Specialized LCD Monitors

Special Order and Custom Rugged Display Products

Whether by special request or recognizing a need that hasn't been satisfied, General Digital creates many uniquely innovative displays and LCD monitors. By working closely with our customers, we can specially design a monitor to perfectly satisfy your requirements. Below is a sampling of some of the more interesting displays we've recently produced.

5.0" Sunlight Readable, LED Backlit, Display Head Assembly with Intelligent Controller

6.4" Waterproof, NVIS, Sunlight Readable, LED Backlit LCD Monitor

6.5" Weatherproof, IP67 Sealed, NVIS, Sunlight Readable, Military LCD Monitor

15.0" Waterproof NEMA4X Sunlight Readable LCD Monitor

15.0" Open Frame Sunlight Readable LCD Monitor Kit

15.0" & 17.0" Marine-Grade, Sunlight Readable, NVIS, MIL-901D, Panel Mount LCD Monitor

19.0" Rack Mount Mil Spec LCD Monitor

21.5" Touch Interactive, FourVue™ Quad Video Inputs, NVIS/Daylight Readable, Flip-Down Mil-Spec LCD Monitor

21.5" Touch Interactive, NVIS/Daylight Readable, Standalone/Mountable, Mil-Spec LCD Monitor

24.0" Panel Mount, Mil-Spec LCD Monitor


5.0" Sunlight Readable, LED Backlit, Display Head Assembly with Intelligent Controller

Part Number 90-4050-001

5 inch sunlight readable display head assemblyGeneral Digital has developed a highly integrated and intelligent display head assembly for deployment in an airborne/cockpit application. In order to fit the 5" active matrix LCD display into a 4 x 5 ATI enclosure, the LCD had to be laser cut in one corner. To make the LCD sunlight readable, we manufactured our own low power, direct-lit, LED backlight, which efficiently provides high brightness without creating or dissipating undesired heat. An NVIS compatible version of the backlight is also available as an option. A microprocessor-based controller automatically adjusts the backlight brightness based on ambient light and temperature conditions reported from integrated sensors. The controller also controls an optical heater which is integrated to extend the LCD’s cold temperature operating range down to  -40° C. The heater is optically bonded to the LCD to nearly eliminate any internal reflections produced by exposure to direct sunlight, thereby enhancing the LCD’s contrast in high ambient light environments.

FEATURES

  • 5 inch Sunlight Readable Smart Multifunction Display for Cockpits5.0" diagonal LCD
    • 640 x 480 (VGA) resolution
  • Laser cut LCD to fit customer-specified 4 x 5 ATI enclosure
  • Optically bonded ITO heater to LCD
    • Improved contrast by reducing internal reflections
    • Ruggedized display assembly
  • Custom LED backlight
    • Direct backlit design
    • Sunlight readable performance – up to 2200 nits @ 5.5 watts; up to 1000 nits @ TBD watts
    • Optional NVIS enhancement
  • Intelligent, microprocessor based heater/backlight controller
    • Allows cold temperature operation down to –40° C
    • Adjusts brightness based on customer-specified algorithm and ambient light sensor
    • Integrated thermal sensor provides control loop for heater performance, automatically adjusting backlight brightness to prevent overheating the LCD due to increased ambient temperature or solar load

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Cockpit display

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6.4" Waterproof, NVIS, Sunlight Readable, LED Backlit LCD Monitor

Part Number 90-3064-012
Model Number SBS-06V-907-71-00-15-04-SA31

6.5 inch Waterproof NVIS Sunlight Readable LED Backlit LCD MonitorGeneral Digital recently redesigned our Barracuda Series enclosures to make them smaller, lighter and less expensive. The 90-3064-012 monitor has been customized specifically for use in a Military Mobile Ground Station application. This monitor is designed to withstand extreme outdoor environments and high ambient light while installed in a mobile transit case. All of the inputs are waterproof except for the composite input, which has a dust cap to keep moisture, sand and dust from entering. The composite video connector (BNC) is an optional feature that provides a quick connect with a threaded connector.

