Dometic STIIC Wins Boating Industry Top Products Award
Boating Industry magazine has named the Dometic Smart Touch Integrated Intelligence Control (STIIC) a Top Product of the Year. Boating Industry’s annual Top Products awards program recognizes products for their innovation, impact on the industry and how they advanced their category, or created a new category.
Dometic STIIC is a revolutionary and user-friendly software tool 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.
“Dometic is honored that STIIC has been named a Boating Industry Top Product. With STIIC, Dometic engineers and programmers have come up with a truly unique and convenient solution for boaters: An easy-to-use app that can be used to check a boat system’s status, change its settings, turn it on, turn it off, or diagnose a problem,” said Doug Curtis, VP of Marketing, Dometic Americas. “STIIC effectively acts as a remote control for boats, bringing a whole new level of comfort and control to owners and their passengers.”
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 the free STIIC app on a smart phone, tablet, or computer. In addition to troubleshooting, STIIC can be used prior to a voyage to start up the boat’s air-conditioner, ensuring that the vessel is cool and comfortable when passengers arrive to board. It can also be used to activate a boat’s Dometic Sea Xchange watermaker to ensure there is plenty of potable water before setting out.
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.
To view a video of the Dometic STIIC, visit http://youtu.be/OBwe8UnLDwM .