Tuff View MLE-1200   Rugged, Embedded, Sunlight Readable   31cm (12.1-inch) LCD Touch Monitor

MLE-1200 Front View

  1024x768 native resolution.

  High quality image with wide viewing angle.

  Truly sunlight readable (with touch screen).

  Real backlight control (no night-blindness).

  Water and dust proof.

  Touch screen with USB and RS232.

  -20°C to +65°C operating temperature range.

  Designed for continuous vibration environments.

  Rugged, automotive grade connector.

  Wide input voltage range with transient protection.

  Mounting arrangement customiseable to vehicle.

  Low power consumption. 15W max at full brightness.

MLE-1200 Front View

Motium's Tuff View MLE-1200 31cm (12.1-inch) LCD monitors have been designed specifically for use in the centre stack in customised emergency vehicles. They can also be used in automotive and transportation environments, be it in-vehicle for automotive (cars, busses, trucks), marine or aircraft. Each aspect of the design considered the unique needs of these markets.

Image quality is brilliant, with very wide viewing angle and 1024x768 native resolution. The monitor is truly sunlight readable (with touch-screen fitted), and has real backlight control*, removing any night-blindness issues.

The MLE-1200 is water and dust proof, and has been designed for operation in continuous vibration environments, and to cope with shock.

The monitor can be supplied with a wide variety of mounting brackets to suit the unique requirements of each vehicle, Minimum order quantities may apply.

The touch screen interface supports both USB and RS232 (allowing operation with long cable runs). An internal speaker allows PC audio and warning tones to be easily heard.

The MLE-1200 operates from 6V to 60V DC and has a load-dump and transient protected power input, allowing direct connection to vehicle power. Typical operating power is less than 15 watts, extremely low for a monitor with this performance.

An operating temperature range of -40°C to +75°C allows the MLE-1200 to be used in a wide variety of conditions.

NOTE: this is not a retail product. This is for use by system integrators and vehicle manufacturers.

*   On standard LCD monitors, when the brightness is adjusted, what actually happens is the colours are changed, but the light level leaving the monitor is the same. The MLE-1200 changes the actual backlight light level and leaves the colours the same. Automatic backlight brightness control, using an in-built light sensor is also available.

Key Markets
  • Transportation: automotive in-vehicle display.
  • Cars.
  • Trucks.
  • Mining equipment.
  • Buses.
  • Marine.
  • Trains.
  • Aircraft.


Additional Specifications for the MLE-1200 monitor are available by contacting Motium.
Display Characteristics
Viewable area 3:4 aspect ratio.   184.32mm wide x 245.76mm high.
30.72cm (12.1-inch) diagonal.
Native Resolution 768 x 1024.   Dot pitch: 0.240mm x 0.240mm.
Contrast ratio 550:1 typical.   350:1 minimum.
Colours 24-bit  (16,777,216).
Response time Ton: 6ms typ.   Toff: 19ms typ.
Brightness 1,000 nits typical.
This value only applies to indoor performance. The effective outdoor performance is greater than 1,300 nits. (1 nit = 1 Cd/m2.)
Viewing angle Horizontal:   176° typ, 160° minimum.
Vertical:   176° typ, 160° minimum.
LCD Controller
Video input interface VGA: Analog RGB, 0.7Vp-p. With DDC Support.
Composite Video: NTSC, PAL-B, PAL-D, PAL-G, PAL-I, PAL-K
VGA Input resolutions 640x480, 800x600, 1,024x768, 1,280x1,024.   The monitor automatically scales the input signal.
Video input resolutions PAL: 625 Lines.
NTSC: 525 Lines.
160x120, 320x240, 640x480, 768x576, 800x600, 1,024x768, 1,280x1,024.
The monitor automatically scales the input signal.
Input vertical frequency 60Hz and 70Hz.   60Hz is recommended.
Configuration On-Screen Display (OSD) includes: Picture Formatting, Picture (Colour) Adjustment,
Backlight, Source Selection & PIP, Power Management, OSD Configuration, About.
User interface
Monitor controls Control Buttons Available are:   Power On/Off, Backlight Brightness Up and Down, Input Selection/Menu, Volume Up and Down.
OSD (On Screen Display) menu controls OSD menu control buttons are:   Menu / Select, Left and Right.
Touch Screen
Touch type 5-wire resistive.
Glass thickness 1.8mm.
Operation force < 1N with a stylus of 0.8mm radius.
Linearity < 1.5% for both X-axis and Y-axis.
Contact bounce < 10ms.
Impact No damage with a 9g steel ball dropped into the centre of the panel from a height of 30cm.
Static Load: 5kg load over a 10mm area for 10 seconds.
Hardness 3H pencil pressure 1N @ 45 degrees.
Durability write test 10,000,000 times, with a force of 250g and a silicon rubber stylus of 0.8mm radius.
Durability knock test 1,000,000 times, with a force of 250g, 3Hz R8/HS60.
Touch Screen controller
Resolution 2,048 x 2,048.
Report rate 250 points/second maximum with USB interface.
160 points/second maximum with RS232 interface.
Response time 20ms.
Accuracy tolerance Maximum +/-0.5% tolerance.
Interface USB1.1 or RS232 (EIA/TIA-232-F compatible).
Both interfaces are transient protected.
Data rate RS-232 Data rate is 9,600 bps 8N1.
Touch Screen driver software
Calibration Fast 4-point position.
Compensation Accuracy: 9-point and 25-point linearity position.
Edge compensation.
Draw test Position and linearity verification.
Controller setting Supports multiple controllers.
Dynamic add/remove controllers.
Change controller interface without reboot.
Languages Supports 10 languages for Windows.
Mouse emulator Right and left button emulation.
Click/drawing mode.
Sound notification No sound.   Sound on touch contact.   Sound on touch release.
Double click Configurable double click speed.   Configurable double click area.
OS support Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7.
Windows Embedded.
Windows CE.NET (4.x, 5.0). CE 6.0.
Linux (up to Kernel 2.6.x), 32-bit and 64-bit.

MS-DOS: supports display resolution: 320x200, 640x200, 640x350, 640x480, 800x600, 1,024x768 and 1,280x1,024.
Mac OS 9.x and OS X (Power PC, Intel CPU).
QNX Neutrino RTOS V6.3.
COM Port support Supports COM1 to COM256 for Windows and Linux, and COM1 to COM8 for DOS.
Display support Supports monitor/display rotation.   Supports multiple monitors.   Supports split monitor.
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions Typ. 210mm Wide x 280mm High x 14mm Deep.
Weight 0.8kg.
Ambient Temperature Operating: -40°C to +75°C.
Storage: -40°C to +80°C.
Humidity 10% to 90% RH, non condensing.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Model options

Is designed to be customised and embedded in vehicles with a wide variety of options for OEM applications.   For more information contact Motium.
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