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Thursday
May262011

LCD News 5.26.11-CMI introducing new lines of 3D TVs and Sony to decrease TV shipments

Taiwan based TV firms have not yet penetrated the 3D TV market. This year Taiwan-based TV makers aim to penetrate the 3D market. Firms such as Chimei Innolux (CMI) and BenQ will be pushing new lines of 3D TVs in the second half of this year. The market of LCD TVs in Taiwan have been experiencing a drop in their prices, LG's 42 inch LED TV has fallen below $1,037; Sony is following this drop in prices.

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Tuesday
May242011

TouchSystems Signs Distribution Agreement with Ingram Micro

Hutto, TX – May 24, 2011 – TouchSystems, a leader in the touch screen industry, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world’s largest technology distributor. The distribution agreement covers North America and Mexico and includes all of TouchSystems’ touch screen products, and enables TouchSystems to reach a broader market.

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Friday
May202011

ECI Communications Partners With Noventri for Immersive Retail Digital Signage

ECI Communications, an international advanced audio and video systems contractor, recently signed on as a certified reseller of Noventri digital signage products to meet their growing demand for immersive retail signage.

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Friday
May202011

Live Video Feed vs. Digital Signage - The Showdown

Them there's fighting words. Do live TV feeds have a place withing digital signage content? Read what others are saying at: http://www.noventri.com/blog/?p=702.

 

Wednesday
May182011

Digital Signage, Smartphones - A Marriage Made in Heaven or an Unholy Union?

The synergy between digital signs and smartphones is attractive to shoppers and marketers alike, but will recent headlines and privacy concerns diminish the prospects of this relationship?

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Wednesday
May182011

LCD Module Datasheet Reference Guide by Vertical Market, LCD Formats and LCD Resolutions

Tuesday
May172011

LCD Modules for Industrial Use

(3.5" to 15.0")

 Click on the desired resolution to see all LCD modules within that field.

Tuesday
May172011

LCD Modules for Notebook PCs

(5.6" to 15.4")

  • Wide-SVGA          1024x600
  • XGA                      1024x768
  • Wide-XGA            1280x800
  • HD                       1366x768
  • Wide-XGA+          1440x900
  • SXGA+                 1400x1050
  • HD+                     1600x900
  • Wide-UXGA          1920x1200

Click on the desired resolution to see all LCD modules within that field.

Thursday
May122011

TFT-LCD Module vs. TFT-LCD Panel: An Explanation

As a person who sells TFT LCD products on a daily basis, I spend a good portion of my day looking through LCD data sheets, recommending solutions, talking to our value-add suppliers and trying to sus out the best opportunities for business.

Part of the difficulty of selling TFT LCD products is the convoluted language and slight differences between displays that can cause confusion to a "layperson" i.e. someone who isn't a display engineer. Fortunately, we have some great resources for information and, because Display Alliance is a "marketing cooperative," and we happen to stock and distribute LCD's, I thought I would share some important information that I just happened to learn today.

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Wednesday
May112011

Digital Signage Bundle! Buy Synergy's Equinox Media Player and get a 42" Fanless Industrial Monitor

Synergy's ProX42 Fanless SignageDigital signage hardware and software designer/manufacturer Synergy Digital Media Corporation is making a special offer for consumers by offering a free 42" fanless industrial monitor with the purchase of their Equinox digital signage media player.

As a special promotion to launch Synergy's Content Designer Package and their RS232 Remote Hardware Management Software solution, Synergy is offering the Equinox Digital Signage Media Player bundle at $1198.00

What that bundle includes is:

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Monday
May092011

LED Versus LCD-The Difference Between LED and LCD

More LED LCDs LED backlit LCDs have become dominant in the past year or two. Their increase in popularity is not due to a fad, 3-D, or lack of new marketing terms. It is directly linked to their superiority over their CCFL counterparts. LED backlit screens are more energy efficient, thinner, lighter, and provide for better contrast, darker blacks and whiter whites.

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Saturday
May072011

DOOH: Nielsen Audience Metrics Paint Rosy Picture for Location-Based Digital Signage Networks

The latest figures from The Nielsen Company not only show remarkable growth in audience exposure in Q4 2010 versus the same quarter the previous year, but also that such networks deliver verifiable audiences.

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Friday
May062011

LCD News 5.6.2011-NCR's LEED Cert., Tipping Point for US Manufacturers, Chimei IPS, Planar's LCD Videowall, Tablet PC Oversupply, LG OLED Production and MIT's New 3D Technology

NCR Columbus GAWage rates rise in China causing US manufacturers to rethink and establish their production facilities and supply chains in the US. For many, the economics have already reached a tipping point.

Chimei steps in to aid in production of IPS LCD panels for the iPad 2, as LG deals with "light leekage" screen issues from their 6th generation LCD plant. Sources site the primary cause of iPad 2 shortages due to the flawed displays at the LG plant.

Planar Systems, a worldwide leader in digital display solutions, report 21% year over year revenue growth from Q2 2010.  Gerry Perkel, (Planar CEO,) cited strong sales of digital signage products, particularly LCD video walls, as the driving factors in Planar's Growth.

Non-Apple tablet PC manufacturers likely to face oversupply caused by low demand of Android based tablet PCs.

Rugged Tablet PCs aim to improve automation, performance and profitability in the field service industry.

