Displays and Keyboards
Densitron Certified as a Maxim Touch Screen Vendor
Densitron Corporation introduces their low activation force 2.8 and 3.8 resistive touch screens as the first in a series of sensors to be certified by Maxim to operate with their recently released MAX11800-MAX11803 Low-Power, Ultra-Small Resistive Touch-Screen Controllers with I2C/SPI.
3M Offers Multi-touch Capabilities for Windows 7
3M Touch Systems, has announced that its Projected Capacitive and Surface Capacitive touch screen products have achieved the "Compatible with Windows 7" logo. Engineered to be seamlessly integrated with the Windows 7 operating system, these 3M touch screens help application developers and customers take advantage of the operating system's new touch interface. 3M Projected Capacitive touch technology has received Windows Touch Additional Qualification (AQ) status for multi-touch interactivity by meeting 100% of the testing criteria. This 3M touch technology offers Windows 7 developers "true" multi-touch functionality with 10-finger simultaneous touch capability for real-world multi-finger and multi-user applications. This technology is currently available as a 19-inch multi-touch developer's kit.
GPEG - TFT display offers wide viewing angle
GPEG has announced its latest TFT display the FDT042 4.2 inch WQVGA module, a touch screen option, wide temperature range and availability for up to 5 years. This 4.2 inch WQVGA (432x240) resolution TFT has an exclusive option of software selectable operation in either landscape or portrait mode giving designers greater freedom of choice during the design process. With a viewing area of 97.48mm x 50.1mm the TFT will display 262k colours using the integrated ILI9326 driver chip.
8.0 WVGA in Photo Fine Vistarich Technology now available
EPSON Imaging Devices released a new 8.0 WVGA TFT module based on the latest evolution of Vistarich technology which provides a stable colour image from any viewing angle, excellent colour saturation and a very high contrast ratio.
Zytronic’s PCT-based Touch Sensors Integrated into Ruggedized Panel PCs
Zytronic's ZYPOS customisable touch sensor product, based on the company's award-winning Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT), has been selected by Taipei-based human machine interface specialist Aplex, to bring touchscreen functionality to its series of ruggedized stainless steel panel PCs.
TFT displays target industrial embedded applications
Two new product introductions from Hitachi's Display Products Group (DPG) are the compact 7.0" and 8.0 wide aspect ratio TFT display modules featuring many of Hitachi's latest display technology innovations. The new 7.0" TX18D35VM0AAA and 8.0" TX20D26VM0AAA feature the latest evolutions of Hitachi's renowned In-Plane-Switching technology IPS-Pro, which provides a stable colour image from any viewing angle, excellent colour saturation and a very high contrast ratio.
Ultra low power E-paper display from GPEG
GPEG International has announced the launch of its latest E- paper display; a 2.1 inch active matrix 'electrophoretic' display ideal for use as a shelf label display in the retail industry.
Avago Technologies - High Performance Touch Screen Interface Technology for Smart Phones and Portable Electronic Communications Devices
Avago Technologies has announced it has developed an innovative new touch screen interface that greatly enhances the operation and navigation of Smart Phones, portable media players, and a wide range of other portable electronic communications devices. This new touch screen technology from Avago is a mutual capacitance, multi-touch controller that is capable of tracking up to four simultaneous touch points without the problem of ghost points that are found in most other competing capacitive sensing technologies.
19-inch Rack Mount Quad Displays
In order to compliment its wide range of rack mount LCD products Austin Hughes Europe has introduced a new generation of rack mount Quad Displays for use in CCTV security and industrial control applications. They allow users to display / record and monitor signals from four different computers or video sources simultaneously on a single screen. Options include 17', 19', 20' and 22' LCD display panels and 1U drawers in standard and widescreen formats.
JAOtech to launch new Smart Terminal range at Medica
JAOtech is to unveil its new look 2010 range of hospital bedside terminals at Medica in Dusseldorf, in November 2009. The JAOtech stand (Hall 15, E27) will feature the company's full line-up, as well as its ergonomics range of products and pioneering wireless medical keyboard. The 2010 Obie, Jima and Zivo terminals benefit from the latest high performance, low power Intel Atom processors as well as a considerable weight reduction due to an aluminium chassis. Also included are a wealth of additional features and an updated stylish yet practical design.
