Monthly Archives: June 2016

Compatible Models and Upgrading Your Product

Now that your product has an LCD or touch panel in it, your device is ready for production and is on the market. But has the panel you chose reached the end of its production life, and you can’t seem to find a replacement anywhere?

As new technologies develop and form factors are able to be condensed, panel manufacturers and producers will discontinue the production of old redundant panels. However, oftentimes they (or their competitors) will also release compatible models. These models generally have the same resolution and size, with better contrast ratios, brightness, or condensed circuitry to control the panel!

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Manufacturer Reveal: Tianma

Tianma Microelectronics Company, LTD is the largest manufacturer of passive and monochrome LCDs in continental China with a manufacturing plant of nearly 1.2 million square feet (27.55 acres). Since its foundation in 1983, it has strived for excellence in producing the latest and greatest LCD display modules. Recent projects and research currently include LTPS-TFT, Oxide-TFT, AM-OLED displays, Flexible displays, Transparent displays, 3D displays and In-cell/On-cell integrated touch technology, making Tianma a forerunner of the electronic display industry.

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Manufacturer Reveal: LG Innotek

LG Innotek manufactures high performance, quality LCD display panels for many products in varying markets. From manufacturing automotive parts to fine semiconductor electronics, the CEO Jong-Seok Park states the company operates on the belief that “components and materials determine the quality of the end products.” As such, the company specializes in high grade electronic and automotive components, often in lieu of retail and point of sale products.

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This Week’s Hot Panel: AA192AA01 and AA192AA51

Mitsubishi developed the AA192AA01 for mass production in early 2010 as a bar panel, typically for use in the automotive industry.

The special viewing angle is designed for use in cars, as it is visible from 80° from above, below and from the right; the viewing angle from the left is only 60° however, so that the driver of the vehicle will be distinctly less able to view the screen, providing a safer driving environment (fewer distractions).

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Manufacturer Reveal: Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric is a global company specializing in the manufacture, production, and sale of electronics and technologies. Officially founded on January 15, 1921 in Tokyo, Japan, this industry leader extends its reach through a range of applications. In addition to the LCD industry, Mitsubishi manufactures electronic equipment used in Energy and electric systems, automation, information and communication systems, electronic devices and microprocessing, and home appliances.

Fun Fact: Similarly to some other LCD manufacturers, Mitsubishi panel part numbers also include the length of the diagonal of the panel in the panel number. Ex. AA192AA01 is a 19.2” panel.

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Display Enhancements for You

SmarterGlass provides a variety of enhancements that we can apply to your display, applicable to a broad range of FPD technologies including Liquid Crystal (LCD), Plasma, Vacuum Fluorescents (VFD), and organic light-emitting diode (OLED). Our goal is to improve the looks and durability of your LCD or FPD in all the environments in which it will operate. We provide solutions and enhancements including but not limited to:

  • Glare Management
  • Backlighting
  • Optical bonding
  • Viewing angle enhancement

More details on each of these can be read below.

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Custom 27″ Touch Monitor

SmarterGlass has procured a custom built monitor for a customer recently, and can do the same for you!

Pictured below is a custom 27″ monitor with build in touch screen capabilities. Not only does this panel feature an internal display controller, but is ready for immediate use with VGA, HDMI, or DVI inputs.

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I found that it was relatively plug and play: plug in the monitor, the visual input, and connect a standard USB A-B cable (commonly, printer cable). Using Windows 10 for its native support for touch devices, the monitor itself proved to be a fun and interactive multitouch panel, supporting up to 10 simultaneous touch inputs. 

Additionally, if your video input cable is loose or gets unplugged it can make an amusingly large trackpad for your primary monitor- although there are probably better options if you’re interested in that.

All in all, this high resolution 1080p monitor is a fun way to interact with your desktop- and due to its compatibility with Mac OS and Windows 8, 8.1, and 10, will have you using it in no time.

If you are interested in this opportunity or other custom build panels, please email a SmarterGlass sales representative at sales@smarterglass.com or call for more details! Or please leave your information with us by clicking below.



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