For many devices used in medical device, industrial or life sciences applications, the original display designs were intended to last for ten years or more. The reality has become that with such rapid advances in display technology, the older displays are being obsoleted in much shorter time frames. This display end of life is creating challenges for manufacturers.
As a result, the device manufacturer must devise a strategy to not only maintain the chain of supply but to balance the value of updating to a better display with the cost and risk associated with a redesign of the instrument. This type of part obsolescence becomes especially complicated for instruments in highly regulated markets that need to prove “form, fit and function” type equivalence.
Companies that undertake a display upgrade project must not only meet the requirements for current display but should design for flexibility and configurability to address new display innovations that will likely occur during the life of the instrument or device.
Many development teams have quickly realized that their display project is more complicated than the simple component swap that they originally anticipated. This is one of the areas where Resolution Development’s 911 Project Rescue can help.
At Resolution, we know that one of these display “drop-in” projects can quickly fall out of the original scope and budget and we are here to help manage the issues that come with display end of life. We regularly work with companies to quickly create designs that not only support the current generation of display technologies to keep product shipping but have the flexibility for the future.
To learn more about Resolution and our 911 Project Rescue, visit our 911 Project Rescue Page