Rack Mount Drawer Flip-Up/Flip-Down LCD Monitors

Flip-up and flip-down monitors have become quite popular in a variety of applications, but be forewarned: Monitors made for consumer applications aren’t General Digital’s specialty.

Rack mount flip-up displays and flip-down displays from General Digital are made to “go to work.” If you’re looking for a rugged, widescreen LCD monitor that can live up to the qualifications of military-grade tests, you’ve come to the right place. Some environments just aren’t made for the everyday consumer-grade display. Industrial workstations and the like typically require rugged flip-up or flip-down screens, and typical monitors lack the ability to survive the wear and tear of military and industrial environments. Harsh conditions are a walk in the park for General Digital’s U.S.A.-built ruggedized flip-up/flip-down display products.
Select a rack mount flip-up/flip-down LCD monitor 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.

Rack Mount Hinge

Military-grade 1U and 2U high rack mount flip-up/flip-down LCD monitor – deep enclosure

SlimLine Micro™

Military-grade 1U high rack mount flip-up/flip-down LCD monitor – shallow enclosure

TwoView Micro™

Military-grade 2U high rack mount dual flip-up/flip-down LCD monitors


RACK MOUNT HINGE

The unique design of the Rack Mount Hinge yields an ultra-low profile enclosure as low as one vertical rack unit when stowed (1U = 1.75″ for 15″–19″ models; 2U = 3.50″ for the 20″ model).

When deployed from the rack drawer, the monitor pivots up or down 90° (factory configured) for operation and extends only about 4 to 6 inches from the rack chassis. This increases operator workspace, which is especially important in space-constrained environments.

Additionally, the display can easily be located at eye level within your 19″ RETMA rack to optimize ergonomics.

  • Overview

    Key Features

    • Rugged 1U/2U high rack mount drawer flip-up or flip-down LCD monitors
      • Mounted on solid-bearing slides for ease of deployment and storage
    • 15″ to 20″ display sizes
      • High brightness and NVIS compatible available
      • High resolution and wide format available
    • Intuitive, front-accessible user controls
    • Primary markets served are military, industrial and special purpose commercial applications
      • Private labeling available
    • Pair with an optional rack mount keyboard to achieve optimal ergonomics
    Rack Mount Hinge Offers You More

    We work with you to configure and build your Rack Mount Hinge 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 Rack Mount Hinge Series from the rest of the crowd is its ability to provide you with the following benefits:

    • Rack Mount Hinge 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., 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.
    • Designed, manufactured, tested and serviced in the U.S.A.
    • Custom configurations with optional components:
    Rack Mount Hinge In Depth

    Enclosure

    LCD Monitor

    General Digital’s rugged aluminum enclosures are designed to withstand the rigors of commercial, industrial and military environments alike.

    The enclosures are coated with Iridite® (conductive anodized), providing protection from corrosion and improving the shielding properties where metal parts make contact with one another. All external surfaces are finished with a durable black powder coat.

    They offer superior configuration flexibility, thus eliminating extensive redesign while still permitting the incorporation of contemporary technological advances.


    Hinged Slides

    Hinge

    Custom designed slides allow the Rack Mount Hinge to conveniently slide in and out of a 19″ RETMA rack while occupying only 1U of rack space (2U for the 20″ model). The slides also allow the display head to pivot up or down 90 degrees (factory configured) for optimal operation. The Rack Mount Hinge requires no assembly or disassembly to operate—simply pull out and pivot 90° to use.

    This model is specially suited to space-constrained environments, as it extends only 4″–6″ from the rack chassis when in use.


    Connectors

    All of the interfaces (video, serial, power, etc.) utilize shielded locking connectors that are (typically) located on the rear of the enclosure.

