Flip-Up LCD Display/Keyboard Solutions From General Digital

Featuring top quality high brightness and high contrast LCDs, together with equally robust keyboards (with integral trackballs), these monitors are intended for use in industrial and military applications, either as a portable/desktop device or as a rack-mounted solution.

Unlike a laptop housed in a plastic enclosure, the SlimLine and TwoView display-keyboard families are packaged in rugged aluminum and steel enclosures to ensure a long life of service. The display heads pivot across a wide arc on user-adjustable friction hinges, allowing users to adjust the viewing angle of the display for optimum ergonomic efficiency.

Configured with General Digital’s 19″ Rack Adaptor Kit, these units can be integrated into a standard (RETMA) 19″ rack chassis. A pair of roller bearing slides allows them to easily slide in and out of a rack for operation and storage.

Fill out the contact form or call 800.952.2535 for more information today.

Select a rack mount flip-up display/keyboard below that will best suit your needs. Mousing over the product name provides a brief description, and clicking on the the link takes you down the page for detailed information.

SlimLine 1U

Military-grade 1U high rack mount flip-up LCD monitor with integral keyboard and trackball

SlimLine Lite II

Military-grade 2U high rack mount flip-up LCD monitor with integral keyboard and trackball

TwoView

Military-grade 2U high rack mount dual flip-up LCD monitors with integral keyboard and trackball


SLIMLINE 1U

Photo of SlimLine 1U LCD Monitor KeyboardSince its release in 2001, General Digital’s SlimLine 1U was designed in-house to meet the physical, mechanical and environmental rigors of military and industrial environments.

Our experience supporting U.S. and international defense programs has taught us the value of designing products with foresight so that they can be manufactured, serviced and upgraded for many years.

  • Overview

    Graphic for Interactive Product SamplerKey Features

    • Rugged 1U high rack mount drawer flip-up LCD monitor with built-in keyboard and trackball
      • Compliant with many military standards, i.e., MIL-DTL-901E, MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-461E/F, MIL-STD-167B and more
      • Mounted on solid-bearing friction slides for ease of deployment and storage
    • 15″ to 19″ display sizes
    • Numerous video inputs accepted (e.g., VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort)
    • Full-featured military- and industrial-grade keyboards with integrated trackball or touch pad
    • Primary markets served are military, industrial and special purpose commercial applications
    SlimLine 1U Offers You More

    We work with you to configure and build your SlimLine 1U monitor-keyboard to meet your precise needs. Furthermore, we offer a wide range of practical options for you to custom design your unit.

    What truly separates our SlimLine Series from the rest of the crowd is its ability to provide you with the following benefits:

    • SlimLine 1U is available with multiple display sizes/resolutions from 15″ to 19″.
    • Configuration flexibility with a wide variety of LCDs, video controllers, display overlays, pointing devices, power supplies, slides and enclosures to meet specific requirements.
    • Flawless operation in harsh and demanding environments; e.g., extremes of temperature, humidity, shock, vibration.
    • Long product life cycle. We can repair and/or replace defective or degraded parts with like or equivalent, compatible electronics or mechanical parts for an extended duration.
    • Designed, manufactured, tested and serviced in the U.S.A.
    • Custom configurations with optional components:
    SlimLine 1U In Depth

    The SlimLine 1U has an extremely low profile, occupying only one vertical rack unit (1U = 1.75″/44.45 mm). It achieves this ultra-low profile by a tilting LCD from behind the keyboard, such that the display lies flat (facing upward) and behind the keyboard when stowed in the rack. To operate, the unit slides out of the rack like a drawer and the display flips upward.

    Case Stowed


    Enclosures

    Constructed from a combination of aluminum and steel to provide a rugged, cost-effective and flexible design platform, this formidable LCD monitor-keyboard rack mount drawer is intended for use in industrial and military applications. The enclosures are completely Iridite® coated to provide protection from corrosion and improve shielding properties where parts make contact with one another. All external surfaces are finished with a durable black powder coat paint, although custom colors are available upon request.

    A pair of solid-bearing chassis slides facilitates the mounting of the SlimLine 1U into a rack chassis, and stowed out of the way in space-constrained environments.

    Normally, the slides are installed as a standard set in even lengths (e.g., 20″, 22″, 24″). However, in the event that a customer requires special functionality or extension lengths, we can provide optional custom slide assemblies as a non-standard combination of the rails.

    Assortment
     

    Slide Extension

    A spring coil latch and machined handle firmly secure the display in its stowed position.

    Coil Latch

    The LCD flips upward on continuous friction hinges such that it can be positioned at virtually any angle that the operator desires, from 0 to 90+ degrees.

    Friction Hinge


    Protective Glass/Overlay and Sealed Gasket

    General Digital offers a variety of standard and custom gaskets to augment the performance of the SlimLine 1U Series:

    • Watertight (NEMA 4/6) gaskets (e.g., closed cell, neoprene, rubber, single-sided adhesive, double-sided adhesive, O-ring) are installed between the LCD (or overlay) and the front bezel to prevent liquids from entering the enclosure through the display opening.
    • Dust gaskets (e.g., open cell gaskets) are often supplied for monitors that do not require a liquid-tight seal between the display and/or overlay and the bezel, or for systems that use a touch technology (e.g., SAW) that are only compatible with certain gasket types.
    • EMI/RFI gaskets reduce radiated and conducted emissions of the monitor.
    • Desiccating gaskets can be used to prevent moisture/condensation from forming between the LCD and the overlay when exposed to high humidity.

    Sided Gaskets


    Connections

    SlimLine 1U interface connectors are located on a pair of connector panels located at the rear of the main enclosure, on either side of the display head assembly.

    Standard interfaces (video source, keyboard, pointing device and power) utilize a locking style connector (where applicable).

    Panels Power Supply


    Power

    By default, the SlimLine 1U is configured to operate from a separate +12 Vdc or +24 Vdc. Optionally, an integrated AC switching power supply is available.

    For applications requiring a more shallow enclosure or a unique power source, we optionally offer a DC input and/or DC-DC converters with a wider input power range and reverse polarity.

    Power Supply


    Video and Controls

    Pcb Close Up

    General Digital offers a wide range of video controllers, allowing you to fine tune the display features and support to your specific video requirements.

    We can reprogram the video controller firmware/BIOS to support a variety of video timings and specialty needs, such as STANAG 3350 A, B and C, RS-343 and RS-170. Most of our video controllers will also support interlaced and non-interlaced analog video (separate, composite and Sync-On-Green), and live video signals such as NTSC, PAL or SECAM.

    Other input signals we support include ARGB (VGA) to DVI, HDMI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DisplayPort, 4K UHD and more.

    Please consult a Sales Engineer to optimize your video controller selection.

     

    On-Screen Display (OSD) Controls
    Osd Keypad

    The SlimLine 1U monitor can be configured with a variety of standard or custom user controls, most often in the form of membrane or silicone keypads. Choices of LED and NVIS backlighting are available, as well as configuration with electronics that allow backlight dimming.

    Much like your home TV, the On-Screen Display controls allow the user to adjust important display parameters, such as input signal, brightness, contrast, color temperature, sharpness, phase, scaling (aspect ratio), language and dozens of others.


    Display Brightness and Night Vision Enhancements

    Display
     

    General Digital can integrate virtually any LCD display size/resolution, from almost any panel manufacturer (OEM), into our enclosures. To assist in selecting the right panel for your application requirements, we have provided a list of commonly used or recommended panels for standard/low luminance, high brightness, sunlight readable and NVIS compatible needs.

    New display models are constantly being introduced to the market by the LCD manufacturers, making it extremely difficult for us to maintain a comprehensive list. For this reason, we encourage you to speak with a Sales Engineer to share your price and performance objectives, so we can assist you in making the best display selection.

    Standard Displays
    General Digital has provided a sample listing of some common transmissive displays that are not sunlight readable. Typically, these displays are suitable for applications that are not going to require specialty functionality, such as sunlight readability or NVIS compatibility, and for customers with cost-sensitive budgets.

    Standard Brightness Display

    LCD backlight produces sufficient luminance for use in office, shaded and low ambient/darkness light levels. However, luminance is insufficient to overcome reflected light for use in direct sunlight.

    Transmissive-Enhanced View Displays
    This type of technology boosts the efficiency of the backlight’s light utilization and minimizes surface reflection of ambient light. It is a transmissive LCD module that produces high contrast images, even in bright outdoor light and direct sunlight. These displays feature a wider color reproduction range than reflective LCDs. Featuring an LED backlight, these displays consume very little power and produce very little heat, making them ideal for integration into fully sealed enclosures, which are devoid of ventilation holes and cooling fans to dissipate heat. They also provide the additional benefit of a wide operating/storage temperature (as great as -30°–85° C), so that they can endure exposure to greater internal ambient temperatures.

