-inch LED display. Additionally, with a one-meter bend radius, OLED displays can conform to curves such as aircraft sidewall and headliners, the company noted.