In today’s automobiles, versatile high-resolution touchpads have replaced analog gauges and knobs. Modern smart lighting adjusts to changing conditions. Radios have been replaced with multi-function, touch-sensitive infotainment displays. Generic sealed-beam and capsule headlamps have been superseded by stylish, aerodynamically-efficient, model-specific LED and HID headlamp assemblies. Head-up displays (HUDs) are becoming an automotive standard.
Early Model-T Ford vehicles didn’t even have a speedometer (their top speed was just 35 mph), but soon after, dashboards began to include multiple gages, indicators, and vehicle controls. (Fun fact: the word ‘dashboard’ originates from horse-drawn wagons and carriages, where a board at the front protected passengers from mud that was ‘dashed’ up by the horses’ hooves.)
Today’s electronics customers expect flawless device quality right out of the box, and that holds just as true for keyboards as it does for smartphones or televisions. Device quality is paramount—just ask this Reddit user, who posted a complaint about tiny cosmetic defects on a keyboard.
The Auto-POI (Automatic Points of Interest) functionality available in Radiant's TrueTest™ software platform enables the automatic application of points of interest on backlit symbols using luminance values and chromaticity coordinates to define measurement thresholds. Learn how to use this tool for quick and efficient measurement of various symbol sets in a backlit panel, button, sign, or instrument cluster.
Instrument clusters, symbols, and indicators on the dashboard of an automobile are crucial for the safety and performance of the vehicle. Typical indicators in modern cars include the speedometer and temperature gauges; symbols to indicate if a door is open, a passenger is not strapped in, or the parking break is engaged; a warning light when the gas tank or oil pressure gets low; or the “check engine” light indicating a malfunction.
Radiant offers dedicated systems for testing illuminated keyboards, control panels & indicators, and signage in high-volume manufacturing environments. Keyboards
As part of today’s on-the-go lifestyle, we’ve become used to getting into our car and expecting to seamlessly connect personal devices like music players and cell phones to the vehicle’s systems and power sources.
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On a passenger airliner, backlit displays such as exit signs, fasten seatbelt signs, lavatory signs, and other signage are crucial for both comfort and safety. These products must meet strict tolerances for brightness and color—as defined by each aircraft manufacturer—as well as stringent industry regulations.
With absolute quality as a focus, Luminator Aerospace performs extensive light and color measurement tests on products such as exit signs, fasten seatbelt signs, lavatory signs, and other signage. These tests ensure that customer specifications are met to exact values and that a record of verifiable quality data is documented for each part.
In this article, learn how photometric and colorimetric technology matches the visual sensitivity of human vision. We discuss the advantages and applications of CCD imaging for light and color measurement, as well as component and surface inspection, that most accurately reflects the human visual experience.
Using Radiant’s ProMetric® I Imaging Colorimeter, Molex captures all required data points on their illuminated components at once to quickly and accurately identify hot spots and nonuniformity for design adjustment. Molex engineers are able to present this data to verify their designs to customers and ensure uniform lighting distribution across all aspects of the customer’s design applications.
Watch a demonstration of the PM-KB™ Software package for Radiant's ProMetric® Software. It was developed specifically for measuring light and color and performing Optical Character Verification (OCV) in illuminated keyboards.
After the display screen, the keyboard is the primary user interface for computing devices. Learn the importance of accurate color and light calibration in illuminated keyboards, and how the PM-KB system from Radiant combines application-specific software and a ProMetric® Imaging Colorimeter to perform rapid, automated visual inspection to ensure overall keyboard luminance and color uniformity.
PM-KB Software is designed especially for high-speed, high-flexibility use in production environments. The PM-KB system enables your administrator or engineer to define a complete set of measurement conditions and pass/fail criteria for specific points of interest on the keyboard or keypad. This Spec Sheet features: Applications and Benefits of PM-KB Software Key Features Specifications
Scientific methods allow us to understand and quantify our perception of visible light and color. In this infographic, you will learn the language of light, understand color spaces and color matching functions, and other principles of light & color measurement. This tool is a useful reference for anyone with a passion for light metrology, or who works in applications dealing with light & color measurement.
Light measurement systems like imaging photometers and colorimeters use CIE-matched optical filters and scientific-grade imaging sensors to apply these methods, capturing meaningful data that guide human-centric design and evaluation of many of today's devices. Watch this webinar to learn the foundations of photometry and colorimetry, and photometric technologies that leverage these principles to accurately quantify the human visual response to ensure quality in light and display products.
Demonstrating the Segmented Cross-Section Tool in Radiant's ProMetric® Software, which allows the user to draw a multi-segment measurement path (cross-section) within a backlit symbol to measure inner-symbol luminance (Lv) uniformity and evaluate variations.
Backlit signs and symbols are all around us, from illuminated icons on buttons and knobs, to the EXIT signs in public buildings, to computer keyboards. Backlit symbols are used on airplanes and in automobiles to ensure visibility even in dark ambient light conditions.