    As a design note, we have found that these panels work best when coupled with an overlay that has an antireflective (AR) coating. Overlays that inhibit transmissivity (e.g., resistive touch screen) or have antiglare (AG) coatings will significantly reduce the panel’s performance in high ambient lighting conditions. Since transmissive displays produce greater brightness from their LED backlights than traditional transflective displays, they are regarded as a better outdoor solution, as they can generate high contrast in total darkness, in direct sunlight or on a cloudy/hazy afternoon.

    Standard Brightness Display1

    T-EVT technology uses the high brightness/efficiency LED backlight as a light source while minimizing the surface reflection of ambient light. The result is an LCD that produces high contrast images even in bright outdoor light or direct sunlight.

    GenFlective™/Transflective Displays
    This type of panel incorporates a highly reflective backlight that reflects the ambient lighting back out of the display to enhance its native brightness produced by its active backlight. Like the Transmissive-Enhanced View Displays, GenFlective panels work best when coupled with an AR-coated overlay. They are least effective with overlays that retard the light transmission (e.g., resistive touch sensors) or have a matte finish.

    Standard Brightness Display2

    T-EVT technology uses the high brightness/efficiency LED backlight as a light source while minimizing the surface reflection of ambient light. The result is an LCD that produces high contrast images even in bright outdoor light or direct sunlight.

    Sunlight Readable/NVIS Compatible Displays
    These displays feature a value-add backlight, typically made from high efficiency LEDs. These displays produce significant active luminance. Often, the peak luminance is limited by internal ambient temperature constraints or must be connected to an intelligent backlight controller and thermal sensor that will automatically reduce brightness/power to avoid over-temperature conditions or thermal shutdown. The high luminance output makes them ideal for use with a wide variety of overlays such as touch sensors, EMI filters, heaters, etc.

    Standard Brightness Display3
     

    Sunlight readable displays use a General Digital-enhanced, highly efficient, super bright/sunlight readable LED backlight to provide maximum functional brightness. The addition of surface treatments such as antireflective coatings and optical bonding reduce surface reflections and increase contrast so displays can be used in direct sunlight.

    If our stock offering does not suit your needs in terms of size, fit or function, please contact a Sales Engineer and we will work with you to configure a system to your specifications. Customers can also request that we integrate one of our many LED-based sunlight readableNVIS or sunlight readable/NVIS enhanced displays into their product. These solutions provide many advantages, such as increased longevity, improved durability, higher brightness, lower power consumption and/or NVIS compatibility.

    Keyboard/Trackball Choices

    Keyboards1
     

    A vast assortment of commercial-, industrial- and military-grade keyboards are available, with an integrated trackball. Customers may opt for other pointing devices, such as a touch pad, or omit one altogether.

    Multiple keyboard protocols are supported including PC (USB, PS/2, AT, XT) and SUN® (Type 5 [8-pin Mini-DIN], Type 6 [USB]), as well as custom or proprietary interfaces.

     

    Commercial-Grade Keyboards

    Keyboards2

    • 83 black keys
    • USB or PS/2 interfaces
    • Mechanical key switches with tampo-printed keys
    • Keys rated for 50 million actuations
    • 11.1″ x 5.2″ surface area

     

    Industrial-Grade Keyboards

    Keyboards3

    • Sealed spill proof/dust proof construction
      • Cola/coffee/beverage immune
      • Impervious to many chemicals
    • Electronics, switch actuators, optical sensors and internal connectors protected from contamination
    • Full travel, solid-state switches
      • Steel switch chassis and hardware
    • Extremely high MTBF
    • Class 2 workmanship
    • Optional backlighting

     

    Military-Grade Keyboards

    Keyboards4

    • Sealed spill proof/dust proof construction
      • Cola/coffee/beverage immune
      • Impervious to many chemicals
    • Electronics, switch actuators, optical sensors and internal connectors protected from contamination
    • Full travel, solid-state switches
    • Extremely high MTBF
    • EMI Filters
    • Transient protection
    • Aluminum switch chassis
    • Stainless hardware
    • Keycap clips, black keys
    • Shock sensing
    • Class 2 or higher workmanship
    • Optional backlighting
    • Lifetime warranty

     

    Optional Backlighting

    Keyboards5

    • Reliable LED light source (Green, Red, Amber, Blue)
    • Negative/Reverse Image key legends enhance readability and overall image
    • Brightness control via potentiometer or keyboard keys
    • Brightness control capability provides flexibility for different ambient conditions and personal preferences
    • Durable key legends

     

    Optional Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Protection

    • Specially designed multi-layer PCB provides shielding, protection and drain to ensure EMI/RFI/TEMPEST/FCC/VDE/EMP/ESD/LE compliance and survival for electromagnetic events
    • PCB mounted EMI/RFI filters
    • PCB mounted voltage transient/surge protection devices for extreme ESD, lightning or EMPinduced voltage surges
    • EMI/RFI/Environmental gasketing
    • Special switch chassis enhances EMI/RFI/Environmental shielding and performance

     

    Other Options

    • NVIS-compatible backlights
    • Key colors (Navy Gray, Off-White, Black)
    • Conformal coating for redundant protection and long term resistance to excessive rain, humidity, salt/fog and corrosion
    • International Key Legend set or other custom key sets
    • Keycap retaining clips for extreme shock event
    • Custom firmware for various special functions, power sequencing, etc.

     

    Trackball (1-3/8″ and 2″)

    Keyboards6

    • Spill proof/dust proof
    • Sealed stainless steel bearings
    • High strength stainless steel encoder shafts
    • Removable black phenolic ball for cleaning
    • Optical sensors for long-term reliability
    • Low force ball wiper
    • Trackball cavity drain for excessive rain/spill
    • 3-button layout

    Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

    Options & Accessories

    A myriad of display enhancements and services are available, such as:

    Cable Management Guide
    Transit Case1

    Please consult a Sales Engineer to discuss your specific needs or ideas.

    Configuration Control for Extended Life Cycle
    Blue Book Drawing

    We at General Digital are completely responsible for the design and construction of our products, allowing us to maintain nearly total control of their future. To that end, we gladly offer our engineering services to customers who require special customization of our devices to meet their commercial, industrial, marine or military requirements.

    Our experience supporting Department of Defense programs has taught us the value of designing products with foresight so that they can be manufactured, serviced and upgraded for many years.

    Though the market introduces new innovations and product upgrades at an alarming rate, our product management team knows the importance of proactive customer notification. Thus, we can offer product adaptation with similar or equivalent performance before designs become obsolete, thereby extending the product life cycle.

    Please consult a Sales Engineer for additional details.

  • Design Your Display

    Download the SlimLine 1U Product SamplerTo assist in determining your display needs, download our SlimLine 1U Series Product Sampler. It will give you some ideas of what is viable, as it lists the specifications for several recently quoted or purchased configurations. Or explore our online Product Sampler to browse some popular configurations.

    Also helpful in perusing the Product Sampler is the table below, which you can use to familiarize yourself with the structure of the SlimLine 1U Series model number.

    PrefixFamilySize/ResolutionDisplayVideo ControllerKeyboardEnclosureOverlay Power SupplyCustom
    ppSL1aabccc(c)dddeeffgghijjzzz
    Note the following options for the Prefix (pp) category:The Family category defines the base configuration, where...
    s = Sunlight ReadableSL1 = SlimLine 1U
    d = Daylight Readable
    n = NVIS Compatible

    Can’t find a perfect fit? Use the form below to request a display tailored to your requirements. A Sales Engineer will contact you shortly to discuss your project.

  • Downloads

    General Digital designs and manufactures scores of different monitor configurations each year, making the creation of technical documentation for each configuration impractical. We efficiently combine data into a select few documents, which answer most questions that customers typically ask. Please feel welcome to request any information not found here.


    Utilities are available to all visitors, and can be used for a variety of LCD monitor applications.

    User Manuals and Calibration & Setup Guides are available for customers only.

    Drivers are available for customers only.

    If you have lost the password provided with your product, please contact us right away.


  • Gallery

    The photos below represent a small sampling of General Digital’s standard and custom SlimLine 1U LCD monitor-keyboard rack drawers. They serve to illustrate the many display sizes and mechanical configurations we offer, as well as standard and custom design features, capabilities and options. Click the thumbnails to view full-size photos.

