Eizo 5 Megapixel Monitor uses LTPS

Eizo Corp announced the RadiForce GX560, a 21.3″ which is a 5 megapixel (2048 x 2560) monochrome medical monitor designed for viewing mammography and breast tomosynthesis. Eizo said that it comes with space saving features and new functionality for improving reading room efficiency.

The panel is based on an LTPS IPS LCD with a maximum brightness of 2,500 cd/m² which allows Eizo to guarantee 1,000 cd/m² of calibrated brightness for five years. Contrast is also high, for IPS, at 1,700:1.

The GX560 is sold as either a single monitor, or as a combined dual monitor set called RadiForce GX560 MammoDuo to accommodate multi-monitor use. The GX560 MammoDuo includes a unique dual stand that holds both monitors at once. Furthermore, the stand is designed so that the height, tilt, and swivel of the two monitors can be adjusted without creating any gaps between them. When using the GX560 MammoDuo, the combined bezel width is only 15 mm (7.5 mm on each monitor). Additionally, the bezel sits only 2.5 mm above the screen, making it almost completely flush with the screen. All of this helps to reduce distractions when working between the two screens.

As the GX560 MammoDuo is two monitors held by a single stand, its size has been significantly reduced compared to conventional side-by-side configurations. It has been reduced by 67 mm horizontally, 36 mm vertically and 20.5 mm in depth. The total space occupied by the monitor has been reduced by 22 %, creating an unrestricted environment with expanded viewing space.

The Eizo GX560 is available as a single or dual monitor.

The monitor also comes with Eizo’s Work-and-Flow functions Point-and-Focus and Switch-and-Go which are said to improve efficiency in the reading room. Point-and-Focus allows the user to select specific areas of the screen and focus on them using a mouse and keyboard. This function changes the brightness and greyscale tones of the selected areas to make interpretation easier. Switch-and-Go allows two workstations to be controlled by a single mouse and keyboard simply by moving the mouse across the screen. Furthermore two workstations can be connected to the same monitors, switching the signals as needed. This eliminates the need for a second mouse and keyboard, and reduces the number of monitors required.

Inputs are DVI-D (dual link) and DisplayPort 1.2 as well as a DisplayPort daisy-chained output. Power consumption is 28W (typical) and 79W (max). There are sensors for the backlight, front output, presence and ambient light.

The product will ship in September, with pricing set locally.

Analyst Comment

It’s unusual to see an LTPS panel of this size, although the improved aperture ratio will be a factor in enabling Eizo to reach high peak brightness. Eizo, in the past, used a large LTPS colour LCD that was in a very expensive LCD TV that it produced, but which, at the time, was by far the best LCD TV that I had ever seen – the motion response was amazing compared to other sets. However, it was very expensive and so didn’t last for long.

Typically, radiographers like to buy dual systems that are put together at the factory. The eye is very sensitive to small changes in colour between different monochrome displays, so companies such as Eizo typically match the panels to be as close as possible when they are bought as a pair. (BR)

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