Both plasma and LCD screens are getting larger, lighter in weight, present less of a bezel and the technology inside them is ever changing with the advent of HD.
Plus, applications for these screens are developing fast with the introduction of “waterproof” screens which are ideal for outside use and “mirror” screens.
Projectors & Screens
Projectors are getting smaller and brighter for their size, making them more transportable for the travelling presenter. High end installation projectors are getting smaller, brighter and the resolution quality improving.
Specialised screens are now available for use in “outside” conditions, with enhanced brightness and contrast quality. Specialised paints are available to recreate a screen finish.
This is becoming more and more popular due to the higher picture quality now available, less expensive usage over IP and the benefits of cutting back travel time and the costs associated with it.
Interactive projection screens have been available for some years with the majority of educational establishments using them and you can now get an interactive overlay for a plasmas and LCDs.
Interactive technology has also moved on to smaller screens such as kiosks and information screens.
Commercial TV and Satellite
With more and more emphasis on information and keeping up-dated, companies are installing multiple screen installations.
Also, there are now systems that utilise the IP network and can distribute TV signals over longer distances with excellent image quality.
Digital signage is becoming increasing popular with the ability to “brand” your own screen or image. This can be for a one-off screen or can be networked to several screens.
The system can also be utilised for a meeting room environment linking it to individual smaller screens outside the rooms.