Kansai Airport Installs World's Largest Curved Plasma Display

Posted Fri Apr 30, 2010 at 06:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

At 200 inches, it's an impressive sight, but the real question is 'why?'

Earlier this week, the Kansai Airport in Japan officially unveiled their newest installation, a 200 inch curved plasma display. It measures 4 meters high and 3 meters across, making it the largest display of its type.

The videos being shown on the massive screen were created to introduce visitors to the airport and give some basic guidance as to how to get where you're going. It also serves as a primer on traditional Japanese culture, sightseeing spots in the area, and other things to do in the Kansai region.

It makes sense that the airport has a nice big display for informing and entertaining, but the curve is a bit of a mystery, as is the orientation. Surely people would have been better served by a normally situated television mounted up against a wall.

For what it's worth though, the strangely curved plasma has already brought more visitors into the airport.

Source: Akihabara News

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