When Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) began to replace Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays, the newcomers seemed revolutionary. Despite some drawbacks, LCDs were much smaller, lighter, and more power efficient than the older TV tubes that they were clearly the way of the future. But that was then. Much more is expected now of LCDs in a world of inter- and intra-connected platforms and asymmetrical warfare.
** This article, appearing in the July/August 2012 edition of Military Embedded Systems, is a GE Intelligent Platforms perspective on embedded military electronics trends featuring the IVD2010, a rugged display computer that supports the industry’s most demanding video and image applications and offers high-resolution, high-performance display solutions for field and lab deployment.