Top 9 Ways To Enhance The Functionality of LCD Module With Protection Solutions

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Outline:

  1. LCD Display protection solutions          
  2. AF or AS coating
  3. AR or AG coating
  4. Decorative cover lens or glass
  5. Enhancing the backlight assembly
  6. Tempering cover glass
  7. 9 Ways to Enhance the Functionality of LCD Displays

    7.1 Touch screen Integration

    7.2 Optical Films

    7.3 Privacy Filters

    7.4 Vandal-Resistant Glass

    7.5 EMI/RFIConductive Coatings

    7.6 LED Backlighting Enhancements

    7.7 Optical Bonding

    7.8 Heaters

    7.9 Cover Lenses

  8. Final Words

In This Article, We Will Describe the Top 9 Ways To Enhance The Functionality of LCD Module With Protection Solutions for You.

1. LCD Display Protection Solutions 

When selecting a specific display to use with your product, it is important to realize no one-size-fits-all solution. Whether you’re designing a user interface for the automotive, medical, appliance, or any other industry, GM Nameplate (GMN) has several different ways of enhancing display modules to suit your unique needs. While display enhancements usually bring a myriad of visual upgrades to mind, these enhancements are also often used to improve the device’s functionality. Some of the most common types of display module enhancement are included here.

2. AF or AS Coating

Anti-fingerprint (AF) coating and anti-smudge (AS) coating are two of the most common front surface display enhancements utilized today. They help protect the surface from situations where repeated use may hinder visibility. Applied via a spray coating, these enhancements are popular in industries where the front surface may be subject to smudging or be repeatedly interacted with and operated by the user.

3. AR or AG Coating

 Anti-reflective (AR) coating and anti-glare (AG) coating are frequently used in industries where visibility is critical. Both can be applied to the front surface of the display module to allow for better visibility in direct sunlight or any other harsh lighting conditions. The coatings boost the apparent luminance and contrast by mitigating the loss of light via reflection or glare.

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4. Decorative Cover Lens Or Glass

The front surface of a display module is the first thing a user sees and interacts with, making it an ideal place to have information about the device’s function. Decorating the cover lens or glass is essentially the process of printing colored graphics, logos, or other product information directly onto the rear surface of the lens or glass. It can highlight selective parts of the display, enhance the module’s look, and improve user experience by providing helpful information. This can be employed in a wide range of applications to add style and function to any device.

5. Enhancing The Backlight Assembly

Inside most display modules is a small strip of LEDs surrounding the LCD to illuminate the display. These LEDs are typically housed in a thin metal railing called a light rail and can be enhanced in various ways. The LEDs can be replaced by brighter or dimer LEDs depending on the visibility requirements. Alternatively, a dual-mode light rail can be employed where different forms of lighting, such as night vision, can be implemented by alternating the different kinds of LEDs along the light rail. This enhancement is particularly suited for the military or other outdoor environments where readability is crucial regardless of the ambient lighting.

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6. Tempering Cover Glass 

Tempering glass is a popular enhancement to add strength to the cover glass. It can be done chemically or via heat, allowing the display structure to withstand more force and improve impact resistance. There are also other kinds of material with varying levels of strength that can be used for covering displays, such as Gorilla Glass or PMMA (acrylic). Even bonding the display glass through an optical bonding process can significantly improve impact resistance. This display enhancement technique is particularly suited for devices exposed to a rugged environment or repeated impact.

The different display enhancements and protection solutions are often be mixed and matched depending on the product and performance requirements.

7. Ways to Enhance the Functionality of LCD Displays

We swipe, pinch or zoom; LCD displays are part of our daily lives. We’ve grown accustomed to using them on mobile devices like cell phones and tablets, when we withdraw money from ATMs, as we’re loading addresses into navigation devices, and on the dashboard in our cars. Virtually every industry uses displays: Military, consumer, medical, automotive, industrial and marine. Displays require some enhancement to perform such vastly different environments.

An LCD enhancement can be anything from adding a simple resistive, capacitive touch panel to EMI/RFI conductive coatings. These enhancements enable the display to meet specific customer, industry, and environmental performance expectations. Let’s take a look at some of the many LCD enhancements.

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7.1 Touch Screen Integration

Adding a resistive or capacitive touch panel enables the display to be operated by touch. 

7.2 Optical Films

Adding films such as anti-reflective(AR), anti-glare(AG),or heat-rejecting(IR) enhance a display’s visibility in bright or outdoor conditions.

7.3 Privacy Filters 

A privacy filter prevents images on the display screen from viewing from the side.

7.4 Vandal-Resistant Glass

This is commonly used on ATMs, parking meters, and digital signage.

 

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7.5 EMI/RFI Conductive Coatings

These protect the display from various types of atmospheric disturbance and are commonly used in medical applications.

7.6 LED Backlighting Enhancements

To Improve Performance, existing LED backlights can be replaced with brighter and longer-lasting LEDs.

7.7 Optical Bonding 

Optical bonding enhances the display’s viewability and ruggedness by eliminating the air gap between the LCD and the other substrates.

7.8 Heaters

Adding a heater to the LCD allows it to work in extremely cold temperatures.

7.9 Cover Lenses

Adding a layer of protective glass (i.e., Cover lens) reinforces the strength of the glass screen. Glass cover lenses can be made out of incredibly durable materials.

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8. Final Words 

As you can see, many enhancements can be made to an LCD to meet the customer’s needs within their specific industry. No LCD can meet all the needs of every application. That’s why it’s important to know the requirements of your application and which types of displays and enhancements are available by your LCD manufacturer during the design phase. Your manufacturer can create the perfect LCD module for your product with the right selection.

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