How Sunlight Readable Display Technology Works

Sunlight readable display technology is the ideal design for most industrial outdoor applications such as on construction sites, marine missions, military operations, in the forestry industry, and so forth. Industrial operations that require and even thrive off of robust rugged and durable LCD displays can benefit the most from sunlight readable display technology because they typically entail working outdoors in particularly harsh conditions for long periods of time.

What Is Sunlight Readable Display Technology?

Sunlight readable technology eliminate the need to manually change the brightness or lighting settings on your device. Instead, the device automatically adjusts to the appropriate brightness or dimness level for them. High-tech sunlight readable LCD displays typically include good-quality contrast rations which improve visibility regardless of the level of outdoor brightness while also utilizing anti-reflective capabilities.

All of these features also contribute to significantly longer lasting battery life because the devices don’t need to draw out as much power from their power sources as typical commercial LCD displays do. Lower brightness levels combined with increased readability in a variety of external conditions as well as strong optically bonded backlighting all keep power consumption considerably low.

How Does It Work?

In order to fully comprehend the inner workings of sunlight readable display technology, it’s important to gain a basic understanding of the underlying mechanisms at play. It all starts with TFT LCD displays. TFT LCD displays come in three different formats: transmissive, transflective, and reflective. The type of configuration you should be using depends on the stipulations and requirements of your specific industrial operations. All of these configurations share three basic commonalities:

  • They each require varying degrees of ambient light to function normally
  • They each use liquid crystal cells as their core source of light transmission
  • And they each incorporate a backlight to receive those liquid crystal cells

The exact process of sunlight readability varies depending on the type of device you’re using.

Misconceptions about Sunlight Readable Display Technology

A lot of consumers make largely unfounded assumptions regarding sunlight readable display technology. They typically assume that sunlight readability means exactly the same thing in every circumstance, but the reality is that it can have a wide range of definitions depending on the type of configuration that’s being used.

Another potentially problematic assumption that’s masquerading as fact in the consumer stratosphere is that because there’s no official sunlight readability agency that certifies this type of technology, companies don’t run performance tests before releasing these products onto the market. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Corporations that manufacture sunlight readable displays can still be held liable if their products don’t work up to the expected industry standards and they can even cause serious harm if they fail to meet the very requirements that they promise. That’s why many manufacturers take the additional steps required to guarantee that their products are capable of meeting and exceeding the expectations of their clients before putting them out on the market.

Nauticomp Inc. is one of those companies. As one of the leading LCD display manufacturers in all of North America, we take pride in the fact that all of our custom industrial and commercial displays are thoroughly tested before they ever reach the hands of our consumers. To learn more about our products, or to place an order, please contact us today.