Digital View Extends LCD Controller Range to Offer Wide Temperature Support

Harsh environment LCD controllers support display systems from -40° to +80°C operating temperatures

Morgan Hill, California February 27, 2012

Leading LCD controller supplier Digital View has extended its range of high-definition professional LCD interface controllers with a selection of Harsh Environment options. These products match the connectivity and image performance of the standard range, but deliver the extra features required by display integrators working in the demanding environments of military, defense, industrial, marine and outdoor digital signage applications. The harsh environment range have conformal coatings, they support -40° to +80°C operating temperatures, they have built-in vibration resistance and are offered with a 3 year warranty.

At the top of the range, Digital View's popular SVX-1920 is now also offered as the harsh environment HX-1920; a fully buffered, multi-sync LCD interface providing true 10-bit (1 billion colors) support for large format, high-definition TFT LCDs upto WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution. The HX-1920 has a wide range of inputs (including HDMI, DVI, VGA, S-Video & Composite - with HDCP support on the HDMI & DVI ports). The picture-in-picture offers full flexibility of size and position - the full-screen, programmable OSD menu enables on-screen frame markers and on-screen messaging - and an onboard ethernet port delivers network/web system monitoring and control. The HX-1920 also uniquely offers a range of high feature plug-in options: the HD-3000 enables 3G HD-SDI input ; the IE-1000 offers 120Hz support through a 10-bit adaptor for 4-channel LVDS panels ; the DisplayMark provides a compliance mechanism for monitoring video play-out on LCDs.

Also in the range; the HE-1600 offers the harsh environment specification for 8-bit panels with dual S-Video or dual Composite inputs for video resolutions upto 1600x1200, and the HE-1400 offers an option for DVI-D and VGA input for resolutions upto 1366x768. In common with other Digital View controller products, all the harsh environment products are extremely flexible with built-in, jumper-controlled, support for all major LCD panels from the key manufacturers such as; Samsung, Sharp, LG, NEC, Optrex & AUO.

"The harsh environment range takes our popular platforms into wide temperature and harsh environment applications" explains Neil Wood, President of Digital View North America, "Many of our clients are building products for the very toughest of environments and this range of boards offers them the performance to match.'

About Digital View Group:

Established in 1995, Digital View Group ( made its name supplying professional class LCD interface cards to the Broadcast, Military, Marine, Avionics, Medical, Industrial & Digital Signage display equipment markets. It is best known in the A/V world for it's ViewStream solid state digital media players - products that are used widely in the digital signage and digital out-of-home advertising markets. The company operates from offices in California, London & Hong Kong.

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