This morning Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that it has installed a spectacular, new OLED globe at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. The globe, which measures an impressive 6-meters, is the world’s first large-scale spherical OLED screen. Hanging 18 meters from the floor, it has been constructed with aluminum and covered with 10,362 OLED panels, each measuring 96 x 96 millimeters. The spherical screen will be officially unveiled on June 11th as part of the museum’s brand-new “Geo-Cosmos” exhibit, where it will display scenes of clouds and other visions of the earth taken from a meteorological satellite.
Mitsubishi Electric used its scalable OLED technologies to create the globe, which replaces a globe comprising light emitting diodes (LEDs) to commemorate the museum’s 10th anniversary. Projections of the satellite feed will feature resolution of more than 10 million pixels, about 10 times greater than that of the LED display.
In addition to Mitsubishi Electric, which created the OLED system, three other companies helped to make the OLED Geo-Cosmos display: Dentsu Inc. undertook project planning, Go and Partners, Inc. developed the image-processing and transmission system, and GK Tech Inc. created the spheroid design.