SlimLine Micro

Rugged Flip-Up/Flip-Down LCD Monitors
Standard Brightness, High Brightness, Sunlight Readable, NVIS-Compatible

KEY FEATURESSlimLine Micro - Rugged 1U Rack Mount Flip-Up/Flip-Down LCD Monitor

  • Vibrant LCD screens from 15.0" to 19.0" (other sizes available)
  • Support for high resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 pixels
  • Display head can be configured to flip up or down
  • Daylight and sunlight readable brightness levels available
  • RGB analog (VGA), DVI, composite, Sync-on-Green signals, more
  • Protective glass/overlay with sealed gasket
  • Enclosures are constructed from rugged, lightweight aluminum
  • Optional touch screen overlays (resistive, capacitive, more)
  • Optional night vision (NVIS) goggle compatibility per MIL-STD-3009


  • Many display sizes, capabilities and configurations supported beyond those documented here. Please contact a Sales Engineer for expert consultation of your monitor needs.
    • Wide format and non-standard LCD sizes and resolutions 
    • Flat panel displays from 6-bits up to 10-bits per color 
    • Non-standard, custom enclosures and mounting methods 
    • Many more options, accessories and possibilities available 
  • Supports separate sync, composite sync, Sync-on-Green (SoG) and STANAG 3350 A, B, C SoG analog video 
  • Designed with the intent to meet UL60950 and FCC Class A certification 
  • Rugged, all metal, lightweight and compact construction 
  • Modular enclosure facilitates customer integration 
  • Accommodates rear (VESA) and side mounting methods 
  • Intuitive, front-accessible user controls 
  • Daylight Readable LCD Displays from ~400 Nits 
  • Sunlight Readable LCD Displays from ~700 Nits 
  • Promotes configuration control and extended product life cycle (OEMs, military) 
  • Low power (+12 VDC) operation 
  • Variety of AC switching and DC-DC power supplies available 
  • Turnkey LCD monitor ideal for OEMs, system integrators, resellers, high tech commercial, industrial and military end users 
  • Total design control facilitates customization 
  • Private labeling available 
  • Optional support for NTSC, PAL, RS-170, SECAM and S-Video composite live video 
  • Optional support for DVI-A (Analog), DVI-D (Digital) and DVI-I (Integrated) video 
  • Optional support for fiber optic video signal extension via fiber optic to DVI conversion 
  • Optional support for HD-SDI (high definition) and SD-SDI (standard definition) serial digital interface video 
  • Optional support for HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) video 
  • Optional LED backlight for:
    • Low power consumption 
    • Mercury-free applications 
    • Daylight/sunlight readable levels of brightness 
    • Night vision (NVIS) goggle compatibility per MIL-STD-3009 
  • Optional CAC-compliant Smart Card reader (Common Access Card) 
  • Optional memory card readers and ports (Compact Flash, SD, USB) 
  • Many more options and accessories available

Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.


The universal acceptance of LCD technology in the commercial, industrial and military sectors has revolutionized display applications. However, consumer-grade and commercial solutions often lack the performance that many of these applications require, i.e., operation in harsh and demanding environments. In particular, their plastic enclosures afford little design flexibility or ruggedization.

Furthermore, most LCD monitor manufacturers do not typically offer support beyond 24 months. General Digital created its own rack mount flip-up LCD monitors in response to the need for adaptable and durable displays built for long-term use. Perfectly suited to industrial and military environs are the rack-mounted Rack Mount Hinge™ with a deep drawer, the dual display TwoView Micro™ and the shallow drawer SlimLine Micro flip-up LCD monitor.

All SlimLine Micro models satisfy the needs of System Integrators/VARs and OEMs/End Users with elegant simplicity, modular adaptability and cost sensitivity. Additionally, they are designed to operate from a single +12V regulated source that can be supplied by the customer, or may be purchased directly from General Digital.

Optimized for its ultra-low profile (1.75" high), the SlimLine Micro is designed to save valuable space and expense by providing a reliable and user-friendly operator interface. The SlimLine Micro’s compact design (the smallest dimensionally in our product line) and industrial durability, combined with General Digital’s legendary configuration control and long product life cycles, make it the ideal display solution for network administration, telecommunications, mobile (transit case), tactical in-vehicle applications and more.


