Abrisa's IR blocker enhances and protects outdoor displays

June 16, 2009--Abrisa (Santa Paula, CA), a glass fabricator and provider of thin-film optical coatings and filters, introduced an Infrared (IR) Blocking Hot Mirror to protect liquid crystal displays (LCDs) from solar heat and radiation. The new IR band filters minimize the amount of harmful solar radiation and reduce the temperature in outdoor-use LCD applications.

June 16, 2009--Abrisa (Santa Paula, CA), a glass fabricator and provider of thin-film optical coatings and filters (see "Color correction filters are ideal for LED lighting design"), introduced an Infrared (IR) Blocking Hot Mirror to protect liquid crystal displays (LCDs) from solar heat and radiation. The new IR band filters minimize the amount of harmful solar radiation and reduce the temperature in outdoor-use LCD applications.

This advanced thin-film coating protects the display screen and eliminates black-out that is common when viewing any unprotected outdoor LCD under bright sunlight. Illuminators used in LCD systems are susceptible to high heat and light energy stress. Abrisa's IR Blocking Hot Mirror (that reflects energy between 750 nm and 1200 nm) works as a cover glass to protect the LCD display and effectively mitigates the total IR energy directed at the LCD during daylight hours, extending the life of the display.

Abrisa's customized glass fabrication includes glass strengthening and coatings, screen printing, bus bar, precision machining, cutting and edging services, and
cleanroom specialty packaging. Abrisa recently acquired Sycamore Glass
Components (Sycamore, IL), a glass manufacturing facility specializing in fabricating advanced technology, military, display and optical products, while specializing in smaller, custom projects. In 2007, the company also acquired ZC&R Coatings for Optics (Torrance, CA) to provide precision optical coatings and components as part of the Abrisa family of products.

The optical coatings market is forecast to be $7.4 billion by 2012.

For more information, go to www.abrisa.com.

--Posted by Gail Overton, gailo@pennwell.com; www.laserfocusworld.com.

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