TWOVIEW MICRO

Military Dual LCD Monitors Rack Mount Drawer
Standard Brightness, High Brightness, Sunlight Readable, NVIS-Compatible

PDF iconTwoView Micro Data Sheet


KEY FEATURES

  • Photo of TwoView MicroMilitary- and industrial-grade dual flip-up/flip-down LCD monitors
    • Ceiling, wall or rack mount
    • Factory configured to flip up or flip down
  • Vibrant displays from 15.0" to 19.0" (other sizes available)
  • Primary markets served are military, industrial and special purpose commercial applications
    • Private labeling available

Optimized for its low profile (3.50" high), the TwoView Micro is designed to save valuable space while increasing your video content capacity via two displays in an area normally reserved for one.

Using the supplied mounting brackets, the TwoView Micro can be easily secured to horizontal (ceiling, rack) or vertical (wall) surfaces.

The TwoView Micro’s compact design 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. 

IN A CLASS OF ONE

We work with you to configure and build your TwoView Micro monitor to meet your precise needs. Furthermore, we offer a wide range of practical options for you to custom design your unit.

What truly separates our TwoView Micro Series from the rest of the herd is its ability to provide you with the following benefits:

  • Configuration flexibility with a wide variety of LCDs, video controllers, display overlays, power supplies, slides and enclosures to meet specific requirements.
  • Flawless operation in harsh and demanding environments; e.g., extreme of temperature, humidity, shock, vibration.
  • Long product life cycle. We can repair and/or replace defective or degraded parts with like or equivalent, compatible electronics or mechanical parts.
  • Designed, manufactured, tested and serviced in the U.S.A.
  • Custom configurations with optional components:
    • Compliance with radiated and conducted EMI requirements (e.g., MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-167)
    • Operation in high ambient lighting or direct sunlight
    • Extended warranties

RUGGED DUAL FLIP MONITORS FOR DIVERSE ENVIRONMENTS

METAL CONSTRUCTION

The TwoView Micro’s rugged aluminum enclosure is designed to withstand the rigors of commercial, industrial and military environments alike. It has an iridite coating (conductive anodized), which 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.


Photo of TwoView Micro

LOW PROFILE ENCLOSURE

The 2U high (3.50") rack mount enclosure of the TwoView 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.

In addition to rack mounting, the TwoView Micro can be mounted to a ceiling or wall (it can be factory-configured to flip up or flip down). Use of continuous-friction hinges permit the display to be user adjusted over a usable range of more than 90°. Display retention latches are used to secure the displays while they are stowed to minimize vertical “chatter” when subjected to shock and vibration. 

The TwoView Micro’s enclosure is built to survive demanding environments such as factory floor, food processing, medical and military (MIL-STD-901D, MIL-STD-810F) applications. Overall, this assembly technique permits General Digital to offer a high performance product, at a moderate cost, with flexible design options.


PROTECTIVE GLASS/OVERLAY AND SEALED GASKET

General Digital offers a variety of standard and custom gaskets to augment the performance of the TwoView Micro:

  • Watertight gaskets are installed between the LCD (or overlay) and the front bezel to prevent liquids from entering the enclosure through the display opening.
  • Dust gaskets are often supplied for monitors that do not require a liquid-tight seal between the display and/or overlay and the bezel, or for systems that use a touch technology that are only compatible with certain gasket types.
  • EMI/RFI gaskets reduce radiated and conducted emissions of the monitor.
  • Dessicating gaskets can be used to prevent moisture/condensation from forming between the LCD and the overlay when exposed to high humidity.

Close-up of different types of display gaskets

Close-up of various EMI gaskets


CONNECTORS

Close-up of connectors

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


POWER SUPPLY

By default, the TwoView Micro is configured to operate from an integrated (or externally attached) AC switching power supply. Optionally, a separate +12 Vdc or +24 Vdc supply is available.

For applications requiring a more shallow enclosure or a unique power source, we optionally offer a DC input and/or DC-DC converters with a wider input power range and reverse polarity.

Photo of TwoView Micro power supply and connector panel

DISPLAYS AND BACKLIGHTS


Display and backlight types
General Digital can integrate virtually any LCD display size/resolution, from almost any panel manufacturer (OEM), into our Saber enclosures. To assist in selecting the right panel for your application requirements, we have provided a list of commonly used or recommended panels for standard/low luminance, high brightness, sunlight readable and NVIS compatible needs. 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. For this reason, we encourage you to speak with a Sales Engineer to share your price and performance objectives, so we can assist you in making the best display selection.


STANDARD DISPLAYS (TWOVIEW MICRO)

General Digital has provided a sample listing of some common transmissive displays that are not sunlight readable. Typically, these displays are suitable for applications that are not going to require specialty functionality, such as sunlight readability or NVIS compatibility, and for customers with cost-sensitive budgets.

Standard brightness display types
LCD backlight produces sufficient luminance for use in office, shaded and low ambient/darkness light levels. However, luminance is insufficient to overcome reflected light for use in direct sunlight.


TRANSMISSIVE-ENHANCED VIEW DISPLAYS (TWOVIEW MICRO SOLAR)

This type of technology boosts the efficiency of the backlight’s light utilization and minimizes surface reflection of ambient light. It is a transmissive LCD module that produces high contrast images, even in bright outdoor light and direct sunlight. These displays feature a wider color reproduction range than reflective LCDs. Featuring an LED backlight, these displays consume very little power and produce very little heat, making them ideal for integration into fully sealed enclosures, which are devoid of ventilation holes and cooling fans to dissipate heat. They also provide the additional benefit of a wide operating/storage temperature (as great as -30°–85° C), so that they can endure exposure to greater internal ambient temperatures. As a design note, we have found that these panels work best when coupled with an overlay that has an antireflective (AR) coating. Overlays that inhibit transmissivity (e.g., resistive touch screen) or have antiglare (AG) coatings will significantly reduce the panel’s performance in high ambient lighting conditions. Since transmissive displays produce greater brightness from their LED backlights than traditional transflective displays, they are regarded as a better outdoor solution, as they can generate high contrast in total darkness, in direct sunlight or on a cloudy/hazy afternoon.

Transmissive-EVT High Brightness Display Types
T-EVT technology uses the high brightness/efficiency LED backlight as a light source while minimizing the surface reflection of ambient light. The result is an LCD that produces high contrast images even in bright outdoor light or direct sunlight.


GENFLECTIVE™/TRANSFLECTIVE DISPLAYS (TWOVIEW MICRO SOLAR)

This type of panel incorporates a highly reflective backlight that reflects the ambient lighting back out of the display to enhance its native brightness produced by its active backlight. Like the Transmissive-Enhanced View Displays, these panels work best when coupled with an AR-coated overlay. They are least effective with overlays that retard the light transmission (e.g., resistive touch sensors) or have a matte finish.

GenFlective/Transflective High Brightness Display Types
T-EVT technology uses the high brightness/efficiency LED backlight as a light source while minimizing the surface reflection of ambient light. The result is an LCD that produces high contrast images even in bright outdoor light or direct sunlight.


SUNLIGHT READABLE (TWOVIEW MICRO SOLAR)/NVIS COMPATIBLE (TWOVIEW MICRO SOLAR NVIS) DISPLAYS

These displays feature a value-add backlight, typically made from high efficiency LEDs. These displays produce significant active luminance. Often, the peak luminance is limited by internal ambient temperature constraints or must be connected to an intelligent backlight controller and thermal sensor that will automatically reduce brightness/power to avoid over-temperature conditions or thermal shutdown. The high luminance output makes them ideal for use with a wide variety of overlays such as touch sensors, EMI filters, heaters, etc.

Sunlight Readable/NVIS-Compatible Display Types
Sunlight readable displays use a General Digital-enhanced, highly efficient, super bright/sunlight readable LED backlight to provide maximum functional brightness. The addition of surface treatments such as antireflective coatings and optical bonding reduce surface reflections and increase contrast so displays can be used in direct sunlight.


If our stock offering does not suit your needs in terms of size, fit or function, please contact a Sales Engineer and we will work with you to configure a system to your specifications. Customers can also request that we integrate one of our many LED-based sunlight readable, NVIS or sunlight readable/NVIS enhanced displays into their Saber product. These solutions provide many advantages, such as increased longevity, improved durability, higher brightness, lower power consumption and/or NVIS compatibility.

ADVANCED VIDEO PERFORMANCE

AMTFT LCD SCREENS

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). 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.


HIGH PERFORMANCE LCD CONTROLLER

 Video controller board close-up

General Digital offers a wide range of video controllers, allowing you to fine tune the display features and support to your specific video requirements.

We can reprogram the video controller firmware/BIOS to support a variety of video timings and specialty needs, such as STANAG 3350 A, B and C, RS-343 and RS-170. Most of our video controllers will also support interlaced and non-interlaced analog video (separate, composite and Sync-On-Green) as well as live video signals such as NTSC, PAL or SECAM. Some controllers will also support HD-SDI or SD-SDI as a standard or optional feature.

Please consult a Sales Engineer to optimize your video controller selection.


VIDEO SUPPORT

All standard TwoView 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 TwoView 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.


LIVE VIDEO SUPPORT

The TwoView 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.
 

CONFIGURATION CONTROL

Air Force Control RoomWe at General Digital are completely responsible for the design and construction of our products, allowing us to maintain nearly total control of their future. To that end, we gladly offer our engineering services to customers who require special customization of our devices to meet their commercial, industrial, marine or military requirements.

Our experience supporting Department of Defense programs has taught us the value of designing products with foresight so that they can be manufactured, serviced and upgraded for many years.

Though the market introduces new innovations and product upgrades at an alarming rate, our product management team knows the importance of proactive customer notification. Thus, we can offer product adaptation with similar or equivalent performance before designs become obsolete, thereby extending the product life cycle.

Please consult a Sales Engineer for additional details.

OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES

A myriad of display enhancements and services are available, such as:

  • Photo of optical film being appliedProgrammable backlight/thermal controllers for optimal brightness/temperature conditions
  • Sunlight readable and/or NVIS LED backlights
  • Film laminations
  • Vandal shields
  • Touch screens
  • EMI/RFI filters
  • Close-up of stainless steel enclosure and waterproof connectorsAntireflective coatings/antiglare etching
  • Custom bezels and enclosures
  • Display heaters
  • Optical bonding
  • Rack mount keyboards and desktop keyboards with integrated pointing devices
  • Smart Card (CAC) readers
  • Video/serial/power cables
  • Fiber optics
  • Memory card readers/ports (Compact Flash, SD, USB)
  • Custom controls
  • Private labeling

Please consult a Sales Engineer to discuss your specific needs or ideas.

Below is an overview of typical General Digital TwoView Micro Series model numbers. Having a good understanding of the structure of our model numbers will help you configure your monitor.

MODEL NUMBER CONFIGURATION BREAKDOWN

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


Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

EXAMPLE CONFIGURATIONS

SNTVM-19W-993-117-00-11-02-0092-112

SN = Prefix indicates sunlight readable and NVIS compliant
TVM = TwoView Micro Family
19W = Display Size [19"] and Resolution [SXGA, 1280 x 1024]
993 = Display model: Value-add LED backlit sunlight readable LCD
117 = Video Controller model
00 = No keyboard
11 = 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
 

POPULAR CONFIGURATIONS

Size Model Description
15.0" TVM-15X-407-121-51-02-02-0092 15.0" (x2), 1024 x 768, 350 Nits, Antiglare Protective Glass, DC Input Power
17.0" TVM-17W-508-121-51-02-02-0092 17.0" (x2), 1280 x 1024, 300 Nits, Antiglare Protective Glass, DC Input Power
17.3" TVM-17D-524-117-51-02-02-0092 17.3" (x2), 1920 x 1080, 400 Nits, Antiglare Protective Glass, DC Input Power
19.0" TVM-19W-707-121-51-02-02-0092 19.0" (x2), 1280 x 1024, 350 Nits, Antiglare Protective Glass, DC Input Power

 

PRODUCT LINES

TwoView Micro

DISPLAY

The TwoView 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 for integration, or select from an evolving 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 Luminance Displays
aab Model
ccc(c)
Size
(Diag.)
Viewing Area
(W x H)
Resolution
(Pixels)
B/L
Type
Brightness
(Nits)
Contrast
Ratio
Response
(R/F ms)
H/V View
Angle
Operating
Temp. (°C)
15X 408 15.0" 11.97" x 8.98" 1024 x 768 LED 400 600:1 3/5 ±80°/±80° -20°–70°
15X 409 15.0" 11.97" x 8.98 1024 x 768 LED 400 700:1 5.7/2.3 ±80°/
+60°, -80°
-30°–85°
17W 510 17.0" 13.30" x 10.64" 1280 x 1024 LED 350 1000:1 3.5/1.5 ±85°/±85° -30°–85°
17D 524 17.3" 15.03" x 8.46" 1920 x 1080 LED 400 600:1 37/3 ±80°/
+60°, -80°
0°–70°
19W 701 19.0" 14.81" x 11.85" 1280 x 1024 LED 350 1000:1 3.6/1.4 ±85°/±80° 0°–50°
19W 707 19.0" 14.82" x 11.85" 1280 x 1024 LED 350 1000:1 3.6/1.4 ±85°/±80° 0°–50°

