We supplied a display window solution where saltwater resistance and daylight readability while maintaining flawless optical quality were a must.
Marine and Offshore
Unique display filter capabilities for marine electronics
Raymarine is a leading manufacturer of marine electronics and develops a very comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. The Raymarine product lines include radar, autopilots, GPS, chart plotters, instruments, fish finders, communications, software and systems. PSC supplies among other a display window solution for a high resolution LCD/TFT multifunction Navigation Display.
Used in full daylight and exposed to moisture and seawater, daylight readability and resistance to salt-water are the most important customer requirements. In addition, high impact resistant is important to avoid breakage. Due to the high resolution colour LCD display a flawless optical quality of the surface is of course a must too.
A solution based on clear thick Solaris™ T optical grade acrylics with a Marine AR surface treatment was chosen. The material is machined into the exact size and geometries to fit the cabinet of the navigation equipment.
The display is optimised for use on boats and yachts because of the salt water resistance. In addition the display provide full daylight readability from all angles as the reflection of disturbing light is reduced to 1%.
The solid window solution and tight tolerance construction eliminates risk of condensation. All in all a first class solution to a first class product.