Displays and Keyboards
Display range now includes Active Matrix OLED
Densitron has announced that it has introduced a new display range which utilises the innovative Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED) technology.
RNIB catalogue now features keyboards from Cherry UK for blind and partially-sighted users
Cherry UK Ltd has announced the inclusion of the G83-6236 – XXL into the product range of the Royal National Institute of Blind (RNIB), which supports the needs of blind and partially-sighted people in all aspects of daily life.
Display Technology introduces a new low cost professional product for video wall applications
Display Technology introduces a new professional product for video wall and split screen applications, utilising Samsung's latest narrow bezel high brightness / contrast D.I.D technology. The split screen products offer 40, 46, and 57 LCD TFT displays with narrow bezel connectors for very small gaps between monitors, and sunlight readability that enables the viewer to see the content clearly even in bright sunlight with 700cd/sq m brightness, contrast of 1200::1, and resolutions of 1366x768 pixels (40 and 46 modules or 1920 x 1080 full HD (57 module).
New durable and flexible 5-wire resistive touch screens introduced in Europe
The Bergquist Company announced it is launching its 5-wire resistive touch screens onto the European market, following last year's successful introduction of these products to the American market. These touch screens are available in a wide range of sizes and aspect ratios; a variety of shielding options can be applied to them, such as EMI, RFI and ESD.
Education market to drive future development of Cherry keyboard and mouse products
Cherry Electrical Products UK has announced that, following the BETT exhibition, the Education market – at all levels - will prove to be a major influence in the development of the company's high quality, cost effective keyboard and mice products in 2008 and beyond.
TFT displays from GPEG International feature excellent readability in high ambient light conditions
A combination of a high-brightness pure white LED backlight, low-reflection surface treatment and natural colour enhancement results in a display that produces bright, fully saturated colours with a high contrast ratio and wide viewing angle. These TFT displays are available in a wide range of sizes from 1.5~12.1 inches in both 4:3 and 16:9 formats and feature long life power efficient LED backlights with up to 500 nits brightness.
Varitronix adds touch option to TFT Displays
Varitronix has enhanced its range of semi-custom TFT display technology with the introduction of a new touchscreen technology that is seeing growing adoption in high volume consumer electronics. PCTP (Projected Capacitive Touch Panel) is now available from Varitronix on colour and mono TFT screens, giving a robust, durable interface highly suitable for demanding industrial, automotive and similar environments.
Flat panel controller with wide range power supply for RGB, DVI and PAL/NTSC inputs
Kontron's flat panel division has expanded its aFLAT series with the CRTtoLCD-8 flat panel controller. The Kontron CRTtoLCD-8 is the first product to have a wide range power supply (12 - 24 volt) and is specially designed to support industrial applications. The flat panel controller is an interface, converter and scaler board between graphic sources and flat panels. The Kontron CRTtoLCD-8 is mechanically compatible with the other members of the Kontron CRTtoLCD family, providing a portfolio of flat panel controllers that offers scalable interfaces and performance.
3M to Showcase New Generation Modular Projection System at ISE 2008
3M is showcasing its second generation Super Close Projection (SCP) system to the professional AV market for the first time at ISE (Stand N112). The new SCP712 system combines pioneering short-throw off-angle projection with a modular wall-mounting system for greater flexibility and performance at an affordable price.
Custom TFT display service provides application specific modules in low volumes
Anders Electronics has launched a custom engineering service that it says makes the display specialist the first company to offer semi-custom TFT modules for low volume applications. The new custom TFT engineering service will see Anders design and develop TFT modules that are optimised to target applications in terms of performance, functionality, optical characteristics, electrical and mechanical design. Furthermore, the combination of available technology and in-house engineering expertise allows Anders to develop semi-custom TFT displays for applications with low-volume production.
Upgraded OLED Evaluation Kit
Densitron has announced the introduction of its upgraded OLED Evaluation Kit which offers users improved flexibility on graphic display management while retains all of the popular features of their original Densitron USB OLED (DUO) Demo Kit.
