Busting the Erroneous Beliefs about LCD

Like all electronic devices, LCD screens have their advantages and disadvantages too. When you dig into this aspect, you will realize that there are some very common myths and false concepts associated with LCDs that have been there since inception. However, don’t be surprised if you get to hear varied opinions and beliefs of people who own LCDs, because each one will talk according to their personal experiences.

Nonetheless, there are some mainstream myths that are common about this screen:

Myth#1 – LCD Is Made Of Liquid

Even though, LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display, the device is definitely not made of liquid. In reality, the screen is made up of crystals and the word ‘liquid’ is merely used as an adjective to describe a characteristic of the crystals. Since crystals present in LCD react in conventional ways when electric current is passed through them, it is these crystals that create lucid pictures that appear on your TV screens.

Myth#2 – LCDs Will Last a Lifetime

Many consumers believe that since buying LCDs is a hefty investment, this electronic piece will last as long as they live. This myth is not true at all because nothing in this world is immortal; especially electronic gadgets that come with a limited time guarantee. Just like other electronic devices, LCDs have their own life spans and how long they will last depends on their usage. On an average, the prescribed display hours for LCDs range between 40,000 to 80,000 hours. They can last for 7 long years. However, you can make them last for even 20 years if you use and maintain them appropriately.

Myth#3 – LCD TVs Can Only Be Watched From the Front, Not Sides

Previously, this myth was a reality; however, modern technology has revolutionized LCDs and made them better in every aspect. Today, LCDs can be viewed at 160 degrees without compromising image clarity and lucidity. However, the problem still persists in older versions; so make sure you purchase the latest LCD TV models from us where every LCD TV set has this advanced feature.

If you want to purchase the best, most reliable and advanced LCD panels, monitors and PCs, then turn to us. At REVO, we have the finest IPS LCD display, sharp LCD panels and more that will meet all your industrial needs and requirements.

LCD Mount Brackets to Suit Your Needs

There are several advantages of mounting your LCD TVs on a wall. It not only frees up space for your room, but also makes it look more organized. Today’s monitors are bigger; they won’t occupy much space if you mount them up on a wall. This way, they provide a great viewing experience and you won’t have to buy an expensive LCD stand either.

However, what you need to do is find the right kind of LCD mount brackets that will suit your mounting needs and your LCD type. Stated below are some of the most common types of LCD mount brackets that can be easily purchased:

Low Profile LCD Wall Bracket

Relative to other wall brackets, this is the simplest type that can be mounted on walls. Just as you can hang a picture on your wall, you can mount an LCD TV with the same ease. When mounting your LCD TV with this kind of wall bracket, keep in mind that your TV will get fixed on the wall; it will not tilt nor move up, down, left and right. Although, this is the cheapest wall bracket out there, you will find some difficulty in switching out cables from the back when needed.

Tilting LCD Wall Mount Bracket

Even though these mount brackets cost more than the basic low profile ones, installing a tilting LCD wall mount bracket is fairly simple and straight forward. Instead of getting fixed in the wall, this wall mount bracket allows the LCD TV to tilt so that viewers can easily change their vertical viewing angle. This wall mount bracket has a pivot point in the middle that can be used to change the LCD TV’s position. Moreover, switching and plugging out cables with this wall mount bracket is simpler.

Full Motion LCD Wall Mount Bracket

Just as the name suggests, this wall mount bracket allows users to turn the LCD TV in every direction and angle. However, these mount brackets are fairly expensive mainly because of their moving parts and the fact that they support features that other mount brackets don’t. Installing a full motion LCD wall mount isn’t simple at all; buyer will need at least 3 people to install it appropriately. Nonetheless, once installed, you will enjoy a full motion LCD TV with complete access to cables.

At REVO, you will find a wide range of LCD display panels, display modules, sunlight readable panel and more. Each and every product at our website is assembled in the U.S and backed with a 2-year warranty.

Tips for Turning Your Dusty LCD Screens into Sparkling New Ones

LCD screens are typically present on laptops, PDAs, iPods and High Definition TVs. Not only do they provide exceptional picture quality, but also deliver sharp and vivid images and information, enhancing the overall viewing experience. However, the sad part is that just a few weeks after you purchase a brand-new LCD screen, it starts accumulating dust, lint and smudges, which make it look less than pristine.