     

    SlimLine 1U Solar 19″ Mil-Spec

    Photo of SlimLine 1U 19" Display-Keyboard Mil-Spec
    Photo of SlimLine 1U Solar 19" Display-keyboard
    Photo of SlimLine 1U Solar 19" Keyboard Close-up

     

    SlimLine 1U 19″ with Smart Card Reader

    SlimLine 1U 19"with Smart Card Reader
    Photo of SlimLine 1U 19" Close-up of Smart Card Reader

     

    SlimLine 1U 17″ with DVD Drive

    SlimLine 1U 17" with DVD Drive
    SlimLine 1U 17" Close-up of DVD Drive
    SlimLine 1U 17" with DVD Drive - Rear View
    SlimLine 1U 17" with DVD Drive - Storage Position

     

    SlimLine 1U Solar 15″ with DVD Player & USB Port

    SlimLine 1U Solar 15" with DVD and USB Port
    SlimLine 1U Solar 15" with DVD and USB Port - Rear View
    SlimLine 1U Solar 15" with DVD and USB Port - Close-up Interface Connectors
    SlimLine 1U Solar 15" Close-up of Display Retention Clip and Power Socket
    SlimLine 1U Solar 15" with DVD and USB Port - Storage Position

     

    SlimLine 1U in Transit Case

    SlimLine 1U 17" in Transit Case
    SlimLine 1U 19" in Transit Case
  • Videos

    Watch the videos below to learn more about our SlimLine and other LCD monitor-keyboard rack drawers, as well as the display services General Digital offers for most monitors, whether built by us or another manufacturer.

    SlimLine 1U – Rugged Flip-Up LCD Monitor/Keyboard (2:07)

    The SlimLine 1U is the “1-4-U.” This 1U high rack mount marvel is the game changer in the industry. Our space-saving (1.75″ high) showpiece makes your rack roomier than ever! Watch our exciting video to learn more about its capabilities.


    Rugged Rack Mount Monitors for Every Environment (1:31)

    Rack mount monitors are essential for maintaining vast amounts of server information when space is critical. General Digital’s industrial- and military-grade rack mount solutions make sure that the job gets done right. We have many configurations of rack mount monitors, to accommodate nearly any application or environment.


    Optical Characterization Services (2:16)

    Unlike your phone, a display’s position cannot easily be adjusted to increase readability in direct sunlight. General Digital’s Optical Characterization Services take the guesswork out of quantifying how your display will perform under sunlight conditions. The following video explains the process in detail.


SLIMLINE LITE II

SlimLine Lite II rack mount drawer flip-up LCD monitor keyboard

Since its release in 1996, General Digital’s SlimLine Lite II was designed in-house to meet the physical, mechanical and environmental rigors of military and industrial environments.

Our experience supporting Department of Defense programs has taught us the value of designing products with foresight so that they can be manufactured, serviced and upgraded for many years.

  • Overview

    Graphic for Interactive Product SamplerKey Features

    • Military- and industrial-grade flip-up LCD monitor with built-in keyboard and pointing device
      • When bundled with our Rack Adaptor Sleeve, the 2U high SlimLine mounts easily and securely in a 19″ rack
      • Designed and built with the intent to satisfy many military standards, i.e., MIL-DTL-901E, MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-461E/F, MIL-STD-167B and more
      • Mounted on ball bearing slides for ease of deployment and storage
    • 15″ to 20″ display sizes
    • Full-featured military, industrial and commercial keyboards with integrated trackball or touch pad available
    • Primary markets served are military, industrial and special purpose commercial applications
      • We offer private labeling on the SlimLine Lite II; ask us about your application
    SlimLine Lite II Offers You More

    We work with you to configure and build your SlimLine Lite II monitor to meet your precise needs. Furthermore, we offer a wide range of practical options for you to custom design your unit.

    What truly separates our SlimLine Series from the rest of the crowd is its ability to provide you with the following benefits:

    • SlimLine Lite II is available with multiple display sizes/resolutions from 15″ to 20″.
    • Configuration flexibility with a wide variety of LCDs, video controllers, display overlays, pointing devices, power supplies, slides and enclosures to meet specific requirements.
    • Flawless operation in harsh and demanding environments; e.g., extreme of temperature, humidity, shock, vibration.
    • Long product life cycle. We can repair and/or replace defective or degraded parts with like or equivalent, compatible electronics or mechanical parts for an extended lifetime.
    • Designed, manufactured, tested and serviced in the U.S.A.
      Custom configurations with optional components:

    SlimLine Lite II In Depth

    Enclosures

    The SlimLine Lite II has a low profile, occupying only two vertical rack units (2U = 3.50″/88.9 mm). The display head flips down over the keyboard for storage; for operation, it pivots up on torque-adjustable friction hinges, allowing operators to optimize the viewing angle.

    Constructed from a combination of aluminum and steel to provide a rugged, cost-effective and flexible design platform, this formidable LCD monitor-keyboard rack mount drawer is intended for use in industrial and military applications. The enclosures are completely Iridite® coated to provide protection from corrosion and improve shielding properties where parts make contact with one another. All external surfaces are finished with a durable black powder coat paint, although custom colors are available upon request.

    SlimLine Lite II equipped with optional military keyboard, rack adaptor and cable guide

    The SlimLine Lite II’s shallow depth allows it to occupy minimal space in front of the rack during operation. This trait makes it very desirable for deployment in narrow spaces, such as aboard a ground vehicle or naval vessel.

    Comparison of distance from rack that SlimLine 1U and SlimLine Lite II extend


    Mounting

    A Rack Adaptor facilitates installation of the SlimLine Lite II into a 19″ RETMA rack, functioning as both a drawer and a protective case. The SlimLine Lite II mounts to the Rack Adaptor via a pair of integrated, ball bearing slides that permit the LCD monitor-keyboard to slide in and out of the rack, and lock into place. A hinged bezel on the Rack Adaptor latches to the unit to prevent it from moving either horizontally or vertically when subjected to vibration while in the stowed position.

    Other accessories may be added to the Rack Adaptor Kit such as an integrated power supply, cable management guides, KVM switches and display retention bracket.

    The SlimLine Lite II can be equipped with a rack adaptor, cable guide, KVM switch, power supply and more


    Hinges

    The SlimLine Lite II features a durable torque-adjustable friction hinge

    The SlimLine Lite II display head is mounted to the main enclosure via a pair of custom friction hinges that enable the display to pivot beyond 90 degrees. The rugged hinges are user adjustable, providing torque settings up to 80 in·lbs.


    Protective Glass/Overlay and Sealed Gasket

    General Digital offers a variety of standard and custom gaskets to augment the performance of the TwoView Series:

    • Watertight (NEMA 4/6) gaskets (e.g., closed cell, neoprene, rubber, single-sided adhesive, double-sided adhesive, O-ring) are installed between the LCD (or overlay) and the front bezel to prevent liquids from entering the enclosure through the display opening.
    • Dust gaskets (e.g., open cell gaskets) are often supplied for monitors that do not require a liquid-tight seal between the display and/or overlay and the bezel, or for systems that use a touch technology (e.g., SAW) that are only compatible with certain gasket types.
    • EMI/RFI gaskets reduce radiated and conducted emissions of the monitor.
    • Desiccating gaskets can be used to prevent moisture/condensation from forming between the LCD and the overlay when exposed to high humidity.

    EMI, dustproof, waterproof and desiccating gaskets


    Connections

    Interface connectors on the SlimLine Lite II are located on the rear of the main enclosure. Typically, connections are provided for the keyboard, pointing device and power, as well as any connections provided on the integrated video controller.

    The standard interfaces utilize a locking style connector (where applicable).

    The SlimLine Lite II interface connectors and power supply are located at the rear of the unit
    SlimLine Lite II can be equipped with an optional KVM switch and power supply bracket


    Power

    By default, the SlimLine Lite II is configured to operate from a separate +12 Vdc or +24 Vdc. Optionally, an integrated AC switching power supply is available.

    For applications requiring a more shallow enclosure or a unique power source, we optionally offer a DC input and/or DC-DC converters with a wider input power range and reverse polarity.

    The SlimLine Lite II can be paired with a diverse selection of power supplies


    Video and Controls

    Every SlimLine Lite II comes equipped with a high performance video controller

    General Digital offers a wide range of video controllers, allowing you to fine tune the display features and support to your specific video requirements.

    We can reprogram the video controller firmware/BIOS to support a variety of video timings and specialty needs, such as STANAG 3350 A, B and C, RS-343 and RS-170. Most of our video controllers will also support interlaced and non-interlaced analog video (separate, composite and Sync-On-Green), and live video signals such as NTSC, PAL or SECAM.

    Other input signals we support include ARGB (VGA) to DVI, HDMI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DisplayPort, 4K UHD and more.

    Please consult a Sales Engineer to optimize your video controller selection.

     

    OSD Controls

    The SlimLine Lite II monitor can be configured with a variety of standard or custom user controls, most often in the form of membrane or silicone keypads. Choices of LED and NVIS backlighting are available, as well as configuration with electronics that allow backlight dimming.

    Much like your home TV, the On-Screen Display controls allow the user to adjust important display parameters, such as input signal, brightness, contrast, color temperature, sharpness, phase, scaling (aspect ratio), language and dozens of others.