FEATURES

  • 6.4" diagonal LCD
    • 640 x 480 (VGA) resolution
    • 600:1 contrast ratio
    • Viewing angles: 80° horizontal; +80°, –60° vertical
  • Sunlight readable LED backlight produces 700+ nits
  • Ruggedized IP67-sealed enclosure (submersible to a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes)
    • Video Inputs:
      • VGA (waterproof)
      • DVI-D (waterproof)
      • Composite (BNC - standard 75 ohm with dust cap)
    • Easy mounting design (VESA)
  • MIL-STD-3009 Class Type II NVIS (NVG)-compatible backlight
  • Switchable between day & night mode and NVIS mode
  • Fully dimmable (~1000:1)
  • Antireflective glass overlay protects LCD
  • Environmental performance
    • Storage temperature -30° C ~ 80° C
    • Operating temperature: -20° C ~ 70° C
    • 15,000 feet operating altitude
    • 40,000 feet storage altitude (non-operating)
  • Long life cycle product

OPTIONS

  • Optical Bonding
  • EMI
  • ITO heater (for colder operating temperatures)
  • Sunlight readable (LED backlight only)
  • XGA resolution

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Marine
  • Military (NAVY, ARMY)
  • Oil & gas
  • Government


6.5" Weatherproof, IP67 Sealed, NVIS, Sunlight Readable, Military LCD Monitor

Part Number 90-3064-020

General Digital's Barracuda 6.5 inch custom sunlight readable NVIS LCD monitor

General Digital designed a custom version of our Barracuda environmentally-sealed monitor to meet customer-supplied specifications for fit, form and function. The display system is used as a fire control system (digital sight) for a portable rocket grenade launcher in combat situations. Design of this complex solution required General Digital’s mechanical, electrical, optical and software engineering expertise and integration skill sets. Watch the video of the L40-2 Grenade Launcher in action.

  • Ruggedized 6.5" LCD, 1024 x 768 resolution 
  • Proprietary dual mode NVIS and sunlight readable backlights
  • Optically bonded EMI filter and LCD heater
  • Configurable video, heater, backlight and keypad controllers
  • Field programmable controller firmware
  • Wide DC input with intelligent self power monitoring
  • Fully submersible (IP67) milled aluminum enclosure
  • Designed to meet MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-901 and MIL-STD-461

LCD PANEL/OVERLAYS

  • Wide temperature, 24-bit color LCD panel
  • 197 PPI and 16.7 million colors provide excellent image sharpness and detail
  • DVI input with scaling support up to 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
  • Industrial-grade LCD with long product life-cycle and LTB support
  • Optically bonded overlay to enhance display contrast, shock resistance, and eliminate potential for condensation between surfaces
  • Micromesh EMI filter blocks incoming and outgoing RF radiation to comply with MIL-STD-461 (Army Ground), while allowing more light output as compared to ITO overlays
  • ITO heater overlay extends low temperature operational limits and enables full video motion to be displayed at temperatures as low as –40° C

LED BACKLIGHTS/CONTROLLER

  • General Digital's 6.5 inch Barracuda monitor mounted on L40-2 grenade launcher with a soldier at the controlsProprietary dual mode backlight system produces:
    • High contrast (Weber Class 5) and brightness mode; ideal for display of moving images in direct sunlight
    • MIL-STD-3009-compliant NVIS mode
  • Ultra-wide dimming ratio (>1000:1) works well with extreme ends of ambient light conditions
  • Linear, logarithmic or custom PWM dimming
  • Excellent uniformity and display quality
  • Integrated thermal sensor
  • Intelligent and programmable backlight controller
    • Max/Min brightness limits for both backlight modes
    • Max/Min PWM dimming levels
    • Max backlight power consumption
    • LED rail over-temperature auto dimming

POWER

  • Mil-spec power supply features wide operating voltage designed for military DC bus or direct battery operation
  • Smart power monitoring allows heater and backlights to run simultaneously without exceeding customer-specified power constraints
  • +9 VDC to +20 VDC input with 80 V surge suppression and overcurrent protection

MECHANICAL

  • Milled aluminum enclosure is designed to withstand harsh environments while remaining compact and lightweight
  • Designed for full submersion to meet IP67 requirements (no ingress at one meter for 30 minutes)
  • Semi-permeable membrane vent allows pressure equalization
  • Chemical resistant mil-spec CARC paint over black anodized aluminum resists reflection if paint is compromised
  • Watertight, EMI-shielded silicone keypad resists bleach wash
  • High-speed Glenair “Mighty Mouse” military-grade connector minimizes cable bulk
  • 5.75" (H) x 7.35" (W) x 2.91" maximum (D)
  • Weighs less than 3 pounds

MISCELLANEOUS/CUSTOM FEATURES

  • “All-in-One” PCB with integrated controllers for LED backlights, heater, keypad, video and power monitoring and management
  • Multiple heater modes (programmable) based on power availability and temperature
  • Backlight Override mode allows operators to temporarily increase maximum programmable brightness from 900 nits to 1500 nits
  • Programming port for boot loading and/or upgrade any controller firmware in the field
  • I2C buss slave interface