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to take a piece of cloth or tissue, spray water on the screen and start rubbing. That will damage the delicate LCD screen! To avoid further harm, here’s how you can turn your dusty screen into a sparkling new one:

Use a Cleaning Solution

Experts suggest that using a cleaning solution consisting of 50% distilled water and 50% isopropyl can make LCD screens shine without damaging them. Take a soft cloth or a tissue paper and dampen it with this cleaning solution to swipe the surface. Make sure that you don’t use harsh materials such as paper tissue, towels and dish cloths as they can damage the sensitive LCD screen.

 Shut Down and Clean

Prior to initiating the cleaning process, make sure you shut down the TV, laptop. This will allow you to closely inspect each and every area that needs cleaning. Look out for the four corners of the screen where the dust usually accumulates and is hard to wipe off.

Clean Softly

Your LCD screens are not like ordinary screens; it is made up of a soft film that can be easily damaged by a rough cloth, harmful chemicals and ordinary tap water. In other words, you need to clean it very gently and softly without rubbing or pressing the surface excessively. Many experts suggest that LCD owners should treat their screens like a baby when they are cleaning it.

However, with every LCD TV or laptop, check for the owner’s manual; it will have cleaning instructions on how you can make your screen spic and span without damaging it. These recommendations are customized for the type of LCD screen installed in the particular electronic device.

If you are looking for some high-quality, sturdy and reliable LCDs, then you’ve come to the right place. At REVO, we have the best raw LCD panels, sunlight readable LCDs and high brightness LCDs for our customers backed with guarantee and reasonable price. To find out more about our LCD range, click here.

Top 5 Tips for Choosing the Best Chassis Monitors For Factory Floors

Although, installing electrical devices in rugged, harsh environments such as a factory floor is not safe, any kinds of monitors that you install in such a location will demand care and protection.  With so many chassis monitor versions and models entering the marketplace, finding and buying one that meets specific requirements can be overwhelming.

In order to ease down and speed up the selection process, stated below are the top 5 tips for choosing the best chassis monitors for factory floors:

1.     Monitors with Durable Casings

Although chassis monitors are specifically designed to remain safe from physical distortions, keep in mind that casings act as protective shields. Look for a chassis that is made up of durable metal, with LCD completely enclosed within. Also, look out for any corrosion or signs of wear and tear present on the casing before buying.

2.     Mountable Racks

When purchasing chassis monitors for factory floors, ask the seller whether the LCD monitor can be mounted on wall racks. Mountable wall racks not only protect the LCD monitor from physical damages but also save a lot of space on a crowded and congested factory floor.

3.     The Monitor Must Support High Resolutions

Ordinarily, chassis LCD monitors do not receive sufficient ambient light. Since, a lot of it will be blocked by the frame itself, opt for a LCD monitor display that supports high resolutions. Additionally, opt for a monitor that has high brightness LCD and contrast setting; this feature ensures that the information being aired on the monitor is visible even in low-light.

4.     Compatibility with Latest Technology

When buying chassis monitors, make sure that the monitor is compatible with the latest technologies such as USB connectivity. This feature will make the process of hooking up the computer with the chassis monitor easier to display notifications and video feeds from security cameras to workers working on the factory floor.

5.     Reasonably Priced

We realize that chassis monitors are long term investments for businesses, therefore, we provide our clients with the right price and value for each monitor. Some of the best LCD monitors at REVO come with light weight aluminum alloy chassis that hold them securely and keep them safe from damage.

The chassis monitors at REVO are affordably priced backed by a 2-year warranty and assembled in the U.S. We have 7 ‘’IP65 Chassis monitor, 8’’high brightness IP65 Chassis monitor and lots more.

Moreover, we have sharp LCD panels, high brightness LCD, MVA display and more at REVO to meet all your industrial application needs.

Cab CCTV Security

Most taxi drivers face a very real threat of armed robbery or at the very least an annoying incident of fare evasion by anti-social elements of the society. Taxi drivers have to roam the streets at unsafe times and welcome passengers with unknown backgrounds and motives. As unarmed servicemen of the public, taxi drivers are indeed in grave dangers themselves, especially around the weekends, holidays and during nighttime.

