Rugged digital touch screens, from 10 to 19 inchesProduct
March 29, 2011
We doubt that VIA, the number three x86 processor vendor, set out to supply rugged LCDs to the military.
We doubt that VIA, the number three x86 processor vendor, set out to supply rugged LCDs to the military. But these ruggedized and open-frame LCD assemblies are solidly designed for kiosks, POS terminals, and other bright sunlight applications so they ought to do well in military systems … an Abrams here, an AC-130 there. Available to operate over a -10 °C to +70 °C “harsh industrial environment,” the Vision Intelligence Display assemblies are also water resistant to NEMA IP65.
The SXGA resolution screens (1,280 x 1,024) are available in 7-, 10.4-, 12.1-, 15-, and 19-inch TFT sizes, with bright 600 cd/m2 LED backlights that consume up to 30 percent less power compared to traditional CFL backlights. As well, they boast 178-degree wide viewing angles and a five-wire USSB-based resistive touch interface, which VIA calls “excellently responsive.” There’s an available onscreen display panel plus pluggable options for VIA’s own EITX-3001 and AMOS 3001 boxed PCs to feed data to and from the panel. We think there’s a growing market for pre-packed, self-contained panel PCs, and this collection from VIA is a great place to start your search.