Product News: Communication Systems & Equipment
Open Frame LED Monitor features small form factor design.
Press Release Summary:
May 1, 2014 - Accommodating applications that require small form factor screen, LWT-0431O 4.3 in. wide LED open frame monitor provides composite video input that enables out-of-the-box use with range of instruments and devices. Possible applications include, but are not limited to, video surveillance, digital signage, navigation units/sonar equipment, analytical handheld devices, process control equipment, and instruments used for monitoring purposes.
Original Press Release
Caltron Introduces a New Really Small Form Factor Monitor to the Line of Open Frame Monitors
Press release date: April 23, 2014
A size that Caltron used to carry was the 4 inch monitor, however this panel size was discontinued and the unit had to be discontinued as well. After much engineering and design, Caltron’s engineers have reinvented the 4 inch monitor, this time the panel size used is a 4.3 inch wide open frame monitor. At one time, there were and still are many uses for an open frame monitor this size. Caltron’s LWT-0431O, 4.3 Inch Wide LED Open Frame Monitor can be used in applications that require a very small form factor screen. In most cases, the types of applications that can use this type of monitor would be video surveillance or possibly digital signage. Integrating a 4 inch monitor, whether it is strictly display purposes or touch screen can be a useful tool in other applications that is not limited to navigation units or sonar equipment. Industrial applications and instruments can use a 4.3 inch monitor for analytical handheld devices or process control equipment or instruments for monitoring purposes.
A unique design for the LWT-0431O that Caltron engineers have created into the open frame monitor as a standard is only a composite video input for display. Since the resolution on this size screen is much lower than many of Caltron’s typical open frame monitors, a VGA video input is not necessary. Most applications that use such a small form factor screen display would likely use a composite video output, so to save integrating hassle, the 4.3 inch open frame monitor comes with a composite input which can be used right out of the box for any type of application or instrument device.
Typically, it might not seem like a 4.3 inch wide open frame monitor may be the most viable solution for industrial applications, but it is quite the contrary. There are quite a bit of uses for a smaller size screen. While most industrial applications seem to be geared towards larger screen sizes such as a 12 inch or 15 inch monitor, a 4.3 inch monitor can be more flexible and easily integrated into monitoring solutions, there are in fact, many industrial instruments that can find a 4 inch open frame monitor a viable solution. There will always be certain solutions that require a 4 inch monitor because any larger of a size screen might not be suitable and will not fit. There will always be a need for both larger size screens and really small form factor screens for industrial applications so long as there is a need for displays to be integrated into the solution.
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