Also on display in the retail section was Samsung's NL22B 22-inch LED LCD Transparent Display, a self-contained, glass display case that features a see-through monitor as its front-facing glass.
According to Richard Hutton, director of channel marketing for Samsung's Enterprise Business Division, the transparent LCD still gets a lot of attention at trade shows. "It wasn't the biggest thing we were showing," he said of a recent InfoComm conference where the NL22B was on display. "It's like a honeypot; people seem to swarm around it." Far from a novel idea, transparent displays have been popping up in science fiction movies for years. But in the real world, Hutton says none are as inexpensive as Samsung's. The 22-inch version lists for about $2,800, and it includes an embedded system running Windows 7 and can be remotely managed or populated with content locally from a USB memory stick.