Some may think that OLED display developers focus on consumer-oriented applications and nothing else (except alleged slander of varying degrees), but that is far from the truth, and Sony has just proven it.
First off, we will say that Sony
has not given a name yet to the newest monitor that made its way to the net from the company R&D labs.
This is owed to the fact that the panel is still very much a work in progress.
It didn't actually say it, but Sony might be aiming for an official launch during CES 2013 (Consumer Electronics Show) or CeBIT 2013.
Whenever the announcement takes place, we suspect that many hospitals and private clinics will at least consider acquiring one or two.
The fact that the 20.5-inch display relies on OLED technology (organic light emitting diodes) is one of the unusual traits.
The native resolution of 2560 x 2048 pixels (5:4 aspect ratio) is the second eyebrow raiser, though not to the same extent as the third feature.
Said third feature is the complete lack of color. The unnamed Sony monitor is a monochrome display, which makes the resolution even queerer.
“Superb image reproduction and high resolution” are the words used by the press release to describe the audio-video product.
Still, the combination could definitely serve well in pediatrics, or any other branch of medicine that involves body scans, internal or otherwise.
In fact, the brightness of 500 cd/m2 and the very high contrast ratio (numbers not revealed) are good perks to have in those situations.
Overall, the 20.5-inch monitor from Sony, as square and unnamed as it is, is very much a work in progress and will stay thus for some weeks or months. When the company finally completes it, we will learn the rest of the specs and the price.