As advances in LCD technology continue to emerge, General Digital integrates these advances into virtually any size display you require. Our stock offering sizes range from 15.0" to 19.0" (diagonal viewing area); however, we are able to accommodate many screen sizes beyond this range. All of our active matrix TFT LCD panels offer up to 16.7 million colors, wide viewing angles and fast response times (which is ideal for high definition live video). In order to ensure product availability and long life, we scrupulously qualify multiple sources of supply. If our stock offering does not suit your needs in terms of size, fit or function, please contact a Sales Engineer, who will work with you to configure a system to meet your specifications.


 Video controller board close-upInternal to our SlimLine Micro flat panel monitor is a state-of-the-art LCD controller that converts analog video signals into the proper digital signals required to drive the display. It is this LCD controller that enables the flat screen display to function as a direct replacement for the traditional CRT. The controller provides intuitive operation of its controls and calibration through the use of a (typically) front-mounted membrane keypad and a series of on-screen menus.

All SlimLine Micro models support the following display image controls: auto and manual setup, brightness, contrast, horizontal position, vertical position, tuning, size, individual RGB adjust, image expansion on/off, system information, run-time counter and signal level. Advanced features are supported on a selective basis, including image rotate and invert, audio controls, advanced scaling, gamma, color temperature and color gain.


All standard SlimLine Micro units support interlaced and non-interlaced analog video (separate, composite, Sync-on-Green). Support for STANAG 3350 A, B and C analog SoG video is also included as a standard feature. To accommodate the latest video standards, the SlimLine Micro can be factory-configured (optionally) to support analog, digital, integrated video (DVI-A, DVI-D, DVI-I); high definition multimedia interface video (HDMI); and high definition and standard serial digital interface video (HD-SDI, SD-SDI); fiber optic video signal extension via fiber optic to DVI conversion.


The SlimLine Micro can be optionally configured to support NTSC, PAL, RS-170 and SECAM video in composite video or S-video format. Also supported are high definition multimedia interface video (HDMI), and high definition and standard serial digital interface video (HD-SDI, SD-SDI). The fast response times of our active matrix TFTs make them ideal platforms for live video input.


Today, LCD panels typically produce a maximum brightness (white light) of 200–350 nits, which is insufficient luminance (brightness) in environments where they are exposed to high ambient lighting or direct sunlight—without requiring “value-added” improvements. General Digital has found that a luminance of greater than 100 fL (343 nits) is required for daylight applications, and a luminance of greater than 200 fL (686 nits) is required for sunlight readable applications. It should be noted that the contrast ratio of the panel and the reflectance (surface and specular) of the viewing surface also play significant roles in determining a display’s luminance requirement in high ambient lighting conditions. General Digital possesses the capability of augmenting the luminosity of most LCD panels by implementing one or more of the following product improvements: 

  • Replace standard backlight and inverter with “high brightness” backlight and inverter
  • Add and/or replace LCD optical films
  • Add contrast enhancement filters to surface of LCD display
  • Optically bond contrast filters to LCD display to improve optical path and reduce surface and/or specular reflectance

Although General Digital has introduced our value-added “high brightness” capability to a number of our standard products, we have elected to integrate this capability primarily on a “semi-custom” basis. This decision is largely influenced by the impracticality of supporting all of the permutations of standard product that we now offer. We have found that a “tailored” solution of our standard product, rather than “off-the-shelf,” will best meet customer needs. And, in fact, many of our standard models are designed to accommodate sunlight and daylight readability. In some cases, General Digital will require a minimum purchase quantity or a small, non-recurring engineering charge to implement a “high brightness” upgrade. Please speak with a Sales Engineer for additional details.


SlimLine Micro continuous-friction hingeGeneral Digital’s rugged aluminum enclosures are designed to withstand the rigors of commercial, industrial and military environments alike. Our enclosures are completely irridited (conductive anodized); this provides protection from corrosion and improves shielding properties where metal parts make contact with one another. All external surfaces are finished with a durable black powder coat. Plastic enclosures (found on commodity products) are usually designed for a specific display and control electronics, whereas our modular enclosures offer superior configuration flexibility. This modular and flexible design eliminates extensive redesign while still permitting us to incorporate contemporary technological advances. We intentionally design products that support LCD displays (and other electronics) from numerous manufacturers. This capability enables us to minimize the impact of a single supplier's decision to allocate, redesign, or render obsolete their display; this gives us the ability to maintain configuration control and extend the manufacturing life of our products, as well as keep costs down for the end user.


