12.1(12) Inch SAW LCD Open Frame Touch Screens

FBT-1212OTEAS | 12 Inch SAW Serial LCD Open Frame Touch screen Monitor

FBT-1212OTEASU | 12 Inch SAW USB LCD Open Frame Touch screen Monitor

DISCONTINUED:  Replaced by the LBT-1212OTEAS | LBT-1212OTEASU or HBT-1212OTEAS | HBT-1212OTEASU or LWT-121OC

Caltron’s FBT-1212OTEAS, 12.1(12) Inch Industrial Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Touch Screen LCD Open Frame Monitor is available with two types of touch interfaces, each with a distinctive model number.  The FBT series all has a 4:3 aspect ratio for screen displays and the two following touch options are as follows: FBT-1212OTEAS for a RS232 serial touch interface and FBT-1212OTEASU for a USB touch interface. 

What type of applications can an industrial 12.1 inch touch screen monitor be used for?  The FBT-1212OTEASU can essentially be used in any application that requires a Human Machine Interface or HMI application and can include applications like CNC machines, Kiosks, instrumentation panel displays, medical & pharmaceutical applications, keypads and industrial touch control panels. 

Will this industrial 12” touch monitor be suitable for my rugged application?  This 12” touch screen has an LCD panel brightness rated at 400 nits and has a Mean Time Between Failure or MTBF rate of 50,000 hours, so this touch screen monitor is more than equipped to handle most rugged environments.

The FBT-1212OTEAS, 12.1” open frame SAW touch screen monitor is designed to have a consistent chassis throughout the lifetime of the unit, even if there are LCD panel revisions.  This helps to ensure that designers and integrators have no worries when designing the unit into an enclosure or application.    


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)
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-1212OTEAS Diagram


12 Inch Touch Screen Monitor 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 SAW 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-1212OTEAS / FBT-1212OTEASU, 12 Inch Touchscreen Monitor
  • +12V power adapter and cord
  • VGA cable
  • Serial or USB cable


Touch Screen Monitor

SAW Touch Screen


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

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