Using the latest STIIC software, boat owners can interact with and control six on-board Dometic systems, including water purification equipment, icemakers, premium chiller control panels, variable capacity chillers, refrigeration and climate control systems.
Pompano Beach, Fla., – Sept. 8, 2015 – 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 that Dometic STIIC – the mobile-enabled Smart Touch Integrated Intelligence Control – now connects six on-board Dometic systems, including water purification, Eskimo ice machines, premium chillers, the VARC48 variable capacity chiller, refrigeration and climate control equipment.
STIIC, first unveiled in 2014, is revolutionary user-friendly software that allows boat owners–or their captains or technicians–to monitor all of a vessel’s Dometic systems from one location, such as a car, office or beach house, via mobile phone, tablet or computer. STIIC can be used to check a system’s status, change settings, turn it on, turn it off, or diagnose a problem.
At this year’s International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), Dometic will provide discussion on STIIC’s connectivity to the following categories of products: Dometic Reverse Osmosis systems, including the Spot Zero for freshwater purification, the Sea Xchange for seawater and XTC-ZTC Double-Pass Watermaker; Eskimo Ice icemaker systems; the Platinum Control Panel for multi-stage chillers; the VARC 48 variable capacity chiller; KRA refrigeration condensing unit; and will showcase cabin controls for Marine Air and Cruisair heating and cooling systems. Show participants can see the products in action at IBEX Booth #1943.
In the coming months, STIIC will be extended to support Dometic Ship-wide Ventilation Equipment – such as smoke and fire dampers, axial fans and blowers, and mist eliminators – as well as Sanitation Tank Management products and Fresh Air Makeup Units (FAMU), which bring fresh, conditioned air into lower decks of a vessel.
“STIIC is the first technology of its kind to offer owners and their crews full visibility and control over their on-board equipment and systems – all from the convenience of an app that works on a phone, tablet or computer,” said Doug Curtis, VP of Marketing at Dometic Americas. “For example, hours before a voyage, owners can use STIIC to remotely start their air conditioning, ice machines and watermaker. When they arrive at the marina, they’re ready to set off in comfort.”
Boat owners can use STIIC via a WiFi, Ethernet or an RS485 connection. 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 the 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.
This year’s IBEX show is Sept. 15-17 in Louisville, Ky. This press release can be found at http://dometicpressroom.com/, and photos are available by clicking this link. Find Dometic Marine on Twitter @DometicMarine, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dometicmarine and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/dometicofficial.
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, ship-wide 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, ship-wide ventilation systems, sanitation systems, refrigerators, stoves, battery chargers and other equipment for the leisure market.
Dometic’s commercial HVAC and ship-wide 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, ship-wide 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 and wine storage. 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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