Industrial / Rugged

An enhanced range of Industrial and Rugged TFT LCD monitors and displays from our partner GTT of Korea are ideal for today’s HMI applications. Utilising the latest 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratio TFT panels and boasting a rugged specification we feel sure we have the right solution to fit today’s and possibly tomorrow’s industrial monitor requirements.  To help make integration into your unique application as simple as possible the monitors and displays can be supplied in four basic formats:-

Display Only – We are happy to supply any of the TFT LCDs GTT use in their monitor range as a panel only or panel with LED backlight driver as we understand that many of today’s applications already have a single board PC specified and sourced locally.

Kit Solution – Comprising of the TFT LCD, analogue driver board (RGB, HDMI, DVI, Display port, AV input) or an embedded PC, LED backlight driver, power supply plus full cabling. This option allows you to mount your TFT kit into your own bespoke enclosure.  Touch options including the touch interface and software can also be supplied with either the touch sensor fitted to the TFT LCD or as a separate component for integration by yourself.

Closed Frame – Comprising of the TFT LCD, analogue driver board (RGB, HDMI, DVI, Display port, AV input) or an embedded PC, LED backlight driver, power supply, plus full cabling with the addition of a metal front mounting bezel & rear metalwork, touch options are also available.  The closed frame option allows you to simply integrate the finished boxed unit into your application, several case options can be supplied depending on your requirements. The standard options are front or rear panel mount, or VESA mount.

Open Frame – TFT LCD, analogue driver board (RGB, HDMI, DVI, Display port, AV input) or embedded PC, LED backlight driver, power supply, full cabling plus rear metalwork, touch options also available.   This option is designed to be easily integrated into your unique system enclosure.

Standard Screen:Monitor Sizes

Standard Screen/Monitor Sizes

4:3 Aspect Ratio

4-3 Aspect Ratio

Wide Screen 16:10 Aspect Ratio

Wide Screen 16-10 Aspect Ratio

Wide Screen 16:9 Aspect Ratio

Wide Screen 16-9 Aspect Ratio

Touch – Virtually all our monitors can be supplied with a touch sensor, the technologies we provide as standard are 4 and 5-Wire resistive, Surface Acoustic Wave, Infrared, Surface Capacitive and Projected Capacitive. All the monitors or kits are supplied with the appropriate touch controller, typically USB or RS232 and with the relevant software drivers. With these different technologies we are sure that we have a product that can cope with any environment and budget.

High Brightness/Rugged – For outdoor or indoor applications requiring good visibility in high ambient light conditions we have a range of monitors with high brightness LED backlights.  Sizes start in the 4:3 aspect ratio range at 10.4” XGA resolution with a brightness of 1200cd/m² and go to up to a 19.0” (1920×1024) size with a brightness of 1200cd/m².  The 16:9 format range starts with a 18.5” (1366×768) size with a brightness of 1200cd/m² through to a 32.0” Full HD, 1500cd/m² brightness version.  Other features include ultra-wide viewing angles (178°/178°), high contrast ratios of up to 3000:1 and auto dimming to black via a photocell of the LED backlight.  For rugged environments we can also extend the operating temperature of our monitors down to -30°C and up to +85°C by thermal management (heat dissipation) and low power heaters and to prevent damage from condensation our PCBs use tantalum capacitors have a conformal coating to ensure they are not susceptible to a moisture build up. The metal work can either be a lightweight aluminium or stainless steel both of which offer excellent anti corrosion properties.

4:3 Aspect Ratio

4-3 Aspect Ratio - 2

Wide Screen 16:9 Aspect Ratio

Wide Screen 16-9 Aspect Ratio-2

Stretch or Bar LCD – The latest Bar or Stretch monitors are also now available, sizes start at a 12.3” diagonal (1/3 of a 15.0” panel) with a resolution of 024×256 and go through to a 48.45” (1/3 of a 55.0” panel) with a  1920×360. Features include wide viewing angles (178°/178°) and high contrast (3500:1). This type of eye catching monitor is being used extensively in the transport sector and retail marketing where space is generally at a premium and customer footfall is high. As per all of GTT’s monitors these can be supplied as either a kit of parts or an open or closed frame options.

Stretch or Bar LCD

Custom Solutions – Craft Data and GTT are happy to discuss any TFT display or monitor requirement you may have. Whether you have a specific space that you need a monitor to fit or you need a monitor to meet a specific environment please come and talk to us, we can discuss your needs with GTT who will propose the best solution using the current technology available.

Our Service – Craft Data and GTT work closely with our TFT display partners in South Korea, Taiwan and China so we can identify market shifts in TFT display panel size and performance, this enables us to keep our customer base well informed or possible panel shortages and upgrades.  A key point when deciding which display format to go for i.e. panel only, kit solution or an open or closed frame monitor is the long term availability.  The large TFT manufacturers that supply the bulk of today’s panels have a habit of making subtle changes to their TFT panel or connector location, a small concern to them but a big concern for small to medium sized users, when buying an open or closed frame monitor from us we take this concern away as regardless of the TFT panel changes we can supply the exact piece of monitor hardware.


Contact Details

For further details on our products and services, please feel free to contact us at:

Craft Data Limited
Unit 4, Carrera House
Merlin Centre
Gatehouse Industrial Area
Gatehouse Close,Aylesbury
Bucks,HP19 8DP

Tel: 01296 332000
Fax: 01296 334625