“Color touch control surfaces are what the market calls for now.”
Reach serves embedded engineering consultants and product design engineers who need to add LCD touch screens quickly and cost-effectively to their customers' products. They want to:
The engineers Reach serves work with a broad variety of products, from hotel room kiosks to medical control systems to tugboat engine monitors. They typically serve manufacturers of custom electronics products including industrial and medical equipment.
Engineers we work with represent the entire spectrum of company sizes, from huge organizations, like Steris International, a billion-dollar-plus sterilization systems company, to one-man engineering consultancies. However, the type, size, and duration of the project can determine whether or not Reach is a match. For example, hobbyists and companies not considering a board-level solution are not a good fit.
“It was really a pleasure to finally find someone who knows something about adding an LCD to an embedded device.”
Reach has been involved with embedded LCDs for more than 20 years. We started with monochrome displays, moved up to color STN (passive) displays, and now focus on TFT color modules. Our engineers have vast experience with the complexities of LCD displays, including cabling, signal levels, timing, backlight powering, and dimming. When you buy from Reach, you’re putting our LCD touch screen knowledge, experience and expertise on your team.
Visit our Embedded Touch Screen Product Guide to see product recommendations based on project type, technical specifications, or application.
A standard asynchronous serial port connects your system's microcontroller to the Reach SLCD controller. Simple ASCII commands are used to draw images, text, controls, and other interface elements, on the screen. The controls report back over the serial line when they are activated or changed. Images are stored on the SLCD controller in flash memory. More
“My client did not want to use a Windows-based platform such as a PC or a PC-104 with our software riding on top of the operating system or executing within a third party application. We wanted to use our own processor, running only our code, and your product fit in perfectly. It’s exactly what we were looking for.”
You’ve decided you want to get started with a Reach product. What do you do next?
Call Reach Technology at 510-770-1417 or download an Order Form and order the appropriate development kit. LCD development kits contain everything you need to get a touch interface up and running in a matter of days. The kit includes a serial LCD controller board, a LCD display, a touch screen, cables, sample images, sample code, and power supply. It also includes technical support. Nearly 1,300 LCD development kits have been sold to date.
You can download the Technical Requirements Survey and Embedded Touch Screen Product Guide to help you determine the kit you need. If questions remain at the time of your call, we’ll help you make the final determination.
When you’ve ordered your kit and you’re waiting for it to arrive, you can do the following, to help you get a jump-start on your project: