Multi-Touch Display withstands harsh marine conditions.

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Housed in milled billet aluminum case with HDMI, DVI, VGA, and composite inputs, 17 in. KMGBL-17T Glass Bridge Light Display provides IP68 dust and water ingress protection on front face and IP65 protection when console mounted. Dimmable, LED-backlit LCD monitor features 1,000 nits brightness, 5:4 aspect ratio, 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution, and operating temperature of 15–130°F. Certified to IEC60945 standards, USB display is suited for navigation and vessel monitoring systems.

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Aydin Marine Releases New Multi-Touch 17-Inch Monitor

Marine Electronics Manufacturer Expands Line of KMGBL Series Displays

Birdsboro, Penn. – Aydin Marine – the manufacturer of industry-leading, type-approved displays, computers and peripherals, announced today the release of a 17-inch multi-touch, sunlight-readable display in its popular KMGBL series of pilothouse and flybridge displays, the KMGBL-17T.

Joining the existing line up of 12-, 15-, 19- and 24-inch models, the new 17-inch Glass Bridge Light Display is a crystal-clear, dimmable, LED-backlit LCD monitor, manufactured to Aydin Marine’s high-quality standards. The slim profile and lightweight case is constructed of milled billet aluminum and provides IP68 dust and water ingress protection on the front face and IP65 protection when console mounted.

“The overwhelming popularity of the KMGBL series and requests from customers led us to add this 17-inch model,” said Mark Bidinger, business unit director, Rugged Electronics, Aydin Marine. “By expanding the KMGBL series line, we have simplified the selection process for boaters and builders to pick exactly the right size screens for their glass bridge installations. Every unit gives our customers the peace of mind that comes from the quality Aydin delivers.”

“Our new display epitomizes the KMGBL series – providing the very best value for a huge number of features at a modest cost,” said Louis Houde, business unit director, Aydin Marine. “Aydin has built a reputation for high-quality products backed by excellent service and support. We are confident our new 17-inch display will be well received by our customers.”

KMGBL displays have an operating temperature range of 15 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to 55 Celsius) and are designed to withstand the harshest marine conditions. Certified to IEC60945 standards, the USB multi-touch displays are ideal for navigation and vessel monitoring systems that require touch functionality. The new 17-inch display emits 1000 nits, has a 5:4 aspect ratio, 1280x1024 pixel resolution, and HDMI, DVI, VGA and composite inputs. The full line of KMGBL displays is protected by a one-year warranty on parts and service.

For pricing, availability and more information on the KMGBL Series Glass Bridge Light Displays, Aydin Marine or its entire marine product line, contact 866-367-2934 or visit

About Aydin Marine:

Aydin Marine, designs, manufactures and distributes industrial and marine type approval displays, computers and peripherals for the commercial and recreational marine markets. For more information, please visit

About Sparton Corporation

Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA), now in its 116th year, is a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices with capabilities that include concept development, industrial design, design and manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, field service, and refurbishment. The primary markets served are Medical & Biotechnology, Military & Aerospace, and Industrial & Commercial. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton currently has fifteen manufacturing locations and engineering design centers worldwide. Sparton’s Web site may be accessed at

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