BenQ has launched what the company calls the “world’s first Pantone Validated family of professional digital signage displays for 24/7 hospitality, retail, and corporate applications.” The new SL02K Series displays are approved by Pantone, the global authority on color and provider of professional color tools for designers, to demonstrate the superior fidelity in reproducing the Pantone Matching System Colors.
The Pantone color matching system (aka PMS) is used across many verticals, including graphic design, fashion, packaging, architecture, cosmetics, industrial design, furniture, consumer goods and corporate branding. The SL02K Series’ Pantone Color Mode ensures content is broadcast with colors chosen by designers and in alignment with global brands. When paired with BenQ’s Pantone Validated designer monitors, BenQ says it provides an end-to-end solution that covers everything from content creation to deployment. The displays also offer additional color adjustment flexibility with fine-tuned custom color modes. Cinema Mode adds depth and dimension that make videos pop while Photo Mode delivers product details that are realistic and vivid without any oversaturation or picture distortion. Finally, M-Book Mode replicates how videos and images are displayed on macOS devices.
BenQ’s SL02K Series are available in 43-, 55-, 65-, 75- and 85-inch models and are native 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) that are 500 nits of brightness. BenQ also says the 50,000-hour lifespan spec will ensure years of 24/7 operation without dimming.
As the digital signage market continues to surge, the BenQ SL02K Series displays are designed to help customers create compelling signage installations without requiring additional peripherals, content management systems (CMS) or design software. They are USB plug-and-play ready, run on an Android 8.0 platform, and are built-in with 4 gigabytes of memory and 32 GB storage. The series also integrates with BenQ’s X-Sign CMS software, allowing organizations to build, schedule and broadcast content. With X-Sign, users can get started right away, choosing from hundreds of templates. For example, BenQ has added customizable templates regarding best practices relating to COVID-19. In addition, the series features BenQ’s Device Management Solution application for remote and centralized display management. The display also can be leveraged for videoconferencing with Google Meet hardware compatibility for spaces that need to flex with both signage and conferencing capabilities in the new norm.