The basics of LCDs. First discovered in 1888, liquid crystals are liquid chemicals whose molecules can be aligned precisely when subjected to electrical fields, much in the way metal shavings line up in the field of a magnet. When properly aligned, the liquid crystals allow light to pass through. An LCD screen is basically a multi layered, sideways sandwich. A fluorescent light
source makes up the rearmost slice of bread. This light passes through the first of two polarizing filters. The polarized light then passes through a layer that contains thousands of liquid crystal blobs arrayed in tiny containers called cells. The cells are in turn aligned in rows across the screen; one or more cells make up one pixel (the smallest discernible dot on a display). Electric leads around the edge of the LCD create a field that twists the crystal molecule, which lines the light up with the second polarizing filter and allows it to pass through. Each pixel is made up of three liquid crystal cells. Each of those three cells is fronted by a red, green, or blue filter. Light passing through the filtered cells creates the colors you see on the LCD. Sounds complicated?... it is!
The basics of LCDs.
The advantages of the Grand Canyon LCDs are as groundbreaking as they are inventive. Both in contrast, video response and color reproduction, the Grand Canyon Displays provide leading stunning image quality on pair with its colossal desktop view. In our design, we address each pixel individually, creating sharper text than any CRTs, while giving it a hardware anti-aliasing double-depth filtering for incredibly smooth pixel pattern. This means unlike other LCD technologies, the Grand Canyon displays manage to delicately soften the edges of graphics as well as text, blending and conveying unparalleled subtleties on all visuals. Fluttering and ghosting have been further eliminated by a Dynamic Phase-Timing Circuitry (DPTC) keeping the display sharp under any circumstance no matter the video source. They deliver distortion-free images from edge-to-edge, which never need adjusting. Finally, derived from our experience in Professional LCD Video Projection filtering techniques, the panels are exclusively coated with a double anti glare hard coat and an ultra-thin UV-668 filter, for an added 15% increased contrast ratio and glare reduction. Also because LCDs are only as good as the components "behind them" we use FFR-type CR-Tubes for extra long lamp life and fabulous linearity along the entire display.
All about UltraSpeed™ Display Technology. Though all modern LCDs panels have fairly acceptable video response on the back to white fall times (and that is how most display manufacturers evaluate their products' specs), this is unfortunately not the "real world". The real world is not made just of black and whites but instead, of thousands of delicate shades of grey, precisely where most LCD display technologies fail. Even panels claiming to have fast response times of around 25ms, realistically have figures that are close to 3x slower when running graphic imaging and fast moving visuals. UltraSpeed™ Technology makes a complex variation on the theme of supplying the correct voltage to the pixels moving them from one direction into t
he other, both by LCD's physical native construction, and most importantly by the proprietary circuitry of the inverters used. First, instead of applying constant pixel regulation voltage, UltraSpeed™ Displays use velocity burst electric feeds. For a fraction of a second, about 10x more voltage than the LCD's pixels actually required values are fed to actively change their display angle, forcing them to move much faster to their final position, but controlled quick enough so that the "excess voltage" is cut before burn-in time. This forces the physical movement of a pixel to be much faster while still under the parameters of their technical voltage limitsl. Secondly, instead of applying directional current feed to each pixel, UltraSpeed™ Displays use duplex-current (similar to what AC is). This counter electricity is used as a "pixel travel breaking effect" in order to precisely stop the pixel movement into a specific locked position, instead of simple stopping to supply positive or negative voltage at a certain given time. This counter-voltage design allows for extremely precise and fast pixel positioning while guaranteeing a real world response time that is much faster on both the grey to grey and white to black falls of the pixel positioning and travel routines. UltraSpeed™ Displays provide response times down to around 15ms grey shading rotation and 11ms white to black.
