NEC Display Solutions supports New Scientist Live

Dynamic artwork displayed on a huge UHD digital canvas from NEC Display Solutions


London, 14 September 2016 - NEC Display Solutions is delighted to support two exhibits at the forthcoming New Scientist Live show at ExCeL in London. A festival of ideas and discovery, New Scientist Live attracts tens of thousands of intelligent, curious and scientifically literate visitors to the event which this year takes place between 22-25 September.

Organic Art (Mutator2) blends organic imagery and computer animation, using software modelled upon the processes of evolution. The evolutionary art by William Latham, Professor of Computer Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, will be one of the key demonstrations at the prestigious science festival.

The dynamic artwork will be displayed on a large Ultra High Definition digital canvas provided by NEC using four 46” X464UNV ultra-narrow bezel displays.

I am very pleased to have secured the NEC screens to display my work. The digital wall will be showing video at 3840 X 2160 pixels which will look amazing, the detail and vibrancy of the colours is very impressive,” says William Latham. “It’s also highly dynamic and the FrameComp feature means there is no image delay across the screens.”

The ultra slim X464UNV features a 5.7 mm bezel to create impressive high resolution video walls with barely visible bezels. The unique built-in FrameComp functionality supports a seamless appearance and shows the content without any interruption, creating one stunning image by synchronising the content across the wall.

In addition, NEC is providing two 65” multi-touch V652-TM displays allowing visitors to interact with new interactive software ‘CSynth’, which allows users to visualise the three dimensional structure of DNA inside a cell.

Steve Taylor, Head of the Computational Biology Research Group at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine says “the NEC touch screens are very robust and give very intuitive true multi-touch capability which enables a group of people to engage with the CSynth software simultaneously.”

NEC’s multi-touch displays have double anti-reflective coating for good visibility and fully tempered glass for added security and provides the perfect interface for collaborative work.

We are delighted to be able to support William Latham and his colleagues,” says Neil Hartigan, General Manager, NEC Display Solutions UK & Ireland. “The scientific industry demands highly accurate and reliable equipment to support its critical research and we are proud to support academia with technology which delivers in all these aspects.”

Contacts for further information:

Megan Sweeting
PR Executive
NEC UK Ltd., Display Solutions
Tel: +44 (0)7860 927103

William Latham
Professor of Computer Art
Goldsmiths, University of London

Stephen Taylor
Head of Computational Biology Research Group
MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

About New Scientist Live

New Scientist Live is a festival of ideas and discovery, taking place at ExCeL London from 22 to 25 September 2016. Rooted in the biggest, best and most provocative science, New Scientist Live will touch on all areas of human life. The show will feature four immersive zones covering Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and Cosmos. For four days this September, New Scientist Live will be like no other place on earth.

About New Scientist

Established in 1956, New Scientist is a world-leading science and technology brand, covering the big ideas and developments from all areas of science and technology through a respected and influential weekly magazine and widely read website. Offering the latest news, ideas and opinions, New Scientist places them in the context of life today and explains what they will mean for us in the future. The brand is an authoritative voice on all matters related to science, technology and the ideas improving our knowledge of the universe and those shaping our world and lives. An audience of 5.2 million people in over 160 countries around the world access New Scientist's unique and trusted content every month.

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NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH has its European headquarters in Munich, Germany and is responsible for all business activities in EMEA. NEC Display Solutions benefits from the technological know-how and technologies of the NEC Corporation and, with its own Research and Development, is one of the world's leading manufacturers offering the widest product range of display solutions in the market. The display product portfolio ranges from entry-level to professional and speciality desktop LCDs, via large-size Public Displays for Digital and Retail Signage. The Projector range offers products for all needs, from portable devices via business projectors to products for permanent operation (such as PoS applications) and digital cinema projectors. Bernd Eberhardt is President and CEO of NEC Display Solutions Europe.

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