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USA. AmbientNAV announces new Alpha family of monitors featuring SeaEye technology

Thursday, 13 September 2007

AmbientNAV, a leading manufacturer of high quality marine and military-grade monitors and computer systems, has announced a new family of daylight and sunlight viewable monitors featuring SeaEyeTM technology, the Alpha. Offering an enhanced optics package with increased contrast, an extremely wide viewing angle and movie presentation that is superior to standard LCD TVs, the new Alpha line is engineered to excel in the extreme and wide-ranging conditions boaters encounter on the water. The new monitors incorporate advanced operation enhancements and design elements for ease of use, as well as a unique, advanced screen technology that maximizes image display and clarity in all lighting. Available in models with a 17-inch diagonal screen, the family will include 15-inch and 21-inch models later this year. As with all AmbientNAV monitors, SeaEye technology is utilized to combine cutting-edge electro-optics with sound engineering design practices that exceed expectations, delivering unparalleled performance and reliability to the boating community.

AmbientNAV’s new On-Screen Display (OSD) and user interface greatly improves setup and operation with third-party marine electronics products, and makes labeling hardware buttons on the new Alpha monitors a snap. Intelligently designed, a detailed, user-selectable, labeling list is provided for each input to quickly determine which source data is displayed for each button. In addition, the monitor retains the last source selected and, as long as it is not modified, will always return to the correct source upon power up. The new AmbientNAV monitors also offer advanced Picture in Picture (PIP) capabilities that deliver ultimate viewing flexibility. With optimum versatility and intuitive set up, boaters are able to customize screen layouts to best suit their personal operation needs.

“The new line of AmbientNAV Alpha monitors with SeaEye technology represent a significant advancement in monitor operation and design,” said Peter Meagher, president, AmbientNAV. “Our industry leading display of on-screen images is complemented by an interface that is extremely simple to set-up and use, and offers flexibilities and capabilities unparalleled in the marine LCD market.”

To ensure the highest quality viewing experience, AmbientNAV Alpha monitors with SeaEye technology feature anti-glare/anti-reflective screens that can be viewed from any angle and direction – even in direct sunlight and with polarized glasses. The monitors’ no-fog glass is bonded directly to the front of the LCD eliminating the possibility of screen condensation and water entrance found with other monitors. Alpha monitors dim to complete black with less than 1 nit output eliminating night blindness and minimizing the loss of information that can occur with monitors that dim to red.. AmbientNAV monitors are also designed with a thin bezel design (3/8-inch lip) that significantly reduces the space required for installation. In many cases, a 17-inch AmbientNAV monitor to be installed in the same space as competitors’ 15-inch offerings. Additional features include a customized, fully-isolated power supply with a wide voltage input range of 10-36 VDC and a powder coated, anodized aluminum enclosure with a NMEA 4x rating for protection from the harsh marine environment.

The new AmbientNAV Alpha product family is comprised of 15-inch, 17-inch and 21-inch daylight viewable LCD monitors and 15-inch and 17-inch enhanced sunlight viewable models, with inputs including multiple component, s-video, composite, DVI and RGB, as well as a satellite ready HD compatible TV tuner. AmbientNAV marine monitors offer a contrast ratio greater than 700:1, boast 170-degree+ vertical and horizontal viewing angles, and support display resolutions ranging from 640x480 to 1600x1200 (native mode). AmbientNAV monitors incorporate a unique power supply that emits very little heat and virtually eliminates line noise.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 September 2007 )