SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - NKK Switches, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of innovative electromechanical switching devices, today announced the availability of its new OLED SmartSwitch and SmartDisplay high resolution programmable switches. These switches offer many advantages over conventional LCD programmable switches; including higher contrast and more brilliant pictures, 180 degree viewing angles, full colors, lower power consumption, faster response times and no backlighting requirements.

The OLED SmartSwitch and SmartDisplay are programmable pushbutton switches and displays that feature a programmable and changeable OLED module with 65,536 colors in 16 bit mode, and 256 colors in 8 bit mode. Both devices are capable of displaying full-motion video.

"OLEDs are still in their infancy as a switch technology, and will increase both longevity of display area and resolutions," said Hassan Sajadi, senior engineer at NKK Switches. "With NKK's reputation of providing consistently high quality switches, our customers can rely on the new technology as it continues its adoption with our expertise."

The OLED SmartSwitch and SmartDisplay are emissive devices operated by commands and data supplied via the SPI communications protocol. The switch is capable of 64RGB x 48 pixel resolution and the display 52RGB x 36. The wide viewing area of the switch is 15.5mm x 11.6mm (horizontal x vertical) and the display is 12.9mm x 9.9mm (horizontal x vertical).

NKK's OLED SmartSwitch and SmartDisplay are suited for a wide variety of applications requiring a graphical user interface or real-time sequencing. The OLED SmartSwitch and SmartDisplay product line simplifies and improves complex multi-decision operations in string-dependent switching systems. Applications include audio-video broadcast workstations, industrial control panels, medical equipment and communications systems.

A leading designer and producer of electromechanical switches, NKK Switches offers one of the industry's most extensive selections of illuminated, process sealed, miniature, specialty and surface mount switches. The company manufactures more than four million toggle, rocker, pushbutton, slide, rotary, DIP rotary, keypad and keylock switches. All switches are designed and manufactured to provide the quality and dependability that has made NKK the benchmark for reliability for over half a century.

NKK continues to lead the industry in responding to the needs of the marketplace with innovation, high reliability and a commitment to excellence. The company provides environmentally safe products for its valued customers, including the myriad of issues that are covered under the RoHS directive. NKK maintains a complete network of qualified representatives and distributors through the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Engineers who design the man-machine interface for their products rely on the broad product line, specialized design expertise and customer support of NKK Switches. For more information, contact NKK Switches, 7850 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Phone 480/991-0942. Fax 480/998-1435. Visit the NKK Web site at

Contact Information: For more information, contact: Chris Walker Connect Public Relations 480-366-6015 Lee Pistor NKK Switches 480-991-0942