In, out, and about HMI: Touch panel, video wall, display exhibition


Among the notable products and events related to HMIs this month are a new 17-in. diagonal touch panel from Fujitsu Components, video wall cubes from Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, and an upcoming display exhibition from the Society for Information Display to be held in California at the end of May. Details and links to more information follow.

A new off-the-shelf, 17-in. diagonal touch panel is the latest offering from

Fujitsu Components American Inc

. The 4-wire model, the largest in the company’s standard resistive line, is said to simplify and reduce product development time for OEMs and system integrators. Applications include desktop touch monitors, industrial controls, and kiosks. Design of the touch panel, says Fujitsu, was based on customer input, with the new panel featuring 82% transmissivity and an anti-glare treatment to enhance viewability in high ambient light. A 3H hardcoat provides scratch-resistance from finger and stylus input. The 150-mm FPC (flexible printed circuit) tail eases integration design.

The newest MegaView Wall video wall cubes from the Presentation Products Div. of

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America

come in 50- and 67-in. diagonal sizes with front service access. The video wall cubes are said to provide a “space saving solution” for a variety of mission critical venues including broadcast control rooms, emergency centers, and transportation management. The cubes eliminate the need for service access behind the video wall. The screens open using an access mechanism that lets technicians install and service through the front of the cube to conserve control room real estate and save service time. Each model is designed for 24/7 operation and is powered by Texas Instruments’ DLP (digital light processing) technology.

Learn more about displays at the upcoming “Display Week 2007: The


(Society for Information Display)

international symposium, seminar, and exhibition”, which takes place May 20-25 in Long Beach, CA. The event gathers scientists, engineers, manufacturers, and users in the electronic display industry and provides access to a wide range of technology and applications from high-definition flat-panel displays using emissive and liquid-crystal technology to OLED displays and large-area projection-display systems. More than 550 booths and 8,000 attendees are expected at the North American show.

Register for the event


—Edited by Jeanine Katzel , Control Engineering senior editor

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