The MO15-L, MO17-L and MO19-L, denoting the 15, 17 and 19-inch models, incorporate LED backlighting to deliver sunlight viewable screens Ð one of the most commonly sought-after features by owners of luxury cruisers and yachts, sportfish boats and recreational fishers alike. The LED monitors deliver contrast ratio improvements of up to four times that of equivalent current models.
Other new features include nine video inputs, optional "red mode" for night viewing, 12 or 24V DC power and a three-button keypad remote included with monitor to control the on-screen display and monitor settings, which can either be mounted near the display or hidden in the cabin area. Ideal for helms with limited space, the glass bridge monitors also allow for maximum screen size in the smallest spaces available, and can be mounted side-by-side.
The new aesthetically designed monitors are compatible with Simrad NSO and NSE, B&G Zeus via DVI or VGA option for NSO. The displays will accept NTCS, S Video, DVID, VGA and SXGA video inputs, and a selector switch enables users to switch between Ethernet and serial port connections.
Mike Fargo, Simrad Yachting Product Line Director, commented: "Simrad Yachting has listened to the wants and needs of its customers and is able to offer stylish, space-saving monitors for any type of recreational craft. The LED monitors provide a number of exciting new features while maintaining the quality and usability that only Simrad Yachting can offer."
Leif Ottosson, CEO for Navico, said: "The Simrad MO15-L, MO17-L and MO19-L LED monitors are yet another example of the brand leading the field in terms of innovation and user-friendly design. LED backlighting offers enhanced visibility in direct sunlight as well as after dark thanks to the "red mode", leaving you to enjoy your time at sea rather than struggling to read your instruments."