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OLED globe spins in Tokyo

geo cosmos.jpgWe like it. Mitsubishi Electric has installed a six-metre diameter organic light-emitting display (OLED) globe at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, Japan.

The OLED “Geo-Cosmos” display is claimed to be the first large-scale spherical OLED screen. 

Hanging 18 metres from the floor, the globe is an aluminium sphere covered with 10,362 OLED panels, each measuring 96 x 96 millimetres.

The OLED display, which replaces a globe comprised of light emitting diodes (LEDs), has a resolution of more than 10 million pixels, about 10 times greater than that of the LED display.

It uses Mitsubishi Electric’s Diamond Vision OLED system which can be scaled into non-linear display applications.

The globe will display scenes of clouds and other visions of the earth taken from a meteorological satellite.

Three other companies were involved in the creation of the OLED Geo-Cosmos display: Dentsu, Go and Partners and GK Tech.

Steve Bush

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