VU SV-1700-HB high brightness LCD monitor operates in extreme ambient light conditions and will not wash out in direct and indirect sunlight conditions, rendering them effective in mission critical or data sensitive applications. The 17-in. diagonal monitor for indoor or outdoor use has a brightness rating of 1300 Nits and meets NEMA 4/IP 66 standards for protection against corrosion, windblown dust and rain, splashing water, and hose-directed water. The stainless steel enclosed monitor is built to withstand the effects of harsh environments typically encountered in plant floors. The display is capable of running resolutions up to its native mode of 1280 x 1024 pixels. Optional touch screens are available with several technologies to choose from including resistive, capacitive and surface acoustic wave. The monitors have plug & play capability requiring no video drivers or special interface cards.