New 7.0″ Ruggedized IPS Display from AZ Displays

Product Spotlight September 2021

AZ Displays introduces new Ruggedized 7″ IPS Displays

While many key players in the industrial and medical display segment are exiting the market, AZ Displays continues to expand their product offering with a new 7″ IPS display that is designed for applications exposed to rigorous environments. Based on automotive grade components, this display is capable of wide operating temperatures, high ESD resistance, and above industry standard shock and vibration ratings. This panel was designed specifically as a drop-in alternative to an obsolete automotive grade display that is no longer procurable in the market.

AZ Displays ATM1025L1-CT IPS LCD with PCAP touchSome key features of the ATM0700L76 include:

  • 7″ IPS LCD
  • 800 x 480 Resolution
  • PS – Wide-Viewing angle technology
  • 1,100 nits brightness (sunlight readable)
  • 100,000 hour LED life
  • LVDS -40 C to +85 C operating temperature

As a turn-key manufacturer focused on value-add services, we can integrate additional features to this display, such as driver boards, PCAP touch panels, and optical bonding to enhance the ruggedization of this module.

At our wholly owned factory in Xiamen, China we design and manufacture industrial displays which meet the highest levels of quality and reliability. All products are designed with components which offer a minimum product life cycle of 5-7 years.

Key target markets for this new LCD include marine, agricultural equipment, outdoor POS / kiosks, medical and other applications.

Please Contact Us or more information on demos or sample availability.

AZ Displays announces high resolution, high temperature rated 10.25” IPS LCD with PCAP touch

AZ Displays continues to expand its product offering for the industrial and medical market. The newest IPS module, ATM1025L1-CT, is a unique wide aspect ratio IPS display that is designed to operate at -30 to 85 C. This LCD module has already received a lot of interest in the market for medical applications, time management systems, marine clusters, and several other designs. This 10.25″ display was designed with high performance in mind, with the following specifications:

Resolution 1920 x 720 AZ Displays ATM1025L1-CT IPS LCD with PCAP touch
Brightness 680 (can be increased to 1K+)
Contrast 1000:1
Interface LVDS (data logic)
Viewing 80 degree all around (IPS)
Operating Temperature -30 C to 85 C
Touch PCAP

In order for the LCD module to operate at extended temperatures, AZ Displays used premium polarizers and liquid crystal fluid to initiate the active matrix into operating with minimal latency at the low temperature end (-30 C), and high tolerance to warping and burning of the polarizer at extreme heat. This quality, along with high temperature rated IC’s and an option for optical bonding between LCD and touch screen make this module highly suitable for a wide array of applications and environments.

For more information on demos or samples, please contact us.

AZ Displays supports Thermostat Display Industry with wide array of custom solutions

AZ Displays continues to expand its share in LCD display modules catering to the ever -growing market of residential and commercial thermostat control units. From low-cost basic function thermostats (custom glass with backlight) to smart home (Wi-Fi) systems (IPS LCD modules w/ PCAP touch), AZ Displays continues to successfully support multiple key players in the industry with highly customized solutions.

AZ Displays has been able to provide display solutions for thermostat units – both in commercial segments such as restaurants, hotels, and offices, as well as in home applications.

Our ability to support solutions ranging from low-volume custom modules for luxury hotels (500 units) to low-cost “contractor friendly” solutions (1M+ units) has enabled us to develop a broad customer list of manufacturers in the industry.

With short design, tooling, and production lead times, we can keep our partners ahead of the competition with new and exciting designs, tailored to specific target audiences.

AZ Displays’ continued ability to provide flexible and added-value solutions beyond the product, such as drop-shipping to CM locations all over the world from our Far-East factory has helped customers with a streamlined supply-chain, swift production cycles and low logistics costs.

Recently we worked with a leading manufacturer in the “smart” market space to implement a modular style solution in which our 4.3″, 5.0″, and 7.0″ displays were all interchangeable. This customer wanted to offer three different solutions to the market without having to design individual controller boards. By ensuring the resolutions, backlight driving conditions, and interface were all identical, the customer was able to use the same software and hardware (PCBA), with only a difference in the enclosure plastics to consider. This enabled the customer to maintain a competitive edge in the market by having lower BOM costs by using the same components across the different models.

Please contact us for more information on demos or samples

ZETTLER Displays – Value-added Optical Bonding Service for TFT modules

Application Spotlight, August 2020

A leading home appliance customer recently approached ZETTLER Group’s display division, AZ Displays, to help enhance the product appearance of a display device featuring a cover glass attached to a TFT display unit. The customer needed to get the cover glass bonded with a TFT in such way that the entire surface was to appear uniformly black (“all-black” effect) when the device is in power-off mode.

Touch Panels or plain cover glass mostly feature a black color silk print on the non-view (inactive) area of the cover glass. Due to light transmission and reflection rate difference between the silk print non-view area and the view area of the TFT, both areas effectively appear in two different shades when looking at the whole display unit in power-off mode. The shades depend on the bonding method used. The black color of the silk print contrasts with either a gray color of the view area (when using tape bonding) or a lighter black color (when using regular optical bonding).

AZ Displays successfully provided a special optical bonding solution to the customer to accommodate the requirement for a uniform “all-black” effect by combining suitable materials with special process technology. This treatment is suitable for indoor applications and currently provide such special optical bonding for product sizes up to 3.5″.

From a straight viewing (orthogonal) direction, the entire surface visually appears as one homogenous piece of black color cover glass. The image below shows the comparison of visual effects (power-off) of different bonding processes compared to the “all-black” solution.

About Optical Bonding

We have capabilities to provide various forms of bonding of TFT modules to be attached to touch panels (TP) or cover glass (CG); either a tape bonding or optical bonding process can be adopted

In tape bonding a TP or CG is attached to a TFT with adhesive tape by the edges of the screen glass. In optical bonding the TP or CG is glued to the LCD panel with either OCA or LOCA adhesive to completely fill the air gap between them.

Optical bonding improves the overall performance for the displays and is increasingly popular in both consumer and industrial applications. The illustration and comparison of two bonding processes are shown below.

Tape Bonding Optical Bonding
Advantage 1. Easier to process with higher yield rate.
2. Lower processing cost
1. Improved viewing experience by eliminating the illusion of pixel shift caused by air gaps – results in improved contrast and wider viewing angles.
2. Better dust & moisture protection by eliminating air gap between the cover glass and the LCD
3. Greater durability and shatter proof, as hardened OCA protects both TP/CG and LCD from shock.
Disadvantage 1. Air gap between TP (or CG) and LCD can cause glare and will cloud the image on the LCD reducing the visual performance -especially in brighter environments.
2. Moisture and dust might penetrate through the adhesive tape and cause fogging and condensation on the inner surface of glass.
3. More fragile in structure.
1. OCA/LOCA materials and process are more costly and optical bonding yield rate is lower and difficult to rework- especially for LOCA bonding which can handle the bonding for rugged/curved surface glass.
2. More complex in process and lower yield rate

ZETTLER Group and Digi-Key Electronics partner in new Distribution Relationship

Starting in May 2020, ZETTLER Group North America’s three product divisions have entered a long-term supplier relationship with Digi-Key Electronics, a highly recognized global industry leader in electronics components distribution.
ZETTLER’s product lines include electromechanical relays (American ZETTLER, Inc.), LCD TFT display solutions (AZ Displays, Inc.) and transformer/magnetic components (ZETTLER Magnetics, Inc.).

