MESA, Ariz., 6 June 2010. MarinePC in Mesa, Ariz., is introducing the MPC-ML10DVR waterproof rugged liquid crystal display with embedded digital video recording capability for recording events from various camera inputs in marine applications and other extreme environments. The unit is submersible to one meter per IP67, and meets applicable mil-specs and military standards, company officials say.
The MPC-ML10DVR waterproof marine rugged LCD monitor with embedded DVR capability does not increase the size of the monitor, the number of components, or the complexity of interconnections, while providing immediate access to captured video for playback on scene, company officials say.
A stand-alone DVR is not for a marine environment, and requires the addition of cables that on a boat can increase complexity and reduce reliability; these systems typically do not run directly on ship power of 12, 24, or 28 volts DC. Further, there is no convenient way of transferring video files in generic .avi file format, MarinePC officials say.
The MPC-ML10DVR typically mounts on a RAM arm and connects as many as three camera inputs and 10-to-36-volt DC power through one quick-connect waterproof cable. Recording and playback controls are built into the bezel of the monitor, as well as brightness/dimming and other monitor control functions.
The unit can be connected or disconnected from the boat in 30 seconds without tools, company officials say. A separate USB cable can be connected in place, or the monitor can be brought ashore or below decks for download of the captured video files.
The MPC-ML10DVR can capture as much as eight hours of video at 30 frames per second in color, and a pass-through video output is also provided for remote display of what the operator is seeing. The MPC-ML10DVR has a 10.4-inch 1,000+ nit LED backlit LCD (dimmable to less than 1 nit).
The MPC-ML10DVR is being made available only to qualified commercial and professional users and OEM's, and to authorized government purchasers through GSA. For more information contact Marine PC online at www.marinepc.com.