Eizo Releases 25.5" Panel Mount Marine Monitors With Optional Optical Bonding For Ecdis / Radar Applications

EIZO Releases 25.5" Panel Mount Marine Monitors with Optional Optical Bonding for ECDIS / RADAR ApplicationsEIZO Corporation (TSE: 6737) today announced the DuraVision FDU2602W and FDU2602WT, two 25.5-inch panel mount marine monitors for use with ECDIS / RADAR applications.

The FDU2602WT features a projected capacitive touch panel that accepts touch input from a bare hand or special stylus and supports multi-touch operation. The touch screen is also resistant to dust and water droplets to minimize unintended input.

The FDU2602W and FDU2602WT are developed for ECDIS / RADAR applications, offering high visibility and resilience in harsh maritime environments. Both monitors are undergoing approval from numerous classification societies for operation in ships and offshore structures including GL (Germany), BV (France), LR (UK), DNV (Norway), RINA (Italy), ABS (USA), ClassNK (Japan), KR (Korea), and CCS (China). They also meet the conditions for temperature, humidity, and vibration as defined in the IEC 60945 international standard for maritime navigation and radio communication. The IP65 rating ensures they are protected against ingress and low-pressure water jets.

Both monitors are equipped with a long-lasting LED backlight for increased reliability. LED backlights also consume less power and are mercury-free for minimal impact on the environment.

The FDU2602W and FDU2602WT comply with IEC 61174, IEC 62288, and IEC 62388 international standards for ECDIS and RADAR systems. The backlight brightness, gamma, and RGB color settings of each monitor are calibrated at the factory for accurate color reproduction that meets the highly specialized requirements of ECDIS. To minimize the influence of environmental lighting on the operator’s perception of color, EIZO will also offer an optical bonding option for both monitors.

Optical Bonding

Optical bonding increases light transmission and significantly reduces screen reflections. This provides exceptional visibility even when viewing the monitor in direct sunlight. Optical bonding also prevents condensation that causes screens to become foggy; a common occurrence in environments with extreme temperature changes. A screen with optical bonding is also more resistant to applied pressure, giving it increased physical durability.

Additional Features

Wide dimming range of less than 1 cd/m2 up to maximum brightness for viewing during day or night
Wide viewing angles for minimal contrast and gradation shift
Easily accessible cooling fan
D-Sub mini 15-pin and DVI-D 24-pin input terminals
Backed by a 3-year, 24-hour use warranty

The DuraVision FDU2602W and FDU2602WT will be available from the end of January, 2014 and optical bonding will be available in late 2014. Please contact the EIZO subsidiary or distributor in your country for details.