By John McHaleMILPITAS, Calif., May 24, 2010. Engineers at JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU and TSX: JDU) created new frameless display panels for cockpit displays using a combination of its low-reflection optical coating technology and custom display manufacturing processes. The frameless aspect of the display panels is created by a custom machining process that removes traditional fixture marks left on the glass surface after the coating process. A special black border effect can be integrated onto the display through a black fritting process that heats ink onto the glass until it turns into ceramic. Custom slots, special edges, corners or other features can also be tailored into the display for an exact fit. For example, a designer panel for a liquid crystal display (LCD) display could include a slot that allows screen controls from the display to show through and that can be touched at the same layer as the glass display."Many people know JDSU for its innovative optical coatings, but they may not know that we also create highly tailored display solutions from start to finish," says Dave Soberanis, product manager for Advanced Optical Technologies at JDSU. "Our new display panels provide an ultra modern look for a public that has become increasingly sensitive to design and the frameless aspect provides more space for companies to display content."Display manufacturers can choose from a variety of optical coating technologies from JDSU that provide clarity and durability to the designer panels, including:- IR Blocker 70 -- a near infrared reflective coating ideal for outdoor kiosks due to its ability to reflect heat from sunlight;- PrintFree -- a chemically bonded coating that repels water, oil, and many chemicals; and- conductive coatings -- coatings that provide very low reflections for projective capacitive touch screens.JDSU can create designer display panels in large sizes that reach as far as 55 inches for diagonal displays. Every panel also goes through extensive quality-control and testing processes.The panels can also be used for medical displays, military applications, and public venues, including kiosks at restaurants and train stations.The new designer panel from JDSU is currently on display to the electronic display industry at the SID International Symposium in Seattle, Washington, from May 23 - 28. For event information, visit http://www.sid.org/conf/sid2010/sid2010.html.