Outdoor Viewable Transflective LCD's

With the use of a transflective LCD screen, you will finally be able to use your laptop or tablet in full sunlight without degradation of the viewability. While overly sunny days can mean that a conventional laptop is almost unreadable, a rugged laptop has an LCD screen that can be viewed in any kind of light. An outdoor transflective LCD screen will ensure that a rugged laptop will not lose visibility in a vehicle, outdoors, or in the office.

In these images, you can see three areas of the LCD sectioned off. This example shows how we implement the outdoor viewable transflective option on our Durabook LCD’s.


The top left corner is your standard, everyday LCD with an integrated touch screen, and without the outdoor viewable transflective option added. The bottom left corner shows the transflective option with integrated touch screen. The entire right side of the LCD shows the transflective LCD option alone. While indoors, you can see all three sections perfectly, even with the three different types of technology in use.



The image shows that it is easy to see which portion of the LCD screen responds to direct sunlight. The top left corner shows what a normal LCD screen looks like without the outdoor viewable transflective screen. The bottom left corner is visible to the user, but in a darker, more dull image. The right side of the same screen shows how crisp an image remains to the user with the right LCD outdoor readable screen. Not only does this screen make working outdoors easier, it decreases eye strain for the user.  

Features and Benefits of an Outdoor Viewable Transflective LCD:

  • Enhanced brightness and contrast ratio for both outdoor and indoor conditions.
  • No extra power consumption.
  • No extra heat generation.
  • No significant weight increase.
  • Electrically and mechanically compilable with your existing system.

You can have the outdoor viewable LCD installed on your Durabook today! Contact us to find out how.


Break It Down.


With advances in technology, there is a push to make rugged electronics more user friendly in any condition. As such, the need for more technologically advanced outdoor LCD applications has expanded into laptops, tablets, convertible tablets, rugged PDAs, and much more. To ensure that OC Rugged continues to offer the most advanced rugged electronics, we partnered with a company that has devoted years to the research and development of sunlight readable tablets and laptops. We have finally come up with a convenient and affordable solution to convert a once unreadable LCD screen into a sunlight readable laptop or tablet. The outdoor viewable transflective LCD screen option is patented technology, and it is available to OC Rugged clients today!



The enhancement is designed to equip an LCD with sufficient reflective function, without compromising its original transmissive functions and features. With the imposed reflective function, the modified LCD can reflect the ambient light passing the LCD cell, and utilize the reflected light beams as its illumination. The stronger the ambient light is, the brighter the LCD will appear, as shown in Fig. 1 and 2. The outdoor viewable transflective option also comes with improved optical characteristics such as brightness, contrast ratio, viewing angle, and color saturation for both indoor and outdoor viewing seen in Fig. 3 and 4. The superb optical quality of the outdoor viewable transflective option is achieved without extra power consumption, excessive heat generation, and with no mechanical alteration necessary shown in Fig. 5. The outdoor viewable transflective option offers a truly convenient and affordable solution for your various outdoor LCD applications.



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