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About SmartDisplay

By combining a graphic programmable display with the functionality of an electromechanical pushbutton or rocker switch, the SmartDisplay is a space-saving, dynamic, multi-function device. A wide array of SmartDisplay products are available from full-screen OLED to compact LCD.

SmartDisplay Brochure

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Product Selector

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SmartDisplay Products

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SmartDisplay Applications

Live Entertainment

Live Entertainment

NKK SmartDisplay products deliver an innovative and multi-functional solution to the Live Entertainment Industry. A proven and trusted technology, SmartDisplay products are used in switchers, routers, mixing controls, video/image processors and stage equipment controls.



The Transportation Industry utilizes NKK SmartDisplay products in a variety of applications including ship and submarine tactical communication command centers, captain’s chair control panels, and in-vehicle accessory control/equipment monitors.

Industrial Controls

Industrial Controls

NKK SmartDisplay products are designed into a variety of Industrial Control applications including measuring and testing equipment, information displays, security control centers, and power supply equipment.



Critical Defense applications where NKK SmartDisplay products and technology solutions are found include drone control, advanced simulators, communication systems, and command/control systems.



NKK SmartDisplay products provide a high-quality, reliable human-machine interface solution for the Medical Industry. Typical applications include laboratory equipment, diagnostic equipment and patient treatment machines.


Intelligent Switches Pave Path To Optimum Human-Machine Interface

With programmable displays, switches have evolved into a flexible, reliable, customizable interface that designers can acquire off the shelf.

The Space-Time (and cost) Continuum of Programmable Switches

Programmable switches reduce the number of switches needed by allowing multiple functions to save space and time by reducing operator errors and training time needed for products.

OLED Switches Dominate in Electronic Device Design

Learn about the almighty OLED switch boasting 65,535 colors per pixel and why it is predominantly used in design projects involving SmartDisplay.

How to Design with a Programmable Switch

Learn how a host system communicates to a serial interface and to a SmartDisplay subsystem. Learn which subsystem fits best into your SmartDisplay design by choosing between a prebuilt subsystem module, an engineering design kit, or writing microcontroller code to manually send images and read switch presses yourself.

A Nice Touch for the Human-Machine Interface

When it comes to human-machine interface (HMI) solutions, sometimes the smallest things have the biggest impact. A case in point are SmartDisplay™ intelligent switches from NKK that are used to control and display multiple functions of a system or a machine, leading to higher levels of performance, flexibility, space-savings, and cost-effectiveness.

A Better Way to Monitor and Control Voltages and Current

What do products as diverse as automotive instruments and electrolyzed-water systems have in common? Each depends on precise monitoring and control of voltages and currents for safe, accurate operating performance. The SmartDisplay™ Single Switch Solution from NKK Switches provides users with these capabilities in a compact package.

New SmartDisplay Products Enable More Versatile HMI Designs

Learn how expanded data communications capabilities and new form factors give designers more options with the CAN Six-Button Keypad SmartDisplay.


NKK provides free software downloads for programming and controlling SmartDisplay products. Downloads for source code, communicator packages, image software and demonstration kit software are available. Please contact NKK at 1-877-2-BUY-NKK or engineering@nkkswitches.com if further support is needed.

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SmartDisplay Videos

A collection of SmartDisplay videos are provided for viewing product overviews, key features and benefits, applications and product demonstration displays.

Revolutionizing Interface Control: NKK's SmartDisplay

Revolutionizing Interface Control: NKK's SmartDisplay

NKK Switch Variety

NKK SmartDisplay Product Overview and Common Applications

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All About the SmartDisplay

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SmartDisplay Applications - Home Automation SmartDisplay

Smartswitch Multi-function Control Panel

Multiple Functions of SmartDisplay

Sample Switch Dashboard

Programming SmartDisplay

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SmartDisplay Piano Tutorial

Video Control Button Dasboard

SmartDisplay and KP Series Display

Briefcase Button Board

Types of SmartDisplay

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SmartDisplay Applications

LCD and OLED Keypad

SmartDisplay Keypad

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