Viewbox harnesses LCD technology

June 28, 2004

A viewbox illuminator developed by Oprax Medical International uses TFT-LCD backlighting to shrink its footprint and to reduce energy consumption. The Medicanvas illuminator measures just 2.5 cm thick and operates on 12.5v DC, converted from 100-250v AC.

A viewbox illuminator developed by Oprax Medical International uses TFT-LCD backlighting to shrink its footprint and to reduce energy consumption. The Medicanvas illuminator measures just 2.5 cm thick and operates on 12.5v DC, converted from 100-250v AC. Medicanvas uses cold cathode fluorescent-lamp technology, which emits a blue-type light that the company claims is better suited to reading x-ray films. The special lamp emits a very low level of heat and has a life expectancy of 10 years.