A liquid crystal display, or LCD, is an electronic visual display that utilizes the light modulating characteristics of liquid crystals. LCDs are typically used to demonstrate fixed or arbitrary images with little information content. These images are comprised of a great number of small pixels, compared to other displays that often have larger or greater elements.
LCDs are employed in a variety of applications, including televisions, aircraft cockpit displays, and computer monitors, among many more. Liquid crystal displays have succeeded cathode ray tube (CRT) displays in almost all applications, rendering the latter obsolete. Liquid crystal display screens are also much more energy efficient and offer a safer disposal process than those of CRTs.
Liquid crystal displays provide consumers with a range of veritable benefits. Defined by their agile and compact composition, LCDs offer no geometric distortion, and provide clear, sharp images free of bleeding (when operated at native resolution). Additionally, LCDs do not require a great deal of power to function, so their consumption of energy is limited. Because of this, only a small amount of heat is emitted during its operation.
A Panel PC is commonly accompanied by an LCD and is assimilated into the same enclosure as the motherboard. Typically, panel PCs utilize touch screens for ease of use and are often panel mounted.
Industrial PCs are often and commonly used for data procurement and/or process control. At times, industrial PCs will simply be used as a front-end to a different control computer within a distributed processing climate. Industrial PCs offer expansion options, reliability, and compatibility that typical consumer PCs are incapable of.