    The On-screen Display is controlled by the membrane keypad on the keyboard tray


    Display Brightness and Night Vision Enhancements

    Display
     

    General Digital can integrate virtually any LCD display size/resolution, from almost any panel manufacturer (OEM), into our enclosures. To assist in selecting the right panel for your application requirements, we have provided a list of commonly used or recommended panels for standard/low luminance, high brightness, sunlight readable and NVIS compatible needs.

    New display models are constantly being introduced to the market by the LCD manufacturers, making it extremely difficult for us to maintain a comprehensive list. For this reason, we encourage you to speak with a Sales Engineer to share your price and performance objectives, so we can assist you in making the best display selection.

    Standard Displays
    General Digital has provided a sample listing of some common transmissive displays that are not sunlight readable. Typically, these displays are suitable for applications that are not going to require specialty functionality, such as sunlight readability or NVIS compatibility, and for customers with cost-sensitive budgets.

    Standard Brightness Display

    LCD backlight produces sufficient luminance for use in office, shaded and low ambient/darkness light levels. However, luminance is insufficient to overcome reflected light for use in direct sunlight.

    Transmissive-Enhanced View Displays
    This type of technology boosts the efficiency of the backlight’s light utilization and minimizes surface reflection of ambient light. It is a transmissive LCD module that produces high contrast images, even in bright outdoor light and direct sunlight. These displays feature a wider color reproduction range than reflective LCDs. Featuring an LED backlight, these displays consume very little power and produce very little heat, making them ideal for integration into fully sealed enclosures, which are devoid of ventilation holes and cooling fans to dissipate heat. They also provide the additional benefit of a wide operating/storage temperature (as great as -30°–85° C), so that they can endure exposure to greater internal ambient temperatures.

    As a design note, we have found that these panels work best when coupled with an overlay that has an antireflective (AR) coating. Overlays that inhibit transmissivity (e.g., resistive touch screen) or have antiglare (AG) coatings will significantly reduce the panel’s performance in high ambient lighting conditions. Since transmissive displays produce greater brightness from their LED backlights than traditional transflective displays, they are regarded as a better outdoor solution, as they can generate high contrast in total darkness, in direct sunlight or on a cloudy/hazy afternoon.

    Standard Brightness Display1

    T-EVT technology uses the high brightness/efficiency LED backlight as a light source while minimizing the surface reflection of ambient light. The result is an LCD that produces high contrast images even in bright outdoor light or direct sunlight.

    GenFlective™/Transflective Displays
    This type of panel incorporates a highly reflective backlight that reflects the ambient lighting back out of the display to enhance its native brightness produced by its active backlight. Like the Transmissive-Enhanced View Displays, GenFlective panels work best when coupled with an AR-coated overlay. They are least effective with overlays that retard the light transmission (e.g., resistive touch sensors) or have a matte finish.

    Standard Brightness Display2

    T-EVT technology uses the high brightness/efficiency LED backlight as a light source while minimizing the surface reflection of ambient light. The result is an LCD that produces high contrast images even in bright outdoor light or direct sunlight.

    Sunlight Readable/NVIS Compatible Displays
    These displays feature a value-add backlight, typically made from high efficiency LEDs. These displays produce significant active luminance. Often, the peak luminance is limited by internal ambient temperature constraints or must be connected to an intelligent backlight controller and thermal sensor that will automatically reduce brightness/power to avoid over-temperature conditions or thermal shutdown. The high luminance output makes them ideal for use with a wide variety of overlays such as touch sensors, EMI filters, heaters, etc.

    Standard Brightness Display3

    Sunlight readable displays use a General Digital-enhanced, highly efficient, super bright/sunlight readable LED backlight to provide maximum functional brightness. The addition of surface treatments such as antireflective coatings and optical bonding reduce surface reflections and increase contrast so displays can be used in direct sunlight.

    If our stock offering does not suit your needs in terms of size, fit or function, please contact a Sales Engineer and we will work with you to configure a system to your specifications. Customers can also request that we integrate one of our many LED-based sunlight readableNVIS or sunlight readable/NVIS enhanced displays into their product. These solutions provide many advantages, such as increased longevity, improved durability, higher brightness, lower power consumption and/or NVIS compatibility.

    Keyboard/Trackball Choices

    The SlimLine Lite II can be configured with many types of commercial-, industrial- and military-grade keyboards
     

    A vast assortment of commercial-, industrial- and military-grade keyboards are available, with an integrated trackball. Customers may opt for other pointing devices, such as a touch pad, or omit one altogether.

    Multiple keyboard protocols are supported including PC (USB, PS/2, AT, XT) and SUN® (Type 5 [8-pin Mini-DIN], Type 6 [USB]), as well as custom or proprietary interfaces.

     

    Commercial-grade Keyboards

    Keyboards2

    • 83 black keys
    • USB or PS/2 interfaces
    • Mechanical key switches with tampo-printed keys
    • Keys rated for 50 million actuations
    • 11.1″ x 5.2″ surface area

     

    Industrial-grade Keyboards

    Keyboards3

    • Sealed spill proof/dust proof construction
      • Cola/coffee/beverage immune
      • Impervious to many chemicals
    • Electronics, switch actuators, optical sensors and internal connectors protected from contamination
    • Full travel, solid-state switches
      • Steel switch chassis and hardware
    • Extremely high MTBF
    • Class 2 workmanship
    • Optional backlighting

     

    Military-grade Keyboards

    Keyboards4

    • Sealed spill proof/dust proof construction
      • Cola/coffee/beverage immune
      • Impervious to many chemicals
    • Electronics, switch actuators, optical sensors and internal connectors protected from contamination
    • Full travel, solid-state switches
    • Extremely high MTBF
    • EMI Filters
    • Transient protection
    • Aluminum switch chassis
    • Stainless hardware
    • Keycap clips, black keys
    • Shock sensing
    • Class 2 or higher workmanship
    • Optional backlighting
    • Lifetime warranty

     

    Optional Backlighting

    Keyboards5

    • Reliable LED light source (Green, Red, Amber, Blue)
    • Negative/Reverse Image key legends enhance readability and overall image
    • Brightness control via potentiometer or keyboard keys
    • Brightness control capability provides flexibility for different ambient conditions and personal preferences
    • Durable key legends

     

    Optional Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Protection

    • Specially designed multi-layer PCB provides shielding, protection and drain to ensure EMI/RFI/TEMPEST/FCC/VDE/EMP/ESD/LE compliance and survival for electromagnetic events
    • PCB mounted EMI/RFI filters
    • PCB mounted voltage transient/surge protection devices for extreme ESD, lightning or EMP induced voltage surges
    • EMI/RFI/Environmental gasketing
    • Special switch chassis enhances EMI/RFI/Environmental shielding and performance

     

    Other Options

    • NVIS-compatible backlights
    • Key colors (Navy Gray, Off-White, Black)
    • Conformal coating for redundant protection and long term resistance to excessive rain, humidity, salt/fog and corrosion
    • International Key Legend set or other custom key sets
    • Keycap retaining clips for extreme shock event
    • Custom firmware for various special functions, power sequencing, etc.

     

    Trackball (1-3/8″ and 2″)

    Keyboards6

    • Spill proof/dust proof
    • Sealed stainless steel bearings
    • High strength stainless steel encoder shafts
    • Removable black phenolic ball for cleaning
    • Optical sensors for long-term reliability
    • Low force ball wiper
    • Trackball cavity drain for excessive rain/spill
    • 3-button layout

    Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

    Options & Accessories

    A myriad of display enhancements and services are available, such as:

    The SlimLine Lite II can be equipped with a rack adaptor, cable guide, KVM switch, power supply and more
    SlimLine Lite II integrated peripherals include multimedia drives and USB ports

    Please consult a Sales Engineer to discuss your specific needs or ideas.

    Configuration Control for Extended Life Cycle
    General Digital's configuration control ensures an extended life cycle for your LCD monitor

    We at General Digital are completely responsible for the design and construction of our products, allowing us to maintain nearly total control of their future. To that end, we gladly offer our engineering services to customers who require special customization of our devices to meet their commercial, industrial, marine or military requirements.

    Our experience supporting Department of Defense programs has taught us the value of designing products with foresight so that they can be manufactured, serviced and upgraded for many years.

    Though the market introduces new innovations and product upgrades at an alarming rate, our product management team knows the importance of proactive customer notification. Thus, we can offer product adaptation with similar or equivalent performance before designs become obsolete, thereby extending the product life cycle.

    Please consult a Sales Engineer for additional details.

  • Design Your Display

    Download the SlimLine Lite II Product SamplerTo assist in determining your display needs, download our SlimLine Lite II Series Product Sampler. It will give you some ideas of what is viable, as it lists the specifications for several recently quoted or purchased configurations. Or explore our online Product Sampler to browse some popular configurations.

    Also helpful in perusing the Product Sampler is the table below, which you can use to familiarize yourself with the structure of the SlimLine Lite II Series model number.