Nights are an especially hazardous time of the day. Despite fearsome thieves and other mischief mongers, taxi drivers are also often targeted by drunken passengers. Only the Revosys Interactive V5 Terminal holds the power to put the driver’s mind at ease. It acts not only as a crime prevention tool, but also a proof in case something does happen. This is an absolute bliss for the drivers that have little or no say over the potential abuse by socially deviant passengers. This system keeps reminding them that they’re being watched and will be held accountable for any wrongful actions they commit.

One of the many features behind the success of the Revosys Interactive V5 Taxi Advertising and Cab Security terminal is its ability to bring a new innovation to the world in In-Cab CCTV Surveillance.  Gone are the days when the law enforcement agencies had to see tapes, or wait to retrieve recordings of surveillance videos if something happened in the cab or to the cab, and all of this was often a step taking well beyond the moment of action. The RevosysTaxi Interactive V5 Tablet comes equipped with a GPS enabled CCTV surveillance camera feature relaying a live video feed to the law enforcement agencies. Two high definition cameras are dedicated to preventing any wrongdoing. The video feed can be transmitted reliably over 3G, 4G or CDMA networks.

The Revosys V5 In-Taxi CCTV Cab Security system can not only prevent crime and fare evasion, it can also help the driver make successful insurance claims, avoid any verbal, actual or perceived threat by the passenger and hold the passenger accountable for any damage to the taxi’s interior. Installation of the V5 Taxi Interactive Tablet will lead to lower insurance costs and a sounder taxi company reputation. Customers are often more comfortable travelling in cabs that take the time and effort to make them a secure place.

Revosys boasts a proven track record, flexible implementation and cost-saving installation techniques. Revosys believes in continuous innovation and 24/7 dedicated support services to its customers. The Interactive V5 Taxi Terminal draws heavily on the countrywide surveys that point out the potential for taxicab abuse. This system allows extremely vulnerable taxicab drivers the ability to work during the most hazardous of times, such as weekends, nights and the holidays.

Please feel free to browse through our website for more information about the V5 In-Taxi Interactive Cab CCTV Security Player and Revosys’ strong commitment to innovation.

LCD Display Technology News @ 04.03.2013

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 expected to spur G1F touch panel module shipments in 2Q13 “Upstream suppliers’ shipments of G1F touch panel module technology are expected to pick up in the first quarter of 2013 followed by a large increase in the second quarter of the year due to an expected release of Samsung Electronic’s Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, according to industry sources.” Via Digi Times

Supplies of LCD driver ICs likely to become tight in March-April, say sources “Supplies of LCD driver ICs may become tight in March-April as most branded vendors will begin to roll out their flagship models in the second quarter, while China-based vendors will also start to replenishing inventories for the upcoming May 1 holiday season, according to industry sources.” Via Digi Times

19.5-inch to be new focus for monitor brands, says WitsView “WitsView’s research assistant manager Anita Wang indicated that the new 19.5-inch LCD monitors are expected to be the focus by all brand vendors in 2013. Most brands’ retail selling prices of the 19.5-inch LCD monitors are expected to be similar to those of 20-inch ones mainly because current 19.5-inch panel supply is limited. On the other hand, panel makers are gradually trimming the 20-inch panel supply, and brands have no needs to set too low prices at the beginning as the new product aims at profits. However, some brands are adopting reverse pricing strategies by targeting China for selling the 19.5-inch units at comparable retail prices as those of the 18.5-inch low-priced models, adding a major uncertainty to all brands’ strategy manipulations, added Wang.” Via Digi Times

Panel makers expect increased LCD TV and tablet panel shipments in 2013“Tablet panel shipments meanwhile exceeded 20 million units in January, up 130% on year, with 7-inch panel shipments reaching nine million. The observers said they expect tablet panel shipments to remain strong throughout 2013.” Via Digi Times


LCD Display Technology News @ 03.03.2013

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Electronics signs two major contracts with China’s leading display manufacturer “Air Liquide has been awarded two major long-term contracts by BOE Technology Group in China, to supply ultra-pure carrier molecules to its two latest cutting-edge flat panel display fabs. These plants will both manufacture large numbers of advanced flat panel displays. The first plant (called BOE Ordos G5.5 AMOLED fab) will be based in Ordos, Inner-Mongolia and the other plant (called BOE Hefei G8.5 TFT-LCD fab) inHefei, Anhui province.”Via 4-traders

