FDI News

March 22, 2016

Future Designs, Inc. Offers New 4.3” Embedded Display Solutions for Reduced Development Times and Speedy Production Releases

Huntsville, AL (March 22, 2016) Future Designs, Inc. (FDI), a full service engineering design and production company, proudly announces the expansion of its ELI® Product Family to include 4.3” options. FDI’s new products, the 4.3” PCAP Touch Screen LCD Module (Part Number: ELI43-CP) and the 4.3” Resistive Touch Screen LCD Module (Part Number: ELI43-CR), offer customers long-life, plug-and-play embedded display solutions for use with single board computers. FDI’s ELI products drastically reduce development time for embedded designs and enable customers to reach production in record time.

ELI43-CR Front

“The decision to create a series of 4.3″ ELI products was made to address the ongoing demand for embedded GUI and HMI solutions in that size. The 4.3” is currently the most popular size across the industry,” explained Kent Lowman, President of FDI, “and while resistive touch screens still lead as the preferred option due to cost, we are also offering the PCAP  version for applications requiring enhanced touch-sensitivity. Both options are  competitively priced.”

About ELI®:

ELI® is FDI’s family of long-life, plug-and-play embedded displays. All ELI products are compatible with a wide range of single board computers including Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black and Windows-based units. When paired with Linux or Windows-based SBCs, some ELI options can provide customers with a complete production-ready embedded display solution for less than $100.00.

FDI designed ELI as an embedded display option that requires minimal development time to help customers reach production quickly. Once a product is in production, FDI’s 10-15 year ELI product availability guarantee helps ensure production schedules without the risk of expensive or time consuming redesigns. More information about ELI is available at https://www.TeamFDI.com/ELI.

ELI is Plug-and-Play

Designing with ELI® makes LCD GUI or HMI upgrades to any product a breeze. ELI products require just three standard connections: An HDMI input, +12VDC power source and a USB connection for touch. ELI products leverage EDID technology to plug into any single board computer and automatically format to the correct resolution and picture size for the display. The product family offers options suitable for a variety of applications: ELI products come in a wide range of sizes (4.3” to 15.0”), brightness levels, and touch screen options (PCAP, Resistive or No-touch). All ELI products are easily interchangeable if design requirements change because they utilize the same three plug and play connections. FDI designs, tests and manufactures all of its ELI products in the USA and its experienced team of engineers and technical specialists provide full customer support.  


About Future Designs, Inc.

Future Designs, Inc. is a full service design and production company that specializes in transforming “back-of-a-napkin” concepts into tangible product plans. FDI offers its customers hardware, software, mechanical, and system-level expertise and a 26-year history of proven success to provide any level of support from prototyping through high volume production. Our ELI®, uEZ® GUI and ΣyG™ product families for touch screen LCD graphical user interface and human machine interface applications are “off-the-shelf” solutions for quick and cost effective upgrades to user interfaces. FDI is committed to minimizing your time-to-market, reducing costs and eliminating your product-development headaches. More information on Future Designs, Inc. can be found at TeamFDI.com.


Contact for Future Designs, Inc.

Toni Eberhart
Future Designs, Inc.
256-883-1240, ext 29 (voice)