    Prefix Prefix Size/ResolutionDisplay Video Controller Keyboard Enclosure Overlay Power Supply Custom
    ppSL2 aabccc(c)dddeeffgghijjzzz
    Note the following options for the Prefix (pp) category:The Family category defines the base configuration, where...
    s = Sunlight ReadableSL2 = SlimLine Lite II
    d = Daylight Readable
    n = NVIS Compatible

    Can’t find a perfect fit? Use the form below to request a display tailored to your requirements. A Sales Engineer will contact you shortly to discuss your project.

  • Downloads

    General Digital designs and manufactures scores of different monitor configurations each year, making the creation of technical documentation for each configuration impractical. We efficiently combine data into a select few documents, which answer most questions that customers typically ask. Please feel welcome to request any information not found here.


    Utilities are available to all visitors, and can be used for a variety of LCD monitor applications.

    User Manuals and Calibration & Setup Guides are available for customers only.

    Drivers are available for customers only.

    If you have lost the password provided with your product, please contact us right away.


    Product Sampler

    SlimLine Lite II Product Sampler

     

    Data Sheet

    SlimLine Lite II Series 15.0″–20.1″ Monitors Data Sheet

     

    Flyers

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Side Mount Flyer

    SlimLine Lite II 17.3 Full High Definition with Rack Sleeve, Cable Guide, Power Supply Flyer

    SlimLine Lite II 17.0 with Smart Card Reader Flyer

    SlimLine Lite II with 4-Port KVM Switch Flyer

     

    Control Drawings

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, with Rack Mount Adaptor Kit, Cable Carrier, Extension Brackets, 90-2722-034

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, with Rack Mount Adaptor Kit, Cable Carrier, Extension Brackets, Ruggedization Kit, 4-port KVM Switch, Power Supply, 90-2722-031

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, with Rack Mount Adaptor Kit, Cable Carrier, Extension Brackets, 4-port KVM Switch, Power Supply, 90-2722-028

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, with Rack Mount Adaptor Kit, Cable Carrier, Extension Brackets, 90-2722-027

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, with Desktop Mounting Kit, Power Supply, 90-2722-020

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, with Rack Mount Adaptor Kit, Power Supply, 90-2722-013

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, with Rack Mount Adaptor Kit, Power Supply, 90-2722-012

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, with Rack Mount Adaptor Kit, Cable Carrier, 4-port KVM Switch, Power Supply, 90-2722-010

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, with Rack Mount Adaptor Kit, Power Supply, 90-2722-007

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, with Rack Mount Adaptor Kit, Custom Slides and Sleeve, Power Supply, 90-2722-006

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, Base Unit with +12 Vdc Power Input, 90-722-055

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, Base Unit with +12 Vdc Power Input, 90-722-056

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, Base Unit with +12 Vdc Power Input, 90-722-057

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, Base Unit with +12 Vdc Power Input, 90-722-060

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, Base Unit with +12 Vdc Power Input, 90-722-066

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, Base Unit with +12 Vdc Power Input, French Layout Keyboard, 90-722-067

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, Base Unit with +24 Vdc Power Input, Mil-grade Backlit Keyboard, 90-722-068

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, Base Unit with +9 to +45 Vdc Power Input, 90-722-071

    SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing, Base Unit with +9 to +36 Vdc Power Input, 90-722-073

    SlimLine Lite II 17.3 Control Drawing, Side Mounted (unit rotated 90° in rack) with Rack Mount Adaptor Kit, Cable Carrier, Extension Brackets, Ruggedization Kit, Power Supply, 90-2736-004

    SlimLine Lite II 17.3 Control Drawing, with Rack Mount Adaptor Kit, Cable Carrier, Extension Brackets, Ruggedization Kit, Power Supply, 90-2736-001

    SlimLine Lite II 17.3 Control Drawing, Base Unit with +12 Vdc Power Input, Side Mount Enclosure, Mil-grade Backlit Keyboard, 90-736-006

    SlimLine Lite II 17.3 Control Drawing, Base Unit with +12 Vdc Power Input, SmartCard Reader, Mil-grade Keyboard, 90-736-003

    SlimLine Lite II 15.0 Control Drawing, with Rack Mount Adaptor Kit, Cable Carrier, Slide Extension Brackets, 4-port KVM Switch, 90-2723-015

    SlimLine Lite II 15.0 Control Drawing, with Rack Mount Adaptor Kit, Cable Carrier, Ruggedization Kit, 4-port KVM Switch, 90-2723-011

    SlimLine Lite II 15.0 Control Drawing, with Rack Mount Adaptor Kit, Power Supply, 90-2723-003

    SlimLine Lite II 15.0 Control Drawing, Base Unit with +24 Vdc Power Input, 90-723-028

    SlimLine Lite II 15.0 Control Drawing, Base Unit with +12 Vdc Power Input, 90-723-005

    SlimLine Lite II 15.0 Control Drawing, Base Unit with +12 Vdc Power Input, 90-720-015

     

    Rack Adaptor and Options Control Drawings

    19″ Rack Adaptor and Options for SlimLine Lite II 20.1 Control Drawing

    19″ Rack Adaptor and Options for SlimLine Lite II 19.0 Control Drawing

    19″ Rack Adaptor and Options for SlimLine Lite II 17.0 Control Drawing

    19″ Rack Adaptor and Options for SlimLine Lite II 15.0 Control Drawing

    Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

  • Gallery

    The photos below represent a small sampling of General Digital’s standard and custom SlimLine Lite II LCD monitor-keyboard drawer products. They serve to illustrate the many display sizes and mechanical configurations we offer, as well as standard and custom design features, capabilities and options. Click the thumbnails to view full-size photos.

    SlimLine Lite II 20″ with Optional Cable Management Guide

    SlimLine Lite II 20" with Optional Cable Management Guide - Rugged flip-up display with integral keyboard and trackball – operating position
    SlimLine Lite II 20" with Optional Cable Management Guide - Storage position
    SlimLine Lite II 20" with Optional Cable Management Guide - Close-up of cable management guide and connector panel

     

    SlimLine Lite II 19″ Side Mount Drawer

    SlimLine Lite II 19" Side Mount Drawer - Side mounted military-grade LCD monitor-keyboard-trackball in rack mount drawer; factory mounted to face left or right
    SlimLine Lite II 19
    SlimLine Lite II 19" Side Mount Drawer - Close-up of connector panel
    SlimLine Lite II 19" Side Mount Drawer - Storage position

     

    SlimLine Lite II 17″ with Optional Smart Card Reader

    SlimLine Lite II 17" with Optional Smart Card Reader - Rugged flip-up display with integral keyboard and trackball - operating position
    SlimLine Lite II 17" with Optional Smart Card Reader - Close-up of Smart Card (CAC) reader

     

    SlimLine Lite II Cable Management Guide Options

    SlimLine Lite II 20.1" - Optional Cable Management Guide and Rack Mount Adaptor Kit
    SlimLine Lite II 20.1" - Optional Cable Management Guide, rear-mounted 1U Power Supply and Rack Mount Adaptor Kit
    SlimLine Lite II 20.1" - Optional Cable Management Guide and rear-mounted 1U Power Supply
    SlimLine Lite II 20.1" - Optional Cable Management Guide, rear-mounted 1U Power Supply and 4-port KVM Switch
  • Video

    SlimLine Lite II – Rugged Rack Mount Flip-Up LCD Monitor/Keyboard (2:17)

    Boasting the smallest footprint in the rack mount industry, the SlimLine Lite II takes your basic laptop and works mechanical magic—making it rugged and rack ready. This thrilling video will give you an idea of its properties.


    Rugged Rack Mount Monitors for Every Environment (1:31)

    Rack mount monitors are essential for maintaining vast amounts of server information when space is critical. General Digital’s industrial- and military-grade rack mount solutions make sure that the job gets done right. We have many configurations of rack mount monitors, to accommodate nearly any application or environment.


    Optical Characterization Services (2:16)

    Unlike your phone, a display’s position cannot easily be adjusted to increase readability in direct sunlight. General Digital’s Optical Characterization Services take the guesswork out of quantifying how your display will perform under sunlight conditions. The following video explains the process in detail.


TWOVIEW

photo of TwoView and TwoView VerticalSince its release in 2006, General Digital’s TwoView was designed in-house to meet the physical, mechanical and environmental rigors of industrial and military environments.

Our experience supporting Department of Defense programs has taught us the value of designing products with foresight so that they can be manufactured, serviced and upgraded for many years.

