Paired LCD Displays offer large viewing area.

Press Release Summary:

Designed for industrial, commercial, broadcast, and military applications, CPL-A1617 and CPL-A1616U SXGA 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution 17 in. LCD displays offer 250nit brightness and 350:1 contrast. Aspect ratio is 4:3 with pixel pitch of 0.264 mm. Displays mount one above other with top display tilting up and bottom display tilting down to provide double height rackmount display.

Original Press Release:

Chassis Plans Unveils Paired Rackmount Flip Up/Flip Down LCD Monitors

San Diego, Calif. - May 1, 2006 - Chassis Plans, The Original Industrial Computer Source(TM), today released the CPL-A1617 and CPL-A1617U Series, high-performance SXGA 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution 17" LCD displays. These companion displays mount one above the other with the top display tilting up and the bottom display tilting down to provide a double height 17" rackmount LCD display.

Designed to satisfy a wide range of industrial, commercial, broadcast and military requirements, the CPL-A1617 and CPL-A1616U displays offer 250nit brightness and 350:1 contrast for exceptional viewing ability. An anti-glare hard coating minimizes reflections making images that much clearer. The aspect ratio is 4:3 with a Pixel Pitch of only 0.264mm. It will display 16.7 million colors (True Color).

The displays are very short at only 16" allowing installation in virtually any rack or transit case. Their rugged but lightweight aluminum construction and low power requirement make them ideal for portable applications.

Key features of the CPL-A1617 and CPL-A1617U include:
o 1U Rack Space each
o 17" diagonal active matrix SXGA TFT LCD, large viewing area display
o 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz native resolution display
o On screen display (OSD) monitor controls
o Power management; EPS Energy Star, VESA DPMS
o Heavy-duty Torque Hinge opens to 119 degrees
o Lightweight Aluminum Construction
o MTBF: 30,000 - 50,000 hours

"We're pleased to introduce the paired CPL-A1617 displays as another industry innovation from Chassis Plans. In this case, listening to our customers to provide them features they wanted such as a down tilting display to optimize available rack space." said Mark Lovett, president and CEO of Chassis Plans. "These paired displays provide an exceptional amount of vertical display area while using only 2U of rack."

The CPL-A1617 and CPL-A1617U lightweight but rugged aluminum construction makes it perfect for mobile installations. A rugged version with enhanced rack retention is also available for severe environments.

The CPL-A1617 series is available in a standard black finish. However, as with all Chassis Plans' product offerings, a wide variety of custom options are also available such as color, customer logo, transmissive daylight modification and hard-coated vandal shields.

The CPL-A1617 and CPL-A1617U are currently shipping. For pricing and availability, contact Chassis Plans at 858-571-4330.

About Chassis Plans
Chassis Plans is a specialized designer and manufacturer of award-winning custom and COTS rack mount computer systems and LCDs for critical industrial and embedded applications such as Homeland Defense, mobile vehicle, telephony, imaging, instrumentation, control and other environments which require performance, precision and reliability.

Chassis Plans products are manufactured to CE and UL standards, satisfying the industry's increasing demands for features and performance. All Chassis Plans products are backed by a full two-year warranty and Chassis Plans' engineer-oriented technical support. Please visit for more information or e-mail at


Contact Name:
David Lippincott
Title: Chief Technologist

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