Universal Display rides higher on hopes of OLED TV ramp “Shares in the organic LED (OLED) materials developer Universal Display Corporation (UDC) rose 10% in value after the Ewing, New Jersey, company reported a 36% increase in sales in its latest financial year – and said that it had “only scratched the surface” of the OLED market’s potential.” Via optics

Philips monitors pioneer at CeBIT 2013 “MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips monitors, will present a variety of upcoming monitor market highlights at the CeBIT. In the business segment, MMD will show an UltraWide 73.6 cm (29″) Philips monitor in the Cinemascope format 21:9. Also part of the B2B portfolio: a 68.6 cm (27″) PLS model with the stunning WQHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels as well as a 58.4 cm (23″) IPS model with ErgoSensor technology, which keeps an eye on the user’s posture and gives corrective feedback. In addition, MMD will display a 27 inch AH-IPS monitor with 3D capability and Ambiglow technology targeted at gamers as well as a 23″ IPS model with MHL connectivity. Philips monitors to premier at the CeBIT also include Clinical Review Displays, which are ideally designed for use in clinical environments. All models will be showcased from 5-9 March 2013 in Hanover at the CeBIT stand no. F51 in hall 15.” Via HEXUS

7-inch tablet panel shipments reach nine million in January, expected to drive panel growth in Q1’13 “Shipments for tablet panels sized 7-inch exceeded nine million units in January 2013 and are expected to be the main driver for panel makers’ revenues during the first quarter of 2013, according to market observers.” Via Digi Times

LCD Display Technology News @ 28.02.2013

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Innolux to spend US$673 million expanding panel capacity in 2013 “Innolux Corporation plans to budget a capital expenditure (capex) of NT$20 billion (US$673 million) in 2013 to expand its 5G LCD panel production capacity. The expenditure could allow the company to add as high as 2.2 million square meters in TFT panel surface area production, giving Innolux an on-year increase of 7% in terms of the company’s overall production capacity.” via Digi Times

Shares of Innolux higher after Q4 results “Shares of Innolux Corp., Taiwan’s largest flat panel maker, moved higher Wednesday after the company reported a net profit in its core business in the fourth quarter after posting loses for 9 consecutive quarters.” via Focus Taiwan

Corning Celebrates Opening Ceremony of LCD Glass Plant in China “Corning Incorporated GLW +2.44%  today hosted a grand opening ceremony for a new liquid crystal display (LCD) glass substrate manufacturing facility in the People’s Republic of China. Located in the Beijing Economic Technological Development Area, this is the company’s second thin-film transistor-liquid crystal display glass production facility in China. Corning will provide melting, forming and finishing capabilities up to Gen 8.5 for TFT-LCD customers, including Beijing Optical Electronics (BOE). Corning also has LCD glass facilities in the U.S., Japan, and Taiwan, as well as in Korea through its 50%-owned equity venture, Samsung Corning Precision Materials.” Via Market Watch

Open Frame Display Types

Open Frame LCD Displays are designed specifically to be without an outer chassis cover which enables their use for various mounting applications, such as in Industrial Testing Equipment Displays, Gaming Machine Displays, Aerospace Control Panel Displays, ATM Machine Displays, Medical Device Displays, Military Displays, Marine Boat Displays, Instrument Panel Displays and Kiosk Displays. These Open Frame LCD displays come in a range of sizes including 7”, 8”, 8.4”, 8.9”, 10.1”, 10.2”, 10.4”, 12.1”, 15”, 15.4”, 17”, 19”, 24” and 32”.

Open Frame LCD Displays are ideal for OEMs and System Integrators that need to display rich and vibrant content inside of other equipment. These Industrial Grade displays typically have a support life cycle of 4-6 years, making them ideal for long-term deployments. These Industrial Displays and can be bonded with a variety of touchscreen types including Surface Capacitive, Resistive and Projected Capacitive.

