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Planetarium uses NEC ultra-thin bezel LCD screens for moonwalk reenactment

NEC Display Solutions of America has announced that its 46-inch ultra-narrow professional displays have been deployed to form a video wall at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum. The project was designed to coincide with the anniversary of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.

As part of the Adler’s “Shoot for the Moon” permanent exhibit, the interactive Moon Wall is comprised of 12 NEC MultiSync X461UN large-format displays in a 4×3 array.   “We’re honored to be partnering with the Adler Planetarium for such a meaningful exhibit and to celebrate such a historic day for America and the world,” said Pierre Richer, president and COO for NEC Display Solutions. “The Apollo 11 moon landing is still the hallmark of creativity and ingenuity, inspiring business, academic, scientific and technological pursuits to this very day. It’s that type of innovation that drives NEC.”

The Adler’s Moon Wall shows recent images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission to the moon, launched in June 2009, allowing visitors to have the feeling of flying over the surface of the moon.