Zenarc 10″ touch screen monitor, in the field

Here’s a report from a Panbo reader (thanks Ron!):

Xenarc 1020TS web - frontI’ve been evaluating Xenarc’s 10″ touchscreen monitor for the past two months, having purchased it from Xenarc Direct thus taking advantage of their reasonable return policy {ed: Captn. Jack also has a decent policy}. Unfortunately, the first monitor proved defective but Xenarc replaced it quickly. It’s connected to a laptop below decks running a Nobeltec navigation program. Also, Milltech’s AIS unit is connected and displayed.

It’s mounted at the helm of a sailboat and the screen’s 500 nits is quite visible under all conditions, but keep in mind the bimini is always kept up. The monitor isn’t waterproof as it has an open grill but the substantial aluminium case and 8 watt power demands make sealing the unit possible. A mouse GPS makes the system independent of the existent Raymarine radar/plotter system. The best part is that its $600 price makes it quite reasonable to be used as a redundant navigation system.”

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

1 Response

  1. fpmurphy says:

    I tried one of these monitors with a Raymarine E120.
    Unfortunately it does not work with an E120 due to the E120 VGA output having a refresh rate of 58 Hz as opposed to the E80 which has 60 Hz. All LCD monitors expect a refresh rate of at least 60 Hz.

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