Semi-custom display size and features offered with low NRE
07 June 2016
andersDX is extending its semi-custom display service to 7” and 10.1” colour TFT displays, which can be cut to a specified height to suit the space available.
The semi-custom service also includes adding touch control and other features, but the initial NRE (non-recurring engineering) cost is less than one-tenth the normal upfront charge.
Commenting, Paul Hooper, Display Group Manager of andersDX said, “Since its launch on the smallest display sizes, our semi-custom service has been hugely popular, allowing many customers to transform their system with a colour display instead of a mono character unit. There are a great many applications where a standard TFT won’t fit – for example, in rack mounted equipment where there are height restrictions. Yet the cost of a custom display is prohibitive unless volumes are exceptional. Our semi-custom service provides a very economic way forward.”
andersDX semi-custom service is based on an innovative manufacturing process. Customisation is carried out at an ISO9001 accredited site, with the appropriate clean room facilities. The entire process, including resizing and the addition of a backlight and touch interface, are carried out at a single site. The NRE costs are a fraction of those associated with a full custom display and the minimum economic order is low.
andersDX now offers this on 2.8”, 4.3” and 7” colour TFT displays and are in the process of developing a 10.1” display. Customers can have these displays cut to their specified height, and add touch control, FPCs and a backlight to their specification.
Hooper continued, “It has been shown again that the user interface has a huge impact on the user’s perception of their equipment, and is a real differentiator in the market. The andersDX semi-custom service allows customers to transform the user interface, adding a colour graphics display of exactly the same size as their existing letterbox character module. It also gives the opportunity to introduce touch control and other enhancements – giving their end product a stunning new look.”
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