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EIZO Releases 27.0-inch Monitor with Optical Bonding for High Visibility in Maritime Navigation


Hakusan, Japan, April 2, 2024 – EIZO Corporation (TSE: 6737)  today introduced the DuraVision MDF2701W – a 27.0-inch type-approved monitor with optical bonding for ECDIS / RADAR and maritime navigation systems.

In ships and offshore structures, monitors need to be sunlight readable and reliable. The DuraVision MDF2701W is equipped with optical bonding for increased visibility and durability in maritime environments. Optical bonding is a process in which a layer of resin fills the gap between the LCD module and the cover glass of the monitor. This results in increased light transmission from the monitor’s backlight and reduced screen reflection caused by ambient lighting for exceptional visibility. Optical bonding also prevents condensation that causes conventional screens to become foggy in environments with extreme temperature fluctuations. The optical bonding process is carried out in-house at EIZO’s own facilities to ensure high quality production.

The DuraVision MDF2701W’s backlight brightness, gamma, and RGB color settings are calibrated at the factory so the monitor achieves accurate color reproduction, meeting the highly specialized requirements of ECDIS systems. The monitor is certified with IEC 61174, IEC 6288, and IEC 62388 international standards for ECDIS and RADAR applications.

The monitor is pending certification by major maritime classifications, such as DNV, to meet IMO (International Maritime Organization) regulations. It offers durability for use in harsh maritime environments, complying with the conditions for temperature, humidity, and vibration as defined in the IEC 60945 international standard for maritime navigation and radio communication equipment and systems.

EIZO designed the monitor to prevent heat buildup, negating the need for fans, by implementing a unique, low power consumption design and using cutting-edge thermo-fluid analysis. Proper heat management eliminates the risk of hardware failure or deterioration of internal components due to external air intake from fans, ensuring that the monitor can be used reliably for a long time.

The DuraVision MDF2701W can be installed and operated horizontally or tilted downward up to 30° without affecting performance. This allows it to be flexibly mounted, including in positions above eye level. The panel mount structure also allows it to be screwed in from the front for streamlined installation to consoles and existing systems.

The monitor uses recycled plastic as part of its material composition as a way of contributing to the reuse of resources. This includes ocean-bound plastic that is disposed of within approximately 50 km of the coast.

Additional Features

  • Wide dimming range of 0.05 to 350 cd/m2 for optimal visibility during the day or at night
  • Anti-reflection (AR) and anti-fingerprint (AF) coating
  • IP65 rating on the front, making it dust-tight and protected against pressurized water jets
  • Multiple power inputs for redundancy
  • DisplayPortTM, DVI-D, and D-Sub inputs
  • RS232-C and USB Type-B communication interfaces
  • 24-hour use, 3-year manufacturer’s warranty

Product Information


The DuraVision MDF2701W begins shipping at the end of 2024. The date of availability varies by country or region. Contact the nearest EIZO group company or distributor for more details.

About EIZO

EIZO (TSE:6737), which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end visual solutions to enrich people in their professional and personal lives. EIZO offers total imaging solutions with a range of monitors, software, video capture, processing, and distribution solutions, cameras, and advanced integrated technologies to meet the specialized needs of customers in business, creative fields, healthcare, air traffic control, maritime, security & surveillance, and more. Headquartered in Hakusan, Japan, EIZO has R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Germany, and the United States, and representation in more than 120 countries.

EIZO, the EIZO logo, and DuraVision are registered trademarks of EIZO Corporation in Japan and other countries. DisplayPort is a trademark of the Video Electronics Association in the United States and other countries. All other company names, product names, and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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