Delphi Display Systems, Inc. announced that its Endura Order Confirmation System (OCS) display has received UL approval including the UL 50 NEMA 4X designation for electronic enclosures. The NEMA 4X designation signifies the safety for use of this product when subjected to rain, sleet, snow, wind-blown dust, dirt, hose-directed water, external ice formation and corrosive elements. As documented in the following video, Endura displays continue working even while submerged in water: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPmrFa9xIp0. Delphi is a leading designer and manufacturer of reliable and rugged outdoor digital signage solutions.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is one of the oldest independent product performance and safety certifying organizations in the world. UL testing laboratories provide certification on the safety of products as well as their environmental claims. Because UL is fully independent, versus manufacturer self-testing, it is considered the "gold standard" for product quality and safety in the United States.
"While the NEMA 4X rating is nothing new to Delphi products, achieving the UL 50 certification on the Endura display line demonstrates the safety and reliability of the Endura product line," said Mike DeSon, Chief Operating Officer at Delphi. "The new Endura OCS sets the industry standard for durability, advanced design, and comprehensive product features. By obtaining UL approval along with a wide range of international certifications, we continue to differentiate Delphi and its products from the competition."
In addition to UL certification, Delphi has received domestic and international certifications including FCC Part 15B, K-Mark (Korea), C-Tick (Australia), CE for Europe, and VCCI (Japan) supporting Endura customers around the world. Additional certifications are in process and all Delphi OCS products are Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant, green and made from recyclable materials.
The Endura 15-inch LCD contains a proprietary custom LED backlight system designed to last for 70,000 hours MTTH (Mean Time to Half-brightness). MTTH is the industry standard time measurement at which the backlight will diminish to 50 percent of its original brightness. Because OCS's must typically function in direct sunlight, MTTH is of critical importance to the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry. A dim display, while technically still "functioning", is of little value to the QSR customer if unreadable in direct sunlight. Delphi's 70,000 hour MTTH, often confused with Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), is the longest life backlight on the market today delivering performance 40 percent greater than what is currently offered in comparable solutions.
Furthermore, the Endura OCS contains a state-of-the-art proprietary Environmental Control Unit (ECU) that continuously monitors and manages internal temperature allowing the display to perform reliably from -40 degrees F to +140 degrees F (-40 degrees C to +60 degrees C) ambient. As all LCDs contain a liquid crystal material that is subject to freezing in cold temperatures, the Endura OCS contains a solid-state heater, unlike some competitive models, that ensures the display will turn on and function in temperatures as low as -40 degrees F. "We even have customers who have reported our products work at temperatures below -40 degrees F," noted Mike DeSon.