Desktop display gets the LED out

November 28, 2005

Anticipating the increasing use of color in medical imaging, NEC Display Solutions has unveiled at the RSNA meeting a desktop display with a light-emitting diode (LED) backlight.

Anticipating the increasing use of color in medical imaging, NEC Display Solutions has unveiled at the RSNA meeting a desktop display with a light-emitting diode (LED) backlight.

The SpectraView LCD2180WG LED monitor uses a combination of red, green, and blue diodes to produce a white-light backlight source that covers a wide range of color scales without losing luminance. The LED backlight system plus NEC's advanced thin-film transistor technology provides broad color depth and breadth, highly accurate color reproduction, and consistent postproduction values.

The new SpectraView monitor achieves a wider color gamut than conventional fluorescent-based liquid crystal display or cathode ray tube monitors. It displays more than 100% of the Adobe red, green, blue (RGB) and National Television System Committee (NTSC) color scales. In contrast, fluorescent-based LCDs cover only about 70% of the RGB and NTSC color scales, and CRTs display 80%.

The SpectraView LED monitor has a built-in color feedback system that stabilizes target color within a minute of startup. It also has 10-bit internal programmable lookup tables that permit the display of more than one billion colors and the precise adjustment of tone response curves.