OPTIONS

  • Alternative LCDs
  • Standard, high brightness and/or NVIS LED backlights
  • VGA and display port support
  • Overlays (heaters, filters, touch sensors, vandal shields, etc.)
  • Keypads (backlit, NVIS compatible, custom, etc.)
  • Military/industrial-grade connectors
  • Custom enclosures and electronics
  • Custom or specialty firmware

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Military (NAVY, ARMY)
  • Marine
  • Oil & Gas
  • Government

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15.0" Waterproof NEMA 4X Sunlight Readable LCD Monitor

Part Number 90-400-115 (Impact Monitor Kit) + 90-1212-001 (Stainless Steel Enclosure)
Model Number MK-15X-947-60-00-00-04-SP30-114 + Custom Stainless Steel Enclosure

15 inch NEMA4X Sunlight Readable LCD Monitor in Stainless Steel EnclosureGeneral Digital adapted our sunlight readable Impact Monitor Kit so that we could integrate it into a customer-specified stainless steel, waterproof enclosure. The intent of this design was to provide the customer with a solution capable of surviving harsh outdoor environments including rain, sleet and snow while still being viewable in direct sunlight.

FEATURES

  • 15.0" Diagonal Transflective LCD
    • 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
    • 600 Nits (dark room), 1200 nits (direct sunlight)
  • Sunlight Readable
  • Ruggedized stainless steel NEMA 4X sealed enclosure
    • Video Inputs:
      • VGA
      • DVI
      • Composite (BNC)
  • Antireflective glass overlay to protect the LCD
  • Storage Temperature -20° C ~ 80° C
  • Operating Temperature: -10° C ~ 70° C

OPTIONS

  • Optical bonding
  • Ambient light sensor for automatic brightness adjustment
  • Resistive touch screen
  • 2" conduit connector for wire and cable installation


15.0" Open Frame Sunlight Readable LCD Monitor Kit

Part Number 90-400-105
Model Number MK-15X-947-60-00-00-04-SP30-11415 inch Open Frame Sunlight Readable LCD Monitor Kit

General Digital had developed this 15" Sunlight Readable Monitor Kit (Open Frame) for an outdoor Pneumatic Tube Systems application. The customer had problems reading their existing displays and had asked General Digital to provide to them a custom Monitor Kit that can be installed into their existing enclosure for use in Banking and Pharmaceutical Drive Through Systems.

FEATURES

  • 15" diagonal transflective LCD
    • 1024 X 768 (XGA) resolution
    • 600 nits (dark room), 1200 nits (direct sunlight)
    • 500:1 contrast ratio (dark room)
    • Viewing angle: ±80° horizontal, +80°/60° vertical
  • Sunlight readable
  • Ruggedized open frame solution
  • Video inputs:
    • VGA
    • DVI-D
    • S-Video (4-pin Mini-Din)
    • Composite (BNC)
  • Optional front bezel
  • Easy mounting design
  • Antireflective protective glass overlay for LCD
  • Ambient light sensor for automatic brightness adjustment
  • Operating temperature: –10° C ~ 70° C
  • 12 Volt desktop power supply
  • Long life cycle product

OPTIONS

  • Integrated touch screen (resistive, surface capacitive, IR, projected capacitive)
  • Optical Bonding (maintains contrast, provides ruggedness, eliminates humidity between overlay or touch screen)
  • MIL-STD-3009 Class B Type II NVIS (NVG) compatible backlight

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Kiosk
  • Banking
  • Drive-through pharmaceutical
  • Industrial


15.0" & 17.0" Waterproof, Marine-Grade, Sunlight Readable, NVIS Compatible, MIL-901D, Panel Mount  LCD Monitor

Part Number 90-959-008 and 90-967-004
17 inch Marine High Brightness NVIS 901D Panel Mount LCD Monitor

The Barracuda PanelMount Solar/NVIS 901D 15.0/17.0 represent the pinnacle of value-add engineering and performance found in a military-grade monitor. The rugged alumimum enclosure, connectors and keypad are fully sealed (IP67 compliant) to faciliate use in hostile environments.

