Concrete Screen Technology Bucks Trend
With all these newfangled thin, lightweight laptop screens, it's nice to know that at least one group is bucking the trend and giving you a choice. An Innovation Lab project team has created a concrete screen made of, well, concrete. Now, that's a solid screen.
The screen consists of concrete containing embedded optical fibers, arranged in regular rows like pixels on a standard flat panel LCD monitor. The back of the concrete has light-admission points. The light source could be a projector presenting still pictures or film footage.
Concrete Screen from Innovation Labs)
This kind of screen technology could have a place in venues as diverse as airports and stations; it could also be used to create kiosks or other such displays. The extreme toughness of the screen means that it could be exposed in a way that would not be possible with flat panel displays.
It appears to use the same kind of "transparent concrete" developed by architech Aron Losonczi; he calls it LiTraCon.
LiTraCon transparent concrete)
See the concrete screen demonstrated on November 17th at the IT University of Copenhagen and at the Nordic Exceptional Trendshop 2006 during the first few days of December. Read more at
Innovation Lab: World's first screen made of concrete.
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