Each of ZETTLER’s product divisions will have a variety of their most important component lines represented on Digi-Key’s highly user-friendly digital search engines. All products are available for immediate purchase through Digi-Key’s top-rated transactional website infrastructure. Products range from power relays for many different applications, to IPS color TFT displays to AC/DC power modules and power transformers across a variety of electrical parameters. Applications and industries span across HVAC-R, Automotive, Solar, EV-Charging, Smart Energy, Building Automation, Industrial, Medical, LED Lighting, Energy Distribution & Management, Telecom and many more.

Like Digi-Key Electronics, ZETTLER has long been known for technical innovation, product quality and service in support of customers seeking reliable component solutions. As globally recognized brands, Digi-Key and ZETTLER both share in the idea of offering engineers and product designers immediate access to a vast array of well stocked product offerings through an easy-to-access, engineering friendly digital environment.
The combination of ZETTLER products with Digi-Key’s powerful presence in the digital space, along with its impeccable track record in product availability and on-time delivery, will make this partnership a formidable force in the marketplace.

AZ Displays offers HDMI and USB Touch backpack boards for IPS LCD’s up to 10.1″

AZ Displays is proud to expand their product offering to now include a full line up of HDMI and USB-HID boards for their IPS LCD product line. These HDMI scalar boards, along with the I2C to USB-HID PCAP touch controllers, can be used in production environments or for development purposes. Each HDMI board is specific to a display, ensuring that the displays optical performance is optimized to capture the right resolution, timing characteristics, and brightness properties.

Earlier this year, AZ Displays announced a wide array of IPS LCD modules that range from 1.3″ to 10.1″. As many engineers in the industry are excited to transition from traditional TN to IPS panels, they are looking for easy methods to light up displays and compare performance to these TN panels. These development boards make it easy to use our IPS panels as LCD monitors, simply requiring a 5V power supply (provided) and HMDI cable. The HDMI scalar will read a video source and scale it to the display’s native resolution, allowing engineers to see how GUI pages will look on AZ Displays’ panels. The following displays are already mated with both HDMI and USB boards:  

Display Size Specs Interface Board Touch Controller
ATM0430D44 4.3″ IPS, 800 x 480, 700 nits HDMI
ATM0430D44-CT 4.3″ IPS, 800 x 480, 600 nits, PCAP HDMI USB-HID
ATM0500D27 5.0″ IPS, 800 x 480, 400 nits HDMI
ATM0500D27-CT 5.0″ IPS, 800 x 480, 350 nits, PCAP HDMI USB-HID
ATM0500D27K 5.0″ IPS, 800 x 480, 1100 nits HDMI
 ATM0500D27K-CT 5.0″ IPS, 800 x 480, 950 nits, PCAP HDMI USB-HID
ATM0700L61 7.0″ IPS, 1024 x 600, 600 nits HDMI
ATM0700L61-CT 7.0″ IPS, 1024 x 600, 450 nits, PCAP HDMI USB-HID
ATM0700L61K 7.0″ IPS, 1024 x 600, 1000 nits HDMI
ATM0700L61K-CT 7.0″ IPS, 1024 x 600, 900 nits, PCAP HDMI USB-HID
ATM1010L19 10.1″ IPS, 1280 x 800, 330 nits HDMI
ATM1010L19-CT 10.1″ IPS, 1280 x 800, 330 nits PCAP HDMI USB-HID

COVID-19 ZETTLER Group Update.

Dear Valued Customer,

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and these times of uncertainty, we want to share with you ZETTLER Group’s strategies to safeguard our customers and employees. Our goal is to continue providing you excellent service, and we commit to having robust business continuity plans, consistent support, and product availability.

  • Due to certain exemptions, our new warehouse location in Vista, California will remain open for receiving and shipping product. Specific measures have been taken to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our employees.
  • The majority of our Sales, Administration and Support staff will be working remotely. We will continue to provide seamless support to our customers.
  • Our processes and procedures will not change. Customers can continue to place orders through regular channels.
  • Our factories and office locations in China, Vietnam and Hong Kong are back to work and fully operational. Our supply chains are stable.