    Pannel


    Protective Glass/Overlay and Sealed Gasket

    General Digital protects your display against direct contact with foreign objects by overlaying the liquid crystal display with a pane of one (or more) of the following options:

    • Optical-grade, antiglare-etched or antireflective-coated glass
    • Chemically-strengthened and tempered glass
    • Laminated glass vandal shield
    • Polycarbonate or acrylic plastic protective overlay
    • Touch screen
    • Optical bonding
    • Optically clear EMI/RFI ITO-coated glass shield

    To provide even greater protection, a sealed gasket is installed between the display and bezel, as well as between the bezel and protective overlay, to guard the monitor’s electronics from dust, liquids (e.g., spilled drinks) and other debris.

    Sided Gaskets


    Power Supply

    The slim enclosure is typically available with an integrated (or externally attached) power supply that operates from +12 Vdc or +24 Vdc input. Optionally, an AC switching power supply is available. For applications requiring a thinner enclosure or a unique power source, we also offer a separate external supply as an option.

    Power Supply


    Video and Controls

    PCB close

    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.

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

    On-Screen Display (OSD) Controls
    Speakers

    The Rack Mount Hinge 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.

    Photo shows optional speakers on a 20″ model.


    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.

    Options & Accessories

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

    Display Film
    Brackets

    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

    Below you will find a breakdown of the Rack Mount Hinge model number, which references the key elements of your monitor.

    PrefixFamilySize/ResolutionDisplayVideo ControllerKeyboardEnclosureOverlay Power SupplyCustom
    ppRHaabccc(c)dddeeffgghijjzzz
    Note the following options for the Prefix (pp) category:The Family category defines the base configuration, where...
    s = Sunlight ReadableRH = Rack Mount Hinge
    d = Daylight Readable
    n = NVIS Compatible

    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. 

    Product Drivers are available for customers only.

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


    Data Sheet

    Rack Mount Hinge 15.0″–20.1″ Monitors Data Sheet

     

    Control Drawings

    Rack Mount Hinge 20.1 Control Drawing, with internal PFC power supply

    Rack Mount Hinge 19.0 Control Drawing

    Rack Mount Hinge 17.0 Control Drawing

    Rack Mount Hinge 15.0 Control Drawing

    Rack Mount Hinge Solar 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 Rack Mount Hinge LCD 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.

    Rack Mount Hinge 20.1

    Photo of Rack Mount Hinge 20.1
    Photo of Rack Mount Hinge 20.1 in storage position

     

    Rack Mount Hinge Solar 19.0

    Photo of Rack Mount Hinge Solar 19.0 in operating position
    Photo of Rack Mount Hinge Solar 19.0 in storage position
    Photo of Rack Mount Hinge Solar 19.0 connector panel
    Photo of Rack Mount Hinge Solar 19.0 hinge close-up

     

    Rack Mount Hinge 15.0

    Photo of Rack Mount Hinge 15.0
  • Videos

    Watch the videos below to learn more about our Rack Mount Hinge and other flip-up monitors, as well as display services General Digital offers for most monitors, whether built by us or another manufacturer.

    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 MICRO

photo of SlimLine MicroGeneral Digital’s SlimLine Micro is 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

    • Military- and industrial-grade 1U high rack mount drawer flip-up/flip-down LCD monitor
      • 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 slides for ease of deployment and storage
    • Vibrant and sharp displays from 15.0″ to 19.0″
    • Primary markets served are military, industrial and special purpose commercial applications
      • Private labeling available
    SlimLine Micro Offers You More

    We work with you to configure and build your SlimLine Micro 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 Micro Series from the rest of the crowd is its ability to provide you with the following benefits:

    • SlimLine Micro offers several display sizes/resolutions from 15″ to 19″.
    • Configuration flexibility with a wide variety of LCDs, video controllers, display overlays, 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 Micro In Depth

    Ultra Low Profile Enclosure

    The SlimLine Micro’s 1U high (1.75″) rugged steel and aluminum enclosure is designed to withstand the rigors of commercial, industrial and military environments alike. It has an iridite coating (conductive anodized), which provides protection from corrosion and improves shielding properties where metal parts make contact with one another. All external surfaces are finished with a durable black powder coat.

    Micro

    The rack mount drawer enclosure is provides a cost-effective, lightweight housing that can be used in most industrial and military applications. A pair of 20″ or 24″ long chassis slides facilitate rack mounting and ease of operation.

