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02/28/2003 - EXORVision Displays Synergy

EXORVision, in the Executive Suites in the Fernwell Building, is an example of a Terabyte Triangle synergistic company. The company is owned by Oddvar and Rae Huslid -- the same people who own Whiz Kids in the Northtown Mall. EXORVision is a factory representative for, and importer of TFT-LCD screens and allied products. EXORVision sells to distributors, specialty markets, and some retail outlets.

How did a purveyor of children’s educational products get into the LCD screen business? Mrs. Huslid’s brother has been in the CRT screen manufacturing business for the last 20 years. His is a big business with manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, China, and Singapore. When that company began manufacturing LCD screens, they decided to enter the United States market. EXORVision was created to be the U.S. factory representative for the newly created LCD screen, and specifically for the TFT-LCD screen.

Liquid Crystal, discovered in 1888 by an Austrian botanist, is neither solid nor liquid. (An example is soapy water.) In the mid-1960’s, scientists showed that when liquid crystals were stimulated by an external electrical charge, they could change the properties of the light passing through. Early prototypes were unstable, but that changed with the discovery of biphenyl, a liquid crystal material.

TFT-LCD, Thin Film Transistor-Liquid Crystal Display, has a sandwich-like structure with liquid crystal filled between two glass plates. TFT glass has as many transistors as the number of pixels displayed. So a TFT-LCD ‘sandwich’ has, in layers, a backlight, a polarizer, TFT glass, liquid crystal, and color filter glass, topped by another polarizer. Electricity is passed through the liquid crystal and the liquid crystals move according to the difference in voltage between the color filter glass and the TFT glass. The amount of light supplied by the backlight is determined by the amount of movement of the liquid crystals in such a way as to generate color.

TFT-LCD technology makes possible a range of computer and consumer products. The TFT-LCD screen is flat, thin, and light weight with a small footprint. They operate at low voltage and throw very little heat. Color balance is excellent, and the display is easy on the eyes. Today’s TFT-LCD screens have high-resolution displays and can be manufactured up to 30 inches. The 40-inch model will be available soon.

EXORVision’s TFT-LCD screens can easily switch between television, computer display, DVD, and Video. The company, based in Taiwan, does research and development to adapt the screens for a variety of specialty needs from medical imaging displays to touch screens for the hospitality industry. EXORVision’s special niche at this time is selling to distributors for medical imaging, home automation, and for recreational vehicles.

According to Huslid, they find resellers primarily at tradeshows like Comdex and the Consumer Electronic Show. Their market is mainly USA and Canada. They do not have any distributors in the state of Washington yet.. They hope to rectify this in the near future.

For more information, go to: www.exrovision,com or contact at: huslid@exorvision.com.

Billie Moreland
 
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