JVC Develops 4K 84-inch LCD Monitors
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., announced two new ProVérité 4K 84-inch LCD monitors, the PS-840UD Professional Series monitor for commercial installations and the RS-840UD Reference Series monitor for CEDIA custom installation. With a native screen resolution of 3840×2160, four times the resolution of full HD, the new models are professional-grade 4K LCD monitors.
With a gamma profile specifically tailored for home theater, the RS-840UD features an IPS LCD panel with 120Hz refresh rate and 10 bit color depth housed in a slim bezel with a 178-degree viewing angle. ELED Illuminated, it produces vibrant, natural images from a variety of HD and 4K input sources. Other features include audio I/O for the built-in 15W speaker and a table base. The RS-840UD will be marketed as a complementary addition to JVC’s Reference Series projection systems sold through CEDIA custom installers.
The PS-840UD was developed for business and industry use, command and control applications, and public signage. It has the same features as the RS-840UD, but adds compatibility with the Intel open pluggable specification (OPS) for digital signage devices. Supported by JVC Professional’s technical support team, the PS-840UD 4K panel is the industry’s first large screen 4K panel designed specifically for rigorous commercial use. It will be marketed through JVC Professional Products’ authorized Pro Video resellers.
“4K is destined to become the new ‘HD,’ and JVC is excited to be at the forefront of introducing this exciting new display technology to the marketplace,” said Lon Mass, vice president of JVC’s Professional Video Division. “While other 4K products are targeting high-end niche markets, we have positioned these new monitors to bring 4K into mainstream use for home and business.”
The two new 4K flat panel displays demonstrate a growing breadth and depth of 4K technologies offered by JVC. At CEDIA 2011, JVC stunned the market by announcing four 4K precision D-ILA projection systems, followed by the world’s first handheld 4K camcorder, the GY-HMQ10U, announced at the 2012 NAB Show. The GY-HMQ10U remains the only 4K camera capable of live 4K output.
The RS-840UD and PS-840UD are each priced under $20,000 and will be available in January 2013.