Tianma – Durable displays offer high brightness and wide viewing angles for use in crowded spaces


Tianma, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of displays for industrial and embedded systems, supplies a range of products intended for use outdoors or for viewing by a large number of people simultaneously.

These robust, high-performance displays are ideal for use in signage and navigation and in other functions for regulating the flow of people through public spaces.

Tianma’s industrial-grade display modules are available in sizes ranging from 1.44” diagonal to 21.5”, and almost all can be supplied with projected capacitive touch-sensing capability.

Displays are available with Tianma’s Super Fine TFT (SFT) technology, a proprietary form of In-Plane Switching (IPS) which provides a wide viewing angle with no noticeable change of brightness or colour when viewed from any direction, unlike a standard TFT LCD screen.

Tianma SFT displays typically give a viewing angle of 88° in any direction, so can readily be viewed from below or above as well as from an acute side angle. This means that a crowd of people can see the displayed content at the same time.

Tianma’s range also includes high-brightness displays which provide for viewing outdoors even in bright sunlight. Standard displays for use indoors typically have a display brightness of around 400 nits (candelas/m2). Tianma high-brightness displays for outdoor applications have a brightness of 1,000 nits or higher. The NL12880BC20-07F, a 12.1” display with a resolution of 1,280x800px, offers brightness of 1,800 nits.

For applications in people movement requiring extreme durability, Future Electronics also supplies advanced touchscreen technology from Zytronic. Zytronic uses proprietary touch- sensing control and production technologies to make touchscreen solutions that are weather- proof, unaffected by scratches and spills and vandal-resistant. Suitable for use in displays of any size, including displays larger than 100” diagonal, the Zytronic touchscreen solutions provide sophisticated features including force sensing, support for users wearing thick gloves, and support for multiple simultaneous users.

FEATURES (NL12880BC20-07F)
• 40% colour gamut
• 80° viewing angle
• Operating-temperature range: -20°C to 70°C
• 470g total weight
• Replaceable backlight