Caltron working on HDMI inputs for Caltron's new monitors

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) technology is one of the newer technologies out for LCD screens. When initially released, it was considered a luxury input to have. As time progressed, it has become a more common input on televisions alongside with composite and coaxial. Coaxial and composite inputs were quite sufficient for projection televisions, but as LCDs became a more common appliance in many households and industrial applications came to the need for an input that is capable of transmitting data fast enough for high definition content and that includes both video and audio. HDMIs were predominantly used in commercial and consumer applications, but as LCDs start to migrate over to industrial applications, so comes the need for an all-in-one cable and input, like an HDMI, so that video and audio content can be transferred adequately.

HDMIs are perfect for high definition content or for LCDs in general. An HDMI is a compact audio/video interface that is used for transferring both video and audio data through one input. Most inputs, like composite, VGA and coaxial is analog data, but as time progressed, analog data transfer started to become a thing of the past and technology started to convert over to digital data transfer, and for that instance, an HDMI input will come in handy. Digital signals have become more of a norm for many LCD applications. Overall, better quality displays are available through digital signals and for the most part, digital signals are affected less by noise, compared to analog signals, causing much fewer distortions and interference when displaying content.

As more industrial applications begin converting from CRTs to LCDs and digital signals come the need for more digital inputs. Having a DVI option is a digital signal input, but that only transfers video data. Some applications require both video and audio to be transferred and having an HDMI option would be ideal. Caltron is working on an HDMI solution for our monitors and will be introducing this new option soon. Adding an HDMI video input option will help to create a monitor that is more diverse and easy to integrate for OEMs and integrators. Creating a wider use and providing more options allows more solutions when integrating an open frame monitor or touch screen monitor into any application.

Please visit Caltron new widescreen open frame displays, these series adopt HDMI and VGA ports as standard video inputs in all sizes

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