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Launch of Piezo Inverter for Improved TCO


Global Display Solutions Ltd. (GDS), the industrial displays specialist, launches its new Piezo Inverter for multi-lamp backlight systems such as LCD TVs, high brightness LCD solutions and headrest displays. GDS's Piezo Inverter's balanced output is the 'first of its kind', giving exceptional uniformity and dimming performance.

GDS's Piezo Inverter has improved reliability, safety and EMI performance compared with existing wire wound component systems. This is due to a reduced overall size and lower component count. In addition, with the use of the Piezo Inverter each lamp in multiple lamp systems will operate independently in the event of a single or multiple lamp failure, enabling continued operation of the display.

By using GDS's patented balanced output configuration, dimming ratios of > 500:1 are easily achievable, which is at least five times the dimming range of conventional inverter systems (50-100:1 or less).

GDS's Piezo Inverter also has the following advantages:
· 12-24 vdc;
· Control circuitry and the low voltage power supply can be remotely mounted allowing better thermal management of the display (e.g. head rest displays);
· Optical feedback provides uniform lamp output and can compensate for brightness variations caused by temperature changes in the display;
· Very compact; and
· Improved safety and easier integration due to the elimination of high voltage connections.

GDS's new Piezo Inverter, which is the ideal low-cost, efficient and reliable solution for LCD manufacturers to use in multi-lamp back-light systems, is just now entering the market following a lengthy R & D program.

GDS is a world-leading manufacturer of industrial display solutions for a number of industries worldwide including transport, kiosk, banking, marine, process retail and leisure. To see how GDS's Piezo Inverter can save you money and provide increased performance for high volume requirements, please call +44 (0) 1274 230150, visit or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For press information, please contact: Liz Ebbrell, The Scott Partnership, The Old Barn, Holly House Estate, CRANAGE, Middlewich, Cheshire CW10 9LT, UK Tel: 01606 837787 Fax: 01606 837757 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.