FEATURES

  • 15.0" & 17.0" diagonal LCDs
  • Environmentally sealed to meet IP67 and NEMA 4 requirements
  • Dual mode sunlight readable/NVIS LED backlight
  • Rugged MIL-STD-901D enclosure
  • Video inputs:
    • VGA
    • DVI-D
    • Composite/NTSC (BNC)
  • Advanced video controller functions
  • Fully-sealed recessed connectors
  • Antireflective protective glass overlay for LCD
  • EMI micro-mesh filter for MIL-STD-461 compliance
  • MIL-STD-704 compliant power supply
  • Long life cycle product

OPTIONS

  • Optically bonded touch sensor
  • Circular polarizer
  • Various video controllers and connectors
  • Numerous display overlays (e.g., heaters, filters, touch screen technologies)
  • Several interface keypads
  • Custom enclosures
  • Custom mechanical and electrical design and mods

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Shipboard
  • Ground vehicle
  • Mobile
  • Industrial

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19.0" Rack Mount Mil-Spec LCD Monitor

Part Number 90-3190-003
Model Number CMR-19W-701-62-00-54-26-EP44-139

19 inch Rack Mount Mil Spec LCD Monitor Front ViewGeneral Digital was tasked with the challenge of creating a monitor substantial enough to endure military Naval use. Starting with our standard military-grade Saber RackMount 901D, we designed and built a drip- and splash-proof enclosure, complete with sealed and tethered connector covers. We then equipped this rugged rack mount unit with both a compact flash card reader and USB port behind a customer-accessible field door on its front bezel.

FEATURES

  • 19" diagonal LCD
    • 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) resolution
    • 350 nits (LED backlit)
    • 1000:1 contrast ratio (dark room)
    • Viewing angle: ±85° horizontal, ±80° vertical
  • Close-up of USB and Compact Flash Ports on Front Bezel of Rack Mount Mil Spec LCD MonitorDesigned with the intent to satisfy a multitude of military standard requirements
    • MIL-STD-461
    • MIL-STD-810
    • MIL-STD-901D
  • 19 inch Rack Mount Mil Spec LCD Monitor Rear ViewNumerous Video Inputs
    • VGA (HD-15 connector)
    • RGB Sync-on-Green (3 TNC connectors)
    • Composite NTSC, PAL, SECAM, RS-170
  • EMI filter (ITO coated glass)

OPTIONS

  • Compact flash card reader
  • USB Port

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21.5" Touch Interactive, FourVue™ Quad Video Inputs, NVIS/Daylight Readable, Mil-Spec LCD Monitor

Part Number 90-3215-002

21.5 inch Touch Interactive Quad Input NVIS Daylight Readable Mil-Spec Flip-Down LCD MonitorGeneral Digital was commissioned by a military prime contractor to develop a militarized version of our TwoView Micro product, featuring a single 21.5" display capable of use in daylight readable and NVIS environments. The product was designed specifically for installation in a military ground vehicle. One of the unique features of this product is FourVue, the built-in ability to display four separate video sources simultaneously.

FEATURES

  • 21.5" diagonal LCD
    • 1920 x 1080 (FHD) resolution
    • 400 nits (LED backlit)
    • 5000:1 contrast
    • Viewing angle: ±89° horizontal, ±89° vertical
  • MIL-STD-3009 Class B Type II LED NVIS (NVG) compatible backlight
  • Optically bonded resistive touch screen (touch enabled in full DVI-D input only)
    • Improves contrast in high ambient light by minimizing internal reflections
    • Provides protection for the LCD
  • Designed to meet MIL-STD-461E
  • ITO glass heater
    • Extends cold operating temperature of LCD from 0° C to ~–45° C
  • Custom designed, ceiling mounted flip-down monitor
  • Ruggedized display assembly
    • Special locking mechanism ensures LCD will remain in stowed position even when exposed to typical shock experienced during mechanized ground transportation
    • Knurled handle allows operators to intuitively unlock LCD for deployment/operation
    • Two military circular connectors (P/N D38999)
      • 1 - Power (24 VDC)
      • 1- Serial (video controller communication)/USB (touch controller)/factory programming port
  • Four video inputs [3X HD-SDI (BNC), 1X DVI-D]
    • Allows simultaneous display from up to four independent video sources
  • Switchable between day and night (NVIS) mode
  • Analog (PWM) dimming control of backlight in both daylight and NVIS modes
  • 1 field, 15ms latency
  • Custom microprocessor-based multifunction controller provides:
    • SR/NVIS LED controlled backlight
    • Heater control
    • Firmware upgrade
    • Serial/master control
    • Serial control for video board
    • Touch USB control
    • Keypad control
  • Designed to meet IP65 wash down requirements (not submersible)
  • Desert tan powder coat (other colors optional)

OPTIONS

  • Quad view capability can be integrated into a variety of General Digital’s enclosure styles

