SeaGauge™ G24N is an 8.4” sunlight viewable color touch screen display. When combined with the supplied vDash™ software, the system offers a wide selection of user configurable gauges and switches. Incorporating vivid color graphics, the SeaGauge G24N allows users to create 16 critical engine and vessel instrumentation functions including fluid levels, EGT, Boost pressures, oil temperature and pressures, voltages, current, tachometers, and more. All gauge setting can be min/max alarmed with manual override feature to warn of harmful operating conditions before engine damage occurs. When combined with the optional NMEA 2000 interface module, all vessel gauges and switches can be viewed and operated by a single display panel using touch commands. SeaGauge G24N has multiple data ports allowing for switching between dual SeaGauge™ Sensor Interface Unit to further increase instrumentation to over 32 functions on a single display.
SeaGauge 8.4” diagonal SVGA LCD Color Touch screen utilizes a propriety protective lens on top of traditional resistive (pressure) touch surfaces, marine rated performance can be achieved while maintaining the features of pressure sensitive touch screens. The new touch surface make it suitable for outdoor use.
The large 8.4” color SVGA touch panel has room to show all instrumentation required for 1,2 or 3 engines on one screen. Up to 16 user defined gauge arrangements and 12 on-off electric switches or indicators can be accessed using touch sensitive commands. Additional gauges and switches can be added through digital expansion ports.
The large color screen not only allows for dual engine instrumentation commonly found in larger vessels, the touch features make a perfect platform for remote switching as well. By adding a separate 12 function sealed relay module to the Sensor Interface Unit, user defined switches can be monitored and activated using color touch screen buttons. The VGA display panel allows customers to create a truly virtual dashboard with gauges and switches.
The Company’s new NMEA 2000 interface adapter allows the SeaGauge G24N to directly display a growing list of PGNs including Engine Data (PGN 127488, 127489) Fluid Levels (PGN 127505), Battery Status (PGN 127508), Switch Status (PGN 127501), Weather Data (PGN 130323, PGN 130311, PGN 130306), Vessel Data (PGN 127250, PGN 127257) and more. The SeaGauge G24N display can also generate NMEA 2000 Switch commands (PGN 127502) to allow remote control of user defined switches via the weather-resistant touch panel.
Marine environments are notoriously harsh on electronics and displays. Salt spray and sunlight require high bright screens that can withstand wash downs and rough use. Chetco Digital has developed a durable lens that withstands the elements yet allows the operator to touch-through to the display surface behind. The material provides the advantage of pressure sensitive touch surfaces while being completely sealed from the environment. Other weather-resist technologies such as capacitive sense will not work in wet environments or gloved hand. Traditional resistive touch screen surfaces must be vented and thus will quickly fail when exposed to salt water or humidity. By sealing the touch surface behind a flexible lens, durable operation can be achieved.