  • Overview

    Graphic for Interactive Product SamplerKey Features

    • Rugged 2U/3U high flip-up dual monitors with integral keyboard and pointing device in a rack mount drawer
      • Mounted on solid-bearing slides for ease of deployment and storage
    • 15.0″ to 20.1″ display sizes (currently 17.3″ and 19.0″ only for TwoView 2 and TwoView 2 Vertical); custom sizes/resolutions available
    • Full-featured keyboards with integrated trackball or touch pad
    • Primary markets served are military, industrial and special purpose commercial applications
      • We offer private labeling on the TwoView Series
    TwoView Offers You More

    We work with you to configure and build your TwoView monitor to meet your precise needs. Furthermore, we offer a wide range of practical options for you to custom design your unit.

    What truly separates our TwoView Series from the rest of the crowd is its ability to provide you with the following benefits:

    • The TwoView Series offers several display sizes/resolutions from 15″ to 20″.
    • Configuration flexibility with a wide variety of LCDs, video controllers, display overlays, pointing devices, power supplies, slides and enclosures to meet specific requirements.
    • Flawless operation in harsh and demanding environments; e.g., extreme of temperature, humidity, shock, vibration.
    • Long product life cycle. We can repair and/or replace defective or degraded parts with like or equivalent, compatible electronics or mechanical parts for an extended lifetime.
    • Designed, manufactured, tested and serviced in the U.S.A.
    • Custom configurations with optional components:
    TwoView In Depth

    Enclosure

    The TwoView is designed to provide its operator with the maximum amount of visual information while occupying the smallest possible footprint within an EIA-310 or 19″ RETMA Rack Chassis. Constructed from a combination of aluminum and steel to provide a rugged, cost-effective and flexible design platform, this formidable display/keyboard/trackball is intended for use in industrial and military applications. The enclosures have an Iridite® coating (conductive anodized) to provide protection from corrosion and improve shielding properties where parts make contact with one another. All external surfaces are finished with a durable black powder coat paint, although custom colors are available upon request.

    The TwoView is intended for harsh environments, such as extremes of temperature, humidity, shock and vibration. The TwoView 2 and TwoView 2 Vertical, in all their configurations, are well suited to industrial environments of less extreme conditions.

    TwoView industrial- and military-grade dual flip-up displays with integral keyboard and trackball
     

    The low profile (2U or 3U) TwoView can be quickly deployed for operation from its storage position by sliding the drawer out from the rack chassis on its solid-bearing slides. The displays are then flipped up into viewing position on heavy-duty friction hinges and slid apart on ball-bearing slides. When not in use, the displays flip down into a secure storage position, and the entire unit slides into the rack, allowing more room in space-constrained environments.

    TwoView ball bearing slides and display rail guides
     

    The TwoView 2 is similar in operation, though the displays do not slide left and right. Instead, it is configured at our facility to have the secondary display flip to the left, right or above the primary display.

    TwoView 2 19.0 with dual displays with keyboard and trackball shown in operating position
     

    The TwoView 2 Vertical is designed to hinge open vertically for narrow-width environments.

    TwoView 2 Vertical 19.0 with dual displays opens vertically


    Keyboard & Pointing Device

    The keyboard and pointing device are located in front of the dual LCDs, providing optimal hand-eye distance. A vast assortment of commercial-, industrial[1]- and military[2]-grade keyboards are available for integration, with or without integrated pointing devices. Unpopulated space is intentionally left below the keyboard to allow additional customization with potential options such as multimedia drive, Smart Card reader, USB ports, pass-thru interfaces and more. Click on the Keyboard/Trackball Choices tab below for more information.

    TwoView keyboards for 19 inch and 20 inch models

    [1] Spill/dust proof; typically comprised of steel switch chassis and hardware; Class 2 workmanship.
    [2] Spill/dust proof; aluminum switch chassis; stainless hardware; Class 2 or higher workmanship; EMI filters; transient protection; keycap clips; shock sensing; lifetime warranty.


    Friction Hinges

    The TwoView’s display heads are mounted to the main enclosure via three rugged continuous-friction hinges that enable the display to pivot from horizontal to vertical positions. A tubular shaft at the center of the hinge allows for cable routing, which improves shielding and minimizes cable chaffing.

    TwoView durable continuous-friction hinges
     

    The TwoView 2’s display head is mounted to the main enclosure via four continuous-friction hinges. The hinges allow the display head assemblies to be tilted more than 90°.

    TwoView 2 durable continuous-friction hinges


    Slides

    The TwoView and TwoView 2 monitor/keyboard devices mount to EIA-310 19″ RETMA racks via a pair of solid bearing slides. For special functionality, custom lengths can be supplied.

    Many lengths and types of solid-bearing slides are available for the TwoView family
     

    Additionally, your TwoView can be equipped with a Cable Management Guide to prevent tangling and chaffing of the cables supplying power, video, etc.

    TwoView Cable Management Guide keeps cables organized


    Connector Panels

    All standard connections (keyboard, pointing device, power and video) are located on the rear connector panels. We use locking connectors wherever possible to ensure a secure and reliable connection.

    TwoView 19.0 left and right side connector panels
    TwoView 20.1 connector panel


    Protective Glass/Overlay and Sealed Gasket

    General Digital offers a variety of standard and custom gaskets to augment the performance of the TwoView Series:

    • Watertight gaskets (e.g., closed cell, neoprene, rubber, single-sided adhesive, double-sided adhesive, O-ring) are installed between the LCD (or overlay) and the front bezel to prevent liquids from entering the enclosure through the display opening.
    • Dust gaskets (e.g., open cell gaskets) are often supplied for monitors that do not require a liquid-tight seal between the display and/or overlay and the bezel, or for systems that use a touch technology (e.g., SAW) that are only compatible with certain gasket types.
    • EMI/RFI gaskets reduce radiated and conducted emissions of the monitor.
    • Desiccating gaskets can be used to prevent moisture/condensation from forming between the LCD and the overlay when exposed to high humidity.

    EMI, dustproof, waterproof and desiccating gaskets


    Power Supply

    Depending on the model, the TwoView operates from either an integrated AC switching power supply or +12 Vdc input. General Digital offers an assortment of complementary 1U rack-mounted AC switching power supplies or power supply “bricks” to accommodate your particular needs.

    The SlimLine Lite II can be paired with a diverse selection of power supplies


    Video and Controls

    Every SlimLine Lite II comes equipped with a high performance video controller

    General Digital offers a wide range of video controllers, allowing you to fine tune the display features and support to your specific video requirements.

    We can reprogram the video controller firmware/BIOS to support a variety of video timings and specialty needs, such as STANAG 3350 A, B and C, RS-343 and RS-170. Most of our video controllers will also support interlaced and non-interlaced analog video (separate, composite and Sync-On-Green), and live video signals such as NTSC, PAL or SECAM.

    Other input signals we support include ARGB (VGA) to DVI, HDMI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DisplayPort, 4K UHD and more.

    Please consult a Sales Engineer to optimize your video controller selection.

     

    OSD Controls

    The TwoView monitor can be configured with a variety of standard or custom user controls, most often in the form of membrane or silicone keypads. Choices of LED and NVIS backlighting are available, as well as configuration with electronics that allow backlight dimming.

    Much like your home TV, the On-Screen Display controls allow the user to adjust important display parameters, such as input signal, brightness, contrast, color temperature, sharpness, phase, scaling (aspect ratio), language and dozens of others.

    The On-screen Display is controlled by the membrane keypad on the keyboard tray


    Display Brightness and Night Vision EnhancementsDisplay

    General Digital can integrate virtually any LCD display size/resolution, from almost any panel manufacturer (OEM), into our enclosures. To assist in selecting the right panel for your application requirements, we have provided a list of commonly used or recommended panels for standard/low luminance, high brightness, sunlight readable and NVIS compatible needs.

    New display models are constantly being introduced to the market by the LCD manufacturers, making it extremely difficult for us to maintain a comprehensive list. For this reason, we encourage you to speak with a Sales Engineer to share your price and performance objectives, so we can assist you in making the best display selection.

    Standard Displays
    General Digital has provided a sample listing of some common transmissive displays that are not sunlight readable. Typically, these displays are suitable for applications that are not going to require specialty functionality, such as sunlight readability or NVIS compatibility, and for customers with cost-sensitive budgets.

    Standard Brightness Display

    LCD backlight produces sufficient luminance for use in office, shaded and low ambient/darkness light levels. However, luminance is insufficient to overcome reflected light for use in direct sunlight.

    Transmissive-Enhanced View Displays
    This type of technology boosts the efficiency of the backlight’s light utilization and minimizes surface reflection of ambient light. It is a transmissive LCD module that produces high contrast images, even in bright outdoor light and direct sunlight. These displays feature a wider color reproduction range than reflective LCDs. Featuring an LED backlight, these displays consume very little power and produce very little heat, making them ideal for integration into fully sealed enclosures, which are devoid of ventilation holes and cooling fans to dissipate heat. They also provide the additional benefit of a wide operating/storage temperature (as great as -30°–85° C), so that they can endure exposure to greater internal ambient temperatures.

