Mitsubishi Electronics unveils four new types of 9.0 VGA color TFT LCD monitors for industrial use. These products have longer backlight life, and are inverter-free due to their use of white light emitting diodes (LEDs).
Of the four types of TFT-LCD modules, two models incorporate touch panels. Shipment of the two models without touch panels will start on July 1, 2009, and shipment of those with touch panels will begin on August 1, 2009.
TFT-LCD modules have come to be widely used in a variety of applications. In recent years, demand for LED backlights has grown as an alternative light source to replace the mainstream cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) backlight because of LED’s advantages, like being mercury free, and containing no high voltage components that may require safety and noise countermeasures. Mitsubishi Electric already provides 5.7-inch, 6.5-inch, 8.4-inch, 10.4-inch, 12.1-inch, and 15.0-inch color TFT-LCD modules with LED backlights.
The 9.0-inch wide-VGA LCD modules, which are used for human machine interfaces (HMI), kiosks, home security and other information device applications, will expand Mitsubishi Electric’s LCD module offering.
For each type of LCD module – with and without touch panels – there is a choice between standard and wide-view models, with the latter having excellent viewing angles from all directions.