TFT Evaluation Kit from Densitron
Densitron has developed a series of all-inclusive TFT Evaluation Kits that promise to make prototyping a simpler and less time-consuming process for design engineers.
TFT Technology from Varitronix Boasts Widest Viewing Angle
Varitronix is launching the first in a new family of colour TFT displays, using HFFS technology to deliver exceptional image quality even when viewed at extreme angles. The first Varitronix HFFS TFT display to be released is a 3in WQVGA model (480 x 272 pixels) in 16:9 widescreen format.
ZYFILM™ enables LCD shop-window displays to go interactive
ZYFILM™, a new through-glass touch sensing film announced by Zytronic, adds touch capabilities to TFT-LCD screens up to 30" in screen size mounted behind shop windows or similar glass panels. The film attaches to the window unobtrusively without adhesive, and provides an industry-standard USB interface for fast and convenient installation.
Egg-shaped Digital Screen
The introduction of Mother Goose Mortgages to the community of Southborough in Tunbridge Wells has not gone unnoticed thanks to a novel egg-shaped digital display screen in its high-street window. Vikuiti Rear Projection film from 3M, the diversified technology company, has been installed as part of a brand awareness exercise managed by digital print and design specialists bootdesign Limited. The mortgage broker represents the first permanent non-rectangular application of Vikuiti Rear Projection film in the UK.
IDT Ramps Up Mixed-Signal Semiconductor Solutions For The Digital Panel Display Market
IDT has announced its commitment to the digital panel display market. IDT expertise in serial, memory and interface technologies will combine together to provide customers with optimized, customized and power efficient design services for the digital panel display market.
Touch sensor controller enhances flexibility for the wide-screens
Zytronic has introduced an enhanced, off-glass controller for its Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT) touch sensor products, to serve a broad selection of LCD aspect ratios including wide-screen displays, while also enhancing system flexibility and extending operating system support.
3M’s Large-format Touch Screens Available to European Integrators next year
3M has announced the 1st January 2008 availability of MicroTouch DST touch screens in popular 32, 40, 42and 46in screen sizes to integrators across Europe. Based on 3M's patented Dispersive Signal Technology (DST), MicroTouch DST touch screens offer integrators an ideal solution for large-format interactive displays in most public environments and applications, including digital signage, retail point-of-sale, point-of-information, conference rooms and education presentation systems.
Varitronix launches ‘free-shape’ LCD service
LCD displays in polygonal or even circular shapes are available from industrial and automotive specialist Varitronix following investment in new precision glass scribing technology. Glass can now be cut up to 500mm square, generating polygons, circles or other more complex shapes including arcs. Robert Hill, Engineering Manager of Varitronix UK, commented, "We've always been able to provide customers with square or rectangular shape displays to their requirements – now we're no longer constrained by that, and can provide a more tailored LCD solution in nearly any shape possible. We're expecting a lot of interest." Minimum order quantities for free shape displays are similar to those for other custom LCD orders.
Cherry to display at BETT show
Cherry Electrical Products UK will be at the BETT Show in Olympia, London, January 9-12, 2008. Latest products to be on display include the security conscious G83-14601/14701 keyboard with fingerprint swipe sensor; the G84-4100 small footprint design for special needs or limited desk space; and a special 50% off offer will be made available to stand visitors for on-the-day-take-away, or limited time purchases of selected keyboards in Sirius, Barracuda, Control and Stingray ranges.
3M to Discuss Energy Efficiency for LCD TVs at Display Forum 2007
3M will reveal the hidden component driving energy savings in LCD television sets at the Display Forum 2007, the European display business event. Vikuiti Dual Brightness Enhancement Film (DBEF) from 3M is an innovative display technology that can equal the picture brightness produced by an average LCD TV whilst increasing backlight efficiency by up to 50% and TV efficiency by as much as 30%.
Industrial TFT with LED Backlight
Evervision LTD has introduced it's industrial TFT portfolio with the new 7.0in TFT VGG804805-6UFLWA. The WVGA resolution with 800 x 480 dots is becoming popular in market segments like industrial, medical and metrology. This type has a wide viewing polarizer and an anti glare surface. The powerful LED backlight provides a brightness of 350cd/m².