Your success is important to us. We understand how to provide stability in times of uncertainty. As this is a fluid situation, we will continue to provide regular updates should anything change.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your Sales contacts.

Yours sincerely,
Max Moegling
Vice President, Finance and Administration
ZETTLER Group North America 

ZETTLER Group North America Company Relocation.

ZETTLER Group North America is pleased to announce that we will be moving operations to below address in Vista, California.
This includes all North American ZETTLER Group Divisions:

American ZETTLER, Inc.
ZETTLER Magnetics, Inc.
ZETTLER Controls, Inc.
AZ Displays, Inc.
ZETTLER Integrated Solutions, Inc.

2410 Birch Street
Vista, CA 92081 USA

Phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.

For more contact information, please visit

Our existing office in Aliso Viejo, CA will cease operations on March 13th, 2020 and we will resume on March 16th, 2020 from our new office in Vista, CA.

Please direct all correspondence and shipments to the new Vista address going forward.

If you have any questions concerning our new location, please feel free to reach out to us.

Yours sincerely,

Max Moegling
Vice President, Finance and Administration

AZ Displays offers full IPS LCD product line.

Product Spotlight January 2020

AZ Displays has released an entire line of IPS LCD panels, ranging from 1.54″ up to 10.1″. These LCD modules have been designed and built to mirror the traditional TN TFT LCD sizes (3.5″, 4.3″, 5.0″, 7.0″, etc) allowing users to seamlessly transition from a TN LCD to IPS. At comparable prices to TN LCD’s, these IPS panels deliver enhanced optical performance, with 80 degree viewing angles and sharp contrast when compared to standard TN.

ZETTLER IPS LCD DisplaysAs part of AZ Displays’ continued support for turn-key solutions to a variety of markets, these LCD modules are offered as off-the-shelf solutions for multiple touch and brightness options. These standard modules can be customized to have unique cover glass with logos, hardness ratings, as well as upgrades for environmental considerations (gaskets, EMI shields, optical bonding, etc).

As industrial markets integrate more advanced HMI technology, having high performance LCD’s at competitive prices has become more important than ever. Ideal for medical, industrial, HVAC-R, Marine, and outdoor applications, these display modules have unique touch solutions that consider the variety of touch panel requirements in these markets (10 point gestures, false-water touch, etc). With locally stocked samples and demos, AZ Displays makes it easy to evaluate and design-in our LCD’s into applications without the need of extensive engineering resources.

Turn-Key LCD Solutions for a Wide Array of Applications: Backpack Boards/Shields (Part 3/3).

Capability Spotlight, October 2019.

Industrial grade display solutions offer an extensive variety of interface options for both display and touch communications. Today, the two standard options for TFT technology, both traditional TN and the higher performance IPS, are RGB and LVDS. For PCAP touch solutions, I2C is the main off-the-shelf protocol. Many design engineers today are turning to solutions that require the least amount of software and hardware development and prefer to utilize development tools such as SBC/SOM that come HDMI and USB-HID ready for touch.

In addition to off-the-shelf LCD and touch solutions, AZ Displays offers “backpack boards” that allow users to communicate to our TFT/IPS LCDs by means of HDMI or VGA. These A/D video boards can be initialized to work with multiple display sizes, resolutions, and backlight driving characteristics. Ideal for SBC/SOM mainboards with HDMI/VGA input, these low-profile boards can be tape attached to the back of LCDs, or can be mounted by hardware (through-hole stand-offs) to accommodate most product designs.  Our touch panel controller boards make both resistive and PCAP touch panels USB-HID ready, for a true plug and play solution. These backpack boards come as standard solutions or can be customized to be application/design specific. Below is a list of solutions that AZ Displays has provided to the industrial display market:

HDMI/VGA Board USB-C Power and Video UART
USB-HID Touch SPI Custom Cables

Please contact us to learn more about our integration services.