3 Reasons Why Optical Bonding is Important

Optical bonding is a crucial process that consists of applying an adhesive layer to a glass screen or touchscreen, which is then attached to an LCD panel of a monitor. This process secures the two together to create a solid bond without any air pockets in between them. 

From the team at Apollo Display Technologies, here are three reasons why optical bonding is important: 

Durability

No one wants screens that break after the slightest bump or fall. The conformable adhesive applied during the optical bonding process works as a shock absorber, protecting the screen from breaks and damage and allowing for safer use. If the glass does break for some reason, the shards will also remain stuck to the optical adhesive, so there is no worry of sharp, broken glass causing injury. 

Protection From Dust and Moisture

When optical bonding isn’t utilized, the air gap between the glass and LCD panel remains, leaving it vulnerable to dust, moisture, and any small particles that can get stuck inside, disrupting the image and damaging the screen. When optical bonding is correctly done, the air gap is completely eliminated, making this not a worry at all. This can be especially beneficial for screens used in maritime environments or areas with high humidity.  

Improved Viewing Experience

An optically bonded screen eliminates any internal reflection between the glass and LCD panel, allowing for a clearer, brighter image. Reducing the reflection prevents light from being lost internally, giving the display more contrast and better viewability. The brighter display also allows the image to be viewed easier in various lighting conditions. 

Apollo Display Technologies VacuBond® Optical Bonding

Apollo’s VacuBond® Vacuum Bonding uses industry-leading direct dry optical bonding technology, which yields perfect results every time. Vacuum bonding allows for a zero visual defect production, creates a durable, functional screen, and provides ideal material stability meaning no yellowing.

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How To Be Safer On The Internet

The internet becomes more of a vital tool every single day– but are you aware of all the potential threats that lurk around online? Being proactive about your browsing safety is essential to keep you and your data safe.  

From the team at Apollo, here are some tips to help you stay safe while online:

Manage Your Privacy Settings

Like marketers love to learn all they can about you, so do hackers. People trying to steal your personal data can learn a lot from you based on your internet browsing, social media, and all online activity. With every application or browser, make sure to check your privacy settings that they are all set to optimal privacy levels, including passwords and two-factor authentication.  

Keep Your Personal Information Private

Always be cautious about who you share your personal information with and how much. Most people don’t need to know your full name, address, contact information, relationship status, and more. You don’t want this data to get into the wrong hands. 

Use Strong Passwords

Always create strong passwords that consist of a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols, making them more difficult for hackers to crack. As well, never save your passwords in your internet browsers or share them with others. The more secure you can keep your passwords, the better. 

Watch What You Download

Cybercriminals are always looking for new ways to trick you into downloading disguised malware onto your devices. They may look harmless, but in reality, it’s software that can steal your information and lock you out of your accounts. Always double-check you’re on a secure and trusted site before clicking to download.  

Only Make Purchases on Secure Sites

To make a purchase online, you need to provide personal and credit card information, which cyber thieves are eager to steal from you. So, it’s crucial to make sure you only buy products or services from trusted websites. Always check that your web address starts with “https” and that there is a padlock icon located on the address bar.  

Keep Your Antivirus Software Up-to-Date

Whenever you notice your device has a software update, don’t delay too long in installing it. These updates often contain vital security enhancements designed to protect you from any kind of threats. 

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Why Choose Apollo Display Technologies For Your Optical Bonding Needs

What is Optical Bonding?

Optical bonding is the process of attaching a touch sensor and/or cover glass to an LCD display. This process adheres the two parts together to create a solid bond between them without any pockets of air or air gap between the layers. The air gap is the primary cause of reduced readability from loss of contrast resulting from the internal reflections. Optical bonding is necessary to improve the optics and build strong, durable screens that can last a lot longer than traditional screens that have not utilized optical bonding.  

Advantages of Optical Bonding

Investing in quality optical bonding has many benefits for your screens, including:

  • Brighter visuals – One of the best benefits of this process is that internal refraction is eliminated, creating a better and brighter display.
  • Strong durability – Optical bonding helps build stronger and more durable screens. The adhesive layer works as a shock absorber, protecting from damage and breaks caused by accidental drops or hits.
  • Protection from dirt, dust, and moisture – Because the optical bonding process eliminates the air gap layer, condensation buildup and dust infiltration within the device’s internal components is no longer a worry.
  • Improved sensitivity to touch – The eliminated air gap helps improve the touch screen’s functionality. The touch detection becomes much more accurate, creating an overall better and more reliable user experience. 
  • Lighter display weight – The cover glass can be thinner, making for a more lightweight display that is easier to transport and handle.

Optical Bonding with Apollo Display Technologies

Here at Apollo Display Technologies, we’re optical bonding experts and have provided customers with top-of-the-line optical bonding services since 2001. We use our own industry-leading VacuBond® optical bonding, which is a dry process that allows for zero optical defect production and provides perfect material stability with no yellowing, along with a clear image and incredible durability. Our method uses pure silicone gel sheets with the bonds performed in a vacuum chamber to yield perfect results every time.

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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 the 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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Data Privacy 101

The Importance of Data Privacy

Data privacy refers to the need to keep information, or data, secure from unauthorized viewers. Some data that is important to keep private and protected include social security numbers, financial information including bank accounts and credit card numbers, health and medical records, passwords, and more. Some information as basic as your full name, birthdate, and address should also be kept to yourself. 

When private data gets into the wrong hands, a slew of bad things can result. On a large scale, if a government agency experiences a data breach, top secret information about national security can be seen by enemies. On a personal scale, if hackers steal your private information, you can become the victim of identity theft, stolen finances, and more. 

Tips To Keep Your Data Private

Corporations and agencies spend millions of dollars annually on data protection because of how dangerous a data breach can be. You never know who could be looking to steal your personal information, so it’s important to always do your part in keeping it secure. The average person doesn’t have a large fund they can use to invest in their data privacy, but some simple tips can go a long way to keeping your information secure:

  • Create strong passwords, including a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, special symbols, and numbers. It’s also suggested that you reset them frequently.
  • Be conscious not to overshare your personal information on social media and utilize settings that restrict who can view your private data. 
  • Never save your passwords in your browser and never share them with others. 
  • Back up your important data to reliable hardware periodically to avoid loss in the case of a data hack. 
  • Install reliable antivirus software on your devices to stay ahead of hackers and ransomware. 
  • Beware of using unrestricted Wi-Fi in public areas where others can be monitoring your online activity. 
  • Maximize your privacy settings on all of your accounts and, when available, use multiple factor authentications to access important accounts. 
  • Close out any accounts you no longer use. 
  • Keep your software systems up to date since updates often include security fixes that help keep you safe.  
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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 the 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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