Aerco delivers our first news item to mention Christmas - Keyboards R Us!!!
Aerco says it can deliver, in plenty of time for Christmas, a wide range of Cherry computer keyboards for home office, multimedia, office solutions and a number of specialist applications. The keyboards are available from the 'Cherry Keyboards 'R' Us' website (cherrykeyboardsrus.co.uk.) run jointly between Cherry and Aerco, the Horsham based electronics component distributor. A wide range is either in stock or can be supplied on a three or four day lead time at highly competitive prices.
Backlit keyboard is ideal for low light environments
Devlin Electronics unveil a new backlit keyboard ideal for low light environments, specifically broadcast applications. The KMX-083L harnesses unique technology pioneered by Devlin. The use of high intensity LEDs combined with specially designed two shot moulded keytops, means Devlin Electronics have produced a backlit keyboard that offers much improved legend brightness and legend clarity.
Keyboard from Devlin Aids Deep Clean Hospital Programmes
Devlin Electronics has announced the full release of a new infection control keyboard in its Healthcare Range. The KCR-106-6XX is specifically designed to help health services tackle the problems of hospital acquired infections.
70in TFT display monitor for the out-of-home digital signage market
Global Display Solutions (GDS), in association with Distec GmbH, has announced the availability of a 70in TFT display monitor for the out-of-home (OOH) digital signage market. Using GDS's proprietary G-BOND optical bonding process, the display was recently built and showcased at the Viscom show at Düsseldorf in Germany by digital signage specialist Distec on whose behalf GDS developed this product. With a 70" HD resolution TFT display panel and AR coated laminated glass, this bonded product was manufactured at GDS's state–of-the-art bonding facility in Italy, and was exhibited at the exhibition prior to being shipped to America for field trials with a major advertising company.
LCD Module from NEC enables Control of Viewing Angle
NEC LCD Technologies has announced the development of color TFT LCD module that enables the viewing angle to be switched from wide to narrow in accordance with display contents, use and application of the LCD. The company has realized the new LCD module by its own unique value integrated TFT-LCD (VIT) technology, along with the addition of a new angle-switching control on the polarizer adjacent to the backlight system. The angle-switching control enables the light from the backlight system to be switched from a diffused pattern to a straight pattern by control signals, allowing easy switching of the viewing angle mode from that of wide to narrow.
LED binning provides uniformity in both colour and brightness
In addition to optoelectronic components CML Innovative Technologies provides its customers with a wide range of test and calibration services related to LEDs from the world's first private sector and fully accredited laboratory in Bad Dürkheim (Germany).
LCD touch screens for embedded applications
BVM has extended its embedded screen capability with the introduction of the TS range of LCD touch screen monitors, all available with resistive touch screens and USB controllers. Available in sizes from 9 inch to 12 inch, the rugged construction and metal bezel make these units ideally suited for use in applications as diverse as Point-of-Sale (POS) and Point-of-Information (POI) terminals, in-vehicle GPS computers, security monitors or medical equipment.
LCDs feature touch screen option
Now available from Arrow, the Everbouquet MF240320B32-BFW and MF320240B35-BF are new 3.2in and 3.5in active matrix TFT graphic LCDs. They join Everbouquet's extensive range of display modules that also includes three models that include an integrated touch-screen with 3.5in, 4.3in or 5.7in display size. All of the new devices are transmissive type colour active matrix TFT LCD modules that use amorphous silicon technology, and include integrated Chip On Glass (COG) drivers and LED backlights.
Wide Screen Touch Information System
Review Display Systems Ltd has recently introduced a rugged, Stainless Steel, wide screen display system designed specifically for providing information in harsh applications. The unit is manufactured in Food grade Stainless steel and features a high contrast WSXGA resolution screen with a touch based input system. The unit also features its own PC system allowing either stand alone operation with connection via a standard RJ 45 network or a WLAN option is also available.