The 1U high (1.75") rack mount enclosure of the SlimLine Micro is constructed from a combination of steel and aluminum, providing a cost-effective, lightweight housing that can be used in most commercial and industrial applications. Additionally, the SlimLine Micro can be mounted to a ceiling or wall. Use of continuous-friction hinges permit the display to be user adjusted over a usable range of greater than 90°. A spring coil latch is used to secure the display while it is stowed. A pair of 20" or 24" long chassis slides facilitate rack mounting and ease of operation. Interface connectors for input power, and optional keyboard/pointing device are located on the rear of the device, and face inward to keep the overall depth of the system at 20"/24" (depending on display size).

The SlimLine Micro’s enclosure is designed with both durability and safety in mind. Constructed from heavy duty aluminum, our enclosure is built to survive demanding environments such as factory floor, food processing, medical and military (MIL-STD-901D, MIL-STD-810F) applications. The enclosure is manufactured using flat stock—this enables General Digital to make modifications without requiring costly secondary processes, dies and molds. In addition, the corners are formed by an extensive process of bending, welding and grinding. Though other means of manufacture exist, in independently-conducted drop tests, our corners outperform those found on deep-drawn or molded enclosures. Overall, this assembly technique permits General Digital to offer a high performance product, at a moderate cost, with flexible design options. 


General Digital protects your display against direct contact with foreign objects by overlaying the liquid crystal display with a pane of one (or more) of the following options: optical-grade antiglare-etched, or antireflective-coated glass; chemically-strengthened and tempered glass; laminated glass vandal shield; polycarbonate or acrylic plastic protective overlay; touch screen; optical bonding; optically clear EMI/RFI ITO-coated glass shield. To provide even greater protection, a sealed gasket is installed between the display and bezel, as well as the bezel and protective overlay, to guard the monitor’s electronics from dust, liquids (e.g., spilled drink) and other debris.
O-ring and double-sided adhesive gaskets

EMI gaskets


The slim enclosure is typically available with an integrated (or externally attached) power supply. For applications requiring a thinner enclosure or a unique power source, we optionally offer a separate external supply.


All of the interfaces (video, serial, power, etc.) utilize shielded locking connectors that are (typically) located on the rear of the enclosure.
Retaining clip, video and power connectors

Retaining clip. serial and BNC video connectors


Sadly, one size does not fit all. General Digital gladly offers its engineering services to customers who require special customization of our LCD monitors and our complete product line, which meets their commercial, industrial, military or unique application requirements. Please speak with a Sales Engineer for a complete discussion of the options available to you.


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The market introduces new innovations and product upgrades at an alarming rate, presenting customers with the challenge of finding products that will serve for the life of their programs and applications. Being completely responsible for the design and manufacture of our products here in the U.S.A., General Digital is able to maintain nearly total control of their future. We have extensive experience supporting Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and many other governmental entities, both foreign and domestic. These programs have taught us the value of designing products with foresight so that they can be manufactured, serviced and upgraded for many years—decades even. Our product management team knows the importance of proactive customer notification and can offer product adaptation with equivalent or superior performance before designs become obsolete, thereby extending the product life cycle.


General Digital encourages relationships with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Value-Added Resellers (VARs), System Integrators and other organizations, and is willing to maintain your company identity (private label) on our products. Please speak with a Sales Engineer for additional information.


General Digital offers numerous options and accessories to complement your rugged LCD monitor

A multitude of options and accessories are offered in support of all General Digital products: sunlight readable display enhancements, vandal shields, optical bonding, LED backlights, EMI/RFI ITO-coated shields, antireflective coatings/antiglare etches, touch screens, power supplies, rack mount keyboards and desktop keyboards with integrated pointing devices, night-vision-goggle-compatible screens, rack slides, video/serial/power cables, fiber optics, Smart Card (CAC) readers, memory card readers/ports (Compact Flash, SD, USB) and more. Please visit our Options and Accessories page or speak with a Sales Engineer for further details.
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Below is an overview of typical General Digital SlimLine Micro Series model numbers. Having a good understanding of the structure of our model numbers will help you configure your monitor.