    In addition to rack mounting, the SlimLine Micro can be mounted to a ceiling or wall (it will be factory-configured to flip up or flip down). Use of continuous-friction hinges permit the display to be user adjusted over a usable range of more than 90°. A spring coil latch is used to secure the display while it is stowed.

    Interface connectors for input power, and optional keyboard/pointing device are located on the rear of the device, and face inward to keep the overall depth of the system at 20″/24″ (depending on display size).

    The SlimLine Micro’s enclosure is built to survive demanding environments such as factory floor, food processing, medical and military (e.g., MIL-DTL-901E, MIL-STD-810F) applications. Overall, this assembly technique guarantees a high performance product, at a moderate cost, with flexible design options.


    Protective Gasket/Overlay and Sealed Gasket

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

    • Watertight (NEMA 4/6) gaskets are installed between the LCD (or overlay) and the front bezel to prevent liquids from entering the enclosure through the display opening.
    • Dust 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 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.


    Gaskets
     


    Gaskets1


    Connectors

    All of the interfaces (video, serial, power, etc.) utilize shielded locking connectors that are (typically) located on the rear of the enclosure.

    Connector
    Connector1

    Power Supply

    By default, the SlimLine Micro 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 & Controls

    AM-TFT LCD Screens
    Our active matrix TFT LCD panels offer up to 16.7 million colors, wide viewing angles and fast response times (which is ideal for high definition live video). If our stock offering does not suit your needs in terms of size, fit or function, please contact a Sales Engineer, who will work with you to configure a system to meet your specifications.

    High Performance LCD Controller
    Pcb Close UpGeneral 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) as well as live video signals such as NTSC, PAL or SECAM. Some controllers will also support HD-SDI or SD-SDI as a standard or optional feature.

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

    Video Support
    All standard SlimLine Micro units support interlaced and non-interlaced analog video (separate, composite, Sync-on-Green). Support for STANAG 3350 A, B and C analog SoG video is also included as a standard feature. To accommodate the latest video standards, the SlimLine Micro can be factory-configured (optionally) to support analog, digital, integrated video (DVI-A, DVI-D, DVI-I); high definition multimedia interface video (HDMI); and high definition and standard serial digital interface video (HD-SDI, SD-SDI); fiber optic video signal extension via fiber optic to DVI conversion.

    Live Video Support
    KeypadThe SlimLine Micro can be optionally configured to support NTSC, PAL, RS-170 and SECAM video in composite video or S-video format. Also supported are high definition multimedia interface video (HDMI), and high definition and standard serial digital interface video (HD-SDI, SD-SDI). The fast response times of our active matrix TFTs make them ideal platforms for live video input.

    OSD Controls
    The SlimLine Micro can be configured with a variety of standard or custom On-screen Display (OSD) user controls, including membrane or silicone keypads. Some models can be configured to provide NVIS compatibility, LED backlighting or configured with electronics that allow backlight dimming.


    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.

    Options & Accessories

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

    displays
    Transit Case1
    • KVM switches
    • Slide extension brackets
    • Cable carriers
    • Rack adaptors
    • Private labeling
    • Extended warranties
    • Keyboards: desktop, panel mount, rack mount and specialized
    • Power supplies, cables and more
    • Programmable backlight/thermal controllers for optimal brightness/temperature conditions

    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 Micro Product SamplerTo assist in determining your display needs, download our SlimLine Micro 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 Micro Series model number.

