Trident introduce New Multi-colour QVGA Electroluminescent Display

From: Trident
Published: Mon Jul 02 2007

Trident today announce the introduction of a new 4.9" QVGA multi-colour thin-film electroluminescent (EL) display from Planar. Offering the same high performance, visual characteristics and "at-a-glance viewability" as Planar's monochrome EL product line, the new EL320.240 FA3 adds critical colour capabilities to the inherent ruggedness of this proven display technology.

The new multi-colour red/green/yellow EL display is ideal for transportation, medical, military and industrial applications that need to highlight important information in extreme conditions.

The need for colour has been a common request from EL customers and this capability has been added to the most popular form factor without sacrificing any of the unique advantages that electroluminescent displays bring to the marketplace.

Planar's electroluminescent displays consist of a solid-state glass panel, an electronic control circuit and an integrated power supply. The EL320.240 FA3 available from Trident features a wide operating temperature range of -50ºC to +85ºC, a wide viewing angle greater than 160 degrees and an AMLCD compatible interface.

The result of this solid-state design is a flat, compact, reliable and inherently durable display with stunning visual characteristics unaffected by extreme temperatures.

Find out more about Planar’s electroluminescent technology and industrial product range available through Trident from

About Trident
Trident is one of Europe’s leading technical franchised distributors of displays, interface kits, single board computers, panel PCs, printers and card readers as well as providing an extensive range of value added services.

The company is part of the Abacus Group and has offices in the UK and across Europe with presence in The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Italy.

Due to their years of expertise and vast product portfolio Trident operate in most markets including industrial, retail, public information, marine, hospitality, transport, multi-media kiosks, EPOS, broadcast, security, defence and medical hardware.

Differentiated by its unrivalled technical expertise across a very broad portfolio, customers are able to consult Trident specialists on the most appropriate solution to meet their particular needs.

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About Abacus Group plc
Abacus Group plc is one of the leading distributors of electronic components in Europe, with directly owned companies having locations in every major European electronics market.

Abacus Group companies are marketed in four groups:
Abacus Electronic Component Distribution (ECD) has a portfolio of 180 franchises within 12 trading operations providing technical distribution services through locally based sales offices.

The Specialist Distribution group covers businesses offering displays and communications expertise, and includes Trident, Axess and TDC.

Abacus Own Brand encompasses Dubilier and Eledis and Components offering competitively priced, quality passives, electro-mechanical components and batteries.

Alpha 3 Manufacturing provides electromechanical sub contract manufacture, under three trading operations: DEM Manufacturing, CTL Manufacturing and CCS Electronics.

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Reader enquiries: for further details please contact:
Trident, Perrywood Business Park, Honeycrock Lane, Salfords, Surrey, RH1 5JQ.
Tel: +44 (0) 1737 780790, Fax: +44 (0) 1737 771908.
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Press Contact: Peter van der Sluijs / Elaine Hodson
Neesham Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 1296 628180
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Photo caption: the Planar 4.9" multicolour QVGA electroluminescent display is ideal for extreme conditions and available from Trident.

Company: Trident
Contact Name: Elaine Hodson
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Contact Phone: 01296 628180

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