Sunlight Readable/NVIS Compatible Displays
aab Model
ccc(c)
Size
(Diag.)
Viewing Area
(W x H)
Resolution
(Pixels)
B/L
Type
Brightness
(Nits)
Contrast
Ratio
Response
(R/F ms)
H/V View
Angle
Operating
Temp. (°C)
15X 989 15.0" 11.97" x 8.98" 1024 x 768 LED 600 600:1 3/5 ±80°/±80° -20°–70°
17W 956 [1] 17.0" 13.30" x 10.64" 1280 x 1024 LED/
Dual Mode
932 813:1 3.5/1.5 ±85°/±85° -30°–85°
19W 993 [1] 19.0" 14.81" x 11.85" 1280 x 1024 LED/
Dual Mode
1000 700:1 3.6/1.4 ±85°/±80° 0°–50°

1 This model has been designed and tested to be NVIS compatible to MIL-STD-3009.

VIDEO CONTROLLER

Below are listed the most popular video controllers for use with the TwoView Micro Series. Please inquire with a Sales Engineer for more information.

Model No.
(ddd) [1]
Resolution
(Maximum)
Input
Signals
Edge Card
Connectors
Other
Features
Dimensions
(Overall)
117 1920 x 1200 (60 Hz) DVI-D (x1)
HDMI (x1)
VGA (x1)
Component [2]
DVI-D (x1)
HDMI (x1)
VGA (x1)
10-Bit
DVI Dual Link 1.4
Image Flip
RS-232
Ethernet Control
I²C
4.74" x 7.05"
121 1920 x 1200 (60 Hz) DVI-D
VGA
NTSC
S-Video
DVI-D
VGA
NTSC
S-Video
8-Bit
HD-SDI Daughter Board (Optional)
HD Component Video (Optional)
4.74" x 7.06"

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.
 

ENCLOSURE TYPE

ff Description
11 Standard, TwoView Micro Dual Flip-down Display Enclosure, Horizontal/Vertical Mount, Aluminum, Black Matte Powder Coat

TwoView Micro Enclosure [1]

DISPLAY SIZE ENCLOSURE DIMENSIONS (H x W x D)
15.0" 3.50" (2U) x 15.55" x 19.50"
17.0" 3.50" (2U) x 17.00" x 22.00"
17.3" 3.50" (2U) x 17.00" x 22.00"
19.0" 3.50" (2U) x 17.00" x 22.00"


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.
 

OVERLAY

The TwoView 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

POWER SUPPLY

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

Model
Number
Mount
Type
Input Voltage
Range
Output
Voltage
Frequency
Range
Power
(Maximum)
Power Factor
Correction
PS-1U-12150-PFC Separate 85–264 Vac +12 Vdc 47–63 Hz 150 Watts 0.99
90-1105-029/90-160 Separate 90–260 Vac +12 Vdc 47–63 Hz 150 Watts Yes

1 Since the TwoView 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 TwoView Micro unit.
2 Consult a Sales Engineer to select from a multitude of standalone 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 different monitor configurations each year, making the creation of technical documentation for each configuration impractical. We efficiently combine data into a select few documents, which answer most questions that customers typically ask. Please feel welcome to request any information not found here.


OTHER DOWNLOADS

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

User’s Manuals and Calibration & Setup Guides are available for customers only. 

Drivers are available for customers only.

If you have lost the password provided with your product, please contact us right away.

 

TWOVIEW MICRO DOCUMENTATION

The photos below represent a small sampling of General Digital’s standard and custom TwoView Micro dual 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.



TWOVIEW MICRO PHOTOS

  • TwoView Micro 19"
  • Watch the videos below to learn more about our TwoView Micro and other flip-up monitors, and display services General Digital offers for most monitors, whether built by us or another manufacturer.
     

    Rugged Rack Mount Monitors for Every Environment (1:31)

    Rack mount monitors are essential for maintaining vast amounts of server information when space is critical. General Digital's industrial- and military-grade rack mount solutions make sure that the job gets done right. We have many configurations of rack mount monitors, to accommodate nearly any application or environment.


     

    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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