CRAWLEY, UK, 23 February 2021: Densitron, the global leader in innovative Human Machine Interaction (HMI) and display technology, has announced a quartet of new touchscreens for its acclaimed Intelligent Display System (IDS) range. Developed to provide versatile control of both IDS and third-party broadcast systems, the display & control surfaces are ideal for tasks such as production and off-set timing, clocks and tally information, and live visual feedback. Simultaneously, the company is also launching a powerful new end-point SBC, R7, for use with the IDS solution.
All four of the new touchscreens run IDS software in order to display comprehensive information and alerts about users’ broadcast systems. They feature interactive multi-touch displays and can be deployed to provide ergonomic network control of both IDS and other vendor equipment. Connection to the IDS network is achieved via Ethernet for a quick and stress-free installation process.
The 6.6” IDS TS6.6 is the most compact of the four products with a 1440 x 240 pixel array providing a resolution of 222 PPI. It is housed in a steel 1RU rack-mountable enclosure (half-width), making it suitable for installation in desks or apparatus rooms.
The 10.1” IDS TS10.1 incorporates an IPS TFT with 1200 x 1920 resolution display & control unit. Housed in a steel enclosure, this touchscreen can be wall- or desktop-mounted, giving the user considerable flexibility in terms of positioning.
The 2x 6.6” IDS TS13.2 is also high contrast, high brightness and high resolution IPS TFT with 2x 1440 x 240 displays providing a resolution of 222 PPI. The displays are housed in a steel 1RU rack-mountable enclosure, and once again the solution can be installed in desks or apparatus rooms.
Completing the new quartet of touchscreens is the 16.3” IDS TS16.3. Housed in a steel 2RU rack-mountable enclosure, this multi-touch interactive control and monitoring surface is high contrast, high brightness and high resolution IPS TFT with 1920 x 285 resolution.
Reuben Such, Global Business Director at Densitron IDS, comments: “These new products represent the next major evolution of the IDS touchscreen interface. Harnessing the powerful processing capabilities of the Densitron 2.0 range of products, these display & control surfaces offer superb resolution and outstanding performance. We also believe that they will resonate with a very broad range of existing – and potential – IDS customers.”
Indeed, whilst broadcast still constitutes the largest share of the IDS market, pro-AV is also expressing a growing interest for applications in the corporate sector, houses of worship and hospitals. “The versatility of the IDS solution is such that we are finding there are an increasing number of environments in which we can apply our broadcast methodology to non-broadcast applications,” says Such.
The remaining new IDS product is the R7 SBC. Incorporating a high-performance AMD Embedded System-on-Chip (SOC) design with powerful dual core @ 1.2 GHz processing and 4GB inbuilt memory, the R7 represents the next generation in IDS media end-points. With multiple I/O options and 32GB storage, the R7 is specified to deliver dynamic content and critical information to displays that are part of an IDS network. Silent and ideally suited to 24/7 reliability, the R7 is able to cope with the most demanding of broadcast and media applications.
All five of the new products are now shipping.