Although these Open Frame LCD displays come in a wide range of sizes, many OEMs and Systems Integrators will prefer to integrate the display’s components into their own equipment, using their own mounting frame. For such custom applications, LCD kits are the preferred choice for maximum versatility. Here is a list of various types of Open Frame and Display solutions commonly used:

LCD Kit (Loose Components):

LCD Kits allow the greatest flexibility in mounting and integration. The LCD module with touchscreen, On-Screen Menu Keypad, LCD Controller Board and (if applicable) Power Supply can be fitted into most machines and equipment as required. The complete package comes without the metal aluminum frame structure, requiring the end-user to mount all of the components. The LCD Controller Board, being the largest board in the kit, is primarily used as a signal converter that allows for VGA, DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort signals to be sent to virtually all LCD Panels on the market.



True Open Frame Display:

All of the components of the LCD kit (LCD Panel with Touchscreen, LCD Controller, Keypad, Power Supply) can be mounted to a lightweight mounting frame with brackets, resulting in a true Open Frame display.

Open Frame Monitor

Open Frame Monitor

Open Frame Display with Metal Enclosure (Chassis Display Monitor):

In certain applications that expose the Display to the environment, OEMs and System Integrators prefer an Open Frame Display with an enclosure. This is commonly referred to as a Chassis Display Monitor.

Industrial Monitor

Industrial Monitor Chassis

Chassis Display Monitors can then be secured to their respective equipment with the help of rear VESA mounting holes, or side-brackets. These Chassis Monitors, when used with Side Brackets, are also called Panel Mount Displays.

Mounting brackets for such displays are designed to allow for different installations of the Display, either from the top and bottom, or the right and left sides. For applications requiring such brackets, screws are provided with the displays that allow for a flush, seamless look with the front of the display.

Revosys is a USA based manufacturer offering long-life Industrial Grade LCD Kits, Open Frame Display Monitors, as well as Chassis Industrial Monitors for Industrial Testing Equipment, Kiosks, Marine, Military and Security applications.

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Rugged Industrial Displays

Rugged Monitors are commonly utilized in environments where standard commercial grade display monitors might not be able to survive. High quantities of dust, moisture, dirt, oil, and other liquid containments may be found in environments where rugged displays are necessary. Rugged LCD display monitors, such as those from Revosys, come in an ultra-compact enclosure, use anti-corrosive lightweight materials such as Aluminum 6063 and 7075 alloy that can withstand constant wear and tear. Most rugged monitors are NEMA 6 / IP67 / IP65 / IP66 compliant, which make them resistant to liquids, and dirt.  Such rugged display monitors may have to sustain operations in extreme temperature environments of up to -40C to +70C, thus care must be taken to ensure that the internal electronics can support a wide temperature range. Support for higher temperatures is critical when the environment is under direct sunlight for extended periods of time.

Sunlight readability is a common key requirement for the users of rugged display monitors. Users often have to use rugged display monitors within or alongside equipment that takes its daily toll of direct sunlight. Sunlight Readability is achieved once a contrast ratio of 5:1 or higher is reached in the sunlight. This is achieved by using a high power LED backlight in combination with Anti-Reflective coatings and Optical Bonding of the touchscreen.

Rugged display monitors are commonly used in automotive environments where a wide-input power supply range is absolutely critical to continuously supply stable voltage levels to protect the displays. It is critical that a rugged industrial display monitor is used in a vehicle environment with a rating of at least 6V and up to 36 volts or higher. Such a wide input voltage allows the industrial monitor to survive voltage spikes and dips upon engine cranking.

Rugged LCD Display monitors are made up of a IP67, IP66, or IP65 rated sealed design with sealed locking style cable connectors that ensure water resistance against directed water pressure and complete water submergence. These industrial monitors come with an array of versatile input options to provide an unprecedented variety of application possibilities. These input options include DVI, VGA, HDMI, and Composite Video, as well as touchscreen inputs of RS232 or USB. Revosys manufactures rugged industrial monitors in various combinations including sunlight readable monitors, IP67/66 rated displays, and touchscreen interactive displays.

Rugged display monitors are effective against vibrations and shocks, making them a good candidate for use in industrial, aerospace and marine display equipment. The rugged monitors can also be used with an internal or external dimmer to control the luminance daytime high brightness as well as nighttime low-light applications.

Revosys is a USA manufacturer of rugged display monitors for industrial and commercial uses. The monitors have an operational life spanning over tens of thousands of hours with each display model set to pass various strenuous testing. Revosys seeks to utilize only high quality, long-life components and backs its display products with a full two year warranty.

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