LG confirms 4.5G OLED production line of small sized panels for smartphone makers. The new line will allow LG to bump monthly production of substrates from 4k to 12k by mid 2011.

NCR gains LEED green building certification after renovation of a 25 year old battery plant in Columbus, GA now used for production of ATMs, retail self check-out machines and DVD rental kiosks for the North American market.

Researchers at MIT's media lab promise a new approach to 3D tech, say they can double the life of 3D devices without compromising screen brightness or resolution.

Tuesday
May032011

Applied Concepts to Demonstrate New Smart-DriveTM Advanced LED Drivers during Display Week 2011

Advanced LED Driver Features Allow User to Customize Driver Software and Store Black Box Data for Diagnostic Purposes

Tully, NY – May 3, 2011 – Applied Concepts, Inc. (ACI), a manufacturer of display and power conversion solutions primarily used for flat-panel display back lighting applications, today announced they will unveil and demonstrate their newest product, Smart-DriveTM Advanced LED Drivers during Display Week 2011.  ACI, a sustaining member of the Society of Information Display (SID), will be showcasing Smart-DriveTM in booth #1331 at the 49th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, which takes place May 15 – 20, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

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Tuesday
May032011

Meritus Medical Center Turns to Noventri for Digital Signage Enclosure and Screen Solution

Meritus Medical Center, formerly Washington County Hospital, using digital signage screen and custom enclosure from Noventri.

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Monday
May022011

Ceronix Drop-in Replacement LCD Kits for CRT Gaming Monitors

CERONIX, Inc. monitors and circuit boards are used worldwide in gaming, lotteries, automated score keeping for bowling,  amusement industry, point-of-sale -- anywhere there is a need for high resolution, superior performance, and low maintenance video monitors.  Among CERONIX, Inc. monitors’ many attributes:

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Monday
May022011

LCD News 5.2.2011-TFT LCD Panel Makers Profits and Shipments Down, Expected Growth In Tablet PC and CCFL Television Market

Samsung's net profit drops 30%, (US $2.6 billion,) sites difficult business environment Q1 2011 as cause, will focus on smartphones and tablets as well as premium LCD panels and TV's for growth in 2011.

2011 flatpanel growth half that of 2010, with LED backlights accounting for an expected 50% of total TVs shipped in 2011. TV brands may shift focus back to CCFL backlit TVs.

TV and tablet PCs expected to fuel TFT LCD panel shipments in Q2 2011, with an expected 10.2% growth. AUO & CMI both to see 200% growth in tablet PC segment.

Thursday
Apr282011

LCD News 4.28.2011-Compal Aims for Tablet PC Growth, Panasonic Job Cuts, US Campaign for Manufacturing, LED vs CCFL Monitor Growth

Compal Electronics notebook shipments down, shifts focus to strengthening R&D for Tablet PC's. Aquires 6.5G production line from CPT for touch panel production, invests in glass substrate and IC manufacturing business, aims to avoid component shortages and become leader in tablet PC market.

Panasonic looks to gain back global competitiveness, "streamlines" workforce, announces 40,000 job cuts.

National campaign to enhance supplier competitiveness in the US by mobilizing bigger companies to power smaller ones.

"Big companies should target high-potential small companies as suppliers, providing them training, access to domestic and international business opportunities, and lower supplier costs through pooled purchasing or insurance."

Price gap between LED and CCFL backlit monitors has shrunk to 5-20%, with an expected 50% penetration of LED backlit monitors by end of 2011, as demand for LCD monitors shows signs of return.

Wednesday
Apr272011

LCD News 4.27.2011- AUO Panel Shipments Down, Toshibas Touch Panel Display, LED Drivers for Optrex and NEC and Clear iPhone4 Backplates

AUO Q1 2011 financial results, sees substantial loss. Large size panel shipments up 4.3% year-over year,  small and medium size panel shipments down 23.7% (YOY.)  Expects high end growth for smartphones, Tablet PCs, LED and 3D related products.

Toshiba now offering integrated LCD/capacitive touch sensor 7.0" panel. Sites vehicle-mounted and industrial as ideal use. The new technology reduces thickness by 57% and weight by 48%, as compared to traditional LCD's with external touch sensors.

Applied Concepts Inc (US based manufacturer of LCD and LED solutions) announced today an updated line to their high end LED drivers for Optrex and NEC Display (size 4.3" and up,) ideal for military, medical, and aerospace application. Offers "Cross Reference" and "Application Notes" tools for customers.  Displaying at SID 2011, booth #1331.

On a consumer note, California based iFixit now offering clear back plates for the iPhone 4 @ $29.99. If you havent perused iFixit's website yet, check it out. They offer the most comprehensive troubleshooting guides and repair manuals for tech devices on the web.

TouchSystems, in partnership with self-service technology developer Lo-K, to display their 32" and 42" open-frame touch screens for kiosk applications, at CETW 2011.

Wednesday
Apr272011

ACI Expands LED Driver Product Line to Support Optrex and NEC LED Backlit Display Lines

Applied Concepts Inc. is excited to announce an expansion to their I-DriveTM LED driver product family.  These new LED drivers are designed to support Optrex and NEC's LED backlit LCD displays in sizes from 4.3" and up.  ACI's web site simplifies the correct driver and cable selections via the Cross Reference and Application Note tools.

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