The terms “flat screen” and “flat panel” are often used interchangeably — they both refer to a screen that has a flat surface across the entire viewing area, in contrast to the traditional convex screen of Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays.
Flat screens were introduced to the commercial market at the end of the 90s and marked a swift improvement in image definition. However, the earliest flat screens still used CRT technology, and it wasn’t until the development and broader distribution of LCD/plasma/LED technologies that a higher definition was possible.
Now, almost all screens are flat, so the terms flat screen/flat panel are used widely. However, the term “flat screen” is more often used in reference to TVs, while “flat panel” is often used to differentiate larger digital or interactive displays, such as Avocor’s interactive touchscreen range.
So, wherever you see the term “flat panel,” expect to see a commercial unit designed for meeting and conference rooms or schools and travel hubs. Both “flat screens” and “flat panels” have flat screens — the term “panel” generally suggests a larger screen size than a consumer TV set.
Avocor manufactures a range of flat screens in sizes to suit small, intimate offices as well as large meeting rooms or public spaces.
Our flat screens start at 27-inch for 1-2 person office spaces to massive 86-inch displays, designed for collaboration and group work.
Our flat screens provide optimal viewing distances thanks to UHD and 4K pixel density. Our recommendations:
Mounting your screen on the wall provides a broader view for your audience. We recommend choosing a screen that accommodates the functionality of the room.
Flat panel displays are much thinner and flatter than traditional Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) screens, which had a convex screen and an electron gun at the end of a funnel-like beam deflector tube. The CRT was much bulkier than modern flat screens, meaning that TV sets and computer monitors were large and heavy units that took up lots of desk space.
CRTs had convex screens, literally bulging outwards from the corners of the display. And this outward curve meant that the exterior edges of the screen were less sharp than the center — a bit like looking into a magnifying glass where the outer image is blurred.
Flat panel displays overcome this outer image distortion, providing a crisp picture (and usually a wider viewing angle) across the entire screen.
This, and the LED technology used to create flat panel displays, allows flat screens to offer images of a much higher definition than CRTs.
LED displays are much thinner than CRTs because there’s no beam deflector tube behind the screen. LED screens are slim and sleek and can be hung on the wall, which is particularly useful for meeting rooms and office spaces.
Flat panel displays offer great versatility in how viewers interact with displayed content, with many flat screens capable of touch interaction, such as the Avocor interactive touch screen range.
Designed for seamless collaborative working environments, our interactive touch screens make it simple for remote workers and in-house staff to interact as though they’re in the same room together.
All of our interactive touch screens have flat panel displays, making them suitable for large and small meeting rooms, offering optimal viewing angles to include everyone in the conversation.
Interactive touch screens come in various sizes, offering functionality to suit different business needs. Starting at 27-inch desktop-style screens, Avocor produces interactive flat screens for spaces large and small.
Our largest screen is 86-inches, providing excellent visibility in large conference rooms and halls.
With touchscreen and stylus recognition, it’s possible to use your interactive touchscreen as a whiteboard, with some displays offering full palm rest and rejection technology, for the most natural writing experience. Choose a model with a pen-on-paper feel for precision inking and annotation on shared documentation.
If you’re using your interactive touch screen for conference calls and online meetings, we offer products with native access to Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. With integrated cameras and microphones, your Avocor interactive screen makes everyone feel like they’re in the same room.
While most modern flat screen TVs are capable of High Definition, not all flat screens offer the full HD experience. However, Avocor’s range of interactive flat-screen displays offers super-crisp Ultra HD visuals and a premium touch experience, making interacting with on-screen content easy on the eye and incredibly intuitive for the user.
From edge-to-edge bezel-less interactive displays to Ultra High Definition video collaboration and brainstorming solutions, you can rely on Avocor's unique expertise to bring an Ultra HD experience to your customers, clients, and staff.
Avocor uses the very latest optimized touch screen technologies, along with a superior, tactile glass touch experience that puts information at the fingertips - get ready to explore with super-low latency.
Delivering superb collaborative interfaces that anyone can use, Avocor’s flat-screen interactive displays provide Ultra High Definition displays at surprisingly affordable prices.
Interactive touchscreens are the latest flat-screen technology, offering edge-to-edge bezel-less displays for maximum impact in your commercial, educational, or manufacturing space — or even at home.
Avocor manufactures a range of interactive touchscreens that range in price and specifications — we pride ourselves on our ability to cater to boutique businesses and corporations alike. If you have a budget in mind, get in touch, and we’ll happily talk you through the available choices. You’ll be surprised at the affordability of our high-end interactive flat screens.
Use an interactive touchscreen or flat-screen as an interactive noticeboard for clients and staff, a video portal, or an interactive guide to welcome visitors (negating the need for a receptionist). Flat screens make excellent wayfinding signs — great for meetings, conventions, and open days.
Or promote your latest deal, using your flat screen to share advertising messages and eye-catching 4K videos. Our flat screen technology permits a super-wide view, helping you get your message across large rooms, factory floors, travel hubs, and schools and universities.