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Thursday, June 6, 2009
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Hatteland Display to Introduce World's First 23" LED Backlight Display
Leading display manufacturer shows commitment to popular marine industry display size

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This brand new display features the multiple benefits of the recent Series 1 redesign and is the first display for marine use to utilize LED backlighting technology.

"In collaboration with Sharp, we are committed to ensuring the long term availability of high quality 23" displays in order to meet the marine industry's demand for them in various applications on both new build and retrofit vessels. This new display is an exact replacement for our existing 23" display, the JH 23T12 MMD, in form, fit and function, but offers a number of technical improvements, including the introduction of LED backlighting," says Lars Skjelbred-Eriksen, VP Sales & Marketing, Hatteland Display.

The new 23" Series 1 is 100% based on already proven technology from Hatteland Display's MMD (Maritime Multi Display) series products. It can be delivered as an ECDIS compliant display using Hatteland Display's unique in-house color calibration technology. The recent redesign of the Series 1 product range introduced a number of benefits including improved connectivity and fewer cable connections, which increases reliability and reduces component costs.

"Hatteland Display was the first supplier to offer a 23" display as a radar ARPA monitor and we are the first to introduce LED backlighting to marine displays of any size. We are very confident in the LED backlighting solution and are happy to be at the forefront of a possible industry standard technology for the future. We are also ensuring that the 23" display will provide a low cost of ownership and be very competitive in the market," says President & CEO of Hatteland Display, Trond K. Johannessen.

The LED backlighting ensures that the new 23" Series 1 display provides excellent viewing performance, and is a perfect match for Hatteland Display's proprietary optical bonding technology, which provides benefits in reduced sunlight reflection, condensation and overheating to ensure better viewing clarity, more reliable operation and a longer product lifespan.

The new 23" Series 1 display with LED backlighting has been made possible through close co-operation with Sharp, with all specifications and requirements made by Hatteland Display, based on its two decades of building high quality marine displays. It is built to the highest standards, and has undergone a strict testing regime, including HALT testing to ensure reliability in the tough marine environment.

To find out more about the new 23" Series 1 display with LED backlighting and Hatteland Display's extensive range of marine displays and computers, visit www.hatteland-display.com.

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About Hatteland Display
Hatteland Display is the leading technology provider of maritime display and computer products. We deliver high quality, unique and customized solutions to the international maritime market.

The company represents innovation and quality to the system integrators world wide. Effective quality assurance and investment in sophisticated in-house manufacturing methods and facilities enable us to deliver Type Approved and Mil tested products.

Our customer oriented approach, technical knowledge and dedication to R&D, makes us a trusted and preferred supplier of approved solutions, which are backed up by a strong service network.

Media Enquiries from Hatteland Display
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Eva Svendsen Strand
Marketing Manager

Tel: +47 5276 3763
Fax: +47 5276 5444
Email: eva.svendsen.strand@hatteland-display.com
Lars Skjelbred-Eriksen
Vice President Sales & Marketing

Tel: +47 2258 6772
Fax: +47 2258 6790
Email: lars.skjelbred-eriksen@hatteland-display.com

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Hatteland Display AS
Åmsosen, N-5578 Nedre Vats, Norway
Tel: (+47) 5276 3700 - Fax: (+47) 5276 5444
www.hatteland-display.com
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