    PrefixFamilySize/ResolutionDisplayVideo ControllerKeyboardEnclosureOverlay Power SupplyCustom
    ppSLMaabccc(c)dddeeffgghijjzzz
    Note the following options for the Prefix (pp) category:The Family category defines the base configuration, where...
    s = Sunlight ReadableSLM = SlimLine Micro
    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 Micro Product Sampler

     

    Data Sheet

    SlimLine Micro Series 15.0″–19.0″ Monitors Data Sheet

     

    Control Drawings

    SlimLine Micro NVIS 21.5 Control Drawing, Custom Flip-Down Display with Touch Screen and 4 Video Inputs

    SlimLine Micro 19.0 Control Drawing, Flip-up Display

    Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

  • Gallery

    The photos below represent a small sampling of General Digital’s standard and custom SlimLine Micro LCD 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 Micro Rugged 19.0 Flip-Up LCD Monitor

    Photo of SlimLine Micro 19.0 in operating position
    Photo of SlimLine Micro 19.0 in storage position
    Photo of SlimLine Micro 19.0 rear view
    Photo of SlimLine Micro 19.0 OSD keypad

     

    SlimLine Micro Rugged 17.3 Flip-Up LCD Monitor

    Photo of SlimLine Micro 17.3 in operating position
    Photo of SlimLine Micro 17.3 in storage position

     

    SlimLine Micro Rugged 6.4 Flip-Up LCD Monitor

    Photo of SlimLine Micro 6.4 in operating position
    Photo of SlimLine Micro 6.4 in storage position
  • Videos

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

    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 MICRO

phot of TwoView Micro MonitorOptimized for its low profile (3.50″ high), the TwoView Micro is designed to save valuable space while increasing your video content capacity via two displays in an area normally reserved for one.

Using the supplied mounting brackets, the TwoView Micro can be easily secured to horizontal (ceiling, rack) or vertical (wall) surfaces.

The TwoView Micro’s compact design and industrial durability, combined with General Digital’s legendary configuration control and long product life cycles, make it the ideal display solution for network administration, telecommunications, mobile (transit case), tactical in-vehicle applications and more.

  • Overview

    Graphic for Interactive Product SamplerKey Features

    • Military- and industrial-compliant dual flip LCD monitors
      • Ceiling, wall or rack drawer mount
      • Factory configured to flip up or flip down
    • Vibrant displays from 15.0″ to 19.0″ (other sizes available)
    • Primary markets served are military, industrial and special purpose commercial applications
      • Private labeling available
    TwoView Micro Offers You More

    We work with you to configure and build your TwoView Micro 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 Micro Series from the rest of the herd is its ability to provide you with the following benefits:

    • TwoView Micro offers several display sizes/resolutions from 15″ to 19″.
    • Configuration flexibility with a wide variety of LCDs, video controllers, display overlays, 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 Micro In Depth

    Low Profile Enclosure

    Low Profile

    The TwoView Micro’s rugged aluminum enclosure is designed to withstand the rigors of commercial, industrial and military environments alike. It has an Iridite® coating (conductive anodized), which provides protection from corrosion and improves shielding properties where metal parts make contact with one another. All external surfaces are finished with a durable black powder coat.

    The 2U high (3.50″/88.9 mm) rack mount drawer enclosure provides a cost-effective, lightweight housing that will last for years—decades even.

    In addition to rack mounting, the TwoView Micro can be mounted to a ceiling or wall (it can be factory-configured to flip up or flip down). Use of continuous-friction hinges permit the display to be user adjusted over a usable range of more than 90°. Display retention latches are used to secure the displays while they are stowed to minimize vertical “chatter” when subjected to shock and vibration.

    The TwoView Micro’s enclosure is built to survive demanding environments such as factory floor, food processing, medical and military (MIL-DTL-901E, MIL-STD-810F) applications. Overall, this assembly technique is a high performance product, at a moderate cost, with flexible design options to suit your requirements.


    Protective Glass/Overlay and Sealed Gasket

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

    • Watertight (NEMA 4/6) gaskets are installed between the LCD (or overlay) and the front bezel to prevent liquids from entering the enclosure through the display opening.
    • Dust 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 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.


    Gaskets
     


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    Connectors

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    All of the interfaces (video, serial, power, etc.) utilize shielded locking connectors that are (typically) located on the rear of the enclosure.


    Power Supply

    By default, the TwoView Micro is configured to operate from an integrated (or externally attached) AC switching power supply. Optionally, a separate +12 Vdc or +24 Vdc 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.


