Whether for business or pleasure, it’s vitally important to know where you are when you’re out at sea. Modern navigation systems have made this much easier: You now have GPS data to pinpoint your location, making sure you never get lost while out on the water.
Unfortunately, being out on the water exposes you—and your expensive equipment—to the harsh and unforgiving natural elements. Sun, wind, and salty spray from the sea can take a serious toll on your electronics, corroding the LCD screens.
Sun glare can make LCD screens nearly impossible to see, putting you in an incredibly dangerous situation. While polarizing sunglasses can help protect your eyes from the damaging UV rays and reflections, they further impede your ability to see your navigational device’s LCD screen.
But what can be done?
In the early days of sailing, captains needed to use the sun and stars as navigational devices. These methods were imprecise at best, leaving countless vessels lost at sea.
These days, you can leave stargazing for entertainment and rely on extremely precise GPS navigation systems to pinpoint your location in the water. These devices can be life-saving, ensuring you and your vessel are on track. Electronic devices can also be used to help locate schools of fish, making trips faster and more profitable.
Though these devices can save time, money, and lives, if the captain can’t see the screen, they’re worthless. LCD screens typically perform very poorly in the sunlight, with the screen becoming washed out and difficult to read. Glare further compounds the problem. Out on the water, even artificially creating shade is not enough to overcome the bright sunlight as it reflects off your boat’s gleaming metal. Polarized sunglasses help protect your eyes while looking out over the water … but they also make it impossible to read any of your ship’s LCD screens.
The harsh elements, including salty spray from the sea, can also damage your device. As the salty wetness hits the screen, the display begins to corrode. This degrades the image quality and decreases the life span of your ship’s navigational device.
Protect Your Device with NuShield
Fortunately, NuShield has developed screen protectors that have been proven to help improve visibility and protection on marine navigation devices. With these devices, not only will you be able to see the screen clearly, even in sunlight and while wearing sunglasses, but your device will be protected from the elements, prolonging its life and saving you money.
The NuShield DayVue Anti-Reflective film havs been specifically designed for use with LCD screens in daylight conditions, such as those you would find at sea. Using anti-reflective technology, NuShield DayVue protectors work like noise-cancelling headphones to block reflected glare. They prevent the screen from being washed out, ensuring a crisp and clean display no matter what the conditions are at sea. They even negate the effect of polarized sunglasses, allowing you to wear your glasses and still see the screen.
Even devices that come equipped with anti-reflective screens can benefit from NuShield protectors. The salt from the sea can quickly erode the display, and this damage cannot be repaired. DayVue protectors provide long-lasting protection against erosion, scratches, and other damage, which can significant prolong the life of your device and its screen. Costing only a small fraction of the price of a new device, protecting your screen now will save you money in the long-run.
DayVue protectors apply easily, with a low-tack rubber backing. When it’s time to change out the screen protector, it removes easily with no residue left behind. NuShield carries a wide range of protectors cut for specific devices. If you can’t find your device on the list, that’s no problem! You can get a DayVue protector for devices up to 31 inches on the diagonal.
If you need help, contact NuShield and they will be happy to assist you in choosing the right protector for your device. With a 100% money-back guarantee, you have nothing to lose but screen glare.