Samsung Electronics Celebrates the Grand Opening of Virtual Production Stage Powered by The Wall in Partnership With CJ ENMBy STF News
Samsung Electronics today celebrates the grand opening of a virtual production stage in collaboration with leading entertainment company in Korea, CJ ENM. The studio’s real-time virtual experience is powered by connected cameras and Samsung’s cutting-edge Micro LED technology, The Wall (Model Name: IWA).
The partnership, first announced in July 2021, leverages the customizable, modular technology of The Wall and CJ ENM’s globally renowned television and film content production. The opening of this studio in Paju, Korea demonstrates momentum from both companies toward the next generation of video production technology, aimed at satisfying a range of customers in the increasingly fast-paced world of entertainment.
“We are delighted to announce the opening of this virtual production stage in partnership with CJ ENM, a company at the forefront of media and entertainment,” said Hyesung Ha, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are excited to see the innovation that this new space will produce, bringing the latest content to life like never seen before on our incredible display, The Wall.”
The CJ ENM virtual production stage will present Samsung’s innovative Micro LED technology with The Wall’s impressive screen measuring over 1,000 inches in a custom oval display of 20 meters in diameter and 7 meters in height. The IWA model display supports a resolution of 30,720 (32K) x 4,320 (4K). This real-time, virtual set powered by Samsung’s Micro LED displays and connected cameras will reduce the image compositing needs and save time and production costs. In addition, an IFR2.5 ceiling display has been installed, with the IFR 2.5 Plug Wall displayed on the other side of the IWA. 360-degree video shooting is also possible thanks to the main screen, ceiling and Plug Wall.
The Wall’s specifications are customizable to fit the unique requirements of the content creators and space, including ceiling installation in convex or concave design. The screen enhances visual expression with vivid colors, HDR10, HDR10+ and cinema LED picture quality and details. The features enabling reimagined content production include dedicated studio frame rates, including 23.976, 29.97 and 59.94Hz, for seamless video sync.
The Wall is designed for easy management and peace of mind in any environment due to the ability to manage and make color adjustments remotely as well as the dust and contamination-resistant LED protective films. In partnership with CJ ENM, Samsung is delivering on its commitment to offer innovative solutions ready for the next generation of content production.
About CJ ENM
CJ ENM is a leading entertainment company originated from Korea. Since 1995, the company has engaged in a wide array of businesses across the industry spectrum including media content, music, film, performing arts, and animation, providing its top-notch original content to various media platforms. CJ ENM has created, produced and distributed globally acclaimed contents including Oscar-winning film Parasite, Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, record-breaking Korean box office hits Roaring Currents, Extreme Job, Ode to My Father, along with sought-after television series such as Mr. Sunshine, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Grandpas over Flowers, I Can See Your Voice and more. To offer the best K-Culture experiences worldwide, CJ ENM presents KCON, the world’s largest K-culture convention & festival celebrating Hallyu and Mnet ASIAN MUSIC AWARDS (MAMA), the world’s No.1 K-pop music awards. With regional offices in Asia, Europe and the U.S., CJ ENM currently employs over 3,600 people. For more information, please visit: http://www.cjenm.com.
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From May 10 to May 13, 2022, Samsung welcomed audiovisual industry professionals from around the world back to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) to showcase its latest visual display innovations and sustainability achievements. Samsung highlighted its diverse lineup of commercial display technologies and solutions as part of its Business Reimagined concept, presenting signage technology and cloud-based management designed for hybrid scenarios. Check out the photos below for a peek at the next generation of signage technology from Samsung.
▲ (Clockwise) The ISE 2022 Samsung Booth at a glance
▲ Samsung’s ISE 2022 booth unveiled the latest lineup of state-of-the-art display technologies. The booth played host to a steady stream of visitors interested in Samsung’s diverse lineup of commercial display technologies.
▲ Before entering the booth, guests were treated to the latest model of The Wall from Samsung. The guests were offered with the immersive experience this technology offers in person.
The Wall: Packed With Unparalleled Visual Innovations
The crown jewel of Samsung’s display was The Wall, the 2022 model of which was unveiled at ISE (Model name: IWB) — an innovative modular Micro LED display that delivers immersive viewing experiences in a high-resolution, large-screen format with purer black levels and improved gradients. The resolution is enhanced by the powerful Micro AI (Artificial Intelligence) Processor, which analyzes each second of content and instantly optimizes picture quality while removing noise.
▲ Samsung’s 2022 model of The Wall (Model name: IWB) at ISE 2022
▲ ISE attendees getting a glimpse of Samsung’s The Wall (Model name: IWA)
Outdoor Signage Optimized for Future Stores
Samsung continues to innovate in outdoor signage, covering verticals from QSR to electric vehicle (EV) charging. With its durable and high-performing hardware, Samsung’s latest 2022 outdoor line-up (OHA series) can excel in a variety of weather conditions and environments through certified IP56-rated protection. Equipped with the MagicINFO cloud-based management solution, operators can manage their displays backed by Samsung Knox, a trusted security platform that further enhances security as well as convenience.
▲ Samsung Electronics’ Outdoor signage displayed on an EV charging station. In addition to charging statistics, customers can check various types of information such as traffic conditions and maps.
▲ Samsung’s mart Outdoor signage for drive-through enables customers to check menu items and make payments with ease.
Empowering Seamless Collaboration in the Hybrid Classroom With Flip Pro
Delivering innovative solutions for the new era of the meeting room or classroom with hybridity at its core, Samsung unveiled the new Samsung Flip Pro (WMB), which features Smart View+, enabling operators to cast up to six participants’ screens no matter what operating system they use. With the improved UX, the new Samsung Flip Pro offers features designed to accommodate any learning or meeting scenario.
▲ ISE attendees exploring the Smart View+ feature, which can cast up to six device screens from users.
▲ Samsung Flip Pro’s specialized features are designed to accommodate any learning or meeting scenario.
▲ Samsung Flip Pro’s multi-touch features allow the simultaneous collaboration of up to 20 people. Attendees take notes on the Flip Pro to test its touch screen capabilities.
▲ Attendees take notes on the Flip Pro connected with The Wall All-in-One (Model name: IAB) to test its touch screen capabilities.
▲ The new Samsung Flip Pro offers features designed to accommodate any learning or meeting scenario.
Enabling Faster and Safer Orders and Payments
The Samsung Kiosk is another future-ready solution — one that is proving increasingly useful in an era of contactless customer interactions. This interactive virtual experience offers a 360-degree look at business solutions that are customized for various spaces.
▲ The Samsung Kiosk offers an all-in-one solution for navigating menus, selecting items and making payments. It can be conveniently installed in any store.
▲ ISE attendees exploring the Samsung Kiosk
Neo QLED 8K Signage Delivers a Realistic Visual Experience at Luxury Stores
Samsung also showcased the Neo QLED 8K, delivering a more meticulous and captivating viewing experience. This enhanced sense of reality ensures content has a deeper impact on the viewer, leaving them struck by the fidelity of the display while accurately and memorably representing a brand’s image. It is a perfect product for use in stores that want to showcase luxury items designed to captivate customers with their quality and detail, such as high-end jewelry stores.
▲ Neo QLED 8K delivers the realistic visual experience customers expect.
▲ Neo QLED 8K features darker blacks and brighter whites, captivating passing visitors.
Efforts Towards a Sustainable Future
Samsung also highlighted its progress in sustainability as part of its Together for Tomorrow vision. The company showcased efforts to reduce its environmental impact in the production of new products, including increasing the use of recycled materials and improving the efficiency of energy consumption in its lineup. Samsung was also the first in its industry to achieve the reducing CO2 label, certified by the Carbon Trust for its signage and monitor products.
▲ Samsung showcased efforts to reduce its environmental impact in the production of new products as part of its Together for Tomorrow vision.
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This year, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) was back in full force, making a triumphant return in-person after debuting as a hybrid model in 2021. Taking place at the Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain, ISE 2022 brought together with key players in the global audiovisual industry and saw Samsung Electronics showcase its latest award-winning and, category-leading displays and innovations.
If you weren’t able to visit the show this year, read on to learn about everything you may have missed from Samsung at ISE 2022.
Reimagining Business for the Hybrid World
At ISE 2022, Samsung was able to present its concept of ‘Business Reimagined’ to professionals from around the world. With businesses experiencing drastic changes to how they operate and plan on a day-to-day basis, Samsung showcased how its diverse lineup of commercial display technologies can help enhance the customer and employee experience whether in-person, remote or a mixture of the two.
With category-leading technologies across relevant categories, including education, corporate, retail and quick service restaurants (QSR), Samsung’s 2022 ISE booth demonstrated firsthand how businesses can leave lasting impressions while increasing efficiencies.
Samsung also highlighted the sustainability progress it has made as part of its “Together for Tomorrow” vision. The company showcased its efforts to reduce its environmental impact in the production of new products through such methods as the increase of the use of recycled materials and the improvement of energy consumption in its 2022 Smart Signage lineup, including QHB, QMB and QBB.
Samsung’s continued use of recycled materials across its packaging even saw the company be recognized by the AV News Awards, where the company won the Sustainability Innovation of the Year Award which recognizes efforts made towards reducing waste, promoting energy efficiency and conserving resources.
Making a Bold Statement With The Wall
At ISE 2022, Samsung unveiled the 2022 lineup of its state-of-the-art display technology, The Wall, which features even more options for businesses looking to transform their spaces with next level picture quality and immersion. Samsung also unveiled the new The Wall All-in-One (IAB), which offers transformative installation set to save businesses both time and resources.
Furthermore, Samsung received two awards for its innovative The Wall lineup within the Digital Signage Hardware and Video Wall Hardware categories from the industry-leading Top New Technology (TNT) awards body.