    As a design note, we have found that these panels work best when coupled with an overlay that has an antireflective (AR) coating. Overlays that inhibit transmissivity (e.g., resistive touch screen) or have antiglare (AG) coatings will significantly reduce the panel’s performance in high ambient lighting conditions. Since transmissive displays produce greater brightness from their LED backlights than traditional transflective displays, they are regarded as a better outdoor solution, as they can generate high contrast in total darkness, in direct sunlight or on a cloudy/hazy afternoon.

    Standard Brightness Display1

    T-EVT technology uses the high brightness/efficiency LED backlight as a light source while minimizing the surface reflection of ambient light. The result is an LCD that produces high contrast images even in bright outdoor light or direct sunlight.

    GenFlective™/Transflective Displays
    This type of panel incorporates a highly reflective backlight that reflects the ambient lighting back out of the display to enhance its native brightness produced by its active backlight. Like the Transmissive-Enhanced View Displays, GenFlective panels work best when coupled with an AR-coated overlay. They are least effective with overlays that retard the light transmission (e.g., resistive touch sensors) or have a matte finish.

    Standard Brightness Display2

    T-EVT technology uses the high brightness/efficiency LED backlight as a light source while minimizing the surface reflection of ambient light. The result is an LCD that produces high contrast images even in bright outdoor light or direct sunlight.

    Sunlight Readable/NVIS Compatible Displays
    These displays feature a value-add backlight, typically made from high efficiency LEDs. These displays produce significant active luminance. Often, the peak luminance is limited by internal ambient temperature constraints or must be connected to an intelligent backlight controller and thermal sensor that will automatically reduce brightness/power to avoid over-temperature conditions or thermal shutdown. The high luminance output makes them ideal for use with a wide variety of overlays such as touch sensors, EMI filters, heaters, etc.

    Standard Brightness Display3

    Sunlight readable displays use a General Digital-enhanced, highly efficient, super bright/sunlight readable LED backlight to provide maximum functional brightness. The addition of surface treatments such as antireflective coatings and optical bonding reduce surface reflections and increase contrast so displays can be used in direct sunlight.

    If our stock offering does not suit your needs in terms of size, fit or function, please contact a Sales Engineer and we will work with you to configure a system to your specifications. Customers can also request that we integrate one of our many LED-based sunlight readableNVIS or sunlight readable/NVIS enhanced displays into their product. These solutions provide many advantages, such as increased longevity, improved durability, higher brightness, lower power consumption and/or NVIS compatibility.

    TwoView Models Compared
    Feature TwoView (TV) TwoView 2 (TV2) / TwoView 2 Vertical (TVV)
    Display Sizes 15.0", 17.0", 17.3", 19.0", 20.1" 17.3", 19.0"
    Inquire about other display sizes
    Overlays
    Wide variety of glass or plastic overlays with or without optical coating (antireflective, antiglare, etc.), touch screens, optical heaters, film laminations, optical bonding, EMI protection, privacy screens and more
    Keyboards Various commercial-, industrial- and military-grade keyboards Light industrial-grade keyboard (PS/2 or USB) only
    Pointing Devices Sealed trackball: 1-3/8" or 2.0"; Touch Pad Optical non-sealed trackball
    Height2U (3.50") on 15" to 19" displays
    3U (5.25") on 20" display
    2U (3.50")
    Depth TV-15X, TV-17D: 24.00"
    TV-17W/TV-19W: 26.00"
    TV-20U: 25.18"
    TV2-19W: 22.00"
    TVV-17D: 21.22"
    Mounting to 19" Rack Chassis
    TV, TV2 and TVV are housed in a rack drawer and mount directly to a 19" rack chassis with solid-bearing slides
    Power (Default) TV-15X, TV-17W, TV-19W: +12 Vdc or +24 Vdc
    TV-17D, TV-20U: 120 Vac or 240 Vac
    120 Vac or 240 Vac
    Video Supported Limited to amount of connector panel space (on left/right connector panels) and interface cable conduit available. See Video Controller table for typical configurations.All video interfaces located on edge connector of integrated video controller selected. Additional connections may be possible. Speak with Sales Engineer.
    Display Hinges TV-15X, TV-17W, TV-17D, TV-19W: Continuous Friction
    TV-20U: User Torque Adjustable
    Continuous Friction
    Upper display on TVV can be locked in place
    Display Opening DirectionSlide to the left and rightTV2: Swing open to the left or right (factory configured)
    TVV: Flip open vertically
    Slides
    Solid Bearing

    Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

    Keyboard/Trackball Choices

    The TwoView can be configured with a vast assortment of commercial-, industrial- and military-grade keyboards, with an integrated trackball. Customers may opt for other pointing devices, such as a touch pad, or omit one altogether. Currently, the TwoView 2 and TwoView 2 Vertical can be configured with only a light-industrial-/commercial-grade keyboard. Consult a Sales Engineer to discuss what will best suit your needs.

    Multiple keyboard protocols are supported including PC (USB, PS/2, AT, XT) and SUN® (Type 5 [8-pin Mini-DIN], Type 6 [USB]), as well as custom or proprietary interfaces.

     

    Commercial-grade Keyboards

    Keyboards2

    • 83 black keys
    • USB or PS/2 interfaces
    • Mechanical key switches with tampo-printed keys
    • Keys rated for 50 million actuations
    • 11.1″ x 5.2″ surface area

     

    Industrial-grade Keyboards

    Keyboards3

    • Sealed spill proof/dust proof construction
      • Cola/coffee/beverage immune
      • Impervious to many chemicals
    • Electronics, switch actuators, optical sensors and internal connectors protected from contamination
    • Full travel, solid-state switches
      • Steel switch chassis and hardware
    • Extremely high MTBF
    • Class 2 workmanship
    • Optional backlighting

     

    Military-grade Keyboards

    Keyboards4

    • Sealed spill proof/dust proof construction
      • Cola/coffee/beverage immune
      • Impervious to many chemicals
    • Electronics, switch actuators, optical sensors and internal connectors protected from contamination
    • Full travel, solid-state switches
    • Extremely high MTBF
    • EMI Filters
    • Transient protection
    • Aluminum switch chassis
    • Stainless hardware
    • Keycap clips, black keys
    • Shock sensing
    • Class 2 or higher workmanship
    • Optional backlighting
    • Lifetime warranty

     

    TwoView 2 Keyboard

    TwoView 2 commercial-grade keyboard

    • 87 keys
    • PS/2 or USB interface
    • Trackball with 2 buttons

     

    Optional Backlighting

    Keyboards5

    • Reliable LED light source (Green, Red, Amber, Blue)
    • Negative/Reverse Image key legends enhance readability and overall image
    • Brightness control via potentiometer or keyboard keys
    • Brightness control capability provides flexibility for different ambient conditions and personal preferences
    • Durable key legends

     

    Optional Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Protection

    • Specially designed multi-layer PCB provides shielding, protection and drain to ensure EMI/RFI/TEMPEST/FCC/VDE/EMP/ESD/LE compliance and survival for electromagnetic events
    • PCB mounted EMI/RFI filters
    • PCB mounted voltage transient/surge protection devices for extreme ESD, lightning or EMP induced voltage surges
    • EMI/RFI/Environmental gasketing
    • Special switch chassis enhances EMI/RFI/Environmental shielding and performance

     

    Other Options

    • NVIS-compatible backlights
    • Key colors (Navy Gray, Off-White, Black)
    • Conformal coating for redundant protection and long term resistance to excessive rain, humidity, salt/fog and corrosion
    • International Key Legend set or other custom key sets
    • Keycap retaining clips for extreme shock event
    • Custom firmware for various special functions, power sequencing, etc.

     

    Trackball (1-3/8″ and 2″)

    Keyboards6

    • Spill proof/dust proof
    • Sealed stainless steel bearings
    • High strength stainless steel encoder shafts
    • Removable black phenolic ball for cleaning
    • Optical sensors for long-term reliability
    • Low force ball wiper
    • Trackball cavity drain for excessive rain/spill
    • 3-button layout

    Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

    Options & Accessories

    A myriad of display enhancements and services are available, such as:

    Optional film laminations to increase contrast and decrease glare, reflections
    Cable Management Guide mounted behind TwoView 2

    Please consult a Sales Engineer to discuss your specific needs or ideas.

    TwoView integrated peripherals include DVD drive and 4-port KVM switch

    Configuration Control for Extended Life Cycle
    General Digital's configuration control ensures an extended life cycle for your LCD monitor

    We at General Digital are completely responsible for the design and construction of our products, allowing us to maintain nearly total control of their future. To that end, we gladly offer our engineering services to customers who require special customization of our devices to meet their commercial, industrial, marine or military requirements.

    Our experience supporting Department of Defense programs has taught us the value of designing products with foresight so that they can be manufactured, serviced and upgraded for many years.

