ELECTRONICS:Lumex announces the global launch of their InfoVue EBTN (Enhanced Background Twisted Nematic) family of custom negative image TN LCD technology. InfoVue EBTN LCD’s provide significant performance and cost savings benefits including contrast up to 6x higher than standard TN LCDs, technology costs up to 40 percent lower and energy requirements up to 50 percent lower than alternative technologies.
InfoVue EBTN technology is compatible with standard LCD drivers and is ideal for a wide range of applications including:
industrial control device technology (including gas pumps, flow meters, control panels, test chambers)
medical device technology (including portable heart monitors, gas analysis monitors, portable defibrillators and disposable glucometers)
communications equipment (including routers, switches and gateways)
appliances (including displays on ovens, microwaves, refrigerators, dishwashers and washers)
InfoVue EBTN LCDs provide key performance benefits compared to traditional LCD technology. InfoVue EBTN LCDs offer a contrast ratio of 300:1, compared to traditional LCDs which offer a contrast ratio of 50:1. Sharp, crisp negative images can be displayed using any color backlight.
InfoVue EBTN LCDs also generate significant cost savings compared to alternative technologies like VFDs (Vacuum Florescent Displays). InfoVue EBTN LCDs can cost up to 40 percent less than Veda’s and also require 50 percent lower energy consumption.
The RoHs-compliant InfoVue EBTN LCDs are available in sizes ranging from 1 to 5 inchsquared.
Pricing is approximately $0.50 to $10 per unit in production quantities dependent on size and quantity ordered. Standard lead time for completed custom technology is eight weeks and all orders come with expert support from Lumex’s team of Technical Design Specialists.
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