Flat cables are used in computers for internal connections to peripherals. They consist of highly stranded, individually-insulated conductors that are laid parallel and then fused in a flat, flexible ribbon form. Flat cables are also referred to as ribbon cables.
Liquid crystal display (LCD) modules are used at the component level in place of less efficient displays such as cathode ray tubes (CRTs). These modules do not include housing and must be incorporated into a larger instrument or system.
Patch panels are groups of ports used to connect lines between communications and electronic devices. Connections are made manually with small patch cords, and are easier to wire than automatic switches. Wireless patch panels are also available.
Flat belts are used in transmission and conveying systems. They feature transmission efficiency, cost effectiveness and ease of installation and use. Typical belt applications include conveyors, machine tools, and heavy industrial equipment.
Fire alarm control panels (FACPs) transmit signals between fire detection devices and alarms, suppression systems, and monitoring centers. This device reduces the potential for fatalities and property loss from structure fires.
Flight displays are specialized user interfaces that present aircraft flight data - airspeed, altitude, heading, etc. - to a pilot. They may also provide pertinent information such as weather radar, navigation route, and collision avoidance data.
Optical flats or test plates are polished surfaces that are used as references against the flatness of unknown surfaces for comparison. They use the property of interference to measure the flatness of a test surface.