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21.5" Touch Interactive, NVIS/Daylight Readable, Standalone/Mountable, Mil-Spec LCD Monitor

Part Number 90-3215-003

21.5 inch Touch Interactive NVIS Daylight Readable Standalone Mountable Rugged LCD Monitor

Designed to meet specific requirements and specifications for a flight simulator application, General Digital’s new 21.5" ruggedized LCD monitor boasts a 1920 x 1080 full high definition resolution, and a sunlight readable LED night vision goggle-compatible backlight. This second generation LED/NVIS backlight provides more brightness, better uniformity and less power than the original backlight, which was designed for maritime applications. Configurations include an LED/NVIS display head assembly (with optional backlight driver board), and a standalone/mountable ruggedized enclosure, as pictured here.

FEATURES

  • 21.5" diagonal LCD
    • 1920 x 1080 (FHD) resolution
    • 400 nits (LED backlit)
    • 5000:1 contrast
    • Viewing angle: ±89° horizontal, ±89° vertical
  • MIL-STD-3009 Class B Type II LED NVIS (NVG) compatible backlight
  • Surface capacitive touch screen with antireflective coating
  • Ruggedized enclosure
  • Switchable between day and night (NVIS) mode
  • Fully dimmable
  • Storage temperature: -20° to +60° C
  • Operating temperature: 0° to +50° C
  • Video inputs: VGA, DVI-D, and Composite (BNC)
  • Easy mounting design (VESA)
  • Long life cycle product

APPLICATIONS

  • Simulation, Military, Government

OPTIONS

  • Optical Bonding, EMI, ITO Heater (for Colder Operating Temperatures), Sunlight Readable LED Backlight Only, PCAP Multi-Touch


24.0" Panel Mount, Mil-Spec LCD Monitor

Part Number 90-3240-007
Model Number CMP-24D-829-67-00-55-94-IA43-126

24 inch Panel Mount Mil-Spec LCD MonitorGeneral Digital was challenged by a military prime contractor to manufacture a high definition 24.0" diagonal LCD monitor, suitable for operation in military Naval vessels.  The monitor is designed with the intent of meeting a multitude of MIL-STD requirements (see below).  In addition, this monitor features a variety of value-add improvements such as an integrated DVI fiber optic receiver (supports long distance video), optically bonded EMI filter, conformally-coated printed circuit boards and more.

FEATURES

  • 24" Diagonal LCD
    • Full high definition, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
    • 300 nit LED backlight
    • High contrast ratio LCD: 3000:1
    • Wide viewing angle LCD: ±89° horizontal, ±89° vertical
  • Designed with the intent to satisfy a multitude of military standard requirements
    • D-03-003-005/SF-000; General safety per general electrical specification for Canadian Forces ships
    • MIL-STD-810, Method 507:  Humidity up to 95% RH condensing
    • MIL-STD-810, Method 506, Procedure III: drip proof up to an inclination of 15°
    • MIL-STD-810, Method 501, Procedure II:  operating temperature from 0° C to 60° C
    • MIL-STD-810, Method 508 and MIL-HDBK-454, Guideline 4: Fungus and microbial growth
    • MIL-STD-740-2 for Type III equipment: Structural noise
    • MIL-STD-461 (CE 102, CS 101, CS 114, CS 116, RE 101, RE 102, RS 101, RS 103): EMI/EMC
    • MIL-STD-810, Method 503, Procedure II: Temperature shock
    • MIL-STD-810, Method 507: Humidity (Storage and Transportation) up to 100% RH condensing
    • MIL-STD-810, Method 500, Procedures I and III:  Up to altitude of 4.6 kilometers
    • MIL-STD-810, Method 516, Procedures IV, V, VI: Shock (Storage and Transportation)
    • MIL-STD-810, Method 514, Procedure II:  Vibration, 1.0 inch circular vertical motion (at a frequency of 5Hz or 300 RPM) for a duration of 20 minutes
  • Optically bonded, chemically strengthened, glass EMI filter
    • Increased contrast due to optical bond which significantly reduces internal reflections
    • Ruggedized LCD display assembly due to optically bonded, chemically strengthened EMI filter
    • Silver mesh EMI filter designed to satisfy MIL-STD-461F (EMI/EMC)
  • Internal DVI-fiber optic extension receiver for long distance video cabling
  • Conformal-coated printed circuit boards to meet fungus/microbial requirements
  • Panel mount enclosure (sealed from the front) with louvered ventilation holes
  • Threaded studs on rear of bezel facilitates mounting
  • Internal AC-DC,  power factor corrected power supply
  • Sealed military-style circular connectors

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