Viewing angle is generally defined as the maximum angle at which a display can be viewed with ‘acceptable visual performance’ – for example without losing significant brightness or experiencing significant colour shifts. In some cases small viewing angles are acceptable and, indeed, desirable – think about a laptop PC where the user doesn’t want others to be able to easily see the screen.
However, there are a growing number of non-consumer applications where more than one person may need to see what’s on a display, or where the user can’t always be face-on to the screen. In these cases wide viewing angles are a distinct advantage. Which is why manufacturers are now offering ‘Extra Wide Viewing Angle’ displays.
Take, for example, the newest line of TFT display modules from andersDX, which range in size from 3.5” to 10.1”. Unlike traditional TN cell technology-based displays, these units leverage both MVA and IPS manufacturing techniques to deliver all round viewing angles from 80/80/80/80 degrees to an impressive 89/89/89/89 degrees. The result is that the modules suffer no colour inversion even when viewed from extremely wide angles.
What’s more, the wide viewing angle is not achieved at the cost of quality – the displays offer outstanding optical performance in portrait, landscape or rotating mode and have high contrast ratios from 400:1 (for models with touch) up to 900:1.
AndersDX Offers High-Quality, Cost-Effective Extra Wide Viewing Angle Displays
Specially created for non-consumer applications that benefit from wide viewing angles and high contrast, the new line of Extra Wide Viewing Angle Displays from andersDX cost-effectively delivers the usability and quality of high-end consumer device displays.
LONDON, UK – APRIL 24, 2012 – andersDX, user interface technology specialists, today announced the availability of its new line of Extra Wide Viewing Angle TFT Displays. With quality rivalling the latest consumer device displays, these displays bring a new level of cost-effective performance to industrial, medical and other non-consumer devices.
Ranging in size from 3.5” to 10.1”, the newest line of TFT display modules from andersDX offer outstanding optical performance in portrait, landscape, or rotating mode. This enables them to cost-effectively benefit a wide variety of handheld or fixed applications that demand wide angle viewing.
Unlike traditional TN cell technology-based displays, andersDX Extra Wide Viewing Angle TFT Displays leverage both MVA and IPS manufacturing techniques and boast all round viewing angles from 80/80/80/80 up to an impressive 89/89/89/89. The display modules suffer no colour inversion even when viewed from very wide angles, and offer high contrast ratios, ranging from 400:1 for models with touch up to 900:1 on models without touch.
The full range of andersDX Extra Wide Viewing Angle TFT Displays consists of a 3.5” 480 x 800 (WVGA), a 4.3” 480 x 272 (WQVGA), a 4.3” 480 x 800 (WVGA) all with optional 4 wire resistive touchscreen plus p-cap touchscreen for the WVGA , and a 7.0” 800 x 480 (WVGA) display with optional p-cap 5 touch screen – all with viewing angles of 80/80/80/80. Additionally, a 7.0” 1024 x 600 (WSVGA) with viewing angles of 85/85/85/85 and a 10.1” 1280 x 800 (WXGA) with viewing angles of 89/89/89/89 are available. All displays, touch and non-touch, are offered with optional customised coverlens.
“We continue to add products based on genuine usage cases that measurably enhance our customers’ devices,” said Rob Anders, CEO of andersDX. “Our new Extra Wide Viewing Angle Displays are an outstanding fit for a growing niche - offering great optical performance, affordable pricing, and the quality that device manufacturers need to meet user expectations,” he concluded.