    Though the market introduces new innovations and product upgrades at an alarming rate, our product management team knows the importance of proactive customer notification. Thus, we can offer product adaptation with similar or equivalent performance before designs become obsolete, thereby extending the product life cycle.

    Please consult a Sales Engineer for additional details.

  • Design Your Display

    Download the TwoView Series Product SamplerTo assist in determining your display needs, download our TwoView Series Product Sampler. It will give you some ideas of what is viable, as it lists the specifications for several recently quoted or purchased configurations. Or explore our online Product Sampler to browse some popular configurations.

    Also helpful in perusing the Product Sampler is the table below, which you can use to familiarize yourself with the structure of the TwoView Series model number.

    PrefixFamilySize/ResolutionDisplayVideo ControllerKeyboardEnclosureOverlayPower SupplyCustom
    ppTV
    TV2
    TVV
    aabccc(c)dddeeffgghijjzzz
    Note the following options for the Prefix (pp) category:The Family category defines the base configuration, where...
    s = Sunlight ReadableTV = TwoView
    d = Daylight ReadableTV2 = TwoView 2
    n = NVIS CompatibleTVV = TwoView Vertical

    Can’t find a perfect fit? Use the form below to request a display tailored to your requirements. A Sales Engineer will contact you shortly to discuss your project.

  • Downloads

    General Digital designs and manufactures scores of different monitor configurations each year, making the creation of technical documentation for each configuration impractical. We efficiently combine data into a select few documents, which answer most questions that customers typically ask. Please feel welcome to request any information not found here.


    Utilities are available to all visitors, and can be used for a variety of LCD monitor applications.

    User Manuals and Calibration & Setup Guides are available for customers only.

    Drivers are available for customers only.

    If you have lost the password provided with your product, please contact us right away.


    TwoView 2 Documentation
    Product Sampler

    TwoView Series Product Sampler

     

    Data Sheet

    TwoView 2 Series 15.0″–20.1″ Monitors Data Sheet

     

    Flyer

    TwoView 2 17.3 with Military Keyboard Flyer

     

    Control Drawing

    TwoView 2 19.0 Control Drawing

    Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

  • Gallery

    The photos below represent a small sampling of General Digital’s standard and custom TwoView dual LCD/keyboard products. They serve to illustrate the many display sizes and mechanical configurations we offer, as well as standard and custom design features, capabilities and options. Click the thumbnails to view full-size photos.

    TwoView Photos

    TwoView 20.1 with DVD Drive & KVM Switch

    Photo of TwoView 20.1"
    Photo of TwoView 20.1" in stowed position
    Photo of TwoView 20.1" built-in DVD drive
    Photo of TwoView 20.1" 4-port KVM switch

     

    TwoView 19.0

    Photo of TwoView 19.0" in operating position
    Photo of TwoView 19.0" in storage position
    Photo of TwoView 19.0" showing keyboard and trackball

     

    TwoView 17.0

    Photo of TwoView 17.0" in operating position
    Photo of TwoView 17.0" in storage position
    Photo of TwoView 17.0" showing video and interface connectors and display retention knob
    Photo of TwoView 17.0" showing video connector, power socket and display retention knob

     

    TwoView Solar 15.0 with Mil-Spec Backlit Keyboard and Trackball

    Photo of TwoView Solar 15.0" in operating position
    Photo of TwoView Solar 15.0" in stowed position

     

    TwoView Mounting Choices

    Photo of TwoView 19.0" installed in rack chassis
    Photo of TwoView 17.0" installed in transit case
    TwoView 2 Photos

    TwoView 2 19.0

    Photo of TwoView 2 19.0 in operating position
    Photo of TwoView 2 19.0 keyboard & Trackball
    Photo of TwoView 2 19.0 connector panel
    Photo of TwoView 2 19.0 latch securing displays together

     

    TwoView 2 17.3

    Photo of TwoView 2 17.3 in operating position
    Photo of TwoView 2 17.3 in storage position
    Photo of TwoView 2 17.3 connector panel
    Photo of TwoView 2 17.3 heavy-duty hinges
    TwoView 2 Vertical Photos

    TwoView 2 Vertical 19.0

    Photo of TwoView 2 Vertical 19.0 in operating position
    Photo of TwoView 2 Vertical 19.0 in storage position
    Photo of TwoView 2 Vertical 19.0 integrated keyboard and 4-button trackball
    Photo of TwoView 2 Vertical 19.0 rear connector panel
    Photo of TwoView 2 Vertical 19.0 display tension handle
    Photo of TwoView 2 Vertical 19.0 hinges and display locking pin

     

    TwoView 2 Vertical 17.3

    Photo of TwoView 2 Vertical 17.3" in operating position
    Photo of TwoView 2 Vertical 17.3" partially open
    Photo of TwoView 2 Vertical 17.3" integrated keyboard
    Photo of TwoView 2 Vertical 17.3" rear connector panel
    Photo of TwoView 2 Vertical 17.3" - Close-up of cables controlling top display and heavy duty hinges
    Photo of TwoView 2 Vertical 17.3" display tension handle
  • Videos

    Watch the videos below to learn more about our TwoView monitors, and display services General Digital offers for most monitors, whether built by us or another manufacturer.

    TwoView 360 Degrees (0:34)

    In the space normally reserved for one LCD monitor, the TwoView gives you double the viewing area. Capable of supporting multiple video sources (VGA, DVI, NTSC, HDMI), the TwoView is as versatile as it is rugged. Available in sizes ranging from 15″-20″.


    TwoView 2 (0:43)

    In the space normally reserved for one LCD monitor, the TwoView 2 gives you double the viewing area. Capable of supporting multiple video sources (VGA, DVI, NTSC, HDMI), the TwoView is as versatile as it is rugged. Available in 19″ display size, with more sizes available soon.
    Duration: 0:43


    Rugged Rack Mount Monitors for Every Environment (1:31)

    Rack mount monitors are essential for maintaining vast amounts of server information when space is critical. General Digital’s industrial- and military-grade rack mount solutions make sure that the job gets done right. We have many configurations of rack mount monitors, to accommodate nearly any application or environment.


    Optical Characterization Services (2:16)

    Unlike your phone, a display’s position cannot easily be adjusted to increase readability in direct sunlight. General Digital’s Optical Characterization Services take the guesswork out of quantifying how your display will perform under sunlight conditions. The following video explains the process in detail.

Flip-Up Monitor/Keyboard/Trackball Devices that Outclass the Competition

For companies, organizations and institutions that need a flip-up monitor with keyboard built to handle their industrial workload, General Digital display products are the answer. Our LCD monitors have always provided longevity and durability to customers. As we continue our sixth decade providing flat panel displays to the market, we continue to best the competition with:

  • LCDs from 15 inch to 20 inch (inquire about other sizes)
  • Configurations that include rack mount drawer and standalone
  • Rugged, all-metal construction
  • Customer-driven design and configuration control
  • Support for screen resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • High performance LCD video controllers

Rack Mount Drawer Display and Keyboard Proves to be a Versatile Combo

Rack mountable LCD models from General Digital meet the standards of all users with durability, simplicity, adaptability, and affordability. We have several flip-up models ideal for military, industrial and commercial uses that require in-vehicle mounting due to light weight and convenient mobility. Most General Digital monitors operate on a single +12V or +24V regulated source, available for purchase directly from us or customer supplied. Call 800.952.2535 today to discuss your requirements with a Sales Engineer.

Flip-Up Flat Screen Products with High Quality Video Output

Every rack mount drawer display with keyboard from General Digital is constructed with an all-metal enclosure. All of our monitors and flip mount kits are manufactured for performance, where durability is at a premium. In comparison to other LCD monitors, the rugged enclosures on our products are designed to be used in harsh settings. For commercial, industrial and military applications, the durability our monitors provide to users is top of the line.

Flip-Up Display/Keyboard Products Boost Private Label Partnerships

In addition to manufacturing flip-up display/keyboard products for commercial, industrial and military applications, General Digital also highly values business partnerships with VARs and OEMs. Incorporating our monitors while simultaneously maintaining company identity on our products through our private labeling services can be a boost to your bottom line. Please contact one of our Sales Engineers at 800.952.2535 for additional information on these programs.

Product Options for You: Rack Mount Keyboards, Desktop Keyboards and More

We offer a variety of options and accessories to complement all of our display product lines, as well as customized solutions to fit your particular needs. A Sales Engineer can help you determine which accessories will fit your LCD monitor or system.

Choose from rack mount keyboardsdesktop keyboards, display enhancement, mounting solutions and more; call 860.952.2535 or fill out the contact form for more information.

We offer our LCD/keyboard products in many display sizes and backlight options, keyboard styles and interfaces, as well as integrated peripherals, such as DVD Drives/Blu-ray Drives and KVM switches.