Systems: New plasma displays flow into market

Systems: New plasma displays flow into market – Product Announcement

Andrea Dudrow

A trio of vendors recently rolled out new entries in the growing large-screen plasma display market. The new flat-screen displays, which measure between 40 and 42 inches, are designed for presentations in environments such as trade shows and boardrooms.

Plasma displays, which proponents say are brighter and less expensive than LCDs, create an image by applying voltage via electrodes to gas plasma sandwiched between two layers of glass.

JVC Professional Products Co. in June introduced the 42-inch GD-V425PZW, which displays images and video input at a resolution of 640 by 480 pixels, according to the company. The $10,999 monitor has three display modes: normal, wide and zoom. The GD-V425PZW is six inches deep, JVC said.

Lumavision Display Inc. at Macworld Expo in New York rolled out a 40-inch plasma display called the Creation Station. Lumavision said the 800-by-600-pixel display comes with compression technology that can simulate resolutions up to 1,024 by 768 pixels. It can accept both data and video sources, according to Lumavision.

The adjustable-height Creation Station will be available for $7,495 for 90 days, Lumavision said. After that time it will return to its list price of $7,995, the company said.

Sony Electronics Inc. in June debuted the 42-inch PFM-500A1WU. The new monitor, which also accepts both data and video sources, has an 852-by-480-pixel resolution and a zoom function.

The $12,500 display has a retractable base and is six inches deep, the company said.

JVC Professional Products Co. of Elmwood Park, N.J., can be reached at (201) 794-3900 or (800) 252-5722; fax (201) 794-1628;;

Lumavision Display Inc. of Los Altos, Calif., can be reached at (650) 917-1144; fax (650) 917-8150;

Sony Electronics Inc. of San Jose, Calif., can be reached at (408) 432-0190 or (800) 352-7669;

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