1U Widescreen Screen Keyboard KVM Drawers
Following strong market trends towards widescreen technology Austin Hughes Europe has introduced widescreen options on the new 'W' series of screen keyboard KVM drawers and the new 'WS' series of SUN screen keyboard KVM drawers. Available with 19 Samsung Class 'A' LCD panels.
LQ121S1LG62 - 23-inch high brightness industrial-type LCD with LED backlight
Sharp has extended its successful range of industrial-grade LCDs with LED backlighting by intro-ducing two new displays. As highlight amongst the new additions to the product family, the 23-inch LQ231U1LW31 display is characterised above all by its excellent optical characteristics. These include amazing 500 cd/m² brightness, a wide viewing angle of up to 170° in all directions, incredible colour depth with 16 million colours and a high static contrast of 600:1 for indus-trial displays. Its anti-reflection coating also helps to ensure that the display remains easily legible even in difficult light condi-tions. This means the new 23-inch TFT LCD is suitable not only as a screen component for current industrial control units, but also for applications that are used outdoors entirely or in part, e.g. sales and information terminals, ATMs, test and measurement equipment, marine control systems.
Sharp new five-primary-color LCD for faithful color reproduction
Sharp has prototyped a five-primary-color display that faithfully reproduces the real surface colors that humans are capable of perceiving. The pixel structure of the new type of panel is based on five-colors adding the colors C (cyan) and Y (yellow) to the three standard R (red), G (green), and B (blue) color set. This combination expands the color gamut that can be rendered within the color spectrum that humans can discern with the unaided eye, and enables the new display type to reproduce more than 99 percent of real surface colors. Nearly all real surface colors can be rendered faithfully, even those like the color of the sea (emerald blue), brass instruments (golden yellow), and roses (crimson red), that have been difficult to render using conventional RGB color scheme. For example: with a standard sRGB scheme for computer and monitor display devices only 35 to 60 percent of all real surface colors can be reproduced. The newly developed display type from Sharp with RGBCY color sch
Touch screen monitors from Packard Bell
Packard Bell has unveiled its new 20-inch monitor, the Viseo 200T Touch Edition and gives mainstream exposure to the multi-touch technology. The use of multi-touch technology is expected to rapidly expand because it provides a fast and intuitive interface to the user.
New Jersey hospital selects JAOtech for second generation patient bedside terminal roll-out
Holy Name hospital of Teaneck, New Jersey has selected JAOtech Smart Terminals for its second generation bedside entertainment and communication system. Holy Name hospital is one of the US pioneers of patient bedside all-in-one computers, and the 340 JAOtech Jima units replace its existing six year old terminal estate, upgrading the entertainment system enabling future access to patient electronic medical records.
21.5 and 24-inch full HD digital signage platforms
AXIOMTEK has announced the debut of its new 21.5 and 24-inch full HD digital signage platforms, the OFP215 and OFP240, for applications like retail stores, sport stadiums, corporate buildings, airports, restaurants, theaters, theme parks, and more public and private spaces. As advertising continues to go digital over conventional signs, the digital signage is increasingly popular and diversified in outdoor and indoor environments, operating 24/7 as non-stop service.
Superior Human Interface Touchscreen Solutions with Introduction of New Atmel Products
Atmel has announced the production release of its new maXTouch family of capacitive touchscreen controller solutions, capable of supporting an unlimited number of unique simultaneous touches with a video-quality screen refresh rate of 250 Hz. Atmel's new maXTouch technology platform supports the development of touchscreens surpassing 10 inches with full zoom, rotate, handwriting and shape recognition functionality.
Configurable Touch-Screen LCD Video Evaluation Platform Now Available for Lattice FPGA Families
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation today announced the release of LCD-Pro, an advanced FPGA-based LCD video imaging and control solutions platform. Developed by Lattice partner Exor International, the LCD-Pro evaluation platform is based on the low-cost LatticeECP2 and LatticeXP2 FPGA devices, and the UltiLogic family of graphics Intellectual Property (IP) Cores from Exor International.
