2020 VISION

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CLARITY OF VISION

The AP 2020VISION Colour Display is an ultra-bright, high-resolution, full colour display delivering real-time information directly from the rebreather controllers. It’s all about improving communication and understanding – with colour conditional status changes; larger, ultra-crisp text & graphics on a bigger screen; and state-of-the-art IPS technology which offers brightness and clarity from all viewing angles.

 



 

2.8” Full Colour, Back-lit, 
IPS Liquid Crystal Display

The screen is 43% larger than the previous AP monochrome handset but mounted in a 40% smaller, compact and low profile housing. In-Plane Switching (IPS) LCD technology presents a high-resolution, high-contrast display, with vivid colour consistency across incredible viewing angles and excellent readability even in very poor visibility.

 


 

 

CONDITIONAL COLOURING
of TEXT and GRAPHICS

Intuitive communication offering “at-a-glance” confirmation that “all-is-well” and emphasising critical and marginal status changes and warnings. Typically Green/White/Grey = normal, Yellow = info alert,
Red = warning.  


 

 

 

Bluetooth Connectivity

Easy data transfer for dive downloads and firmware updates to and from your PC or Mac* - without disassembly of the rebreather.

(*The latest (2016) versions of AP software - Divesight (digital logbook) and Connect (previously Communicator) are compatible with both PC and Mac.  Divers using older versions of these programs (Logviewer and Communicator) or the AP Projection dive planner software on Mac will require virtualisation software such as Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion to run them.)

 



   

Intuitive Graphical Layout

The graphical layout complements both the previous Vision screen and the AP HUS – Head-Up Screen offering an intuitive, seamless transition for existing AP rebreather divers.


 

 

Magnetic Switches

Elegant in their design simplicity – the 3 spring-loaded switches magnetically operate internal reed switches, are mechanically remote from the innards of the handset and are not operational by water-pressure. The 3 button layout and methodology is deliberately familiar allowing instinctive operation for existing AP rebreather divers.

 

 




Ultra-durable, light-weight Housing

40% smaller and lower in profile than the previous handset - each chassis is machined from a solid billet of hard-anodised, marine grade aluminium.

 

 


 

 

   

Chemically-toughened Lens

High-strength, scratch-resistant,
ionised-toughened lens.


   

Kevlar-reinforced Cable

The new, bespoke, Kevlar-reinforced cable assembly offers greatly improved strength and flexibility.

The Kevlar core is anchored with extreme security to solid posts at both ends -  in the handset and the head.



 

 

Enhanced Screen Brightness Control

Timed auto-dimming to prolong battery life and auto-brightness for warnings. User-adjustable brightness to suit conditions and eye-sight.


Selectable Themes

Diver selectable to suit individual preference: includes the default ‘Smart’(shown in all screens above), ‘Colour Blind’, ‘Candy’ or ‘Mono White’. Alternatively, you can create your own unique colour theme.

 

 

 

 

Custom Theme Designer

Custom Theme Designer software is included as standard. This allows the diver to create unique themes to suit individual preference, colour perception or dive conditions. Safe-guarding limitations are built-in to prevent low contrast choices but otherwise there is plenty of scope to experiment, upload and save up to 2 Custom themes for selection at start-up. 

 

 


 

 

Free Firmware Upgrades

Future firmware updates will be free.
Forever. No catches. 


 

 

Huge Dive Log Capacity

500 times greater than the previous Vision.
Allows you to record up to 3000 dive hours.


 

 

Flexible Mounting Options

Either mount on the wrist as usual with the elasticated wrist-strap or if preferred, clip on 
with the aluminium D-ring provided.


 

Auto-Activation

Two contacts, located on the front edge of the colour display activate the rebreather when submerged or wetted on water-entry.

The Auto-activation function meets Recreational training requirements to sustain life and is in no way a substitute for the diver's responsibility / need to switch on and perform the routine / essential pre-dive self-tests.


 

 

Low Power Consumption

Low power display technology and auto-dimming / brightness control options - all contribute to minimise power consumption.

Power is supplied, hardwired and seamless, from the dual redundancy, intelligently-linked, rebreather battery system.


 

Continuity with existing
functions & peripherals

Continue as normal with your current peripherals such as the Scrubber Monitor (TempStik) and the CO2 Sensor. Familiar features are carried forward including programmable gas mixes and continuous ceiling Bühlmann decompression with gradient factor adjustability and displayed data includes depth, time, decompression obligation, Setpoint, PPO2 values, Setpoint switch method, battery status and more.


COMPATIBILITY WITH EXISTING AP REBREATHERS


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The AP 2020VISION Colour Display has been specially developed for use with all AP rebreathers equipped with Vision electronics:

 

MODEL UPGRADE *
INSPIRATION XPD
INSPIRATION EVP
INSPIRATION EVO
INSPIRATION - Post 2005
EVOLUTION
EVOLUTION PLUS
INSPIRATION CLASSIC †

 

The 2020VISION Colour Display is intended as a factory fitted upgrade for existing customers and as a standard item with all new AP rebreathers.

It can only be fitted at the AP Diving factory in Cornwall, UK and requires existing users to return their Rebreather Lid for conversion.

* The 2020VISION upgrade to existing VISION units includes a Colour Display handset, strap and D ring, and the new Kevlar-reinforced flexible cable assembly and lid fitting. Note that this upgrade does not include a lid service. The rebreather firmware must be V07.00.00 or higher and this will be installed as standard.

† The VISION to 2020VISION upgrade (detailed above) is not available for earlier AP INSPIRATION units fitted with Classic electronics (pre-2005). However, a more comprehensive Factory Fit upgrade from Classic to 2020VISION is available. This includes replacing the scrubber unit and lid entirely, and includes 2020VISION electronics with Colour Display handset and a HUD, rechargeable dual battery unit, and PC Download & Logviewer software.

  • Multiple language options include English, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Polish, Czech and Russian.

  • The 2020VISION Colour Display is Type Tested for CE approval according to the EN14143:2013 Rebreather Standard (Notified Body: SGS United Kingdom Ltd)

 

Contact AP Diving to reserve an upgrade space.

Please contact us prior to returning your lid so we can advise you of our booking schedule.