VarTech's marine computer monitors meet the demands of IEC 60945 needed to withstand the harsh maritime environment as well as military or avionics apps requiring low EMI or long-term vibration resilience.

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PowerVue Series - Marinized LCD Monitors
VarTech's PowerVue series is engineered for the demanding environments of maritime operation and offer an excellent solution for bridge monitors, open cockpits, fly bridges and pilothouses. This marine grade series is available with shock & vibration safeguards, and is ideally suited for environments where exposure to sunlight, moisture, salt and sea fog create challenges for standard displays. Many models are equipped with a 1-touch hot button input selection for ease of viewing navigation charts, sounder, camera / video systems or entertainment systems. These systems are constructed from marine grade aluminum with a UV protected powder coating and manufactured under strict ISO 9001:2008 quality standards to ensure that these monitors withstand the harshest marine conditions.

PowerVue Series Marine Grade Monitors

VarTech’s model VT170RP2 display features a harsh-duty type 17" SXGA (1280 x 1024) resolution LCD and protection to IP65 (NEMA 4) industry standards which are designed to be placed in a variety of harsh environments requiring protection at the frontal bezel from the intrusion of rain, splashing water or ice formation as well as reliable defenses against excessive shock, vibration and EMI/EMC interference. With proven advanced optical display technology and rugged design engineering, VarTech’s innovative display concepts make the VT170RP2 an superior solution for open cockpits, fly bridges and pilothouses.

Product Type
Marine GradeNEME 4 IP65Rack MountSXGA ResolutionEnergy EfficientWide Viewing Angles
Product Type
• Marine Grade Rugged LCD Display
• IP65 (NEMA 4) Front Bezel
• Black Powder-Coated Rugged Milled 6061 T6 Beveled Aluminum Front Bezel with Pass-Through
  Bolt Mounting
• Black Powder-Coated Rear Enclosure
Product Type
• 17" Harsh Duty LCD Panel with 16.77 Million Display Colors: 
Designed for diverse industrial, military and marine display applications. This advanced LCD module features a unique white LED backlight system, low power consumption, and a slim-line package that, while light weight, is highly resistant to shock / vibration and wide operational temperatures. This is NOT a consumer grade LCD cell.
• Resolution: SXGA 1280 x 1024 native
• VarTech's VBOND (more details) seals either a top cover glass or touch screen directly to the
  face of the LCD which: 
  • Significantly improves Reflective Light Loss;
  • Provides the best reduction of ambient light washout of any commercially available enhancement technology;
  • Enhances structural integrity by supporting the LCD assembly with the cover glass;
  • Offers superior ruggedization, including enhancing the display's durability under vibration, shock and other environmental extremes;
  • Increases Extrinsic Contrast significantly;
  • Eliminates the air-gap between LCD and touch screen overlay:
    • Prevents the 'greenhouse' effect;
    • Prevents fogging and moisture build up;
    • Eliminates any contamination from dirt and/or other obstructive particles;
• Advanced Deep Dimming to Black
• Wide Viewing Angles: Left / Right: 85°/85°, Up / Down: 85°/85°
• Contrast Ratio: 800:1
• Display Color: 16.8M colors
• Active Display Area: 14.93" (w) x 11.96" (h), 379.1mm (w) x 303.8mm (h)
Environmental Conditions
• Front Bezel Completely Sealed to IP65 (NEMA 4) Specifications; Protect Against Rain, Dust,
  Ice Formation and offers protection from Other Contaminants;
• Bonded Protective Glass Overlay or Touch Screen with Sealed Waterproof Gasket
• Extreme Wide Operational Temperatures:
     Standard: -20° to 55°C (-4°F to 131°F). Optional: -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F) available.
     Storage Temperatures: -40°C to 75°C (-40°F to 167°F)
• VarTech’s Harsh Environment Controller Board - Shock & Vibration Tolerant, including low-mass
  tantalum capacitors, Wide Operational Temperature Range
• Universal AC Power Supply
• Engineered with Defenses to Combat Excessive Shock & Vibration common throughout many
  Marine applications
• EMI/EMC: Designed to meet FCC Class B (optional 461E)
• Engineering Design Considerations to Address a Broad Range of Actual Environmental
  Service Conditions
Video Input Configuration Choices for Model VT104XA4
VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort

  • Additional input connectors and combinations are available, such as multiple Composite Video (2, 3, or 4 separate video feeds) with “toggle-through” one-touch image selection.
  • Dual VGA, and more. Call for details.
  • 17" Bright Active Matrix TFT Display
  • SXGA (1280 x 1024) Resolution
  • Base Video Inputs: VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort
  • Optically Bonded Anti-Reflective Protective Window (or touch screen) which boosts durability and contrast for at-a-glance readability
  • High Contrast Ratio & Definition, Outstanding Vivid Color & Image Quality
  • Wide Viewing Angles
  • Machined NEMA 4 (IP65) Rated, Black Powder Coated, Very Rugged Aluminum Gasket Sealed Front Bezel
  • Black Powder-Coated Aluminum Rear Enclosure
  • Wide Color Gamut
  • 16.8 million colors
  • Energy Efficient, Low Power Consumption
  • High Situational and Environmental Performance and Reliability for the most Demanding Marine Applications including Open Cockpits, Fly Bridges and Pilothouses
  • Wide Operational Temperature Range, -20°C to +55°C (32°F to +131°F)(optional extended temperature ranges available)
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Engineered and Manufactured by VarTech Systems, an ISO 9001 Registered Company
  • Engineered, Fabricated and Assembled in the USA Made in America
  • Two (2) Year Warranty
    Optional Features:
  • Variable 9 to 36V DC Power
  • Touch Screen: Capacitive, Resistive Touch, Armor Touch
  • Extended Operational Temperature Range down to -40°C (-40°F)
  • EMI Protection per MIL-STD-461E
  • Private Label for OEM/VAR Applications
  • Sunlight Readability Technology (coming soon)
  • Impact Resistant Protective Windows
  • Custom Designs based on Customer’s Exact Needs
  • Dual VGA
  • 2, 3 or 4 Composite BNC Inputs with on-command image selection

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