This Comparison Chart illustrates the difference between standard LCD monitors, Daylight Readable (Optically Bonded) monitors, Sunlight Readable monitors and Optically Bonded Sunlight Readable monitors.
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TRU-Vu Monitors offers both Daylight Readable Optically Bonded monitors and true Sunlight Readable monitors.  Daylight Readable monitors are ideal for use in bright conditions with indirect or reflected bright light.  They feature a protective Anti-Reflective outer glass, and Optical Bonding to eliminate internal reflections.

 

Sunlight Readable (SRM) monitors enable the user to see sharp, clear video images even with bright sunlight directly on the screen.  They feature 1,000 to 2,200 nits of brightness.

The Tru-Vu video belows  compares a Sunlight Readable monitor and a Optically Bonded Daylight LCD monitor to standard LCD monitors in direct bright sunlight.  As you will see, both the Sunlight LCD and Optically Bonded monitors produce much clearer, easy-to-see images.

Daylight Readable Optically Bonded Monitors

Optical bonding injects a transparent optical-grade epoxy resin to bond a protective glass panel directly to the face of the LCD display.  This process eliminates the air gap between the LCD display and the cover glass, eliminating the internal reflections which cause the visual wash-out typically seen in bright conditions. The optical bonding also increases the durability of the LCD monitor by bonding the LCD panel to the cover glass.  The optical bond maintains perfect display uniformity while providing protection against shock, humidity and internal fogging caused by trapped moisture in standard LCD monitors. Optically Bonded monitors are less expensive to produce than Sunlight Readable monitors, produce less heat, require less power and provide increased ruggedness and durability.  However, Sunlight Readable monitors still have the advantage of excellent image quality even in direct, bright sunlight. Monitors in 8.4″, 10.4″, 12″, 15″, 17″, 19″, 21.5″, 42″, 47″, and 55″ sizes, with or without a touch screen panel.

Sunlight Readable Monitors

Sunlight Displays (aka Sunlight Readable Monitors, Bright LCD Display, High Brightness Monitor, Outdoor LCD Monitor, Daylight Viewable LCD, Sun Readable LCD, Daylight Display) typically feature 1,000 nits, 1500 nits or up to 2,200 nits brightness. (For comparison, a typical laptop screen has a maximum brightness of 150-200 nits). Sunlight Readable Displays are excellent for viewing in bright, direct sunlight.  Available monitors sizes: 8.4″, 10.4″, 12″, 15″ 17″, 19″, 21.5″ 22″, 24″, 27″, 32″, 40″, 47″ and 55″.

Sunlight Readable high brightness industrial-grade outdoor monitors are available with a wide range of video inputs, rugged powder-coated steel enclosures, open frame configuration, 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio screens, touch screens, and more.

Daylight Readable Optically Bonded Monitors

Optical bonding injects a transparent optical-grade epoxy resin to bond a protective glass panel directly to the face of the LCD display.  This process eliminates the air gap between the LCD display and the cover glass, eliminating the internal reflections which cause the visual wash-out typically seen in bright conditions. The optical bonding also increases the durability of the LCD monitor by bonding the LCD panel to the cover glass.  The optical bond maintains perfect display uniformity while providing protection against shock, humidity and internal fogging caused by trapped moisture in standard LCD monitors. Optically Bonded monitors are less expensive to produce than Sunlight Readable monitors, produce less heat, require less power and provide increased ruggedness and durability.  However, Sunlight Readable monitors still have the advantage of excellent image quality even in direct, bright sunlight. Monitors in 8.4″, 10.4″, 12″, 15″, 17″, 19″, 21.5″, 42″, 47″, and 55″ sizes, with or without a touch screen panel.

Tru-Vu also offers completely sealed, totally waterproof sunlight readable monitors. 

TRU-Vu Sunlight Readable monitors and Optically Bonded LCD monitors have been used in a wide range of industries for numerous applications, including:
  • Auto Racing
  • Outdoor surveillance systems
  • Overhead cranes
  • Aerial surveys and aerial mapping
  • In police cars
  • On U.S. Navy ships
  • Oil drilling platforms
  • Pipeline inspection systems
  • Outdoor restaurant menu boards
  • In military plane and helicopters
  • On municipal and government trucks and specialty vehicles
  • Coast Guard ships
  • Fire trucks
  • Amusement park kiosks
  • Digital signage and outdoor advertising
  • Industrial manufacturing facilities
  • Portable inspection and surveillance systems
  • Truck depots
  • Outdoor touch screens
  • Air traffic control
  • Mines
  • Industrial process monitoring
  • Unmanned vehicles
  • Helicopters
  • Sailboats and yachts
  • Farm equipment
  • ATM’s
  • Teleprompters
  • Navigation equipment