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Tuesday
Jun292010

display alliance news 6.29.2010

King Jim, a Japanse stationary maker, launches Pitrec, a new hand held for digitizing business cards.
Sourced from CrunchGear, "the Pitrec isn’t cheap ($310 isn’t really a bargain for a single purpose device), but it looks quite useful. All that users need to do is to put the card into a slot that’s running along the side of the device and press the shutter button to take a quick snap. The data is then stored on microSD (16GB are enough for about 10,000 cards). King Jim says OCR makes sure the Pitrec detects details such as name and title of the contact, company name, phone number etc. All contacts can be listed up in a specific order, starred, tagged, and viewed on the Pitrec’s 3.5-inch TFT screen (400×240 resolution)." Read the full article here, at Crunchgear.

Looking for the best time to install a digital signage package? How about right from the start.
DigitalSignageBlog delivers 5 good reasons why renovating your retail space is the best time to implement digital signage. There first case being, cost savings for running cables and power. If planned correctly then during the electrical fitout, you can install and run cables (this includes audio, video, and data) to the various screens locations before the walls are put up. Trust me, it’s must cheaper than having to install these at a later stage. Read the other reasons here.

Samar Technologies Announces Upgraded All-in-one Ad Display product line in 7” to 15” sizes available in July 2010.
The LED powered panel offers low power consumption, a longer life cycle and contains no lead or mercury for less impact to the environment. These reliable products are designed to run 24/7. Content loading is user friendly and can be uploaded by SD card, thumb drive or through a network. Customized designs including private labeling and logos will be offered upon request. All of these features will be available at excellent pricing with discounts offered for volume purchases. Read the full press release here.

A useful comparison between LED and CCFL technologies.
The brains at General Digital serve up a great article about the distinctions between these two technologies. While each technology has its own distinct advantages, LED backlit displays tend to be superior to CCFL displays in terms of longevity (50,000 hours minimum), much greater resistance against shock and vibration, reduced power consumption, brighter intensity and precise control of the intensity, among several other attributes. Due to their solid-state design, they do not require an inverter as they typically require only 5 Vdc of power to operate, though they can be configured to run with 12 Vdc. Read the full analysis here.

Tuesday
Jun292010

Samar Technologies Announces Upgraded All-in-one Ad Display product line in 7” to 15” sizes available in July 2010. 

The LED powered panel offers low power consumption, a longer life cycle and contains no lead or mercury for less impact to the environment. These reliable products are designed to run 24/7. Content loading is user friendly and can be uploaded by SD card, thumb drive or through a network. Customized designs including private labeling and logos will be offered upon request. All of these features will be available at excellent pricing with discounts offered for volume purchases.

Samar Technologies operates internationally and is the Digital Signage OEM Division of Samar Enterprises of Taipei Taiwan. Samar’s decades of production experience operating state-of-the-art factories equipped with modern assembly lines, robot controlled plastic injection molding and tooling facilities make them the go-to expert for digital-signage solutions.

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Tuesday
Jun292010

LED Backlights for LCDs

General Digital’s LED (Light Emitting Diode) backlight design is an efficient alternative to typical CCFLs (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps). While each technology has its own distinct advantages, LED backlit displays tend to be superior to CCFL displays in terms of longevity (50,000 hours minimum), much greater resistance against shock and vibration, reduced power consumption, brighter intensity and precise control of the intensity, among several other attributes. Due to their solid-state design, they do not require an inverter as they typically require only 5 Vdc of power to operate, though they can be configured to run with 12 Vdc.

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Tuesday
Jun292010

Forenex releases capacitive/resitive touch panel compatible pen

Tuesday
Jun292010

PORTWELL ANNOUNCES NEW MICRO-ATX MOTHERBOARD BASED ON THE INTEL® CORE™ I7 PROCESSOR AND THE MOBILE INTEL® QM57 EXPRESS CHIPSET

FREMONT, CALIF.—February 16, 2010-- When Intel® introduced a proof-of-concept system, powered by Portwell's PEB-9737VGA, at the National Retail Federation Convention (NRF) in New York on January 12, 2009, the point-of-sale (POS), kiosk and digital signage in one integrated conceptual solution caught everyone's attention as a cost-effective way to enhance the retail shopping experience. In addition, the spotlight was also on its lower total cost of maintenance coming from the easy-to-upgrade feature set based on the modular design.

