Update: Here's a nice video showing the Geo-Cosmos OLED globe in action

Mitsubishi Electric installed a new six-meter OLED 'globe' (called "Geo-Cosmos") at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, Japan. This is the world's first large-scale spherical OLED display and it will be unveiled on June 11. The globe will replace the existing LED globe and will show scenes of clouds and visions of the earth taken from a meteorological satellite.

The OLED Geo Globe

This is a Diamond Vision OLED - which means that it's made out of small PMOLED modules. In fact it uses 10,362 panels (!) - each 96x96mm in size - total resolution is more than 10 million pixels. Each module has 32x32 resolution - and it's made out of 4 smaller sub-modules (see below). Anyway it's news to us that Mitsubishi developed these smaller modules - previous modules were 384x384mm in size and 128x128 in resolution. Obviously this is useful to make curved or spherical displays.



This is Mitsubishi's second Diamond Vision OLED installation, the first one was installed at Merck's research center and was a 'measly' 3.84m by 2.3m with a 1280x768 resolution (60 modules at 128x128). Merck's display weights 480Kg, it'll be interested to kow how much this huge new OLED globe weights. In any case, this is surely the biggest OLED display in the world, in terms of size and resolution.

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