C-more EA9 panels incorporate TFT LCD screens in all sizes. TFT screens are bright, display vivid colors, and offer a wide viewing angle.
C-more offers beautiful high resolution TFT color screens in all sizes:
The larger C-more units have higher resolution displays than what most other touch panel products offer at any size:
This example shows three screens full of buttons. They certainly are not the most user-friendly screens ever created - but they illustrates a point. Using a 40-pixel square button, 48 buttons fit on the 320 x 240 pixel screen area of a QVGA screen. Step up to a 8", 10", or 12" C-more and it's SVGA screen (800 x 600 pixel) will accomodate 300 of those same buttons (over 600% more screen real estate). And with a C-more 15" XVGA screen (1024 x 786 pixels), you'll get more than 490 buttons with the same pixel area per button (10 times the screen area of the QVGA screen!). You can clearly C-more.
C-more models with TFT screens will display 65,536 colors. TFT screens are available in all sizes, 6" through 15".
Many touch panels at this price-point can only display 256 colors, or 128 colors. For 2-color pushbuttons, there is no noticeable difference, but if you plan to display a picture, there is a huge difference. Here's a photograph as it would appear on a 128 color display. Here's the same picture as displayed on a C-more. Which one do you prefer?
The use of photographs on 128 or 256 color displays isn't really practical. The results are so poor that designers avoid using pictures on those panels. Now, with C-more, designers can enhance their projects with actual machine and factory photos.
The use of photographs allows screens to convey more information, which operators can comprehend clearly and more quickly.
The graphical display of information can also help overcome language barriers. (Of course, C-more can display text in multiple languages also)
Machine photo courtesy of Nalbach Engineering
Photos of actual machines can be used for maintenance screens such as I/O Troubleshooting. Identify I/O devices via pushbuttons and indicator lights with pointers overlaid on a photo of the machine. Reduce the time spent hunting for hidden sensors, and errors made by misidentified components.