Optical Shields

The displays bonded or laminated with our optical shields offer optical characteristics superior to any other solutions.

The optical shield materials can be glass, polycarbonate, acrylic, or other optically clear overlay material placed in front of the LCD. They are made of different compounds or coating to enhance the color, sunlight visibility, and viewing angle of any LCD panels.

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Benefits of Optical Shields Include

Improved Optics and Glare Reduction (HEA2000) – Optical Bonding reduces or eliminates reflection from internal and external light sources. When combined with an Anti-Reflection front surface it is possible to dramatically reduce glare and increase light transmission from the assembly yielding a most satisfying and accurate viewing experience.

Protection of the Polarizer on Displays – The front surface of the display is a soft plastic “polarizer” which can be easily damaged. HEA2000 has a high quality hard coat, which is superior to the OEM polarizer. In the event the HEA2000 film does become damaged it is an easy process to remove and reapply the film renewing your product.

Reduced Power – In a high ambient brightness environment an optically bonded display will allow you to turn down the installed backlighting system. In fact, in a sunlit environment going from 12% to 1.5% reflection will have the same effect on the contrast ratio as going from 500 nits to 3500 nits. This results not only in savings in power consumption, but also less heat is generated which must be removed from the assembly.

Improve Viewing Angles – In a traditional TN display, the majority of light travels only in one direction where it becomes visible to the users. IDS’ omni-film lamination technology allows light to go in all directions and achieve an optimized wide viewing angle performance that is only slightly less than true IPS display. It empowers industrial display users who have no access to more expensive IPS displays to one that has no color shifting from any angle.

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