Trident Introduce Marine Grade Display and Panel PC Range from Winmate

From: Trident
Published: Fri Nov 23 2007

Trident announce the introduction of two new marine product ranges from Winmate: the marine bridge LCD display and the marine panel PC. These marine grade products are all IP65 certified with aluminium housing (IP54 rear) enabling anti-corrosion in harsh conditions. The displays and panel PCs are able to accept multi-video inputs such as DVI, VGA, S-Video or composite video and also support PIP (picture in picture) functionality.

Customers can choose a high quality SAW or five wire resistive touchscreen, or even an anti-reflection protective glass option. The rugged mechanical design provides enhanced shock and vibration resistance.

The transflective film technology used in these products enhances visibility in outdoor or bright ambient environments. These products are ideal for maritime applications in particular radar, navigation, automatic identification, monitoring and surveillance systems. The marine bridge system LCD uses hyper dimming technology that can control backlight brightness linearly from almost 0% to 100% by a dimming knob, ensuring that this display is ideal for use in all brightness conditions.

All of the Winmate rugged marine products are designed and have been tested according to the following certifications: IEC60945 (Fourth Edition, Aug 2002) Maritime Navigation and Radio-communication Equipment and Systems, DNV Standard for Certification 2.4 (April 2006) Environmental Test Specification for Instrumentation and Automation Equipment, IACS-E10 (2006) Concerning Electronic Installations and CE/ FCC Class B.

The marine bridge system LCDs use a wide voltage range from 8 to 36V input with AC power input optional for several models from 12 to 23.1 inch. The range of displays are available in sizes from 8.4 to 23.1 inches with high brightness versions available on the 12.1 and 15 inch models.

The marine panel PCs offer high performance, fanless, low power computing. With an AMD CS 5536 chipset, transflective panel, IP65 protection, touchscreen and a wide voltage range these PCs offer high performance in demanding conditions. The PCs are available with two USB2.0, three COM ports, VGA, LAN, and a compact flash socket for extension. The range of panel PCs available from Trident are offered in sizes from 8.4 to 19 inch with high brightness versions available on the 12.1 and 15 inch models.

About Trident
Trident is one of Europe’s leading technical franchised distributors of displays, interface kits, single board computers, panel PCs, printers and card readers as well as providing an extensive range of value added services.

The company is part of the Abacus Group and has offices in the UK and across Europe with presence in The Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Italy.

Due to their years of expertise and vast product portfolio Trident operate in most markets including industrial, retail, public information, marine, hospitality, transport, multi-media kiosks, EPOS, broadcast, security, defence and medical hardware.

Differentiated by its unrivalled technical expertise across a very broad portfolio, customers are able to consult Trident specialists on the most appropriate solution to meet their particular needs.

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About Abacus Group plc
Abacus Group plc is one of the leading distributors of electronic components in Europe, with directly owned companies having locations in every major European electronics market.

Abacus Group companies are marketed in four groups:
Abacus Electronic Component Distribution (ECD) has a portfolio of over 180 franchises within 12 trading operations providing technical distribution services through locally based sales offices.

Abacus Embedded Systems Group (ESG) covers businesses offering displays and communications expertise, and includes Trident, Axess, TDC and Abacus Embedded.

Abacus Own Brand encompasses Dubilier and Eledis offering competitively priced, quality passives, electro-mechanical components and batteries.

Alpha 3 Manufacturing provides electromechanical sub contract manufacture, under three trading operations: DEM Manufacturing, CTL Manufacturing and CCS Electronics.

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Reader enquiries: for further details please contact:
Trident, Perrywood Business Park, Honeycrock Lane, Salfords, Surrey, RH1 5JQ.
Tel: +44 (0) 1737 780790, Fax: +44 (0) 1737 771908.
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Press Contact: Peter van der Sluijs / Elaine Hodson
Neesham Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 1296 628180
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The rugged Winmate LCD display and Panel PC are now available from Trident and are suitable for harsh environments, including marine.

Company: Trident
Contact Name: Elaine Hodson
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Contact Phone: 01296 628180

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