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EIZO Releases 55-Inch 4K UHD Chart Table Monitor with
Multitouch Capability for Maritime Route Planning and Navigation

Hakusan, Japan, May 13, 2021 – EIZO Corporation (TSE: 6737) today announced the DuraVision MDU5501WT – a 55-inch chart table monitor with 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) resolution with projected capacitive (PCAP) touch panel technology for modern maritime route planning and navigation.

The DuraVision MDU5501WT’s 55-inch 4K UHD screen provides ample space for ship operators to view crucial navigational information from one or more applications in a single location. This allows operators to view navigational charts and other applications in detail, reducing the need to switch windows or zoom.

The monitor can be laid horizontally and has a fully flat surface, allowing it to double as a table for laying out traditional paper charts when they are called for. The wide edges provide a place for the crew to conveniently set items or rest their hands without obstructing the view of the screen.


The monitor features PCAP multitouch technology, allowing it to detect up to 10 simultaneous finger inputs or up to two styluses. It is also equipped with palm rejection which allows operators to rest their hand or arm directly on the screen without causing any unintended touch input. Furthermore, the monitor detects liquid spillage on the screen which causes it to automatically disable touch functionality temporarily until the spill has been cleaned. Users can easily turn touch detection on or off by pushing the button conveniently located on the monitor’s outer rim.

The monitor is equipped with Picture-in-Picture (PinP), which allows operators to display a second video source, such as surveillance camera video, at 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, or 960 x 540 resolution in one of the corners of the screen. It also supports Picture-by-Picture (PbyP), which displays data from two different signal sources side by side, such as radar and navigational charts, at 1920 x 2160 resolution. The EIZO Screen Rotator application turns the image on the monitor by 180° at the single touch of a button, allowing users to switch the current view for crew members on the opposite side of the table.

The DuraVision MDU5501WT’s backlight brightness, gamma, and RGB color settings are calibrated at the factory for accurate color reproduction that meets the highly specialized requirements of ECDIS systems. The monitor meets IEC 61174, IEC 62288, and IEC 62388 international standards for ECDIS. The ECDIS indicator located on the front of the monitor lights up when the brightness and color settings correctly meet the requirements for ECDIS.

The monitor is designed with the durability to withstand harsh maritime environments, complying with temperature conditions, humidity, and vibration as defined by the IEC 60945 international standard for maritime navigation and radio communication equipment and systems. Furthermore, the monitor accepts both DC and AC connectors separately, or in parallel for redundancy.

Additional Features

  • DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D
  • RS-232C, RS-485, USB
  • Touch stylus and holder included
  • Wide dimming range (less than 1 cd/m2 to 610 cd/m2)
  • IP65 (front), IP22 (rear)
  • Approval from maritime classifications: LR, DNV (Norway / Germany), ABS, NK
  • 24-hour, 3-year manufacturer’s warranty


The DuraVision MDU5501WT will begin shipping in July 2021. The date of availability may vary by country or region. Contact the nearest EIZO group company or distributor for more details.

Product Information

DuraVision MDU5501WT

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 100 countries.

Chart table stand is not included with the monitor. Formal approval dates for international standards and classifications may vary.

EIZO, the EIZO logo, and DuraVision are registered trademarks of EIZO Corporation in Japan and other countries. All other company names, product names, and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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