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AbraxSys Rugged LCDs Tested to Extreme Temperatures
Harsh real-world applications that are designed for vehicles or outdoor applications have
special demands. Extreme environmental conditions – operation in high or low temperatures, thermal shock
and/or vibration, high humidity, or startups in low temperature – account for most of these demands. Since
system failures often result in high costs, the system must be very reliable under every possible operating
condition, and it must provide the highest level of failure tolerance. Wide Temperature Testing ensures the
system's reliability under extreme operating environments.
Many customers are known to work under some decidedly extreme temperature ranges, but
using an LCD or even a touch screen systems in temperatures as cold as -20°C (-4°F) or as high as +60°C
(140°F)....or even higher? Absolutely! If you’re called upon to work at such extreme temperatures,
there’s an ABraxSys solution that will survive those conditions far longer than will you.
When reading industrial computer specifications, it’s easy discount the likelihood of
real-world applications that would test to those limits. However, they may not be as rare as you might
think. Take, for example, that low extreme of -20°C (-4°F). Food products stored in commercial walk-in and/or
drive-in freezers are generally maintained at -18°C (0.0°F) and below. Many of these are huge facilities with a
number of workers performing extended duty within the freezer units.
Examples are common at the other extreme as well. The World Meteorological Organization
accepts as the highest ambient surface temperature that of 56.7°C (134°F) recorded on July 10, 1913, in Death
Valley, California, USA. Of course, there’s not a lot of work being done during Death Valley summers, but that’s
not the case in other parts of the world where temperatures are almost as dramatic. Witness the conditions endured
by troops stationed in Iraq where on August 2, 2011, temperatures at the Ali Air Base reached 52°C (125.6°F) –
outside … in the shade! Temperatures inside of non-airconditioned logistics facilities climbed even higher and,
despite these extreme conditions, massive real-world logistical challenges continued.
Fortunately, most of us will never be called upon to work under such extreme temperature
conditions, but if we are, it’s nice to know that AbraxSys supports products capable of operating in such
conditions. Most of AbraxSys' LCDs configured in the following sizes (8.4", 10.4", 12.1", 15", 17", and 19")
have operational temperature capabilities of -30C (-22°F) to +70C (158°F); some even further, -40C (-40°F) to
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