Varitronix launches IBN ultra-clear colour on black character modules

From: Varitronix UK Ltd
Published: Wed Jul 25 2007

Varitronix today announced the commercial release of displays based on its exceptionally high contrast Improved Black Nematic (IBN) technology, in sizes between 50mm x 25mm (w x h) to 150mm x 75mm. IBN displays are ideal for automotive and industrial applications where high contrast ratios and wide viewing angle displays are required to present segmented characters or pictograms.

According to Varitronix, IBN technology works along similar principles as standard twisted nematic (TN). However, the liquid crystal molecules are vertically aligned, as opposed to horizontally, allowing a very pronounced black in negative mode. This enhances the contrast ratio up to 500:1, the highest possible for passive technology.

Other advantages are an excellent wide viewing angle of -35 degrees to 35 degrees horizontally and vertically, and an ability to operate over a wide temperature range of -35 to +80 degrees C. Varitronix is offering the technology in negative mode only (a full range of coloured characters on black), in custom sizes. Minimum order quantities are aligned to industrial markets, whilst production scale is sufficient to fulfil automotive demand. IBN is perfect for simple interfaces such as numerical information, therefore automotive and industrial instrumentation are good potential applications.

About Varitronix
Varitronix is a world-leading manufacturer of small-to-medium-sized LCDs for tele-communications, automotive, industrial and consumer applications. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Varitronix has an annual turnover of approximately US$250 million and serves customers worldwide through its extensive sales network. The company’s strength is in the design and manufacture of custom and semi custom LCD modules, but it also provides a range of standard products. Varitronix holds ISO 9001, TS 16949 and ISO 14001 accreditation. The Company has been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since 1991 (stock code: 710). Visit: for more information.

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Photo caption: New Improved Black Nematic (IBN) technology from Varitronix is ideal for character modules in automotive and industrial applications.


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