CANvu™ 260 / 261 – 4.3″ Monochrome Display

Display Features

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CANvu™ 260 / 261 was the first display product from CANtronik.

The CANvu 260 family of displays have become invaluable in an extremely wide range of applications; from weather stations to machines literally at the coal face, boat engine displays to performance monitoring on rock crushers, and many more diverse applications.

Now in its 3rd generation of hardware, the CANvu 260 and 261 multi-function intelligent display have been sold worldwide. With thousands in service, they are possibly the most tested and widely used marine and industrial CAN bus displays in use today – rugged in its design with proven durability.

The CANvu 260 family is the market leading engine monitoring display with dedicated software specifically designed to work with the new breed of electronic controlled engines. With full DM1 and DM2 alarm management, as well as multiple languages and configurable display formats, the 260 unit is the foundation of many customised versions of CANvu displays in use globally.

The CANvu 261 is capable of operating at lower temperatures with a heated LCD module operating down to -40ºC. The CANvu 260 operates to -25ºC, with both operating to +75ºC.

The graphical user interface is easily configured to measure, display, store, process and transmit data using the powerful Software Developers Kit (SDK).

  • High resolution graphics and illuminated user defined keys.
  • FSTN silver backed LCD that gets brighter in direct sunlight.
  • Variable backlight function for low light conditions.
  • Automatic and manual display contrast adjustment.
  • 3 independent serial Comms ports that can also be used together if required.
  • Extremely rugged ABS case sealed to IP67 – up to 1 metre underwater.
  • Sealed moulded 12 way Deutsch connector.
  • Multiple screens with with internal sounder feedback.
  • Ability to function as part of a control system.
  • Front, rear and trunnion mounting options.
  • CE Approved.
  • 500mA output driver (261 only).
  • Special low temp option with a heated LCD module down to -40ºC (261 only).




Micro Controller Unit Siemens 164, 16 bit/ 20Mhz
FLASH Memory 512K bytes
RAM 128K bytes
EPROM 2K bytes in the 260 and 2K bytes + 32K bytes in the 261
Display Transflective FSTN
Resolution 160 x 128 pixel
Power Requirements 10 to 32 VDC supply (reverse polarity protected)
Power Consumption 40mA (backlight off) 160mA (backlight on) at 12VDC
Sounder 4KHz Internal Sounder
Connection Integral Deutsch 12 way connector (DT04-12PA)
Communications Full CAN 2.0B controller / part. RS232 / RS422. RS485
Outputs 1 x Relay (261 only)
Operating temperature CANvu 260 -25°C to + 75°C (-13°F to 167°F)
CANvu 261 -40°C to + 75°C (-40ºF to 167ºF)
Storage Temperature -40°C to +80°C
Degree of Protection IP67
Case material ABS housing and acrylic lens
Case colour Anthracite Grey
Dimensions 110mm x 110mm x 38.5mm deep (4.33' x 4.33' x 1.5') without connector
Part Number
900260 CANvu™ 260 Display
900261 CANvu™ 261 Display

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Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime delivers products and systems for dynamic positioning, navigation and automation to merchant vessels and offshore installations.

The Metasystems Division of Kongsberg Maritime was searching for a programmable display that could be used to show specific sensor data that measured shaft power and torque.

Specialist Instruments Ltd

The CANvu 260 is integral in providing a pumping operating system that delivers peace of mind and enables valuable capital equipment to be run unattended.

Prime Horizontal

Prime Horizontal selected the CANvu 260 for its outstanding durability, vital as the equipment is operated on site in a wide variety of condition.

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