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TFT monitor solutions for global maritime applications

Posted: 28 October 2003

Conrac, A Data Modul company, is leading the way with approved monitors for the maritime industry.

DATA MODUL introduces a new range of flat panel Ship Control Displays specially designed to meet the requirements of modern display systems for ship borne applications. Used as radar or Electronic Chart Displays, the superior performance provides excellent readability even under critical ambient light conditions.

Leading the Way
For more than 20 years, Data Modul Inc. and Conrac GmbH have been manufacturing approved CRT displays for high performance professional application in the military and maritime industries. During this time, a great number of monitors have been manufactured which meet the requirements of MIL Spec, radar, IEC 60936, IEC 60945-3, IEC 61172 ECDIS, and GL approval, and are still in operation today. The same is currently happening with our approved range of TFT LCD monitors.

Developed especially for maritime applications, a number of TFT monitors are now available, and several more models are in the pipeline. Conrac, a Data Modul company, is unique in that all controller electronics for its monitors are developed and manufactured in-house, which translates to single-source accountability.

All of the monitors also have a modular based platform, meaning that the interface boards, LVDS adapters, dimmable backlight inverters, and software in each of the TFT product line (15-in., 17-in., 18-in., 19-in., 23-in.) are used across the board.

This trend will continue with the newly developed 30-in. and 40-in. TFT monitors. While this means a strong degree of reliability and compatibility for the end customer, it also gives the OEM customer a strong advantage, as the company are able to easily implement special requirements and changes from customers, giving it a high degree of flexibility.

Data Modul, located in Islandia, NY, is the sales agent for Conrac GmbH. Conrac GmbH is located in Weikersheim, Germany, where it operates a 180,000-sq ft. modern production facility which can produce 4,000 TFT and 8,000 plasma displays per month.

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Posted by Richard Price, Editor

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