Dometic Smart Touch Integrated Intelligence Control (STIIC) brings unprecedented monitoring and control of boat systems such as air conditioning, watermakers, ice makers and more
Tampa, Fla. – Sept. 22, 2014 – Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, caravan, motor home and automotive markets, today announced the launch of the Dometic Smart Touch Integrated Intelligence Control (STIIC), a revolutionary and user-friendly software that connects a boat’s Dometic systems such as air conditioning, watermakers, ice makers, refrigeration systems, engine ventilation systems and more to the STIIC network, and interactively communicates with the boat owner.
Accessible from a mobile app, STIIC allows boat owners (or their captains or technicians) to monitor all their Dometic systems from one location, such as a car, office or beach house, via mobile phone, tablet or computer using a WiFi, Ethernet or an RS485 connection. STIIC can be used to check a system’s status, change settings, turn it on, turn it off, or diagnose a problem.
“STIIC acts as a remote control for boats, bringing a whole new level of comfort and control to owners and their passengers,” said Ed Todd, Director of National OEM Sales at Dometic Marine. “For example, if you are about to drive to your boat, you can use STIIC to start your air-conditioner, ensuring that your arrival is cool and comfortable. Or, use it to activate your Dometic Sea Xchange watermaker to ensure you have plenty of potable water.”
STIIC acts as a control point between the boat owner and the Dometic equipment on-board the boat. Products aboard the boat send internet data to secure STIIC servers. The boat owner can access that data via a free STIIC app on a smart phone, tablet, or computer.
The STIIC system is easy to set up and understand, but if owners or captains do need help, the same system allows a technician to perform remote diagnostics and talk them through a troubleshooting process without a costly or time-consuming on-site visit to the vessel.
The STIIC network automatically expands as new Dometic products are installed on-board. Use of a product’s STIIC interface is always optional and can be bypassed at any time since each Dometic system retains its independent controls for hands-on operation on-board.
The Dometic STIIC mobile intelligence software also simplifies the integration to ship-wide network control systems. Instead of developing an interface for each Dometic product, third-party software developers only need one connection point to STIIC.
STIIC implementation is available now with Dometic Cruisair and Marine Air chillers, including the new Variable Capacity Chiller, and with Dometic Sea Xchange watermakers. In the near future, other Dometic products will also be STIIC enabled, including Dometic’s Eskimo Ice, KRA refrigeration and Dometic Livos Engine Ventilation systems, plus more.
Dometic STIIC will be on display at Booth 819 at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 30-Oct. 2. To view a video of the Dometic STIIC, visit http://youtu.be/OBwe8UnLDwM.
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About Dometic Marine
Dometic Marine, a division of the Dometic Group, is the world’s largest supplier of innovative and technologically advanced comfort systems and equipment for yachts and pleasure boats and a major supplier of HVAC, engine room ventilation, watermakers, and toilet systems to the commercial, workboat and military markets.
A specialist supplier to OEM, refit and repair and aftermarkets, Dometic Marine has an unmatched support network of company-owned offices located in 12 strategic regions across the globe and supported by numerous marine R&D facilities and factories. The products are further supported in the field by factory-authorized distributors, dealers and service engineers offering a global presence in over 100 countries worldwide.
Leisure boats from 20 feet to mega-yachts are users of the company’s premium brands which include Condaria, Cruisair®, Dometic, Marine Air Systems®, SeaLand® and WAECO. Their extensive product range includes marine air conditioning, engine room ventilation systems, sanitation systems, refrigerators, stoves, battery chargers and other equipment for the leisure market.
Dometic’s commercial HVAC and engine room ventilation systems can be fitted to the broadest range of commercial vessels and conform to NMMA and ASHRAE standards; the company is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
About Dometic Group
Dometic Group is a customer-driven, world-leading provider of leisure products for the caravan, motor home, automotive, truck and marine markets. Dometic supplies the industry and aftermarket with a complete range of air conditioners, engine room ventilation systems, refrigerators, awnings, cookers, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipment, comfort and safety solutions, windows, doors and other equipment that makes leisure life more comfortable away from home. Dometic Group supplies a wide range of workshop equipment for service and maintenance of built-in air conditioning. Dometic Group also provides specially designed refrigerators for hotel rooms, offices, wine storage, and the transport and storage of medical products.
Dometic products are sold in almost 100 countries and are produced mainly in wholly owned production facilities around the world. Dometic has approximately 6,000 employees.
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