Manuco Electronics offer glass bonding (G-bonding/G-BOND) to Australia and New Zealand, to improve sunlight readability for standard TFT LCD displays in high-ambient conditions. The sunlight readable LCDs utilise advanced proprietary optical technology, G-bonding to overcome optical challenges for the LCD display user.
In a wide assortment of applications, high ambient lighting conditions result in a washed out display. This is when the sunlight readable LCD displays are useful. Commercially available LCD displays do not offer enough brightness to make the display functional in outdoors or in other high ambient light applications. The exclusive G-BOND process results in a reduction of ambient light reflections compared to other display enhancement technologies.
In a wide range of applications, standard liquid crystal appears to be ‘washed out’ in high ambient lighting conditions. This wash out is due to excessive reflections and glare caused by bright light. Commercially available LCDs, especially when protected by a separate cover glass or plastic shield, cannot deliver enough brightness to make the display functional in outdoors or in other high ambient light applications. The G-BOND process from i-Tech provides a significant reduction of ambient light reflections. G-BOND seals either a top cover glass or touch screen directly to the face of the display bezel. The bonding process eliminates the air-gap between the display and the cover glass, vastly reducing reflective light, which causes visual washout of the display image. G-BOND also enhances structural integrity by supporting the LCD assembly with the cover glass. The bond maintains display uniformity while providing shock protection, unlimited humidity protection, and elimination of fogging caused by trapped moisture accumulating in typical air-gap assemblies.
Following are the features G-BOND:
- G-BOND reduces the reflective loss from all three surfaces to less than 2% (if AR glass is used)
- G-BOND can increase contrast by 3-5 fold making most standard displays daylight viewable
- G-BOND reduces the need for high bright backlights
- G-BOND eliminates the cell gap, preventing moisture from fogging behind the cover glass
- G-BOND increases thermal conductivity, lowering the display temperature
The G-BOND serves the following markets:
- Marine navigation
- In-vehicle computer systems
- Patient monitors
- Medical imaging
- Test and measurement
- Portable logic analysers
- Point of sale
- Order verification kiosks
- Information kiosks