visual display unit

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visual display unit (VDU)

a means of displaying COMPUTER output, usually on a television-style screen or liquid crystal display unit.
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Heat generated by VDUs can make the air seem drier, so try blinking more often or using tear-substitute drops.
The VDU is the primary operator interface to the Minuteman III Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting (REACT) System.
Epidemiological studies have shown that approximately 25% of all VDU users suffer from job-related complaints, which include ocular discomfort, muscle strain and fatigue.
Employers must either give adequate breaks to employees who are using VDUs or ensure that they may work on other activities away from the screen.
Stress, visualdiscomfort,as well as aches and pains in the hands, wrists,arms or shoulders are just some of the problems that people who use VDUs incorrectly can suffer from.
Companies are fast wising up to the cost of staff taking sick days due to migraine and other problems due to staring at a VDU for eight hours a day.
For a copy, ring 01787 881 165 and ask for Working With VDUs.
The Fast Contact module also saves VDUs from dropped calls, allowing agents to pick up where they left off when a customer calls in to complete a previous call that was cut off.
The contract called for the supply and installation of six VDUs.
1) During the last 30 years in which VDUs have been in general use, there have been several hundred studies which have confirmed the link between VDU work and the visual problems reported by users.
The project was also to include installation of a VDU and a crude distillation unit (CDU) to improve the production of higher-quality gasoil/diesel.