Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Unconventional display technologies

In the latter years the digital display devices as 7-segment, LED/LCD dot matrix and graphical displays have acquired the majority of the market.
However there are still some not so common technologies that are still worth mentioning as they are spectacular.

1. Nixie tubes - their characteristic warm glow makes them the one of the most appealing vintage display technologies. They look best in mid-low lighting ciondition.

2. VFD displays - a little bit younger than Nixie. VFD can display both digits/letters as well as graphical information. It is more robust than Nixie and can be seen in any lighting condition due to its high brightness

3. Solari boards - or flip display - electromechanical displays that had their glory in the '70s. Awesome readability and distinctive update noise.