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    Question Has anyone looked into industrial grade touchscreens?

    Things like this:
    http://www.impulse-corp.co.uk/touchs...0l600-chp1_tr/

    Not necessarily vesa mount, of course, but something like that?

    I'm not impressed with the size, touchscreen options, or monitor brand selection that we carPC people seem to be stuck with, so I've been trying to research these "industrial-grade" LCD panels. Transflective coatings, a choice of touchscreen methodology, and varying sizes seem to be the order of the day with these, not to mention that a variety of manufacturers seem to be making them.

    My problem currently is that even sites that take orders of 1 don't like to list their prices. They want to "give [you] a quote."

    Does anybody have any experience (perhaps from their line of work) on these types of monitors? I know cost may be an issue for some, but when a transflective (but 4 wire resistive) lilliput costs upwards of 500, I'm not expecting these to be much different.

    So, anybody?

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    I use industrial/Point of Sale touchscreens. They're bigger which I like, but bigger needs more room. Brightness in direct sunlight is a little weak. I get them used off ebay.

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    Hm. Brightness and sunlight readability is a big concern of mine. Is it weak compared to normal lilliput screens, or transflective screens, etc?

    I've come across this, which if I'm to trust the mechanical drawing they provide, should fit pretty easily behind my dashboard (though it'll require me to have a bracket/mount of some sort fabricated so it doesn't look like ***) and I'm waiting to hear back from them in regard to the details of its sunlight performance and what sort of coatings/methodology it uses.

    At this point I'm really looking for a vendor to bring me around to them, since I've got eyes on one model from almost everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SenatorIvy View Post
    Hm. Brightness and sunlight readability is a big concern of mine. Is it weak compared to normal lilliput screens, or transflective screens, etc?

    I've come across this, which if I'm to trust the mechanical drawing they provide, should fit pretty easily behind my dashboard (though it'll require me to have a bracket/mount of some sort fabricated so it doesn't look like ***) and I'm waiting to hear back from them in regard to the details of its sunlight performance and what sort of coatings/methodology it uses.

    At this point I'm really looking for a vendor to bring me around to them, since I've got eyes on one model from almost everyone.
    The screen in the link looks a lot like what I bought link. I just bought a lilput and its a 100x better.

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    They do look pretty similar, but unfortunately the back of my head keeps saying most monitors have pretty similar specs. :v

    btilford: What lilliput do you have and what kind of sunlight capabilities does it have? Is it just a stock monitor?

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    I got 669GL-70NP/C/T from the quick sunlight test I've done it definitely outperforms the Phylon.

    Some of the problems with the Phylon
    * it has an odd resolution not recognized by linux (no idea if windows would get the correct resolution). This results in displaying things off screen (just enough so close buttons don't show on screen)
    * lots of noise / interference / lines when running. Almost seems like a crt with a low refresh rate
    * The touchscreen looses calibration constantly
    * VGA / RCA inputs only
    * Screen controls are on the back so if you mount it in your dash you'll need to move them.

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    Hm. The one I linked is an "Innolux" panel. I've been trying to do some research on them but have turned up nothing of note.

    The one you got sounds good for the HDMI connection alone (my board is a Zotac H55-ITX-AE that has no VGA port) but I'd prefer something a bit larger, and sunlight-readable, myself. Does anybody take that board/panel and fancy it up?

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    Industrial Screen

    I recommend the 8.4" here:

    http://www.aeicomp.com/Detail.asp?Pr...63_LCDM84VGATS

    No HDMI, but large screen with a metal housing which makes install easier. The brightness isn't as high as the one you found above, but not too far off. Also, it comes with a remote, so as long as you install it with the sensor exposed, you wont have to worry about the hardwired controls. I bought two of them, two years ago, and didn't use the second one. Any questions or interest, let me know.

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