Do you work in an industry where you need to have one or more screens available at all times? Whether you are reading medical information or keeping tabs on your production process, you might not spend a ton of time thinking about how your screen is built, but perhaps you should. Today, more and more industries are moving to chip-on-glass LCD displays in order to maximize space and also obtain other significant benefits. Here's why you might want to contact a local provider of chip-on-glass LCD displays today.

Integrated and Compact to Save You Space

"Chip-on-glass" implies that the electronics that power your device are integrated directly onto the back of the glass display. Typically, any device with a screen would have two separate components: the glass display, and then a motherboard or circuit for the electronic components planted behind it. But when you have two separate components like this, you need to make the entire device larger to accommodate. By integrating the electronics directly onto the glass, the entire device can be made much more compact. 

If space is already at a premium in your work area, this could be quite beneficial to you. You may be able to expand the space you have for production or other activities if all of your screens or monitors are now a fraction of their previous size.

Integration Also Protects Electronic Components

When electronics are integrated directly onto the back of the glass display as was just described, the electronics are essentially encased. This means there will be a layer of glass that offers protection to the most valuable part of the display. If you have had issues in the past due to your work environment causing damage to the electronics, this may no longer be the case. Moisture in the air from humidity, for example, may still get onto the glass, but it won't get through to the electronics.

Use Additional Room to Increase Customization

When you have a glass display and then a separate motherboard or circuit board behind it, you typically also need some type of housing to keep these two separate components together. But when it's all put together in one piece and additional housing is not needed, you can use the additional space to your advantage if desired. Add additional switches that will adjust the display. Add custom backlighting to improve visibility in a dark work environment. With chip-on-glass, you can either take back the space for another purpose not related to the display, or you can use it to customize your display and make it even more useful to you.