RNLI use RuggedVision – Fully IP66 Waterproof Touch Screen LCD Monitor for Life Boat Winch Control
Client: RNLI – Swanage Lifeboat Station
Product: RuggedVision C22-HBOB-HDMI
Key Features: IP66 Fully Weatherproof, Sunlight Readable, Optical Bonding, Vandal Proof, Condensation Free, Rugged Stainless Steel, Powder Coated.
The RNLI Swanage Lifeboat Station opened its doors to the public in May 2017 for the first time following the re-build that began to take place in 2016. It is one of over 230 RNLI lifeboat stations around the coast of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, and they have two lifeboats stationed there.
Flatvision have been involved in many projects which have required rugged, IP66 waterproof displays, so when we were approached by the RNLI to provide a display to go in their brand new launch house, we couldn’t wait to get stuck in.
The RNLI were looking for a waterproof (IP66), rugged display to be positioned next to the launch pad, overlooking the lifeboat which would be stationed at the time. Inside the launch house, there is a large conveyor which pulls the lifeboat into the station, so there would be some safety issues when operating this.
Our RuggedVision C22-HBOB-HDMI was the ideal solution for this application, as we manufactured it with ‘optical bonding’, meaning that there would be no chance of the screen fogging in cold, wet conditions – it also mirrored their current CCTV system, enabling the operator to view different angles of the launch house, whilst operating the winch and lifeboat.
The quad split screen shows two angles of the entrance where the boat is coming in, to ensure that it’s on the tracks, and not uneven on one side – it also shows the winch wheel, to avoid the steel braid getting tangled or stuck, and an image of the room where the members of the team would prepare for dispatch.
Our IP66 waterproof displays are extremely easy to install, as the electrical contractor who fitted it for the RNLI had no issues to get it up and running in no time, enabling the RNLI to continue saving lives!