UWVD | Ultra-High Visibility for Professional LCD Displays

Where are Professional LCD displays located?

Professional LCD displays are located in such industries as medical, industrial, theaters, airports, train stations, churches and even schools. They provide the ability to display information to a large body of people or are visible at a great distance. These displays produce large color images and characters that display information such as arrival and departure times and weather conditions. Information can be presented as precisely and attractively as possible.

Current technologies used in Professional LCD displays

The most common types of technology in use are TFT (Thin film transistor liquid crystal display), OLED (organic light-emitting diode) and plasma displays. All of these types of displays offer color and the ability to display graphics and characters. Many contain the ability to display video. One major disadvantage of each of these displays is their cost to be customized.

TFT, OLEDs and Plasma can be customized to meet the needs of a customer, but the tooling cost is very prohibitive. Even if the customer is willing to invest into tooling, the MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) requirements can reach as high as several thousand. These limitations force customers looking for a professional LCD display to design their product around the LCD. This is no longer true with the introduction of a new technology that offers the ability of low cost tooling and lower MOQ’s but also a wide operating temperature range and ultra-sharp contrast.

UWVD displays for Professional LCD display use

UWVD LCD displays are built with a stark black background. Unlike other technologies that use filters to create the black, UWVD LCD displays offer a true black background 100% of the time. There is no ‘dark grey’ or fading of colors that older displays suffered from.

In the past, product design engineers using a professional LCD display were required to design their product around the display module. UWVD now reverses this; the display can be designed and manufactured to meet the needs of the customer’s product.

UWVD’s can be customized for a fraction of the tooling cost necessary to modify TFT, OLED or Plasma displays and MOQ’s start as low as 500 units.

A private restaurant could design and manufacture a public display that is unique to their brand name.

Professional LCD displays using UWVD offers ultra-high contrast

Professional LCD displays incorporating UWVD technology offer a contrast ratio of greater than 200:1. This contrast can be seen when the display is located a long distance from the audience or end customer.

Professional LCD displays using UWVD offer wider temperature ranges

Professional LCD displays used in locations with extreme temperatures can benefit from UWVD’s extended operating temperature range.

The operating temperature range of a TFT is at -20C to +70C and plasma displays are rated to at 0C to +40C. OLED displays can operate as low as -40C, but keep in mind that half-life of the blue color is rated at 14K hours (1.6 years on continuous use).

UWVD’s are rated to operate as low as -30C (-22F) and as high as +80C (176F) and have a much longer half-life.

Note: 25C is considered room temperature.

In conclusion:

Product design engineers making use of professional LCD displays have many choices when choosing a display technology that would be perfect for their particular product. The UWVD technology may offer a competitive advantage over other competing LCD technology.