Ask the Board – July 25, 2016 | PENNY CARTER

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With so many flat-panel display options now on the market, what is the best approach to making the best choice for a project?


It seems like everywhere you look today, some manufacturer has a new display that is bigger, brighter and thinner, but is bigger always better? Possibly, but this might not always be the case. The flat-panel options are more numerous now than ever before. Before making a decision as to which display will work best for each particular project, it is important to understand exactly what type of content will be shown on the display. Where is the content coming from? Is it text, graphics, videos or a combination thereof? If some or all of the content will be text, how much text is expected to be read on the screen at one time? What font size will be used? If content is expected to be graphics and/or videos, how many lumens should a screen have? The brightness factor can weigh heavily on a flat-panel choice. Too bright and people can be blinded, making them steer clear, which of course, defeats the purpose. Size should also be a consideration. What is the size of the space where the screen will be placed? In addition, what are the mounting requirements? These questions, as well as the environment, such as a factory or an office area, all need to be answered before a commitment should be made as to which flat-panel display is best for the specific project on which you are working.

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