Uses a high brightness VFD capable of 4.6mm high 5x7 characters which can be read at more than two metres. Larger built in ASCII fonts provide 10mm and 19mm high characters with the cursor capable of pixel resolution placement allowing applications to make full use of the display area. The graphic draw and screen editing commands reduce host processing time via the bi-directional asynchronous, SPI and I2C serial interfaces. The compact design measures 108x39mm with a thickness of only 10mm due to the low profile transformer-less DC converter system used in Noritake Itron VFD modules. The wide environmental specification includes a temperature range of -40C to +85C and shock in excess of 14G XYZ.