Optical Bonding: What is it, and Why is it Necessary?

Have you ever wondered how your digital screens are to be a long-lasting and durable piece of technology? Learning about the importance of the screen bonding process can help you make decisions when buying and creating digital displays and screens. 

Here at Apollo Display Technologies, we are experts at optical bonding, a necessary process that helps ensure digital screens are looking and operating at their best. Our VacuBond® Vacuum Bonding process is the most advanced form of optical bonding in the industry, and you’ll be amazed by the results. 

What is Optical Bonding?

Optical bonding is the process of connecting the touch sensors and cover glass to an LCD panel and other internal components of the device. This process is done to secure the two parts together in order to create a solid bond between them without any pockets of air or air gap in between the layers. Without optical bonding, screens wouldn’t be as effective, clear, and durable.

Benefits of Optical Bonding

There are many benefits to this valuable process. When you use the Apollo Display Technologies VacuBond® Vacuum Bonding process, you’re receiving top-quality bonding and the best screens on the market. Here are some of those incredible benefits:

  • Better visuals – One of the best benefits of this process is that internal refraction is eliminated, creating a better and brighter display.
  • Excellent durability – Optical bonding helps devices be stronger and more durable. The cover glass and LCD cells are both better protected from shock from accidental drops.
  • No condensation – Because the optical bonding process eliminates the air gap layer, condensation within the device’s internal components is no longer a worry.
  • Protection from dust and dirt particles – Similarly, with condensation, no tiny dust or dirt particles can enter the device and cause damage.
  • Improved sensitivity to touch – Also, with the elimination of the air gap between the layers, the touch screen’s functionality is greatly improved. The touch detection becomes much more accurate, creating an overall better and eligible user experience. 
  • Lighter display weight – This process allows the cover glass to be thinner, making for a lighter display that is easier to transport and handle.

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How to Keep Your Businesses Touch Screens Clean

Touch screens have proven themselves to be an instrumental piece of technology in various settings, one of them being businesses! Whether you’re operating a small, local store or a big corporation, your day-to-day operations touch screens help your business run smoother, more efficiently and make employees and customers happy. 

Because of how helpful they are, touch screens are meant to be used consistently by many individuals. Like any item or surface that is touched frequently, it should be cleaned and appropriately sanitized regularly. Touch screens, however, are fragile and need to be cleaned with care with the right tools.  

Here are some tips to help ensure you are cleaning your touch screens safely and effectively:

Power Off

Before you begin cleaning, it’s essential you unplug the device from any electrical source and power it off. This will help reduce any risks and eliminate any residual static electricity that can shock you or cause damage to the device.

Use a Proper Cleaning Spray

Be sure to use a proper disinfecting cleaning spray to achieve a nice clean surface and kill any germs or bacteria. Do not spray the cleaner directly onto the screen, but rather on your cloth, to avoid any cleaner seeping into cracks and corners, therefore causing internal damage. Never use any ammonia-based glass cleaners on your touch screen because they can cause screen damage and discoloration.

Use The Right Cloth

Be cautious of the material you use to clean the glass. Paper towels, napkins, tissues, or rough materials can create tiny scratches across the screen. When cleaning and drying your device, you want to use a clean, soft microfiber cloth to wipe the surface gently.

Circular Motions

As you clean with your cloth and disinfectant, apply only slight and gentle pressure to avoid accidental damage. Also, wipe the screen in circular motions to prevent streaking and get rid of any dirt, residue, or germs to achieve the best clean possible.

Wait Till It’s Dry

Once the device is thoroughly disinfected and cleaned to your liking, make sure it’s completely dry, and then turn it back on or plug it back into its power source.

Sanitize Often

It’s important to sanitize your touch screens and other frequently touched surfaces as often as possible to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Take into consideration how many people are touching the device and when, and try to keep it clean after every person touches, if possible.

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Benefits of Touch Screens In Medical Facilities

With lots of moving parts, hectic and unpredictable schedules, and tons of patients with various ailments, any medical facility needs to have a helpful organization and planning system in place. With the help of touch screens, your doctor’s office, hospital, or medical practice will be running more smoothly than ever before with their ability to quickly and easily document and track important information.  

