Bar type / Letterbox TFT Displays

Our ultra-wide displays are ideal for applications with restricted build height such as rack mount systems or landscape format front panels.

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What are bar displays?

Sometimes a front panel design can have space restrictions and standard 4:3 or 16:9 LCD displays are simply too big.

Bar Displays, also known as Letterbox TFT or Stretch TFTs, are exactly as they sound, ultra-wide form factor displays which can fit into industrial 1U rack mount systems or front panels in marine dashboards, instrument panels or retail signage systems where height is an issue but you still want to display lots of information to the user.

We have a range of standard size letterbox displays and can also produce a range of cut-down TFTs which allows you to have the display you want in your existing enclosure without losing resolution or performance, thereby saving valuable re-design cost and resources. Learn more about this service below.

Our Bar Type Display range

We offer a range of off the shelf letterbox / Bar Type TFT displays from 0.91" OLED display through to 48" UHD displays, ideal for signage displays. Included in the range it the high performance 16:6 aspect ratio 12.3” letterbox IPS TFT Display allowing designers to provide a high contrast image that can be easily viewed over a wide angle even in bright sunlight. 

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High Definition Bar Displays

We offer a range of high definition and ultra-high definition bar displays which are ideal for passenger information systems. 

High brightness, high contrast ratio and all round viewing angles ensure vital information is visible at all times. 

All our display products can be optimised for your appplication including bespoke coverlens design, films and filters, touch options. See our full range of customisation services.

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Cut down TFT design service

We can cut down TFT display sizes from 2.0" to 10.1" TFT to a specified height, and add touch control, FPCs and a backlight to any specification.

All this at much lower NRE than a full custom TFT display of a bespoke size. As with all our displays, we can customise to suit your specific application.

The entire process, including resizing and the addition of a backlight and touch interface, is carried out at a single ISO9001 accredited site with appropriate clean room facilities.


See below table of the Examples of sizes achievable:

Diagram example of cut-down service on a 4.3inch TFT display comparing 480 x 800 resolution to 480 x (your choice) after cutting.
Original Size TFT TFT size after cutting Active Area after cutting
2.0" (176 x 220) 176 x (your choice) 31.68mm x (your choice)
2.4" (240 x 320) 240 x (your choice) 36.72mm x (your choice)
2.4" (320 x 240) 320 x (your choice) 48.48mm x (your choice)
2.8" (240 x 320) 240 x (your choice) 43.2mm x (your choice)
3.5" (320 x 240) 320 x (your choice) 70.08mm x (your choice)
3.5" (320 x 480) 320 x (your choice) 48.96mm x (your choice)
4.3" (480 x 272) 480 x (your choice) 95.04mm x (your choice)
4.3" (480 x 800) 480 x (your choice) 55.8mm x (your choice)
5.0" (800 x 480) 800 x (320 or above) 108.6mm x (43.44mm or above)
7.0" (400 x 480) 400 x (320 or above) 154.08mm x (57.28mm or above)
10.1" (1280 x 320) 1280 x (240 or above) 222.72mm x (83.52mm or above)

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How will you drive your display?

Here at Anders we don't just strive to design a best in class display solution for your product, but we also want to make sure the display is driven with the right embedded system. We can help achieve a hardware solution that ensures your display works perfectly within your application. Hardware solutions include:

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We aim to offer reliable and long-term solutions to our B2B customers. If you would like to discuss your display and/or embedded system requirements please contact us below.