SmartBoard and SmartTerminal from ZF Electronics are perfect long life partners for smartcard applications
ZF Electronics Ltd – formerly Cherry Electrical Products – has announced a special edition of its G83-6744 keyboard with integrated smartcard reader to partner its SmartTerminal ST-1044U chipcard reader for use in demanding, high-throughput environments. The Special Edition SmartBoard G83-6744 is a USB keyboard with integrated card reader and matches the Cherry SmartTerminal ST-1044-UD standalone USB card reader. Both products feature landed contacts (also sometimes called landing contacts) rather than the standard sliding contacts found in the vast majority of smartcard readers currently on the market, which means they have approximately double the normal operating life. These innovative products from ZF Electronics cost very little more than conventional smartcard readers initially and are far more cost-effective over their whole lifecycle.
Industrial LCD panels incorporate LED backlight systems
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced the development of the latest range of active-matrix colour thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal displays (LCD) for the industrial market. The new display modules incorporate light-emitting diode (LED) backlight technology offering exceptional long life performance with 100,000 hours mean time between failure (MTBF)1. The market leading modules are designed to satisfy a broad range of industrial applications, test and measurement equipment, medical equipment, mobile computing devices and more. Using the latest LED backlight technology, the new series includes eight LCD modules, available in four screen sizes (5.7-inch, 8.4-inch, 10.4-inch, and 12.1-inch).
Vishay - 128 x 32 LED Graphics Displays with Drive Electronics and + 5V HC CMOS Level Video Interface
Vishay Intertechnology has announced two new 128 x 32 LED graphics displays with drive electronics and a + 5V HC CMOS-level video interface. Designed as replacements for the popular APD-128G032 plasma display module, the new LED displays offer designers a choice of bright red (LEE-128G032B) or neon orange (LEE-128G032-1) colors while both offer high brightness and superior viewing characteristics in a slim package.
GPEG International Introduces a new 7inch WSVGA TFT with LED backlight
The new 7 inch Wide SVGA 800x600 TFT display module, from GPEG International, features a product availability lifetime of a minimum of three years, a high brightness long life LED backlight, excellent contrast ratio and an extended operating temperature range of -20C to +80C.
Mitsubishi Electric begins sales of TFT-LCD Modules in Europe
Mitsubishi Electric announces sales of Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display (TFT-LCD) modules for industrial applications in Europe. Business support will be handled through the Semiconductor European Business Group headquarters located in Ratingen, North-Rhine Westphalia in Germany. With the sales of TFT-LCD modules Mitsubishi Electric intends to offer strong support to local European customers.
bCODE delivers new marketing experience with ZYPOS touchscreens
Zytronic's Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT) has been used by bCODE - a leading provider of mobile marketing systems - to create innovative terminals which deliver an exciting new concept in interactive marketing. The PCT-based ZYPOS touch sensors deployed in bCODE's latest MediaPlane terminals provide the robust, reliable and accurate performance required for the touchscreens as well as giving bCODE's designers added flexibility in delivering an aesthetically appealing terminal.
Devlin - Compact Industrial Keyboard
Devlin Electronics has announced the availability of the new KFM-096 industrial keyboard into their industrial products range. The keyboard is designed to be compact and rugged for use in confined and harsh working areas.
Synaptics - ClearPad multi-touch touchscreen solution
Expanding its portfolio of ClearPad solutions, Synaptics has introduced its advanced multi-touch ClearPad 3000 Series capacitive touch sensor solution. Building upon the success of Synaptics' patented, flagship ClearPad touchscreen solution, the new 3000 Series offering combines Synaptics' best-in-class ClearPad sensing technology with the company's exclusive design-in services which helps to make it easier for OEMs and ODMs of mass-market mobile handsets and other handheld devices to integrate high-resolution capacitive touchscreens with advanced multi-finger gesture capability into their products, bringing them to market faster and with less risk.
6.5“ WVGA in Photo Fine Vistarich Technology now available
EPSON Imaging Devices now released a new 6.5" WVGA TFT module based on the latest evolution of Vistarich technology which provides a stable colour image from any viewing angle, excellent colour saturation and a very high contrast ratio.
Hitachi continues IPS migration to Industrial displays
Hitachi Europe has announced the introduction of a new 10.4" TFT display module featuring Hitachi's IPS (in-plane-switching) display technology. The new TX26D12VM0AAA features a traditional aspect ratio of 4:3 and a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels (SVGA). A high brightness, long life LED backlight is employed featuring an integrated dimming function which enables ease of control of the backlight brightness in differing ambient lighting conditions.