If you think setting up a multi-display is difficult, then stop thinking because we make it a no-brainer. Several possible Video Graphics Card combinations, make setup of your Grand Canyon Display a snap. When combined with Matrox's AGP QID Pro or PCI G450 X4 MMS Series Graphics Cards, you get the ultimate cost-effective solution ideal for the financial, medical, and industrial markets. Having more than 25 years of industry experience, Matrox is an established technology leader of business solutions which dominates over 70% of the premium financial multi-monitor market. The new Matrox QID Pro and G450 X4 Series adapters, are among the highest performance multi-chip graphics accelerators, for unparalleled multi-monitor support and image quality:
Customizable Unattended Install enabling large corporate installs to create a standard set of desktop features and
settings that can be implemented site-wide with one-click install.
Customizable Matrox PowerDesk complete set of settings and features.
Matrox MultiDesk (MMD).
New 2nd generation MMD with enhanced features.
Create multiple virtual desktops to accommodate applications running simultaneously.
Use hot keys to navigate between each virtual desktop to see a completely different set of applications.
Save your MMD desktop and export to another system.
Display the same desktop across all displays.
Support up to 16 monitors in NT and 10 monitors in Win® 2K and XP.
Multi TV Out with multiple TVs (NTSC or PAL) for public/ large display settings.
The award-winning NVIDIA Quadro® NVS 400 Series is the corporate choice for multi-display graphics. Combining industry-leading hardware and software, the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 400 Series features quad-display graphics products that deliver unprecedented performance, stability, and professional 2D and 3D performance to the pro desktop. Key features include:
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Appian Graphics is one of the industry leaders in the multi-monitor field. Large financial institutions, mechanical design firms, and many other businesses are basing their global standardization on Appian Graphics products. Based on ATI Technologies, the Appian Phoenix Radeon QD is a Quad-DVI & Analog Output Professional Graphics Adapter recognized for its performance, reliability, and use of leading edge technology, by major organizations and large-scale corporations. The Appian Phoenix Radeon QD also incorporates Molex's Technologies dual stack Ultra+TM VHDCI (Very High Density Cable Interconnect) connector and ships with Molex DVI-I cables and analog adapters for uncompromised high-performance across four displays on a small footprint PCI board. Front-end scaler enables DVD playback on two separate displays while Appian's patented HYDRAVISION™ technology delivers true multi-monitor performance along with advanced management hardware and software and pro-grade robust native drivers.
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Since 1986, Colorgraphic has been among the pioneers of multi-screen technology. With the new Xentera GT, GT 4 and GT8 Graphics Adapter series based on ATI's Professional Technologies, Colorgraphic provides targeted cost-effective multi-display designs and solutions for a broad range of industries like Financial Trading Institutions, 911 and Emergency Communications Centers, Seismic Exploration, Kiosks, Digital Signage, Advertising, Lottery and Gaming, Information Handling, Sales, Research Development, Engineering, Multimedia Presentations for large audiences, Programming, Computer Aided Design, Process Control for Automation and Manufacturing, Presentations, and large scale intensive gaming environments with support for up to 2 Grand Canyons Displays per card.
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With an unmatched design and attention to details, exclusively manufactured of re-enforced aluminum, the connection flexibility of up to 4 computers running each panel or a single computer driving all 4 panels simultaneously and optional Touchscreen funtionality, with the new Grand Canyon Displays you are covered from any angle of your exact setup, no matter your specific needs. Plus, its small footprint, incredible versatile usage possibilities, and a virtually limitless range of potential applications for professional use, ultra-widescreen format, phenomenal image quality, and stunning high-resolutions, make the new Grand Canyon Displays the must have solution for creative and critical imaging scenarios providing both unparalleled room for viewing multiple applications, pages of text, and graphics, menus, palettes and toolbars. Covering the viewing area of 4 typical high-resolution monitors while with a much smaller comparable physical footprint, with leading contrast ratios, incredible image linearity, precise color purity, high pixel brightness, fast video response, ultra-wide viewing angles, and world premier resolutions of up to 15360x2400 Pixels, 's new Grand Canyon Displays, are the world's most talked-about and desirable professional displays ever made, the ultimate asset for the visual intensive computing environment, the pinnacle of immersive imaging, the apex for audio, video, and graphics pros, and an incredibly secure investment for years to come.
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