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Monday
Jun282010

display alliance news 6.28.2010

LCD inspection pixel grades.
LCD’s that come off the production line new are not 100% pixel defect free. LCD manufactures created their own LCD grading system in order to account for the variations in pixel quality.  There are acceptable limits within the LCD market to the number of dead pixels within a specific sector of the LCD. Get a better idea of the different LCD grades here.

Portwell introduces a vareity of medical grade touch panel displays.
American Portwell Technology, Inc., announces the PMD line of medical grade touch panel displays, from 15” to 19” with a selection of 5-wire resistive or Elo’s surface acoustic wave (SAW) touch screen technologies. Portwell’s PMD LCD touch monitor series meet the stringent medical safety standards and are the ideal human-machine interfaces for digital radiography, X-ray, ultrasound imaging system, point-of-care/medical computer cart, PACS workstation and pharmacy POS systems. Read the full press release here.

Reflections on Reflections-What you need to know about reflection and display technology.
General Digital offers us an in depth article explaining the significance of reflection to display technology. The term reflection actually encompasses three entirely different types of optical phenomena. These three kinds of reflection are specular reflection (like a mirror), diffuse reflection (often called Lambertian) and reflexive reflection (or retro-reflection). By careful design of the display and installation, it is possible to produce a display with adequate luminance and contrast (for both specular and diffuse reflections) to allow the user to comfortably read the display and take action on the data so obtained. Read the full article here.

American Industrial Systems Inc. introduces a 10.1” Operator Interface Terminal PC.  Designed for building, factory, and industrial Automation, the HMI Panel PC features feature the Intel® Atom processor, providing fanless, reliable performance with minimal power consumption.  The latest Windows 7 operating systems are supported by Touch screen operator interface PC. A widescreen LED backlit LCD display and touch screen Human Machine Interface (HMI) are integrated into the system allowing users to control, monitor, and program directly from the information terminal.  The Touchscreen Panel PC can be integrated directly into your PCA, PLC, DCS, factory SCADA systems, operator terminals and automation applications. Read the full press release here.

Monday
Jun282010

GenFlective™

Monday
Jun282010

Impact™ Monitor Kit

Monday
Jun282010

Titan Standalone™

Ruggedized large format standalone LCD monitor in display sizes: 37.0", 40.0", 46.0", 52.0", 64.5" – PDF data sheet.

The Titan Lite Standalone™ is also available for tele-conferencing, kiosks and other non-rugged environments in identical display sizes.

Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. by General Digital Corporation.

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Monday
Jun282010

Barracuda PanelMount™

Monday
Jun282010

GenStar III™

Monday
Jun282010

AIS Releases an Operator Interface Terminal Targeted for Intelligent Building, Factory and Industrial Automation Industries

American Industrial Systems Inc. (AIS), introduces a 10.1” Operator Interface Terminal PC designed for Building, Factory, and Industrial Automation.  The HMI Panel PC features feature the Intel® Atom processor, providing fanless, reliable performance with minimal power consumption.  The latest Windows 7 operating systems are supported by Touch screen operator interface PC.  A widescreen LED backlit LCD display and touch screen Human Machine Interface (HMI) are integrated into the system allowing users to control, monitor, and program directly from the information terminal.  The Touchscreen Panel PC can be integrated directly into your PCA, PLC, DCS, factory SCADA systems, operator terminals and automation applications.

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Monday
Jun282010

Reflections on Reflections

Specular reflections are those we normally associate with a highly polished surface, such as a mirror. In technical terms, the angle of incidence of the light is equal to the angle of reflection of the light (see figure 1). All materials obey the law of reflection when viewed at a fine enough detail. It is the specular reflection which is responsible for forming an image in a shiny surface. It also results in a bright spot, called a specular highlight, when a small light source is at such a position that it can reflect into the eye.

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Sunday
Jun272010

Saber RackMount 901D™

Sunday
Jun272010

Saber RackMount™

Sunday
Jun272010

SlimLine Lite II™

Sunday
Jun272010

SlimLine Micro™

Sunday
Jun272010

SlimLine 1U™

Sunday
Jun272010

TwoView Micro™

Ruggedized dual flip-down LCD monitors (15.0", 17.0", 19.0") – PDF data sheet.

Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. by General Digital Corporation.

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Sunday
Jun272010

TwoView™