Prefix Family Size/ Resolution Display Video Controller Keyboard Enclosure Overlay Power Supply Custom
pp SLM aab ccc(c) dd(d) ee ff gg hijj zzz
Note the following options for the Prefix (pp) category:
S = Sunlight Readable
D = Daylight Readable
N = NVIS Compatible
The Family category defines the base configuration, where...
SLM = SlimLine Micro

Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.



SN = Prefix indicates sunlight readable and NVIS compliant
SLM = SlimLine Micro Family
19W = Display Size [19"] and Resolution [SXGA, 1280 x 1024]
993 = Display model: Value-add LED backlit sunlight readable LCD
115 = Video Controller model
00 = No keyboard
12 = Enclosure type: Standard SlimLine Micro
02 = Overlay type: Clear float glass, antiglare etch two sides (default selection)
0092 = Power Supply type: No power supply attached or integrated within this configuration; +12 VDC input required
091 = Custom configuration


SlimLine Micro
SlimLine Micro Solar
SlimLine Micro Solar NVIS


The SlimLine Micro enclosures have been carefully designed to allow our design engineers to modify/customize the existing designs to accommodate a variety of display size/resolution combinations. Customers greatly benefit since they can request virtually any OEM LCD of their choice (CCFL or LED Backlit) for integration, or select from a growing list of value-added Genflective, Sunlight/High Brightness or NVIS-Compatible enhanced LCDs.

In the tables below is a sampling of display panels in which we have integrated into monitors, or verified compatibility. New display models are constantly being introduced to the market by the LCD manufacturers, making it extremely difficult for us to maintain a comprehensive list.

Please share your requirements with a Sales Engineer and they will consult with you to select the best panel for your application needs.

Standard Displays
aab Size
H/V View
(R/F ms)
(WHD mm)
15X 15.0" 407 1024 x 768 LED 350 700:1 ±80°/
5.7/2.3 -30°–85° 326.5 x 253.5 x 12.0 Side
17W 17.0" 510 1280 x 1024 CCFL 350 800:1 ±80°/
20/10 -30°–70° 358.5 x 296.5 x 18.0 Side
17D 17.3" 524 1920 x 1080 LED 400 600:1 ±80°/
37/3 0°–50°
19W 19.0" 703 1280 x 1024 LED 330 900:1 ±89°/±89° 7/11 0°–50°


Model No.
(ddd) [1]
Edge Card
115 1920 x 1200
(60 Hz)
DVI-D (x1)
VGA (x1)
NTSC (x1)
DVI-D (x1)
VGA (x1)
NTSC (x1)
8 Bit
HD-SDI Daughter Board
4.74" x 7.05" 3.12" x 6.57"
117 1920 x 1200
(60 Hz)
DVI-D (x1)
HDMI (x1)
VGA (x1)
Component [2]
DVI-D (x1)
HDMI (x1)
VGA (x1)
DVI Dual Link 1.4
Image Flip
Ethernet Control
4.74" x 7.05" 3.12" x 6.57"

1 Unique model number assigned based on combination of video input connectors required by customer.
2 Can be configured with HDMI or Component video plus DVI-D and VGA.


ff Description
12 Standard, SlimLine Micro Rack Mount Flip-up Display Enclosure, Aluminum, Black Matte Powder Coat
24 Standard, SlimLine Micro Rack Mount Flip-up Display Enclosure, Extended for DVI Connector, Aluminum, Black Matte Powder Coat

SlimLine Micro Enclosure [1]

15.0" 1.75" (1U) x 19.00" x 16.00"
17.0" 1.75" (1U) x 19.00" x 17.00"
19.0" 1.75" (1U) x 19.00" x 17.00"

1 Note that dimensions are to be referenced as a general guideline only. Since our LCD monitors can be tailored to your needs, the specific dimensions may vary somewhat.


