Flat-panel displays, monitors meet variety of needs

By Control Engineering Staff October 13, 2005
StealthVU SV-1700-HB LCD monitor from Stealth Computer Corp. operates in extreme, ambient light conditions.

LCDs and monitors are in the HMI spotlight this month with the introduction of three new products. They are an LCD monitor from Stealth Computer Corp. , flat-screen monitors from Automation Systems Interconnect Inc. , and optically enhanced LCDs from AG Neovo . Details and links to Web sites with more information follow.
StealthVU SV-1700-HB high-brightness LCD monitor from Stealth Computer Corp. is designed to operate in extreme, ambient light conditions. The 17-in. diagonal unit has a brightness rating of 1300 nits, reportedly about five times brighter than a typical commercially available desktop monitor. The model meets NEMA 4/IP66 standards for indoor or outdoor use and resists corrosion, dust, rain, and splashing and hose-directed water. The stainless-steel enclosure withstands harsh environments. Plug-and-play capability requires no video drivers or special interface cards. Monitors offer optional touchscreens in a variety of technologies, including resistive, capacitive, and surface acoustic wave and are suitable for a variety of HMI, factory automation, and process control applications.

Flat-screen monitors from Automation Systems Interconnect Inc. are suited for robust in-plant or in-the-field applications.

Line of industrial flat-screen monitors from Automation Systems Interconnect Inc. comes in 15-, 17-, and 21-in. sizes, with or without touchscreens. With a NEMA 4 rating, units are suited for plant-floor or in-the-field robust applications, including process monitoring and control variable programming. Monitors use analog resistive-technology touchscreens and mount with an “easy-clip” system.

E-Series LCDs from AG Neovo have a hardened glass cover to enhance image quality and graceful, side- and back-curves and non-intrusive control buttons that blend into the overall design.

E-Series LCDs from AG Neovo feature a hardened glass cover to enhance image quality while protecting the panel from rugged environments. Flat panel monitors are available in 17- and 19-in. sizes and are desktop-, wall-, or arm-mountable on a folding base with tilt support. Units are said to be elegantly designed, featuring a black display, graceful side and back curves, and non-intrusive control buttons and built-in media speakers that blend into the overall design. Model E-17DA has a 12 ms response time, brightness of 260 nits, and a 450:1 contrast ratio; Model E-19A has a 12 ms response time, 250-nit brightness, and a 500:1 contrast ratio.

—Jeanine Katzel, senior editor, Control Engineering, jkatzel@reedbusiness.com