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NuVo OLED Audio Controller
April 4, 2007 NuVo, best known for whole-house audio systems, has released details of its new in-wall, multi-room home audio controller. The Control Pad uses OSRAM Opto Semiconductors' 2.7-inch Pictiva OLED display for durability, high-contrast and readability from any angle and in bright daylight conditions.
The display provides up to eight lines of text, and allows the user to change the character height to make the text larger or smaller depending on the preferences and needs of the homeowner.
One of the benefits of an OLED display over the traditional LCD display is that OLEDs do not require a backlight to function. This means that they draw far less power.
Pictiva OLED displays support both parallel and serial interfaces, and are available in single color (yellow, orange, green, or white) and have 4-bit grayscale capability. Operating half-life is 55,000 hours under ambient conditions for the 2.7-inch 128 x 64.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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