Quoting a hotshot at NEC, “we wish to enable a seamless integration of Raspberry Pi’s devices with NEC’s displays”. She was talking about the Raspberry Pi 3 Compute Module – an industrial computer with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor. NEC clearly exploits the strong performance and networking capabilities of the Pi 3, which we can agree to  being described as “no longer just a basic computer for coding but a reliable intelligent device with unlimited possibilities”.

As well as the Raspberry Pi 3 compute module, NEC will offer a customised model to meet the specific performance demands of the display industry. NEC believes integrating the Raspberry Pis with their displays will provide businesses with technology suitable for digital signage, streaming and presenting. The company is planning to launch professional-grade large format displays (P and V Series) with Raspberry Pi connectivity from January 2017, starting with 40, 48 and 55 inch versions, then adding more, up to 98 inch.