Samsung today announced a new range of transparent LCD panels that can be peered through 'like glass'. The 22in transparent LCD panels have been in mass production since March.
According to a Samsung press release, the new screens have a transparency rate of between 15-20% - which makes them transparent enough to look through. The 22in panel boasts a contrast ratio of 500:1 and a native resolution of 1680x1050.
The new panels utilise ambient light when in operation, which allows them to be a lot more energy efficient. If Samsung is to be believed, the new panels consume 90% less electricity than conventional backlit LCD TVs.
The 16in panel will come with HDMI and USB interfaces built-in.
Younghwan Park, a senior vice president of Samsung Electronics LCD Business, said, “Transparent displays will have a wide range of use in all industry areas as an efficient tool for delivering information and communication.”
For the time being, the transparent panels have been earmarked for corporate and educational use as well as in advertising.
Read the full press release here.