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GDS works with distec to supply world's first 70" optically bonded tft panel


(October 30, 2007) Global Display Solutions (GDS), in association with Distec GmbH, is pleased to announce the availability of the world's first 70" TFT panel for the out-of-home (OOH) digital signage market. Using GDS's proprietary G-BOND optical bonding process, the display was recently built and showcased at the Viscom show at Düsseldorf in Germany by digital signage specialist Distec on whose behalf GDS provided the optical bonding process.. With a 70" HD resolution TFT display panel and AR coated laminated glass, the display was bonded at GDS's state?of-the-art bonding facility in Italy, and was exhibited at the exhibition prior to being shipped to America for field trials with a major advertising company.

Out-of-home advertising and in particular digital signage technology is the second-fastest growing medium behind the Internet, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, and total spending in this area is expected to rise by 12% in 2008. GDS is a market leader in the design and manufacture of industrial digital signage solutions for a wide range of applications including the kiosk, marine, digital signage and outdoor entertainment markets.

With the acquisition of Clearview Displays in January 2007, GDS incorporated into its optical enhancement offerings the G-BOND optical bonding technology. The innovative G-BOND technology reduces overall system reflection to less than 2% depending on the panel construction, enabling complete sunlight readability without the need for increased display brightness. In addition to improving high ambient light readability, G-BOND provides increased impact protection to the display, improves retention in breakage situations for public protection, removes condensation and fogging and prevents foreign matter intrusion and ingestion that may compromise the picture quality.

GDS Clearview is a subsidiary of GDS Inc. providing bonding services on a global basis. For further information please call GDS Clearview at +1 503 617-4715 in America, GDS in Europe on +44 (0) 1274 230150 and for Asian enquiries +886 222 981480 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Distec GmbH is the industry's leading street furniture and out-of-home advertising media manufacturer. We recommend you for further information?s about Distec GmbH their company website at www.distec.com.