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The Expanding Horizon: The Emerging Uses of 21:9 Aspect Ratio Displays

August 1, 2023

As technology continues to evolve, 21:9 aspect ratio displays have emerged as a powerful tool with diverse applications. Join us as we explore this popular topic further…

In recent years, technological advancements have ushered in a new era of visual experiences, and one development is the 21:9 aspect ratio display.

Traditionally associated with widescreen cinema, this ultrawide format is now making its way into various spheres, transforming the way we interact with content and our surroundings. In this blog, we will explore the rising popularity of 21:9 aspect ratio displays and how they are revolutionizing large spaces and meeting rooms, with a special focus on Microsoft Front Row.

The Boom of 21:9 Aspect Ratio Displays

21:9 aspect ratio displays have quickly gained traction among tech enthusiasts, gamers, creative professionals, and businesses due to their immersive capabilities and enhanced visual experiences. This ultrawide format offers an expanded field of view, allowing users to enjoy content with minimized distractions and cinematic-like visuals. As these displays become more affordable and accessible, their applications have expanded beyond entertainment into various sectors.

Transforming Large Spaces

The adoption of 21:9 aspect ratio displays has redefined the concept of large spaces, such as conference halls, auditoriums, and public event venues. With their wider screen real estate, these displays can captivate large audiences with high-resolution presentations, breathtaking visuals, and dynamic content. Their ability to showcase panoramic images and videos makes them an ideal choice for events, live performances, and digital art installations, elevating the overall audience engagement.

Moreover, these displays have found their way into museum exhibitions and retail spaces, where they are used to create immersive storytelling experiences and showcase products in a visually striking manner. The captivating aspect ratio helps create a lasting impression on visitors and potential customers alike, enhancing the overall brand perception and user experience.

Evolving Meeting Rooms

One of the most exciting applications of 21:9 aspect ratio displays is in transforming conventional meeting rooms into collaborative and interactive spaces.

Businesses are adopting these displays to enable more effective presentations, video conferencing, and brainstorming sessions. The ultrawide aspect ratio facilitates side-by-side content comparison, allowing participants to view multiple documents or data sets simultaneously.

Microsoft Front Row has emerged as a leading tool in this domain. Front Row is a collaborative meeting platform that integrates seamlessly with 21:9 aspect ratio displays, enabling a dynamic and engaging meeting experience. The platform allows multiple users to share their screens simultaneously, fostering real-time collaboration and idea sharing. With its intuitive interface and interactive tools, Front Row has become a game-changer for companies aiming to enhance productivity and streamline decision-making processes.

Advantages for Productivity and Creativity

Beyond large spaces and meeting rooms, 21:9 aspect ratio displays are also finding utility in office settings and creative workspaces. Professionals in fields like video editing, graphic design, and software development benefit from the wider screen real estate, which allows them to see more of their projects at once. This enhanced productivity translates into reduced workflow disruptions and improved multitasking capabilities.

For gaming enthusiasts, these displays provide a more immersive gaming experience, allowing them to see more of the game world without the distractions of bezels. The ultrawide aspect ratio enhances peripheral vision, creating a sense of depth and realism that traditional monitors cannot match.

Widen your perspective

As technology continues to evolve, 21:9 aspect ratio displays have emerged as a powerful tool with diverse applications, available in 2560×1080, 3440×1440, 3840×1600 and 5120×2160 (native 5K).

Visualization are proud to represent Legamaster, pioneer in digital presentation with a sustainable mission who have recently released the all new PANORAMA 105" touch display with a wow-factor ultra-wide 21:9 screen. With its 20-point touch system, swift and precise interaction is at your fingertips, along with impressive native 5K resolution.
Designed for conference, creative, and classroom spaces, its 30% larger active surface compared to traditional 16:9 screens offers immersive experiences, making meetings, presentations, and workshops truly exceptional.
Click here to see the Legamaster 105" PANORAMA data sheet

The future

From captivating audiences in large spaces to fostering collaboration in meeting rooms and boosting productivity in offices, these displays are redefining how we interact with content and information. Microsoft Front Row's integration with 21:9 aspect ratio displays further exemplifies their potential to revolutionize various industries. As this technology becomes more widespread, we can expect even more innovative uses and groundbreaking experiences on the horizon.


In the below video, Nicole Herskowitz, GM of Microsoft Teams, talks to Greg Baribault, the creator of the front row, a new meeting layout that places the video gallery at the bottom of the screen so in-room participants can see remote colleagues face-to-face across a horizontal plane—as if they are in the same room.

See the video