LCD Modules for Medical Use Deliver Industry-Leading Luminance
NEC LCD Technologies has introduced two new 21.3inch [54 centimeters (cm)-diagonal] amorphous-silicon color thin-film-transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) modules for medical applications such as the display of radiograms for the interpretation and diagnosis of illness. The NL160120AC27-20 is an ultra extended graphics array (UXGA) resolution TFT LCD module with brightness of 950 cd/m2, and the NL204153AC21-09 is a quad extended graphics array (QXGA) resolution TFT LCD module with brightness of 800 cd/m2. Both of the new color products achieve industry-leading luminance in each resolution category by NEC LCD Technologies' proprietary ultra-advanced, super-fine TFT (UA-SFT) technology and a new high-intensity, direct back-light system. Ideal for medical image diagnosis, the new modules also realize high picture performance with ultra-wide viewing angles, a high contrast ratio and high brightness uniformity.
LED Driver for large video displays
The first in a new family of devices designed for use with large LED video displays, the new CAT4016 from Solid State Supplies is a 16-channel, constant-current sink LED driver designed for billboard, marquee, instrument and other larger, general-purpose LED displays for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Keyboard from Cherry includes integrated PC/SC smart card reader
Cherry Electrical Products has introduced the new G83-6644 series keyboard with an integrated PC/SC smart card reader. The keyboard allows users to integrate smart card technology into applications in the Emergency Services, educational, banking, transportation, office/data entry, manufacturing, field services, POS/POT and kiosk sectors.
Keyboard from Cherry has integrated fingerprint sensor targets Police and other security applications
Cherry's range of G83-14401/15401 Fingertip ID keyboards feature an integrated fingerprint sensor and PC/SC smart card reader (G83-14401 only) and are aimed at professional users in applications such as the Police, banking, schools and retail.
Keyboard has built-in fingertip sensor
At the Biometrics 2007 Conference, October 17-19, Cherry Electrical Products will launch its new G83-14601 and G83-14701 series keyboards which include an integrated fingertip slide sensor. These robust and affordable keyboards feature the AuthenTec AES2501B swipe sensor, and will suit applications in areas such as education, banking, transportation, security, office/data entry, manufacturing, field services, and POS/POT and kiosk applications.
1U LCD Keyboard drawer from Austin Hughes
Austin Hughes Europe has announced the N series 1U LCD Keyboard drawer. Using a 17 or 19in SAMSUNG Class 'A' LCD panel, the rack mount drawer is available as standard with both PS/2 and USB (Combo) connectivity and with either touchpad or trackball in most European keyboard language layouts. The drawer is an enhanced version of the highly popular RKP series that features improved aesthetics, a new front panel, single or one man installation rails and a new keyboard with standard numerical pad and the mouse module to the lower centre of the keyboard.
Keyboards for partially sighted available on new Cherry/Aerco website
Keyboards for partially sighted available on new Cherry/Aerco website New keyboards from Cherry, designed specifically for partially sighted users, are now available direct to end-users in the UK through www.cherrykeyboardsrus.co.uk, a website run in conjunction with Aerco, the Horsham-based electronics distributor.
LCD Modules for Industrial Equipment from NEC
NEC LCD Technologies has introduced two new 15-inch amorphous-silicon color thin-film-transistor liquid crystal display modules with extended graphics array resolution for industrial equipment such as factory automation controllers, measuring instruments, automatic teller machine terminals, kiosks and point-of-sale systems. The NL10276BC30-32 is a standard product with brightness of 250 candelas per square meter (cd/m2), while the NL10276BC30-33 has brightness of 350 cd/m2. Both modules conform to the Panel Standardization Working Group (PSWG) standards for 15-inch LCD modules.
Custom service helps users add colour to mono displays
Anders Electronics has further expanded its display design and engineering capabilities by launching a new service that allows the company to cost-effectively add a variety of colour options to standard monochrome displays. Believed to be the industry's first service of its type, Anders' M2C (mono-to-colour) custom offering is ideal for customers who want to employ colour to optimise the user machine relationship (UMR), but for whom migration to TFT LCDs is not a commercially viable option. The service is fully compatible with a wide range of display technologies and is suitable for even low-volume production.