High contrast industrial LCD information displays
GPEG's EBT LCD technology produces a display with an exceptional contrast ratio and very wide viewing angles. Typically the contrast ration is >800:1 with viewing angles of +80/-50 degrees up/down and -80/+80 degrees left/right. The manufacturing process does not require a traditional black mask thus reducing the price of the display to a very economical level.
8 colour LCD with bright and clear images
GPEG has announced its latest innovation in LCD technology Field Sequential Liquid Crystal Displays. Using new generation technology produces an 8 colour LCD with bright and clear images.
AMOLED displays have Capacitive Touch Sensors
Densitron has announced the introduction of Active Matrix OLED (AMOLED) display solutions with Capacitive Touch Sensor technology. AMOLED displays from Densitron can now be supplied together with Capacitive Touch Screens, assembled and tested.
LED backlight 7in WVGA TFT from CMO
The G070Y2-L01 provides high quality image display up to 16.2 million colours at a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, making it suitable for most industrial applications. Furthermore, the lifetime of the LED backlight is specified as a minimum 50K hours which exceeds the standard lifetime of most industrial CCFL backlight systems.
Densitron introduces CMO’s new LED backlight 10.4” and 12.1” high-resolution TFT displays
Customer demands for high-resolution TFT displays is greater than ever, so CMO have responded by introducing an 10.4" and a 12.1" XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) thin-film transistor colour liquid crystal display. Both displays feature LED backlight and the LED backlight lifetime are specified at a 50K hours minimum.
Monochrome-to-Colour LCD Migration eased with Multicolour LCD Technology
Anders Electronics has announced the availability of multicolour Field Sequential LCD modules. Designed to facilitate rapid migration to colour LCD displays, the FS LCD modules are ideal for white goods, consumer and gaming devices, and medical or industrial instrumentation.
GPEG - Industrial 5.7in TFT VGA display is suitable for many applications including medical and marine instrumentation
The FDT-640480G2 is a 5.7in VGA resolution (640 x 480) CMOS TFT display with a wide viewing angle (50,70,70,70), high contrast ratio (300:1), and an extended operating temperature of -20C to +70C. The display features a high brightness, 500 cd/m2 LED backlight that has a 40kh-long life expectancy. Combine this with the low reflection surface finish and a fast response time of just 50ms this TFT display produces sharp and vivid images of up to 262k colours.
Sheffield hospital uses JAOtech Smart Terminals to access Electronic Medical Records
JAOtech Smart Terminals form the interface of an innovative system that delivers electronic patient records to the bedside at The Children's Hospital, Sheffield. Delivered by ANS Group in partnership with Provision Network, a division of Quest Software, the system is to be rolled out across all 140 bedside terminals at the hospital, as well as other computers used by clinical staff at nursing stations and in offices.
Village Tronic provides volume discounts for its innovative ViBook multi-screen technology
Village Tronic has announced that it is offering discounts on its innovative ViBooks when customers purchase more than one at a time on its website. In Europe, the first ViBook costs €129 but then the price drops to €109 each for additional units ordered at the same time from the website at www.vibook.it. Prices include VAT and free shipping is provided to mainland Europe for orders from the on-line store. In USA and Canada, the first ViBook costs $US 129 but then the price drops to $US 109 each for additional units ordered at the same time from the website linked at http://www.villagetronic.com/vibook/buynow.html.
GPEG Adds To TFT Display Range
GPEG International has announced the introduction of a new 10.4in TFT display featuring a resolution of 800x600 pixels (SVGA). The FDT800600K TFT module incorporates a white LED backlight with an option of 250 or 500 nits brightness and a lifetime of 40,000 hours. The TFT display has a contrast ratio of 200:1 with a response time of 20mS.
Intelligent Display and Optimized User Interface Platform
Anders Electronics User Machine Relationship (UMR) Intelligent Displays consist of small-sized colour displays, pre-integrated with an optimised, multi-functional embedded system, ready to drop in to any device as the user interface platform. These displays support different embedded operating systems like Windows CE, and are supplied licensed and ready to run, with debugged images containing all required drivers.
Cherry Smartcard Keyboards Feature in Large Scale West Midlands Police Security Project
ZF Electronics Ltd - formerly Cherry Electrical Products Ltd - has just won an 8000-piece order for one of its innovative smartcard keyboard products which are being used as part of an ambitious security project being undertaken by the West Midlands Police which will ensure the protection of sensitive data.