Fredrik Marine carries Marine PC’s professional grade waterproof LED computer monitor, the AWM2R series. The AWM2R has been upgraded from its predecessor with better specifications, while keeping the features that has made it popular among boaters. Its flat panel active matrix LCD monitor has been specially made for maritime usage.
Suitability for the rugged maritime environment is ensured as the monitor casing is sealed from water, oil, dirt and other contaminants. Its ruggedness is further shown by the operating temperature range, -30 to 70 °C. This IP67 maritime monitor comes in varying sizes (8.4”, 10.4”, 12.1” and 15.0”) and unlike other monitors in the market, there is no sunlight glare that makes the monitor hard to read. The LED backlight delivers up to 1000 nits of full sunlight readability, yet dims to ~1 nit for use on moonless night. Other than glare, viewing conditions can be further optimised with adjustable knobs for control over quality and brightness.
Installation is easy – via a shock resistant adjustable ball mount, or ordered with the optional flush bezel. Connection will be done via a VGA output and a sealed 10 feet cable to reduce clutter on board. Although there are various sizes, the AWM2R is smart enough to auto-scale any standard 4:3 input resolution to fit full screen.
For a better user experience, you can opt to have a touch screen that can operate under wet conditions without fogging, a definite good-to-have for boaters. Common usage of the AWM2R includes primary display or repeater from a computer, chart plotter, blackbox radar, sounder, weather computer and remotely location in an open flybridge, navigation station or fishing tower or being mounted in the bridge or cockpit.