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    Video & Controls

    AM-TFT LCD Screens
    Our active matrix TFT LCD panels offer up to 16.7 million colors, wide viewing angles and fast response times (which is ideal for high definition live video). If our stock offering does not suit your needs in terms of size, fit or function, please contact a Sales Engineer, who will work with you to configure a system to meet your specifications.

    High Performance LCD Controller
    Pcb Close UpGeneral 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) as well as live video signals such as NTSC, PAL or SECAM. Some controllers will also support HD-SDI or SD-SDI as a standard or optional feature.

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

    Video Support
    All standard SlimLine Micro units support interlaced and non-interlaced analog video (separate, composite, Sync-on-Green). Support for STANAG 3350 A, B and C analog SoG video is also included as a standard feature. To accommodate the latest video standards, the SlimLine Micro can be factory-configured (optionally) to support analog, digital, integrated video (DVI-A, DVI-D, DVI-I); high definition multimedia interface video (HDMI); and high definition and standard serial digital interface video (HD-SDI, SD-SDI); fiber optic video signal extension via fiber optic to DVI conversion.

    Live Video Support
    KeypadThe SlimLine Micro can be optionally configured to support NTSC, PAL, RS-170 and SECAM video in composite video or S-video format. Also supported are high definition multimedia interface video (HDMI), and high definition and standard serial digital interface video (HD-SDI, SD-SDI). The fast response times of our active matrix TFTs make them ideal platforms for live video input.

    OSD Controls
    The SlimLine Micro can be configured with a variety of standard or custom On-screen Display (OSD) user controls, including membrane or silicone keypads. Some models can be configured to provide NVIS compatibility, LED backlighting or configured with electronics that allow backlight dimming.


    Display Brightness and Night Vision Enhancements

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    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.

    Options & Accessories

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

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

    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 TwoView Micro Product SamplerTo assist in determining your display needs, download our TwoView Micro 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 Micro Series model number.

    PrefixFamilySize/ResolutionDisplayVideo ControllerKeyboardEnclosureOverlay Power SupplyCustom
    ppTVMaabccc(c)dddeeffgghijjzzz
    Note the following options for the Prefix (pp) category:The Family category defines the base configuration, where...
    s = Sunlight ReadableTVM = TwoView Micro
    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

    TwoView Micro Product Sampler

     

    Data Sheet

    TwoView Micro 15.0″–19.0″ Monitors Data Sheet

     

    Control Drawings

    TwoView Micro 19.0 Control Drawing, with Optional Cable Guide, 90-732-006

    TwoView Micro 15.0 Control Drawing, Ceiling Mount, 90-731-001

    Specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

  • Gallery

    The photos below represent a small sampling of General Digital’s standard and custom TwoView Micro dual LCD 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 Micro 19.0

    Photo of TwoView Micro 19.0 flip-up monitors in operating position
    Photo of TwoView Micro 19.0 in stowed position
    Photo of TwoView Micro 19.0 connector panel
    Photo of TwoView Micro 19.0 ceiling mount

     

    TwoView Micro 17.3

    Photo of TwoView Micro 17.3 in operating position
    Photo of TwoView Micro 17.3 in storage position showing connector panel
  • Videos

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

    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/Flip-Down Monitors that Outclass the Competition

For companies that need a flip-out display built to handle their industrial workload, monitors from General Digital 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, our monitors continue to best the competition with:

  • LCDs from 15 inch to 20 inch (inquire about other sizes)
  • Configurations that include rack mount drawer, overhead/ceiling mount, and wall mount
  • 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 Flip Display Proves to be a Versatile Combo

Mountable LCD models from General Digital meet the standards of all users with durability, simplicity, adaptability, and affordability. We have several flip-up or flip-down models that are 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 or use our contact form.

Rugged Flip-Up/Flip-Down LCD Screens for Varied Environments

Every rack mount drawer display/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/Flip-Down Display Products Boost Private Label Partnerships

In addition to manufacturing flip-up monitors and LCD flip-downs for military, industrial and commercial 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.