The SlimLine Micro Series is highly configurable. There are many overlays that can be added in front of or behind the LCD to improve its performance. Please speak with a Sales Engineer to select the right overlay for your budget and performance requirements. Note that a unique numerical identifier will be assigned depending on the specific overlay(s) selected. Download our full list of assigned overlays available.

gg Description
Glass Overlays Various Thicknesses (1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm)
Glass Overlays Various Surface Treatments (AR, AG, AR/AG, etc.)
Glass Overlays Various Construction (Gorilla, Chemically Strengthened, Float, etc.)
Glass Overlays Various Contrast (Clear, 62% Neutral Density, 75% Neutral Density, etc.)
Polycarbonate/Plastic Overlays Various Thicknesses (1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm)
Polycarbonate/Plastic Overlays Various Surface Treatments (AR, AG, AR/AG, etc.)
Polycarbonate/Plastic Overlays Various Construction (Lexan, etc.)
Polycarbonate/Plastic Overlays Various Contrast (Clear, 62% Neutral Density, 75% Neutral Density, etc.)
Touch Sensors Various Technologies (Resistive [4-Wire, 5-Wire, etc.], Capacitive [Surface, Projected, Touch, etc.], IR, SAW, etc.)
Touch Sensors Various Surface Treatments (AR, AG, AR/AG, etc.)
Touch Sensors Various Construction (Resistive [GFG, FFG], Capacitive [glass, strengthened glass])
Display Heaters Various Technologies (ITO Bus Bar, Silver Mesh, Strip)
Display Heaters Various Ratings (Ohms, OPI, etc.)
Display Heaters Various Controllers (Power, Warm-Up Time, etc.)
EMI Filters Various Ratings (Ohms, OPI, etc.)
Films Various Surface Types (AR, AG, AR/AG, Privacy, Cold Mirror, etc.)
Films Various Background Types (BEF, DBEF, ESR, etc.)
Other Circular Polarizers
Other 1/4-Wave Retarders
Services Optical Bonding


Listed below are the most commonly used power supplies we use to power our LCD monitors. [1, 2]

Input Voltage
Power Factor
FCC Certified
and UL Approved
Separate 85–264 VAC
+12 VDC 47–63 Hz 75 Watts 0.95
90-181/90-160 Separate 90–264 VAC +12 VDC 50–60 Hz 66 Watts No
90-1105-015/90-160 Separate 90–264 VAC +12 VDC 50–60 Hz 100 Watts Yes

1 Since the SlimLine Micro Series does not include an embedded power supply as standard equipment, we strongly recommend the purchase of a General Digital-manufactured power supply, which is specially designed and tested to work with our LCD monitors. Please note that these supplies include the required DC harness and connector to interface to your SlimLine Micro unit.
2 Consult a Sales Engineer to select from a multitude of AC switching or DC–DC supplies that can be mounted within the customer’s rack. General Digital can assist in specifying a commercial, industrial or military power supply that will meet your specific requirements.

General Digital designs and manufactures scores of standard and custom monitor configurations each year, making the creation of informational and technical documentation for each configuration impractical. We’ve found that by efficiently combining data into a select few documents, we answer most questions that customers typically ask. We strive to keep our documentation as current as possible, given the rapidly changing nature of the industry, which is why we recommend checking back periodically for updates. Please feel welcome to request any information not found here.

User’s Manuals and Calibration & Setup Guides are available for customers only. Contact us if you have lost the password provided with your product.

Drivers are available for customers only. Contact us if you have lost the password provided with your product.

Utilities are available to all visitors, and can be used for a variety of LCD monitor applications.

The photos below represent a small sampling of General Digital’s standard and custom SlimLine Micro LCD products. They serve to illustrate the many display sizes and mechanical configurations we offer, as well as standard and custom design features, capabilities and options. Click the thumbnails to view full-size photos.


  • SlimLine Micro Rugged 19.0" Flip-Up LCD Monitor
  • SlimLine Micro Rugged 6.4" Flip-Up LCD Monitor
  • Watch the videos below to learn more about our SlimLine Micro and other flip-up monitors, as well as display services General Digital offers for most monitors, whether built by us or another manufacturer.

    Rack Mount Flip-Up and Flip-Down LCD Monitors (3:10)

    Product demonstrations of General Digital's innovative, ruggedized, flip-up and flip-down LCD monitors, some with integral keyboards and trackballs. No audio.


    High Performance Video Calibration Services (2:32)

    One of the many services General Digital provides is High Performance Video Calibration. In any application, where multiple monitors are used, video calibration of this caliber proves invaluable. In this video, one of our Electro-Optical Engineers, Mike Kloter, explains the benefits of this process.


    Optical Characterization Services (2:16)

    Unlike your phone, a display’s position cannot easily be adjusted to increase readability in direct sunlight. General Digital’s Optical Characterization Services take the guesswork out of quantifying how your display will perform under sunlight conditions. The following video explains the process in detail.


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