photo of Barracuda PanelMount 17.0 monitorSince its release in 2008, General Digital’s Barracuda marine display was designed in-house to endure harsh conditions by meeting IP67 and NEMA 4/6 environmental sealing standards.

Our mil-compliant LCD monitors protect against many contaminants, including liquid immersion (submersion) between 15 cm and 1 m depth, blowing dust, falling dirt or debris, rain, sleet, snow, splashing liquids, hose-directed fluids, and external formation of ice on the enclosure. They are ideally suited to dusty or wet conditions found in industrial and military environments, such as deserts, ships, oil rigs, or simply constant exposure to changing weather conditions.

  • Overview

    Graphic for Interactive Product SamplerKey Features

    • Submersible enclosures (IP67 rated)
      • Ideal for use in any outdoor application
      • Rugged, lightweight, adaptable
      • Panel mount, VESA mount, standalone
      • Marine-grade powder coat paint
    • Many standard display sizes/resolutions from 6.5″ to 24.0″
      • Custom sizes/resolutions available
    • Sealed connectors (industrial or military grade)
    • Sealed GORE® vent ensures proper internal re-pressurization
    • Multiple options available, including:
      • Programmable Backlight/Thermal Controllers provide optimal brightness/temperature conditions
      • Wide selection of LCD overlays, such as touch screens, EMI/RFI protection, contrast enhancement, display heaters
      • Value-add LED backlights supporting sunlight readability and/or NVIS (MIL-STD-3009)
      • Specialized or custom controllers, electronics, firmware and/or enclosures
      • Many more options and accessories available
    Barracuda Offers You More

    Barracuda's rugged sealed waterproof enclosures are available in industrial configurations
    We work with you to configure and build your Barracuda monitor to meet your precise needs. Furthermore, we offer a wide range of practical options for you to custom design your unit.

    What truly separates our Barracuda Series from the rest of the crowd is its ability to provide you with the following benefits:

    • Rather than only one or two display sizes, Barracuda is available with a selection of 15 display sizes/resolutions from 6.5″ to 24″.
    • Configuration flexibility with a wide variety of LCDs, video controllers, display overlays, power supplies and enclosures to meet specific requirements.
    • Flawless operation in harsh and demanding environments; e.g., extremes of temperature, humidity, shock, vibration.
    • Long product life cycle. We can repair and/or replace defective or degraded parts with like or equivalent, compatible electronics or mechanical parts for an extended lifetime.
    • Designed, manufactured, tested and serviced in the U.S.A.
    • Private labeling with OEMs to maintain your company identity
    • Custom configurations with optional components:
    Barracuda In Depth
    Barracuda PanelMount Waterproof Generation 2 Enclosure

    Every Barracuda enclosure offers protection against contamination from blowing dust, falling dirt or debris, rain, sleet, snow, splashing fluids, hose-directed liquids, external formation of ice on the enclosure and submersion in water (up to 1 meter depth) for up to 30 minutes.

    Thus, the Barracuda is ideally suited to dusty or wet conditions typically found in industrial, military or marine environments, such as food handling, outdoor kiosks, ships, docks or anywhere a monitor is exposed to changing weather conditions.

    Full weight of Jeep supported by two General Digital LCD monitors


    The all-metal enclosures are made from Iridite®-coated aluminum (conductive anodized) or stainless steel in panel mount, console mount and standalone/VESA mount configurations.


    The LCD overlay is sealed to the front bezel of the enclosure to prevent liquids from entering through the display cutout. In addition, watertight gaskets/seals are provided between the two halves of the enclosure.

    Additionally, General Digital offers many optional gaskets, such as:

    • EMI/RFI gaskets, to reduce radiated and conducted emissions of the monitor.
    • Desiccating gaskets, to prevent moisture/condensation from forming between the LCD and the overlay. These are especially useful for displays that are exposed to high humidity environments, such as those found in marine/maritime applications. Alternatively, the display and overlay can be optically bonded to remove the air gap between the two surfaces altogether.

    O-ring gasket in milled channel and double-sided adhesive gasket EMI gaskets are used to reduce LCD monitor emissions


    Every monitor is equipped with standard industrial or military circular waterproof connectors that are fully sealed, regardless of the type of connection. Connections include video inputs, power, touch screen and programming ports, as well as customer-specified interfaces.

    Barracuda LCD monitor waterproof sealed standard connectors keep out liquid, dust and other contaminants Barracuda LCD monitor waterproof sealed military-grade circular connectors keep out liquid, dust and other contaminants


    By default, the Barracuda is configured to operate from +12 Vdc for low power (e.g., standard luminance) configurations, and +24 Vdc for high power (e.g., sunlight readable) configurations. In these cases a variety of external desktop power supply options can be purchased from General Digital (or supplied by customer).

    Optionally, General Digital can integrate a DC-DC converter which will allow the monitor to operate from a wider range of DC input, such as from a vehicle battery or other power source. Typically, it is impractical to integrate an AC/DC power supply inside of the Barracuda since it is difficult to dissipate heat out of the enclosure.

    The Barracuda can be equipped with a diverse selection of power supplies

    Every Barracuda comes equipped with a high performance video controller board

    Video and Controls

    General Digital offers a wide range of video controllers, allowing you to fine tune the display features and support to your specific video requirements.

    We can reprogram the video controller firmware/BIOS to support a variety of video timings and specialty needs, such as STANAG 3350 A, B and C, RS-343 and RS-170. Most of our video controllers will also support interlaced and non-interlaced analog video (separate, composite and Sync-On-Green), and live video signals such as NTSC, PAL or SECAM.

    Other input signals we support include ARGB (VGA) to DVI, HDMI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, DisplayPort, 4K UHD and more.

    Please consult a Sales Engineer to optimize your video controller selection.

    OSD Controls

    The Barracuda monitor can be configured with a variety of standard or custom user controls, most often in the form of membrane or silicone keypads. Choices of LED and NVIS backlighting are available, as well as configuration with electronics that allow backlight dimming.

    Much like your home TV, the On-Screen Display controls allow the user to adjust important display parameters, such as input signal, brightness, contrast, color temperature, sharpness, phase, scaling (aspect ratio), language and dozens of others.

    Barracuda monitors are equipped with membrane keypads and offer optional NVIS DAY/NIGHT switches
    Barracuda NVIS-compatible backlit silicone keypad

    Display Brightness and Night Vision Enhancements

    Display and backlight types

    General Digital can integrate virtually any LCD display size/resolution, from almost any panel manufacturer (OEM), into our enclosures. To assist in selecting the right panel for your application requirements, we have provided a list of commonly used or recommended panels for standard/low luminance, high brightness, sunlight readable and NVIS-compatible needs.

    New display models are constantly being introduced to the market by the LCD manufacturers, making it extremely difficult for us to maintain a comprehensive list. For this reason, we encourage you to speak with a Sales Engineer to share your price and performance objectives, so we can assist you in making the best display selection.

    Standard Displays
    General Digital has provided a sample listing of some common transmissive displays that are not sunlight readable. Typically, these displays are suitable for applications that are not going to require specialty functionality, such as sunlight readability or NVIS compatibility, and for customers with cost-sensitive budgets.

    Standard brightness display types
    LCD backlight produces sufficient luminance for use in office, shaded and low ambient/darkness light levels. However, luminance is insufficient to overcome reflected light for use in direct sunlight.

    Transmissive Enhanced Displays
    This type of technology boosts the efficiency of the backlight’s light utilization and minimizes surface reflection of ambient light. It is a transmissive LCD module that produces high contrast images, even in bright outdoor light and direct sunlight. These displays feature a wider color reproduction range than reflective LCDs. Featuring an LED backlight, these displays consume very little power and produce very little heat, making them ideal for integration into fully sealed enclosures, which are devoid of ventilation holes and cooling fans to dissipate heat. They also provide the additional benefit of a wide operating/storage temperature (as great as -30°–85° C), so that they can endure exposure to greater internal ambient temperatures.

    As a design note, we have found that these panels work best when coupled with an overlay that has an antireflective (AR) coating. Overlays that inhibit transmissivity (e.g., resistive touch screen) or have antiglare (AG) coatings will significantly reduce the panel’s performance in high ambient lighting conditions. Since transmissive displays produce greater brightness from their LED backlights than traditional transflective displays, they are regarded as a better outdoor solution, as they can generate high contrast in total darkness, in direct sunlight or on a cloudy/hazy afternoon.

    Transmissive-EVT High Brightness Display Types
    T-EVT technology uses the high brightness/efficiency LED backlight as a light source while minimizing the surface reflection of ambient light. The result is an LCD that produces high contrast images even in bright outdoor light or direct sunlight.

    GenFlective™/Transflective Displays
    This type of panel incorporates a highly reflective backlight that reflects the ambient lighting back out of the display to enhance its native brightness produced by its active backlight. Like the Transmissive-Enhanced View Displays, GenFlective™ panels work best when coupled with an AR-coated overlay. They are least effective with overlays that retard the light transmission (e.g., resistive touch sensors) or have a matte finish.

    GenFlective/Transflective High Brightness Display Types
    T-EVT technology uses the high brightness/efficiency LED backlight as a light source while minimizing the surface reflection of ambient light. The result is an LCD that produces high contrast images even in bright outdoor light or direct sunlight.

    Sunlight Readable/NVIS Compatible Displays
    These displays feature a value-add backlight, typically made from high efficiency LEDs. These displays produce significant active luminance. Often, the peak luminance is limited by internal ambient temperature constraints or must be connected to an intelligent backlight controller and thermal sensor that will automatically reduce brightness/power to avoid over-temperature conditions or thermal shutdown. The high luminance output makes them ideal for use with a wide variety of overlays such as touch sensitive, EMI filters, heaters, etc.

    Sunlight Readable/NVIS-Compatible Display Types
    Sunlight readable displays use a General Digital-enhanced, highly efficient, super bright/sunlight readable LED backlight to provide maximum functional brightness. The addition of surface treatments such as antireflective coatings and optical bonding reduce surface reflections and increase contrast so displays can be used in direct sunlight.

    If our stock offering does not suit your needs in terms of size, fit or function, please contact a Sales Engineer and we will work with you to configure a system to your specifications. Customers can also request that we integrate one of our many LED-based sunlight readable, NVIS or sunlight readable/NVIS enhanced displays into their product. These solutions provide many advantages, such as increased longevity, improved durability, higher brightness, lower power consumption and/or NVIS compatibility.

    Options & Accessories

    A myriad of display enhancements and services are available, such as:

    Optional film laminations increase contrast and decrease glare, reflections
    Optional stainless steel enclosures

    Please consult a Sales Engineer to discuss your specific needs or ideas.

    Configuration Control for Extended Life Cycle

    General Digital's configuration control ensures an extended life cycle for your LCD monitor

    We at General Digital are completely responsible for the design and construction of our products, allowing us to maintain nearly total control of their future. To that end, we gladly offer our engineering services to customers who require special customization of our devices to meet their commercial, industrial, marine or military requirements.

    Our experience supporting Department of Defense programs has taught us the value of designing products with foresight so that they can be manufactured, serviced and upgraded for many years.

    Though the market introduces new innovations and product upgrades at an alarming rate, our product management team knows the importance of proactive customer notification. Thus, we can offer product adaptation with similar or equivalent performance before designs become obsolete, thereby extending the product life cycle.

    Please consult a Sales Engineer for additional details.

  • Design Your Display

    Download the Barracuda Product SamplerTo assist in determining your display needs, download our Barracuda Series Product Sampler. It will give you some ideas of what is viable, as it lists the specifications for several recently quoted or purchased configurations. Or explore our online Product Sampler to browse some popular configurations.

    Also helpful in perusing the Product Catalog is the table below, which you can use to familiarize yourself with the structure of the Barracuda Series model number.

    Prefix FamilySize/ResolutionDisplayVideo Controller KeyboardEnclosureOverlayPower Supply Custom
    Note the following options for the Prefix (pp) category:The Family category defines the base configuration, where...
    s = Sunlight ReadableBS = Barracuda Standalone
    d = Daylight ReadableBP = Barracuda PanelMount
    n = NVIS Compatible

    Can’t find a perfect fit? Use the form below to request a display tailored to your requirements. A Sales Engineer will contact you shortly to discuss your project.

  • Downloads

    General Digital designs and manufactures scores of different monitor configurations each year, making the creation of technical documentation for each configuration impractical. We efficiently combine data into a select few documents, which answer most questions that customers typically ask. Please feel welcome to request any information not found here.

    Utilities are available to all visitors, and can be used for a variety of LCD monitor applications.

    User Manuals and Calibration & Setup Guides are available for customers only. 

    Product Drivers are available for customers only.

    If you have lost the passwords provided with your product, please contact us right away.

  • Gallery

    The photos below represent a small sampling of General Digital’s standard and custom Barracuda LCD products. They serve to illustrate the many display sizes and mechanical configurations we offer, as well as standard and custom design features, capabilities and options. Click the thumbnails to view full-size photos.

    Barracuda Standalone Photos

    Barracuda Standalone Solar 24″

    Photo of Barracuda 24"
    Photo of Barracuda 24"
    Photo of Barracuda 24" Connector Panel


    Barracuda Standalone 19″

    Barracuda Standalone 19.0 - Mil-grade display, optically bonded, EMI shielded, touch screen
    Barracuda Standalone 19.0 - Specialized mounting brackets, designed to comply to MIL-STD-810 for shock and vibration
    Barracuda Standalone 19.0 - Sealed connectors and GORE vent


    Barracuda Standalone 19″

    Barracuda Standalone 19" - rugged waterproof marine LCD monitor
    Barracuda Standalone 19" - rugged waterproof marine LCD monitor showing sealed connectors


    Barracuda Slim Standalone Solar 15.6″

    Photo of Barracuda Slim Standalone Solar 15.6 - rugged waterproof marine display
    Photo of Barracuda Slime Standalone Solar 15.6 VESA mount


    Barracuda Standalone Solar 15″ with Media Player

    Photo of Barracuda Standalone 15"
    Photo of Barracuda Standalone 15"
    Photo of Barracuda Standalone 15"
    Photo of Barracuda monitor in Pedicab


    Barracuda Standalone 8.4″

    Photo of Barracuda Standalone 8.4"
    Photo of Barracuda Standalone 8.4"
    Photo of Barracuda in fish tank


    Barracuda Standalone Solar NVIS 7.0″

    Barracuda Standalone Solar NVIS 7.0 - Mil-grade, sunlight readable, NVIS compatible, optically bonded display
    Barracuda Standalone Solar NVIS 7.0 - Rear view showing sealed controls and connectors, GORE vent


    Barracuda Standalone Solar NVIS 901E 6.5″

    Photo Barracuda 6.5" NVIS
    Photo of Barracuda Standalone NVIS 6.5"
    Photo of Barracuda Standalone Solar NVIS 6.5" with rubber visor


    Barracuda Standalone Solar NVIS 6.4″

    Photo of Barracuda Standalone 6.4"
    Photo of Barracuda Standalone 6.4"
    Photo of Barracuda Standalone 6.4"
    Photo of Barracuda Standalone 6.4"
    Barracuda PanelMount Photos

    Barracuda PanelMount Solar 21.5″

    Photo of Barracuda PanelMount Solar 21.5
    Photo of Barracuda PanelMount Solar 21.5 sealed connectors


    Barracuda PanelMount 19″

    Photo of Barracuda PanelMount 19"
    Photo of Barracuda PanelMount 19"


    Barracuda PanelMount Solar NVIS 17″ with Military Connectors

    Photo of Barracuda PanelMount 17"
    Photo of Barracuda PanelMount 17"


    Barracuda PanelMount Solar NVIS 17″ Military Display

    Photo of Barracuda PanelMount Solar NVIS 17-inch rugged display
    Photo of Barracuda PanelMount Solar NVIS 17-inch connector panel


    Barracuda PanelMount Solar NVIS 15″ with Military Connectors

    Photo of Barracuda PanelMount NVIS Solar 15"
    Photo of Barracuda PanelMount Solar-NVIS 15"
    Photo of Barracuda PanelMount Solar-NVIS 15"


    Barracuda PanelMount Solar NVIS 15″ with 24 VAC Power Supply

    Photo of Barracuda PanelMount with custom silicone keypad
    Photo of Barracuda PanelMount 15"
    Photo of Barracuda PanelMount silicone keypad
  • Videos

    Watch the videos below to learn more about our Barracuda monitors, as well as the display services General Digital offers for most monitors, whether built by us or another manufacturer.

    Barracuda IP67 Sealed Waterproof LCD Monitor (0:41)

    The Barracuda by General Digital is designed to be Real World Rugged. Sealed against liquid immersion (watertight), dust and other contaminants to NEMA 4/6 and IP67 specifications, the Barracuda not only stands up to a good splash, it can also take the plunge. This video shows the Barracuda fully submerged in a fish tank, much as it appears at trade shows at which General Digital exhibits. Not only is the monitor completely sealed, but the connectors are as well. This means that whether the connectors are populated or not, even fully submerged, they are impermeable to the elements. Available in sizes ranging from 6.4″ to 24″ (and even larger), the Barracuda’s versatility makes it a necessity for displaying information in nearly any harsh environment.

    Optical Characterization Services (2:16)

    Unlike your phone, a display’s position cannot easily be adjusted to increase readability in direct sunlight. General Digital’s Optical Characterization Services take the guesswork out of quantifying how your display will perform under sunlight conditions. The following video explains the process in detail.

    Rugged Rack Mount Monitors for Every Environment (1:31)

    Rack mount monitors are essential for maintaining vast amounts of server information when space is critical. General Digital’s industrial- and military-grade rack mount solutions make sure that the job gets done right. We have many configurations of rack mount monitors, to accommodate nearly any application or environment.

General Digital Outdoor Monitors and Weatherproof Displays: Already Equipped for the Future

In the heat of battle, drastically changing environmental and outdoor weather conditions can jeopardize your military strategy, and leave your entire battalion vulnerable. Leaders must always stay one step ahead of those weather conditions and temperature fluctuations that could threaten your troops, electronic equipment, and communications.

Yet, the need for rugged, sealed enclosures of marine-grade monitors extends beyond our armed forces and into our every-day industries and commerce. From manufacturing to construction and many other areas, day-to-day industrial conditions can leave your workers and expensive equipment floundering against debris, blowing sand, rain, ice, dust, and even harsh chemicals.

During severe weather and temperature conditions, or in harsh industrial environments, the dependability of your LCD monitors and displays is crucial. That’s where General Digital’s Barracuda line comes in—a tough, dependable array of weatherproof and waterproof LCD monitors that work equally well indoors and outdoors.

General Digital’s waterproof and IP67-environmentally sealed displays hold up to rigorous testing under the harshest weather conditions, including low temperature and marine environments. Call 800-952-2535 or contact us to speak to a qualified Sales Engineer about our line of weatherproof and waterproof monitors.