Here’s why your medical facility would benefit from the help of touch screens: 

Easily Document and Find Patient Information

Keeping information and essential documents digitally is a big help for any organization or business. As well, pulling up needed information quickly and from any location is very beneficial and can help provide better patient care for any medical facility.

Efficient Patient Check-In’s

Hospitals, doctor’s offices, and more see plenty of different patients for different reasons every day. Make their check-in easier than ever for both them and the front staff with the help of touch screens! Interactive screens make documents easier to fill out, store and use that your patients will love.  

Staff Coordination

Touch screens help coordinate behind the scenes just as much as they do with patient care. Running any business or facility requires lots of organization between all the individuals working to operate efficiently. Medical professionals and staff can utilize touch screens to quickly and easily document shifts, breaks, questions, notes, and more, without any hassle.

Touch Screens With Apollo Digital Solutions

Investing in touch screens with Apollo will make a positive impact on the day to day operation of your medical facility. Our touchscreens are incredibly durable, bright, and accurate, so you have no worries, and your facility can run smoothly and efficiently. You’ll see a wide range of benefits with our custom touch screen solutions.  

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As the global leader in optical bonding, Apollo Display Technologies supports you in all project phases – from the construction of the metal housing and procurement of specific parts to in-house development of controller boards and touchscreen integration. In need of a product, part, or have a project in mind? Contact us today at (631) 580-4360 or click here for more information.

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Protecting Your Electronics During The Winter

No one dislikes the cold and freezing temperatures of winter more than your electronic devices. Our electronic devices help us in a multitude of ways and have become a daily necessity to us. Winter weather can lead to severe damage and destruction for unprotected electronics, so it’s best to take some time to understand and learn how you can best keep them operating efficiently in extreme weather conditions.

Effects of Cold Weather on Electronics

Electronic devices are designed to be operated and perform best within specific temperatures. When these items are exposed to these out-of-range temperatures, there are higher risks for damage and overall failure. The components within, such as hard drives, batteries, sim cards, and more, can become stiff and then shatter in freezing weather conditions. Touch screens as well can have a delayed response to your finger movements or be completely unresponsive. 

Another situation to consider is bringing your freezing electronics into a warm home or space. With this drastic temperature change, condensation will likely form on the internal components of your devices. This moisture can also cause damage to your electronics and leave you with a non-functioning device. 

Tips For Protecting Your Electronic in the Cold

During winter, take some extra time and consideration to protect your needed electronic devices, to keep them running properly at all times. These tips are here to guide you:

  • Keep devices in your pockets or a closed, warm space – Whenever possible and when not in use, keep your devices out of the direct cold and away safely in your pockets so that they can stay warm. Your body heat and the material of your clothing will keep your electronics at a safe temperature.
  • Keep devices fully charged – Cold temperatures will drain your battery faster, so be sure your devices are fully charged before heading out, so they are there and ready when you need them. Also, keep an extra charger with you on long outings just in case.
  • Utilize protective cases – Freezing temperatures make screens on your devices more vulnerable to breaks and cracks. Utilize effective, durable protective cases on your devices in case of a drop or accident that could lead to damage.
  • Don’t leave devices out for long periods of time – Never leave electronics outside, such as in your car overnight, or the components can be permanently damaged or destroyed.
  • Wait before turning them on – Once you return indoors, wait a while for your device to warm up before turning them on.
  • Read the owner’s manual – For optimal protection, read the manual that came with your device for exact specifications and guidance on keeping your devices protected in extreme temperatures and temperature changes.
  • Optical bonding – Condensation is a real concern and often leads to irreversible damage. Luckily, having your devices optically bonded by expert professionals can prevent this and keep your electronics working optimally at all times.

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As the global leader in optical bonding, Apollo Display Technologies supports you in all project phases – from the construction of the metal housing and procurement of specific parts to in-house development of controller boards and touchscreen integration. In need of a product, part, or have a project in mind? Contact us today at (631) 580-4360 or click here for more information.

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