Uses a high brightness VFD capable of 5.0mm high 5x7 characters which can be read at more than two metres. Larger built in ASCII fonts provide up to 10mm 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 90x29mm 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.