Mitsubishi’s Earth On A 6-metre Diameter OLED

Geny Caloisi

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, Japan is showing what innovation is all about and has installed the first organic light-emitting display (OLED) spherical display in its foyer. The 6m diameter Diamond Vision OLED from Mitsubishi is a Globe called “Geo-Cosmos.”

Unveiled in June 11th the Globe is Hanging 18 metres from the floor.  The aluminium sphere is covered with 10,362 OLED panels, each measuring 96 x 96 millimetres.

Mitsubishi used its scalable OLED technologies to create the globe, which replaces a previous globe comprised LEDs, to commemorate the museum’s 10th anniversary. The globe will display scenes of clouds and other visions of the earth taken from a meteorological satellite. The display delivers a resolution of more than 10 million pixels, about 10 times greater than that of the LED display.

In addition to Mitsubishi, which created the OLED system, three other companies helped to make the OLED Geo-Cosmos display: Dentsu Inc. undertook project planning, Go and Partners, developed the image-processing and transmission system, and GK Tech created the spheroid design.

Mitsubishi’s Diamond Vision OLED system is a scalable OLED display technology, affording the company a unique market position in the supply of non-linear display applications worldwide.


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