Enhancing the Hybrid Classroom Through Seamless Collaboration With Flip Pro
In order to provide innovative solutions to a new era of the classroom that incorporate with remote, in-person and hybrid learning at ISE 2022, Samsung unveiled the new Samsung Flip Pro (WMB). The intuitive, easy-to-learn whiteboard enhances education through collaborative features including Smart View+, enabling educators to cast student device screens to the display no matter what operating system the student uses.
Additionally, the advanced touch screen of Samsung Flip Pro supports Brush Mode, allowing for realistic drawing and painting experiences. In recognition of its innovative design and capabilities, The Flip Pro was recognized as the top interactive whiteboard at this year’s TNT Awards.
Flexible Outdoor Signage Perfectly Suited for QSR and EV Charging Stations
Understanding that the outdoor signage landscape is constantly changing, Samsung has been continuing to innovate its solutions for such business fields as QSR and electric vehicle (EV) charging. The 2022 outdoor signage lineup features slim designs and reliable performance under a variety of weather conditions and environments in accordance with the changes being seen across the industry.
Verified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for outdoor visibility, businesses can deliver clear menus to restaurant customers or showcase the latest promotions to EV owners, even in bright sunlight, with Samsung’s 2022 signage solutions. The company’s outdoor lineup (OHA) was recognized with the TNT Award for All-Weather Display.
Furthermore, Samsung’s MagicINFO 9 took home the TNT award for Digital Software as the industry continues to recognize the cloud-based solution as the most comprehensive signage featuring 24/7 support.
Leading Innovation in Display Technology Design
As well as receiving recognition for its latest display technologies, Samsung was also recently honored with two design awards by iF Design, one of the most prestigious global design award bodies.
Samsung’s Signage Setup Assistant App was recognized by iF Design for its efficient and time-saving installation process for the ever-growing large LED screen industry, while the company’s Micro LED display was honored for its all-screen design and simplicity.
For those looking to learn more about Samsung’s latest lineup of display technology solutions, be sure to check out The ISE 2022 Virtual Experience site and stay tuned to Samsung Global Newsroom for all the latest news.
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In the past, Samsung phones have not held up for long periods of time. It was almost like, if you had a Galaxy S8, it wasn’t a question of if the screen would break, but more of when would it break. Various tests showed that the Galaxy S8 and other Galaxy phones couldn’t handle accidental drops that many other smartphones could. That meant that you were having to more or less plan to have protective gear with your phone, shell out extra cash for insurance, or put some money aside for the inevitable accident that will ruin your display.
Eventually, Samsung wisened up and now their Galaxy line is rather indestructible. But some of their other phones, such as the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Fold 4, or Z Flip 3, are foldable. While a foldable phone may seem like it’s also indestructible, that doesn’t mean it won’t get broken. Something revealed recently in a Z Fold 4 design leak was just how bulky it will be. So if something does happen to your phone, it may cost you more to replace it than you realize.
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Galaxy S22 Ultra colors Image source: Samsung Foldable phones, while they can be easier to carry around and offer you a lot of flexibility, still aren’t as durable as their counterparts. Phones like the Galaxy S22 Ultra are durable to a point and can hold up to most accidental falls. The foldable phones, like the Z Flip and Z Fold lines, are good against accidental falls, and that has a lot to do with the pre-applied screen protector on the inner screen that Samsung adds in.
These can get scratched or dinged up the more you use your phone. The frustrating thing is, there’s no way to get them easily fixed, other than sending yours away to Samsung. However, if you don’t live in a major market, this could take a long time. Then you’re without your phone for a longer period of time.
Pricing guide for repairs
Also, if you don’t have a warranty, or you’re passed yours, it’ll cost you. Take a look at the Samsung Direct pricing guide for repairing screens. Notice that there are plenty of moderate costs for the outer screen, which is the one that’s more commonly going to get scratched up. For example, getting a Z Fold 3’s outer screen repaired will cost you $149. But to have to get the inner screen repaired, which is a much harder ordeal, as we discussed above, will set you back $479. There are complete other phones you can buy for $479. Many repair shops don’t even offer internal screen repair as an option.
The Galaxy Fold is no better. The inner screen replacement for that is $599. A Z Fold 2 is $549 and a Z Flip is $499. Now, Samsung does offer you a caveat if your Galaxy Z Fold 2 was purchased before December 31, 2021. You’re then eligible for a one-time screen replacement price of $149. The same goes for Galaxy Fold purchased before December 31, 2020. Also, a Z Flip purchased before December 31, 2020, gets a one-time screen replacement price of $119.
You can go in person and maybe get a same-day replacement. But if you’re not in an area like Dallas or Houston (which are highlighted on the Samsung website), you may be out of luck. These problems will likely continue with the more foldable phones that Samsung releases. Unless you want to cough up extra dough, I’d say protect your phone as much as you can.
Editor’s note: This story was originally published on May 10, 2017, and has since been updated.
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