“Reach is REALLY easy to work with. There’s a comfort in working with somebody that knows what they are talking about.”
We serve embedded engineers who need to add LCD touch screen to products quickly and cost-effectively. The engineers we serve 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 work for 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 Reach is a match. For example, hobbyists and companies not considering a board-level solution are not a good fit.
“Technical support is wonderful. We have asked stupid questions and they have always been patient and called us back, and that is something we don’t get a lot of from support at a lot of other companies we deal with. So you can give the team a pat on the back for always being there when we have some crazy questions or some problem.”
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 embedded LCD displays, including cabling, signal levels, timing, backlight powering, and dimming. When you buy from Reach, you’re putting our embedded LCD knowledge, experience and expertise on your team.
Download 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 serial LCD 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 serial LCD controller in flash memory. More
You’ve decided you want to get started with a Reach embedded display. What do you do next?
Call Reach Technology at 510-770-1417 or download an Order Form to get the appropriate LCD development kit. Development kits contain everything you need to get a touch interface up and running in a matter of days. The kit includes an SLCD controller board, an 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.
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: