17” Daylight Viewable Touch Screen Monitor

  • Surface Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Optical Bonding For Clear, Sharp Images, Even in Bright Daylight Conditions
  • Protective Anti-Reflective Glass
  • Video Inputs: VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort
  • Operating Temperature: -22° F to +185 F° (-30°C to 85°C)
  • Lockable On-Screen Display (OSD) Controls
  • Auto Re-Start After Power Loss
  • TRU-Tuff Ensures Maximum Shock/Vibration Resistance and 3-Year Warranty
daylight viewable touch screen

The VMOBTC-17R-H is a 17″ optically-bonded surface capacitive daylight viewable touch screen monitor. Its design is for use as an outdoor touch screen in indirect sunlight. It is recommended for indoors where high ambient light decreased the view-ability of standard LCD monitors. The VMOBTC-17R-H features a 5:4 aspect ratio. Additionally, this 17” Daylight Viewable Touch Screen features an extremely wide operating temperature range. I has rear VESA mount holes, and our 3 year warranty.

WHAT IS OPTICAL BONDING?optical bonding touch screen

Some monitors have a sheet of glass over the LCD panel. This protects the panel from accidental or intentional damage. However, the glass also produces unwanted glare and reflections. Internal reflections in the air gap between the glass and the LCD panel diminish image quality even further. In order to combat this, monitors are optically bonded.

Optical bonding is the process of laminating protective glass or a touch screen panel to the LCD panel. An optical-grade resin is inserted between the glass and LCD. This completely fills the air gap. It will not only eliminate the internal reflections, but increase the contrast ratio. This makes the screen much more viewable in bright light conditions. Optical bonding will also eliminate internal moisture and condensation. Moreover, it will make the monitor more rugged and durable. Lastly, an Anti-Reflective coating is applied to the outside of the glass. Consequently, this will drastically reduce glare and surface reflections.

Optical bonding ensures monitors will be highly viewable in bright, indirect sunlight. If sunlight is falling directly onto the face of the monitor, our SRM or SX Series of Sunlight Readable monitors would be most advantageous. Our Sunlight Readable monitors provide 1,000 nits to 2,500 nits brightness. They are for use in direct sunlight.


The VMOBTC-17R-H daylight viewable touch screen features a surface capacitive touch panel. The screen can only be activated via an exposed human finger, or special capacitive stylus. This will prevent false-triggering from water, dirt or any other objects on the surface. A capacitive touch screen will also not activate with a gloved finger. A surface capacitive touch screen provides single-touch activation only. The best touch screen for multi-touch requirements is a Projected Capacitive touch screen.


We design these daylight viewable touch screens to operate in nearly any environmental conditions.  Whether in frigid conditions or blazing heat, these daylight touch screens will survive and thrive. To clarify, some of these monitors will operate in temperatures down to -22°F (-30°C).  They will also withstand brutal heat.  Moreover, operating  temperatures go up to +185°F (+85°C).  The rugged ABS enclosure will assure years of reliable imaging performance.  Specifically, typical MTBF for these monitors is 50,000 hours. These daylight readable touch screens are also available with an optional waterproof enclosure.


Our 17″ daylight viewable touch screens are deployed in a wide range of demanding industries. For example, military, law enforcement,  aviation and entertainment benefit. You will also find them in the inspection, marineoil & gas, industrial and transportation industries. TRU-Vu monitors are backed by our full 3-Year Warranty.  This ensures you of many years of reliable service.

See our full line-up of industrial-grade Sunlight Readable and Daylight Readable monitors and touch screens. This filters all of our monitors by high brightness features.  Additionally, you’ll find the sunlight readable touch screens in all the sizes and configurations available. 

We specifically design all TRU-Vu industrial LCD monitors  for use in demanding applications. Every TRU-Vu monitor utilizes industrial-grade components .  We provide high-end LCD panels not found in retail/consumer-grade monitors. This ensures superior image quality, improved performance and greater durability. Lastly, our 3-Year Warranty guarantees you of reliable worry-free operation. We also have the service to back it up.


We offer over 540 LCD monitors and touch screens on our site. Selecting the ideal equipment or touch screen solution may be a bit overwhelming.  To help narrow-down the choices, check out our Advanced Search Tool. For example, this enables you filter by your own specific search requirements. View all mid sized  13.3 – 19″ monitors.  TRU-Vu can provide modified or Custom OEM LCD Displays.  Private Label Monitors are also an option if you have very specific requirements. 

Finally, our team members are ready to help! We can determine the exact solution that will meet your specific needs . Certainly, TRU-Vu will help provide crystal-clear images for your operating requirements . Call (847) 259-2344 today to speak with one of our specialists. Above all, we will listen.  It’s one of the things we do best.  Our professional advisors will ensure the monitor or touch screen you receive will be and do everything you had hoped it would!

If you prefer, fill out a quick form with your requirements. We will be happy to guide you to the proper models that will perform best.

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