FIA Hall of Fame in Paris
High-end Coffee Vending Machine with Latest Technology
Information Monitors at the San Francisco Airport
Our American subsidiary, Apollo Display Technologies, acquired an interesting project at the SanFrancisco Airport: The outdated red LED scrolling signs for the airport railway stations should have been replaced by modern TFT monitors. However the customer wanted to keep the serial communication protocol that transmitted data to the LED signs. The solution is a custom 46" POS-Line Monitor made in Germany.
The monitor includes a 46" high bright TFT display that ensures good readability of the content even in direct sunlight. The display is controlled by a VideoPoster-III TFT controller with a custom firmware which perfectly processes the existing serial communication protocol. To protect the display from rain and fog the monitor features a waterproof housing.
The old LED signs could only provide short monochrome text information. The POS-Line monitors provide comprehensive information for travelers and also playback videos in a perfect quality.
VacuBond and transparent displays for self-service restaurant
Apollo Display Technologies provides optically bonded transparent TFT displays for an interesting customer project: A self-service restaurant without lines. The customer’s idea was that the consumer places an order via a terminal or his smartphone and fetches the finished meal in the restaurant.
For this purpose a wall of boxes was prepared, in which the restaurant staff puts the meal from the rear. The consumer then picks it up through a transparent flap on the front of the box. The chief attraction is that the door consists of a pure TFT cell which can display the consumers name, advertising or other information. Nevertheless, the meal behind it remains visible.
The customer chose the 21.5 " LG TFT display LM215WF3-SLK1. The TFT cell of this display, however, is not robust enough to serve as a pick-up gate. So we used our VacuBond® optical bonding to add protective glasses to both sides of the TFT cell. The finished unit not only shows a brilliant image of the displayed information, but is also perfectly protected against scratches and easy to clean.
Of course we can also supply other transparent display sizes and our optical bonding for similar applications.