Industrial LCD Displays and Their Use

By: don rev

LCD actually simply means liquid crystal display. An industrial LCD display monitor is usually used with an industrial computer, but it can also just be used to display video images from just about any video source that currently exist, and is the most common and diverse electronic flat screen technology in use now. The LCD technology has now almost completely replaced the older cathode ray tube technology that we all know and which was used for industrial monitors for many many years. It is interesting to highlight that LCD monitors tend to use only one third to a half of the electricity used by a cathode ray tube monitor, can take up to around 90% less space and are easier on the eyes. So in the end, no wonder why it has replaced the cathode ray tube monitor.

An industrial LCD display monitor uses very similar technology to a LCD screen anyone would buy. The LCD screens were first used on laptops only before the technology improved to be able to make LCD screens available for PCs as well.
Industrial LCD monitors also serves the exact same purpose as LCD monitors for PCs and laptops, which is simply to display the video image that is generated by the computer. However, an industrial LCD monitor differs from the technology on of the one you would have only in that it is much more ruggedly packaged. It is simply mounted in a steel or aluminum frame that allows it to be mounted in an equipment rack.

TFT LCDs which mean thin film transistor LCD, are a variant of normal LCDs and usually give an image that would be of better quality than normal LCD monitors. Those TFT LCDs are usually used in Televisions, flat panel displays or projectors

A feature that is frequently added to an industrial LCD monitor, but is unlikely to be on your desktop monitor, is a touch sensitive screen. This allows the user to interact with the computer program by simply touching the screen, and in some cases completely eliminates the need for a keyboard or even a mouse as an input device.

Industrial LCD monitors are now used everywhere without most people even knowing it. The best example would be with video arcade games. They usually use industrial LCD monitors. Industrial LCD monitors in video arcade games are perhaps the only example were you would really be in front of an industrial LCD monitor.

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