KEP Marine launches KMGBL glass bridge light displays

(BIRDSBORO, Pa.) — KEP Marine, an industry-leading manufacturer of type-approved displays, computers and peripherals, has announced the release of its KMGBL glass bridge light displays.

Offered in 12-, 15-, 19- and 24-inch screen sizes, the KMGBL glass bridge light displays are sunlight-readable, LED-backlit LCD monitors. The slim profile and lightweight case is constructed of milled billet aluminum and provides IP68 waterproof protection on the front face and IP65 protection when console mounted. With an operating temperature range of 15 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to 55 Celsius), the KMGBL monitors are designed to withstand the harshest conditions. Certified to IEC60945 standards, the USB multi-touch displays are ideal for navigation systems and accept HDMI, DVID, VGA and composite inputs.

“Today, so many boats are being designed with helm stations that combine the clean aesthetics and incredible functionality of glass bridge systems,” said Anthony Zuccarelli, director of marine products, KEP Marine. “By offering a series of durable and versatile displays at an affordable price, we give our customers options to tailor their vessels to their specific needs. In the end, we all are driving towards the same goal — the most enjoyable boating experience possible.”

The KMGBL touch-screen monitors are designed for use in 9-36 VDC systems and are ideal for both pilothouse and flybridge installations. The 12-inch KMGBL-12T features a 4:3 aspect ratio screen with XGA (1024×768 pixel) resolution, 1200 NIT brightness and a 1500:1 contrast ratio. The 15T also features a 4:30 aspect ratio display and XGA (1024×768 pixel) resolution, and also provides 1500 NIT brightness and a 1500:1 contrast ratio. The SXGA 19T has a 5:4 aspect ratio, 1280×1024 resolution, 1000 NIT brightness and a 1200:1 contrast ratio, and the widescreen 16:9 24T provides a WUGA 1920×1080 resolution display with 1000 NIT brightness and a 200:1 contrast ratio.

For pricing, availability and more information on the KMGBL Series, KEP Marine or its entire marine product line, contact 800-631-2165, Ext. 353 (toll-free) in the U.S. or visit

By Professional Mariner Staff