Electronic user interface specialist andersDX has announced a comprehensive and highly affordable new optical bonding service, to enhance the readability of displays in sunlit environments, especially out of doors. andersDX is aiming specifically at customers whose volumes in the past would have been too low to make optical bonding economic.
The new andersDX optical bonding service is offered on displays of 2.8” to 23.6” sizes with a very low minimum order quantity. The entire bonding process is carried out under one roof, at the site where the modules are manufactured ensuring both a high standard of quality and a low cost of around one-third the normal price. andersDX is offering a comprehensive range of options with the service, including modules with integrated touch controllers, scratch resistant or anti-reflective coatings, or protected by vandal proof glass. IP65/67 sealed panels for use in wet environments, and panels compliant with PCI standards for payment terminals, are also offered within the service.
Commenting Mike Logan, product manager, andersDX said, “In the past, many customers with lower volumes and /or price sensitive applications have dispensed with optical bonding for economic reasons despite its great and well recognised advantages. andersDX is now able to help these customers, allowing everyone to offer a real clear, readable colour TFT display on their system.”
Optical bonding is a well-established technology which reduces the reflections in displays by eliminating air gaps between the layers using an optically matched filler adhesive. Using this technique, reflections can be reduced from 13.5% of the incident light to just 0.2%. This makes a huge difference to readability, especially in brightly lit and outdoor environments. Optical bonding also prevents condensation and improves mechanical shock resistance.
andersDX optical bonding is carried out at an ISO9001 qualified manufacturing site. The site can produce products certified to TS16949 for automotive applications, ISO 13485 for medical grade application and EN60945 for marine grade applications