Giant screens switched on in region

Two massive commercial display screens power up

New screens are ready to display their first pictures.
New screens are ready to display their first pictures.

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The world might be going crazy for the diminutive iPad, but the region has seen two altogether larger screens switched on.

The first is in the Galleries, part of the Downtown Jebel Ali project. Standing at the back of an amphitheatre, the 105m2 screen comprises of 176 individual panels and is framed by a steel structure said to be the size of a tennis court.

Salah Ameen, a director for developer Limitless said: “Our screen and amphitheatre complete two years of work on our 20,000m2 grounds, which will be a big draw for The Galleries’ tenants and the general public.”

Elsewhere, another giant display screen has been launched by the Belgian company Arch. Designed for commercial interiors, and now available by special order in the Middle East, the 11x3m LED screen is unusual in that whenever it is switched off it appears to be perfectly white, like a painted wall. “The model ‘ALS Indoor 8mm’ offers an extraordinary resolution of 1408 x 368 pixels, more than 515.000 LEDs” explained CEO Sebastian Clement.

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