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Mimo Monitors can create a custom-size LCD monitor to almost any specification. Whether it is a minor modification to an existing design, or by utilizing our extensive experience in the industry, we can almost always build what you need.

We will always choose a long lasting product cycle-enclosure that allows future generation panels to be phased-in without external changes.

What we are going to deliver is an industrial open frame monitor, in other words a “bare bones” display sans housing or bezel. These types of displays are meant for integration into kiosks, equipment, or other enclosures. The major advantage to an open frame monitor is that the external design will not change for some time. Therefore, the enclosure it is built into will not need to change for many years.

Then let us know what you need:

Size – Measured in inches diagonally from corner to corner – Typical sizes are 7, 10.1, 13.3, 15.6, 18.5, 21.5. We can go bigger than this if necessary. Almost any size is possible.

Aspect ratio - The ratio of the width of the display to the height. Current televisions are 16:9, Old televisions are 4:3 – 16:9, 16:10 and 4:3 are the most popular. Every other aspect ratio is less popular, but any aspect ratio can be created by resizing a panel.

Resolution - The number of pixels in the display – This will depend somewhat on the aspect ratio chosen. Higher resolution is better, but remember the pixel size on a 65” 1080p HDTV is actually 15x worse than on a 800x480 7” display. In other words, resolution doesn’t matter as much as sizes get smaller. Common resolutions are 800x480, 1024x600, 1280x800, 1366x768 1920x1080

Viewing Angle - This will depend on the technology of the LCD panel. TN vs. VA vs. IPS. More here (http://www.tnpanel.com/tn-vs-ips-va/) . In general, the better the viewing angle, the more expensive the resulting display. Typical are 150x140, 170x170 and 179x179. Or more commonly wide viewing angle or standard viewing angle.

Brightness or Luminance - It is the level of light emitted by an LCD display monitor. Luminance is reported in nits or cd/m2. They are actually the same thing.  This matters for indoor and outdoor viewing and also if you want to draw people toward the display for advertising. Typical indoor brightness is 150 nits, indoor advertising is 300, bright indoor advertising is 700 and outdoor panels are 1000+

Interface to computer - How the video and optionally touch information is transmitted. Typical options are DVI (digital video), VGA (analog video), HDMI (digital video with audio), DisplayPort (newest digital format) and DisplayLink. Touch is almost exclusively USB at this time. This chooses the number of cables in the solution

Single Cable – DisplayLink has an advantage that video information, touch information, and power are transmitted over a single USB connection. Read 5 Reasons to Choose a USB Powered Monitor to learn how they can meet your needs.

2 or 3 cable solutions – HDMI/VGA/DP/DVI for video, DC Barrel for power and optionally USB for touch.

Touch panel - Optional human interface for interactivity. Typical choices are Display Only, Resistive (4 or 5 wire), and Capacitive touch options. Our blog discusses the advantages and disadvantages of capacitive touchscreens. SAW is another touch technology that is becoming less and less common.

Mounting style - This will depend on the enclosure design - Mounting includes rear-mount, front mount and VESA mount

Any other requirements?

Let Mimo Monitors build your custom-built open-frame LCD display