12.1(12) Inch Resistive LCD Open Frame Touch Screens

FBT-1212OTEAR | 12 Inch LCD Resistive Serial Open Frame Touch screen Monitor

FBT-1212OTEARU | 12 Inch LCD Resistive USB Open Frame Touch screen Monitor

DISCONTINUED:  Replaced by the LBT-1212OTEAR | LBT-1212OTEARU  or HBT-1212OTEAR | HBT-1212OTEARU or LWT-121OR

Caltron’s FBT-1212OTEAR, 12.1(12) Inch Industrial Resistive Touch LCD Open Frame Monitor comes with two available touch interfaces.  The first available model is the FBT-1212OTEAR, which comes with an RS232 serial touch interface and the second model is the FBT-1212OTEARU, which comes with a USB touch interface. 

What makes this industrial 12” touch monitor unique?  The FBT-1212OTEAR, 12 inch touch screen monitor has a chassis that is milled from a CNC machine to ensure consistency and durability throughout the whole process. 

Will the FBT-1212OTEARU last for a long time in rugged conditions?  With all industrial grade components that make up the 12.1” industrial open frame touch screen monitor, the unit is designed to endure the harshest conditions while still being able to function at optimal levels.  The LCD panel is designed to last at least 50,000 hours before any type of potential failure can occur.  This is called Mean Time Between Failure or MTBF.  The LCD panel is rated at 400 nits brightness which will allow for the screen to shine extra bright in darker locations. 

This 12.1” industrial resistive open frame touch screen monitor has been used in many HMI applications that include, but are not limited to: industrial control panels, keypads, Kiosks, instrumentation touch panel displays, medical applications and human machine interface applications.  


LCD Panel
Display Panel 12.1 inch TFT LCD
Dot Pitch 0.3075(H) x 0.3075(V) mm
Max Resolution 800 x 600 SVGA
Contrast Ratio 500:1 (typical)
Brightness 320 cd/m2 (typical with Resistive panel)
Uniformity 80% (minimum)
Backlight MTBF 50,000 hours (minimum at 25°C)
Response Time 35 ms (typical)
Display Colors 262 thousands
Viewing Angle ±70°L/R, +50°U,-60°D (typical at CR=10)
Video and Power
OSD Controls Brightness, Contrast, Phase, Clock, Color, H&V position, Auto-tune, Recall
Input Signal RGB analog 0.7V peak to peak
Video Input Connector D-sub 15 pin analog VGA
Power Supply AC/DC 12V power adapter, universal 100-240 Volts
Mechanical and Environment
Operating Temperature -10~65°C [14~149°F]
Storage Temperature -30~70°C [-22~158°F]
Humidity 0-85% relative humidity, non-condensing
Dimensions (WxHxD) 310 x 237.7 x 36.8 mm [12.2 x 9.36 x 1.45 inch]
Net Weight 2.055 Kg [4.5 lbs]


FBT-1212OTEAR Diagram


FBT-1212OTEAR(U) Quick Facts

  • 4:3 Aspect, 800 x 600 resolution
  • 246.0 x 184.5 [mm] x [mm],  9.69 x 7.26 (inch) x (inch) active area
  • RS232 Serial or USB Touch Interface
  • High quality 5-wire resisitve touch screen
  • DVI, Composite, S-Video and BNC video input options

Standard Features

  • Robust CNC milled open frame enclosure
  • Compliant with RoHS, UL, CSA, TUV, FCC B, VCCI B, CE TCO 99, TUV Ergo, EPA Energy Star
  • Perfect for kiosk, equipment and instrument drop-in designs
  • Superior viewing angles, contrast ratio and brightness
  • 15 pin VGA connector
  • Unique design accounts for heat ventilation

Included in the package

  • FBT-1212OTEAR / FBT-1212OTEARU, 12 Inch Touchscreen Monitor
  • +12V power adapter and cord
  • VGA cable
  • Serial or USB cable


Touch Screen Monitor


File Type Description  
RAR FBT-1212OTEAR(U) 3-D Animation
PDF FBT-1212OTEAR(U) Data Sheet
PDF FBT-1212OTEAR(U) User Manual

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